• 5 rare medical conditions
    Rare diseases are often chronic and life-threatening, and 80% of them have a genetic component. These diseases can be single gene, multifactorial, chromosomal or non-genetic.
  • Pharmacists: What's ahead in light of Singapore's ageing future
    In Singapore, the issue of an ageing population has been on the national agenda since the 1980s. It was projected that one in four Singaporeans would be aged 65 years old and above by 2030, which is less than 15 years away. Thus, the provision of holistic and affordable healthcare and eldercare continues to be a primary consideration of the government. How does all this government planning specifically affect pharmacists?
  • Surgeons found 40cm rolling pin in Nepalese woman’s abdomen
    A horrifying domestic abuse was uncovered when a 40cm rolling pin was removed from a 38-year-old woman’s intestines in India.
  • Tackling fake medical news: The role of media to fact-check vigorously
    Fake medical news can cause unnecessary public health scares, but how does one spot the subtleties of a scientific process and what are the "right" questions to ask to discern the truth from the false?
  • Rise of consumer genetic testing in China as parents try to uncover children’s talents
    While commonly utilised for diagnosing genetic conditions, China’s $9 billion gene testing industry is now trying to determine their children’s latent talents.
  • Rude surgeons are more prone to surgical complications
    Patient complaints are said to be able to identify disrespectful surgeons with a higher risk of surgical and medical compilations, according to a new study.
  • Senior nurse struck off for faking patient records to save hospital beds
    In a span of nine months, a nurse manager had compromised patient care when she abused her position by falsifying medical checklists to free up beds in a UK hospital.
  • Singapore to hold off on national registry of dementia patients
    The Alzheimer's Disease Association, Agency for Integrated Care and the police were planning to create a national database of dementia patients, but are now focusing on building "community networks" to support those with the condition instead.
  • The creative science of coining drug names
    Drug names need to undergo stringent reviews by the relevant authorities to obtain approval. But that does not limit the creativity of pharmaceutical companies in coming up with memorable names to brand their drugs.
  • Infographic: WHO says Asia's healthcare costs will rise starkly over next 10 years
    The World Health Organisation stated that healthcare costs are rising exponentially in Asia, with the predicted increase in the number of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia in the next decade.
  • 5 more peculiar mental disorders
    Mental health is regarded just as important as visiting the doctor with physical ailments. Not much is known about some of these mental disorders as they are incredibly unusual.
  • Microcephaly risk only found in Asian strain of Zika virus
    The mechanisms that the virus uses to alter brain development have been uncovered by scientists and may detail an answer as to why a Zika infection causes brain-related birth defects.
  • 4 reasons men should consider the nursing profession
    There are several reasons why nursing is generally deemed to be a career that should only be undertaken by females. However, men are now encouraged to consider taking up the noble profession.