• Doctors in the making: 3 new and innovative teaching methods at medicals schools today
    As the burden of healthcare increases for future generations of doctors, while the conventional model of lecturing and passive learning fosters disengagement and frustration – many medical schools are leaning towards a greater focus on student-centric learning strategies.
  • The female neuroscientist who changed the traditional science of thinking
    Female neuroscientist, Dr. Marian Diamond, who made a pivotal change on the debate regarding nature versus nurture and her research study on Einstein’s brain, dies at age 90. Her research has shaped the foundation for many neuroscientists.
  • More “generalists” rather than specialists needed for Singapore, say medical school deans
    The deans of three medical schools in Singapore have called for more “generalists” rather than specialists. The term “generalist” refers to practitioners who are skilled enough to treat a patient with several medical conditions, rather than referring the patient from doctor to doctor.
  • Public Health Focus: Creative solution to a recurrent problem
    It takes some creative thinking to address a recurring problem such as lack of manpower in the public healthcare sector. And the Regional Health Office of MIMAROPA has found a win-win solution to resolve its medical technologist shortage.
  • Colour blind people can now become doctors, as India ends decades-old practice
    Two colour blind students, who were denied admission to a medical college in India, fought long and hard so that colour blind students can, too become doctors. The restriction is now removed – as concluded by a committee appointed by the Supreme Court.
  • Better than “Wonder Woman”: Pregnant doctor delivered another woman’s baby prior to her own delivery
    A selfless pregnant doctor put a hold on her own delivery to assist another patient in giving birth.
  • The man who fought to save children from lead poisoning
    A paediatrician and psychiatrist, Dr Herbert Needleman spent most of his career as propagating against lead poisoning in children. Through a study he carried out on children’s teeth in the 1970s, his findings became the bane to the lead industry. The recently deceased doctor’s study has since benefited the scientific community and members of the public, changing the scene of lead level control.
  • What nurses need to know about medication errors
    As nurses make up the largest proportion of care providers, they are most likely to make medication errors. They are potentially responsible for committing medication errors as high as 50 – 80% prior to reaching the patient.
  • Wartime doctors: Restoring the wounded in times of chaos
    Doctors contribute in big ways by answering the call of duty. However, there are doctors who also answer the call of war. They put their lives on the line for others, not knowing if they themselves will make it out alive. Here are three doctors who selflessly contribute to the battlefield by doing what they do best in their own big way.
  • Dentistry and medicine: The great divide
    The mouth has long been regarded as a separate entity from the body; resulting in the great division between oral health and overall medical health. The division is also present right down to those giving the care – and has been doing more damage than good. Moving forward, it is time to further blur out the dividing line.