• The dangers of fake medical research
    Medical research is pivotal in advancing the field of medicine. However, the problem of fake research is more prevalent than was once perceived.
  • The tale of the original Siamese twins
    Did you know that the infamous term “Siamese twins” is coined after Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twin brothers from Siam who became internationally known in the 19th century?
  • Essential career tips for nursing graduates
    Choosing the right job as a nursing graduate can be tough due to the lack of working experience. Additionally, nurses may require some career guidance to advance in their profession.
  • Antibiotics associated with long-term behavioural changes
    The problem of antibiotic overuse has been a long-standing issue worldwide. Not only does the overuse give rise to antibiotic resistance, it may potentially cause long-term behavioural changes.
  • Human knockouts: A way to decipher why some drugs work, while others fail
    No clinical trial has a 100% success rate, mainly due to the differing genetic makeup between individuals. Many experts have tried to improve the rates but still find that one drug would fail in clinical testing while others work. Can pharmacogenomics or studying natural knockouts solve this problem?
  • 5 unusual genes that create real-life superheroes
    Geneticists believe we could be years from creating real heroes with real power as astonishing discoveries prove these are real resilient people whose only difference lies in their genes.
  • The role of migraines in anxiety disorders
    The relationship between common physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and psychological distress has been explored extensively. It has been shown that anxiety disorders are more common among adults with migraines.
  • The lesser-known factors of cardiovascular disease
    Factors that can lead to cardiovascular diseases and heart failure have been the focus of many studies. However, research has shown that geographic factors could influence heart disease and cardiovascular-related mortality patterns.
  • News Bites: Glowing E.coli could transform diagnostics, Rare frog mucus able to combat most influenza viruses
    This week, a new virtual syringe allowing surgeons to practice injecting skin and muscle in surgical situations, while a research team will be treating babies born with oesophageal astresia with modified pig organs next year. Scientists have also developed a wearable sweat sensor to diagnose and monitor diseases in patients.
  • Disease prestige: A case of hierarchy in medical conditions and specialities
    Studies have shown influence of individual perception built on various criteria when physicians rank diseases and specialities in hierarchy.