• What can science do against deadly snake venom?
    For centuries, there have been constant quests for beating snake venom and reversing its poison into medicinal use, but success still proves elusive.
  • 5 horrific healthcare jobs from the past
    Despite the old-world glamour it holds, the past is not missed for its healthcare. Medicine based on superstition and early science brought about some of the strangest occupations in the medical field.
  • Using virtual reality as pain relief: Fact or fiction?
    Researchers have been studying virtual reality’s ability to help in relieving pain for patients, and studies have shown its efficacy in providing an effective distraction from painful medical procedures.
  • News Bites: Pill to cure Type 2 diabetes, A vaccine for acne and a portable artificial lung
    This week, US researchers have developed an artificial lung that could soon become portable and a possible cure for HIV by tethering antibodies to HIV-infected cells. Swiss researchers on the other hand, have developed a highly sensitive camera system to replace inaccurate skin sensors to monitor preemies.
  • 8 medical procedures: Then and now
    Many medical methods have evolved dramatically since their conception. Some seem outlandish and brutal, but they have contributed to our understanding of medicine and how the human body works.
  • New video consultation platform launched in Singapore’s hospitals
    Six public healthcare institutions in Singapore have launched the new national video conferencing system that will allow patients to consult their doctors or pharmacist through the Web or via smartphones.
  • FDA approves sale of genetic tests for disease risk
    For the first time, FDA allows a company to sell the first home DNA tests for ten diseases directly to consumers. However, some are questioning whether patients will end up misinterpreting some of the data presented.
  • Making telemedicine profitable for your practice
    Telemedicine is still considered a new technology in the world of medicine, but some medical practices are already finding ways to maximise its economic potential and increase profitability from it.
  • 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.
  • News Bites: Cap-like device fights brain cancer, One-shot vaccinations for newborns might become reality
    This week, scientists have implanted eyes onto the tails of tadpoles while the one-shot vaccination for newborns might become a reality after a decade of research. A new lung probe can prevent misuse of antibiotics and doctors now have a non-invasive method to relieve urethra pressure from enlarged prostates. A gene-silencing drug to lower cholesterol levels has also shown positive results in trials.
  • 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?
  • How medtech startups are transforming healthcare in Asia
    There has been an increase in demand for high quality and affordable medtech products in Asia. Here we will look at how medtech startups are shaping the healthcare landscape in the region.
  • Boy’s giggly outbursts were signs of epileptic seizures
    Surgeons used a new minimally invasive technique to treat a nine-year-old boy’s epileptic seizures which were masked by spontaneous chuckles befitting a happy child.