• Are all natural foods safer? The myth of healthy natural foods
    According to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the term “natural” applies broadly to foods that are minimally processed and free of synthetic preservatives and other artificial additives. As a result, many assume that they are safer and healthier compared to processed foods. However, the truth is much more complicated.
  • Housemen in Malaysia driven to quit by stress
    Unable to cope with the long working hours and other pressures in the medical field, many house officers in Malaysia fail to turn up for work or resign without completing their training.
  • Plastic surgeon fined for unlawful access of SGH computer system
    Dr Leo Kah Woon downloaded a keylogging software to intercept his wife’s communications and illegally used the Singapore General Hospital’s computer system to access data, after he suspected that she was having an affair.
  • Business tips to build a successful private medical practice
    Opening up a private medical practice is a lengthy, detailed process that requires the utmost attention and care every step of the way. In order to build a truly successful private medical practice, there are many important business-related tips that can be taken from business experts.
  • The community pharmacist's vital role in supporting caregivers
    Community pharmacists are not only an important point-of-contact for patients, but also individuals who are caregivers. They are the health professionals who are most accessible to the public, hence carry the weightiest role when it comes to patient and caregiver relationship-building, as well as advising on medication adherence.
  • Clinic employed fake doctor that falsely diagnosed patients with Alzheimer’s
    A medical centre for cognitive disorders has been found falsely diagnosing more than 50 patients with Alzheimer’s disease, causing many of the patients to contemplate suicide.
  • Therapeutic landscapes: The role of nature in healing and recovery
    The concept of ‘therapeutic landscapes’ refers to landscapes that help achieve physical, mental and spiritual healing. As such, including natural features in the physical environment of hospitals can help to promote healing and facilitate rehabilitation.
  • Women in science: Tackling an alternative to chemotherapy, an opioid crisis and gene editing
    In science and technology, women are often massively underrepresented. However many have made some of the most important and inspiring contributions towards advancing healthcare and research. Here, we look at three outstanding women.
  • Gaps in medical knowledge: Do doctors really know best?
    Despite the era of evidence-based guidelines and super-specialisation in medicine, studies show that doctors are rarely accurate at estimating the benefit and harms associated with their practices, and are unaware of the latest clinical practice recommendations.
  • Malaysian medical graduates to be counselled before entering housemanship
    The Ministry of Health stated that medical graduates will be provided counselling and job exposure before starting housemanship to prepare them for the workload and stress they would face.
  • University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital (HKU-SZH) set to introduce organ transplant service by the end of 2017
    The University of Hong Kong - Shenzhen Hospital (HKU-SZH) has been striving to be the model for nation-wide hospital reform. It takes a further step in that direction by aiming to open its medical centre for renal and liver transplantation by the end of this year.
  • Singaporean oncologist appeals against conviction of professional misconduct
    Dr Ang Peng Tiam has appealed against his conviction before a Court of Three Judges yesterday, after he was fined S$25,000 by the SMC in 2016 for charges of professional misconduct.
  • The importance of narrative-based medicine
    In a country like Singapore, where population ageing is a prevalent issue, it is only sensible that the appropriate healthcare support transforms according to what is required for optimal aging. However, many healthcare professionals still face major challenges when dealing with complex issues, especially when it comes to multi-morbidity, as this often requires support beyond what normal medicine can cover sufficiently.