• 3 doctors who go out of their way to help the underprivileged
    A look at three doctors with no agenda other than to restore happiness in their patients’ lives. These selfless doctors have sacrificed time, money, and even put their own lives on the line to embark on extraordinary journeys of serving others.
  • Singaporean paediatrician suspended for three months due to misdiagnosis
    A Singaporean paediatrician has been suspended for three months due to professional misconduct ̶ she failed to properly diagnose and treat a young patient for Kawasaki Disease. Explaining the decision, the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) said that the late diagnosis could have led to the child developing serious cardiac complications.
  • Guide and tips for nurses: How to obtain your malpractice insurance
    Being sued for a serious malpractice by a patient is one of the most difficult experiences to handle in the nursing career. When this happens, the nurse can only rely on malpractice insurance for support. Here is a simple guide for nurses on how to apply for malpractice insurance.
  • 3 latest research studies on C-sections
    Recently, research has illuminated that delivery assisted with vacuums or forceps can actually be detrimental for the mother and child. Doctors have also started using a new C-section approach said to be a more beneficial technique, while another study has revealed one more advantage of breastfeeding for mothers who have undergone C-sections.
  • EU court rules that illnesses can be blamed on vaccines without scientific evidence
    The highest court of the European Union ruled on 21 June that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even if there is no hard scientific evidence. The decision was issued in relation to the case of a Frenchman known as Mr J.W., who was immunised against hepatitis B in late 1998 – 99 and developed multiple sclerosis a year later.
  • Premature baby pronounced dead by hospital found alive prior to funeral
    An infant recently delivered at the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, was confirmed to be dead by staff present on the hospital ward but was found to be alive just prior to his planned funeral. This reflects not only serious medical negligence, but also poor communication frameworks between the healthcare professionals involved.
  • Revisiting the Human Genome Project and other health studies for a more holistic view of genetic diseases
    With today's technology, it is found that the human genome that was deemed "completely sequenced" in 2003, is in fact incomplete. Nobody paid much attention to the details as the missing sequences did not seem to matter. However, new findings suggest that they may play a role in conditions such as cancer and autism. Future research projects such as "The Human Project" might also help in demystifying genetic diseases.
  • Middlemen triggering various healthcare issues, says MMA
    The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is calling for the relevant authorities to acknowledge ethical concerns and healthcare restrictions brought upon by third-party administrators (TPAs).
  • Living with rare diseases
    Though rare diseases only affect a small population, the ordeal is undeniably painful – and enormous progress in research should soon pave new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients and caregivers who struggle with untold agonies.
  • Dr Alzheimer: All but forgotten
    Alois Alzheimer made his mark in the field of neuropsychiatry by discovering the brain changes associated with a disease that was, subsequently, named after him. His perseverance and commendable work formed the basis of Alzheimer’s disease understanding.