• 14 patients caught serious infections due to poor medical practice in China
    Due to a lack of adherence to proper medical procedures in two hospitals in China, 14 patients have been infected with HIV and Hepatitis B in two separate cases.
  • 4 ways community pharmacies can support new parents
    Becoming new parents is a rewarding yet challenging experiences, and requires as much help and support as possible when it comes to knowing what is best for the baby.
  • 4 historical figures that suffered from medical ailments
    Modern medical technologies and increasing knowledge of the human body have succeeded in revealing new insights into how some of these historical figures have died.
  • Engaging patients on the digital platform via “vlogging”
    Digital technology means a departure from the traditional monologue to an interactive virtual model where patients and physicians engage through online video blogging to manage better health outcomes.
  • Singapore's MOH to improve palliative care by increasing inpatient beds
    To meet the needs of an ageing population, the Ministry of Health will be upgrading palliative care services through funding as well as increasing inpatient beds by 2020.
  • Rotavirus outbreak in Kedah now up to 86 cases
    Investigations at the Ulu Lengong Hotspring in Kedah revealed no leakage of wastewater management, leading authorities to believe that the contamination was due to lack of awareness of personal hygiene amongst visitors.
  • New evidence found for WHO and CDC guidelines on Zika transmission
    At least half of Zika-infected men will have traces of virus in their semen, but in most cases, viral shedding stops after about three months, according to researchers from several institutions in Puerto Rico.
  • Ethical practices vs practical medical decisions: The debate presses on for Singapore
    In the Singapore context, the need for medical treatment for both chronic and general illnesses such as cancer, pneumonia and ischaemic heart diseases have been on the rise. The more cases there are, the more ethical dilemmas are bound to arise, which leads to more constant questions about whether the Hippocratic oath can sometimes be bypassed for practical purposes, in order to suit the population’s needs. 
  • Nurses: 5 tips for providing good patient education
    Providing patient education is an essential aspect of nursing care. In fact, the success of the individual has been found to be greatly impacted by the quality of the nurse’s support and instruction.
  • Study finds many patients are fearful of wasting GPs’ time
    A recent study at Cambridge University has found that the current NHS crisis has left patients reluctant to visit their doctor amid fears they are wasting their GP’s time.
  • Will an expedited FDA drug-approval process result in a win-win situation?
    Accelerating the FDA drug-approval process has been a broadly bipartisan supported issue. But will it be a win-win situation for patients and pharmaceutical companies?
  • Malaysia aims for one million medical tourists this year
    Tourists from neighbouring countries are making Malaysia their choice destination for medical treatment. Malaysia’s increasing popularity has led to proposed targeted services and involvement of private healthcare providers.
  • Shift work: A doctor's advice on coping
    It is no secret, or surprise, that shift work has multiple negative effects on any individual who is required to undergo it. Yet, it is undeniably an unavoidable part of working in the healthcare sector, hence healthcare professionals have no other option besides finding ways to cope. Here is one doctor's take on making shift work work for you.