• How accurate is a nut-filled diet in reducing the chance of colon cancer recurrence?
    Consumption of certain tree nuts has been linked to a dramatically lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. However, the study was an observational one, making it impossible to determine whether a given behaviour caused an outcome; or instead, simply associated with the true cause. Are the findings still credible?
  • Yoga: 10 basic poses for beginners
    Yoga studios are mushrooming all over. And while pulling out the mat may help us feel healthier and look better – the ultimate destination of all yoga poses is the inward transformation of the self. We are our own mirrors.
  • Leech therapy still a good treatment option today
    Leech therapy has been used since ancient times to cure several medical ailments. Leeches have found a footing in the medicine world today – even amid cutting-edge technology.
  • News Bites: Mussel secretion could prevent scars in wound healing, Orlando doctor injects herpes to fight skin cancer
    This week, an Ebola outbreak in DRC has prompted the WHO to prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine in an attempt to fight the outbreak. Researchers from Stanford University on the other hand, have developed a drug delivery tool that could administer personalised dosages of medicines, while a pair of Australian entrepreneurs have developed a "Tinder-style" app Baby to "bring people together solely based on their desire to make a baby."
  • Painkillers found to increase the risk of heart attacks
    A recent study suggests the link between common painkillers and heart attacks. The data was analysed to discover the outcome, which may change how painkillers were once prescribed.
  • Benefits of folic acid intake during pregnancy
    Folate intake is crucial for the growth and development of the foetus, as well as preventing abnormalities. It has also been well-established that consuming folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects in the baby.
  • Healthcare spending around the world
    Data spanning across 184 countries shows how some of the nations stood out in terms of their healthcare spending.
  • Excessive sunscreen use may cause vitamin D deficiency
    An estimated one billion people worldwide experience vitamin D deficiency. The recent findings from a study have shown that the widespread use of sunscreen can contribute to this deficiency.
  • Gluten-free diet of no benefit to non-coeliacs, recent findings show
    The concept of a gluten-free diet has been around for several years. However, a new large-scale study in the UK discovered that gluten-free diet among those without coeliac disease is inadvisable.
  • Nordic walking may be useful for rehabilitation in patients
    Findings across many studies have shown that proper utilisation of the Nordic walking technique has been proven to facilitate and improve different health conditions.
  • 5 eating tips to boost brain health
    The stressful work of a medical practitioner may negatively impact one's health and well-being. Here are six healthy eating habits to boost one’s brain health for better productivity at work.
  • The effectiveness of talk therapy as a cure for mental illnesses
    Psychotherapy has been acknowledged as a type of treatment with substantial benefits, commonly used for individuals with depression, anxiety or other conditions that may interfere with their well-being.
  • Singapore study links diet high in saturated fats to greater risk of colorectal cancer
    A collaborated study between Karolinska Institutet and Nanyang Technological University suggest that a diet high in saturated fats is linked to increased inflammation in the gut, increasing risk of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases.