• 5 more signs of dehydration
    When the body loses more water than it is taking in, dehydration happens. Even moderate dehydration may lead to adverse effects to the body, which is why dehydration should be avoided at all costs.
  • The persistent problem of non-adherence to medication
    Adherence to medication for chronic diseases is around 50% in developed countries, and this figure is even worse in developing countries, for many reasons such as poor accessibility to medication and health services.
  • Singapore’s NEA announces new Zika cluster at Poh Huat Terrace
    The National Environment Agency has found two new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infections at the Poh Huat Terrace/Terrasse Lane area, off Yio Chu Kang Road. This is the third cluster of the year, bringing the total number of cases in 2017 to 13.
  • 7 modern medical practices that were passed down from ancient times
    The origins of some medical practices bring us back to ancient times. Despite the developing and evolving of medicine at a rapid rate, some effective trends and treatments from long ago remain fixtures in practice today.
  • Oral contraceptives protect women from cancer for 30 years, says major study
    Contraceptive pills have often been linked to cancer, but a groundbreaking British study that spans four decades reassures that the pill has anti-cancer benefits that are good for 30 years, with no later complications.
  • The benefits of aromatherapy for patients
    Aromatherapy has become increasingly popular as a complementary and alternative approach to traditional medicine. Here we look at how it can be used on patients.
  • New research suggests possible link between antibiotics and colon polyps
    A study by Boston researchers suggests that long-term use of antibiotics can increase the risk of developing colon polyps, as a precursor to bowel cancer.
  • 5 more common mistakes to avoid sabotaging a healthy diet
    Sometimes the effort put in to achieve an ideal body weight doesn’t always equate with the results one intends - despite all the exercise and healthy eating. This could be the result of one’s own inadvertent self-sabotaging actions.
  • 5 interesting research findings surrounding dental fear
    People who experience dental fear often avoid going to the dentist for years. This has sparked the interest of researchers, who have been making investigations on it in numerous studies.
  • The vague science of odour memory
    The association of odour with emotion has always been anecdotally proven, but what is the science behind odour memory? And why is it so important?
  • 10 most important medicines in history
    There have been many drugs - for preventative purposes or cures - that have been developed throughout history. Here is a look at ten that have definitively changed the face of healthcare around the globe.
  • Emergency contraceptive may not work for women weighing over 70kg
    British doctors and pharmacists have been advised to inform women that the emergency contraceptive pill can be ineffective if they have a BMI of over 26 or weigh 70kg and above.
  • Why are medicines so bitter?
    A drug’s taste and palatability is often what obstructs the completion of prescribed dosages. Here we look at the causes of the bitter taste in medicine, and whether it truly needs to be so.