• More than 20% of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed
    Study shows that more than 20% of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed and second options may be justified.
  • How to improve patient compliance for medications
    Non-adherence to medications is a concern, and what is more worrying is that non-adherence can reach up to 70% if medication regimen is coupled with other changes such as lifestyle changes.
  • Canadian doctors identify new genetic disorder in children
    A ten-year-old boy in Toronto has finally been diagnosed with a previously undiscovered genetic disorder that has plagued him with a myriad of symptoms his whole life.
  • Scientific research is riddled with biases
    A Stanford study has revealed that the biggest source of bias in the scientific field, across all disciplines, is the overestimation of effect size. More surprisingly, a scientist’s early career status, degree of isolation from other researchers, and prior record of misconduct are also key risk factors.
  • 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.
  • 6 underrated jobs in the healthcare industry
    Not all heroes wear capes, and not all healthcare practitioners wear coats. Here we look at some interesting, yet underrated, jobs in the healthcare industry.
  • Medical icons of Malaysia: Dr Wu Lien-teh
    Dr Wu Lien-teh was a humble Penangnite who went on to become one of the most remarkable figures in modern medicine for his victory against the deadly bubonic plague in China.
  • 5 rare genes linked to “superhuman” powers
    Superheroes with all their invincible powers may become convincingly real as geneticists attribute these mind-blowing abilities to genes that could possibly aid in treatment of severe inherited disorders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The ethical reality of the first artificial insemination resulting in a live birth
    Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have advanced exponentially since 1978, when Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, was born. But how did the idea of artificial insemination come about and was it deemed ethical?
  • The complementarity of TCM and Western medicine
    It is common practice to practise both TCM and Western medicine in China. Here we will explore some of the hurdles of collaboration between the two philosophies.
  • Hospital floors can infect patients and prolong recovery
    Far from being the safest and cleanest place to recover, hospitals are making patients more ill than when they first got admitted. It is undeniable that while hospitals treat illnesses, they can also breed infections.