• Patients who leave ‘Against Medical Advice’: An ethical dilemma
    Most patients who choose to leave against medical advice are deemed uncooperative. Instead of assuming such conclusions however, healthcare providers should investigate and address underlying concerns that may influence the patient’s decision.
  • Health officers offered contract positions by Malaysia’s MOH
    The Ministry of Health is offering contract posts for doctors, dentists and pharmacists are being offered contracts to reduce the long waiting time for postings.
  • Singapore's public healthcare system to regroup into three integrated clusters
    The Singaporean Ministry of Health announced that the healthcare system will be reorganised into three integrated clusters, from the existing six regional health systems. This is said to better meet Singaporeans' future healthcare needs.
  • Can pharmacy still be considered a great career in Malaysia?
    Over the past few years, the pharmacy profession in Malaysia has undergone several challenging situations. Aspiring pharmacists should take a step back and reassess if previous rosy views of a career in pharmacy still hold true.
  • The Imposter Syndrome: What it is and how it can be treated
    Imposter syndrome refers to persistent feelings of inadequacy in spite of evident success. People with imposter syndrome suffer from chronic self-doubt. They also experience a sense of intellectual fraudulence that takes precedence over any feelings of success or proof of their competence. This syndrome is found in most professions, and healthcare is no exception.
  • 5 of the world’s earliest prostheses
    Due to diseases or unfortunate circumstances, some individuals have lost some parts of their bodies, thus initiating the creation of ancient prosthetics. Today, these augmentations have morphed from being merely compensational or functional to that of facilitating our lifestyles and making us more complete and flexible.
  • Shortage of beds and staff in NHS leads to cancelled ops for cancer patients
    Since Christmas last year, it was reported that 264 doctors have registered with the General Medical Council to work abroad. This comes after experts warned that any cold snap would tip the UK health service - which is already "a national disaster" - over the edge.
  • How to fix a staff’s chronic tardiness
    Chronic tardiness is an ugly habit, and in the world of medicine, being late for work is all the more unacceptable. If any member of your medical practice is always late, it is no small issue, and needs to be dealt with swiftly and effectively before more serious consequences result from it.
  • Health professionals:  4 Tips to deal with information fatigue
    According to the Oxford Dictionary, information fatigue is a condition of apathy, indifference or mental exhaustion due to being exposed to too much information. Information fatigue is also sometimes referred to as information overload.
  • How bad is the counterfeit drug problem in Malaysia?
    Unfortunately, the issue of availability of counterfeit drugs is widespread within the Asia Pacific region, including Malaysia. To combat such an issue, the relevant stakeholders including pharmacists should have at least a basic understanding of the situation.
  • GP in Singapore sentenced to prison for illicit sale of cough syrup
    Making over S$600,000 in profit from the illegal sale of 25,765 bottles of cough preparation to drug abusers, Dr Tan Gek Young was sentenced to a two-year jail term and a S$130,000 fine by the court.
  • Duke-NUS researchers identify gene that could be partly responsible for autism
    A Singaporean team has identified a gene that could play a key role in causing autism. Changes in the gene cause the brain's circuitry and how its cells communicate with each other to work abnormally.
  • Hundreds of live worms found in Indian woman’s stomach
    A woman from northern India had complained of extreme abdominal pains and had been vomiting for a month. It turns out that she had hundreds of worms in her stomach.