• The cause of cancer: Environmental and hereditary factors or just "bad luck"?
    In 2015, a study claimed that "bad luck" was the cause of cancer, more so than environmental factors or inherited genes. But this week, the same authors published another paper that reinforces their original finding, and also corrects the widespread misinterpretations of it.
  • Medical dramas: An accurate portrayal of our healthcare sector?
    Medical dramas often portray an interesting aspect of the healthcare sector and shed light on what healthcare providers deal with on a daily basis. However, what they depict is often far from reality.
  • Rise of colorectal cancer in millennials
    Here we will take a closer look at the epidemiology of colorectal cancer in millennials, and the factors related to the increased risk of the cancer in millennials.
  • World Tuberculosis Day: A look at one of the most infectious diseases
    Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2015, 10.4 million were diagnosed with tuberculosis and an estimated 1.8 million died from the disease.
  • 5 more reasons your diet may be on the wrong track
    The loud claims of diet fads make losing weight sound easy – eat less, swallow pills, work it out – and you eagerly begin months of deprivation, only to realise that you are still stuck on the same scale.
  • For patient safety, the FDA needs to enact one crucial rule next month
    Brand-name drug makers are allowed to update product labels after learning about potentially harmful side effects and generic companies are only allowed to do so afterwards. The FDA is set to review this rule to allow generic companies to update labels as soon as they learn about new side effects. But will the rule ever be enacted?
  • Over-the-counter painkillers linked to increased risk of cardiac arrest
    Based on a recent study in Denmark, an increased of cardiac arrest is linked to OTC NSAIDs, warranting tighter restrictions on the sales of popular painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac.
  • 5 common mistakes that lead to mindless dieting
    Contrary to what we have been constantly told by health fad promoters, losing weight is not all about dieting; rather it is about mindful eating as how we eat matters more than what we eat.
  • Resusci Anne: The Mona Lisa of Seine and the face of CPR mannequins
    The face of the mannequin which 300 million people around the world have learned CPR on, CPR Annie, was based off a real Frenchwoman who drowned in River Seine - or so the story goes. But was the Inconnue actually dead in the first place? What if her face was taken from a live model?
  • HRT reduces risk of early death for women by 30%, says new study
    Hormone replacement therapy has declined in popularity amongst women due to health risk concerns. On the contrary, a new study suggests that HRT reduces the risk of early death in post-menopausal women by 30%.
  • 10 medical innovations that changed the world: Devices and technology
    Many devices and technologies have played a role in diagnostic medicine, administering of drugs and prolonging life. However, many healthcare professionals take them for granted without knowing how they came about. Here are 10 medical innovations that have been highlighted due to their importance in the advancement of the medical world.
  • Factors behind higher dengue death toll in 2016
    Department of Health Spokesperson Dr Eric Tayag lists factors that may have contributed to the rise in dengue deaths for 2016.
  • The p-value epidemic: Understanding the value of the p-value in research
    Many researchers have an unhealthy obsession with p-values and it has been ruining science as the need to prove hypotheses right has produced false results. But is the defamed p-value really to blame?