• Finding a cure for his own disease: A doctor battles with Castleman disease
    Doctors were unable to diagnose the unusual symptoms of a 25-year-old medical student. Now a young doctor himself, he is determined to find a cure for the rare disease that nearly killed him five times. 
  • The birth of the Apgar Score and the woman behind it
    All medical students, nurses and doctors know of the Apgar score, but the woman behind it is less known. Virginia Apgar was an anaesthesiologist and the first woman to become a full professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.
  • Transition to practice programme contributes to the success of fresh graduate nurses
    Employers who are hiring such nurses should first place this group of nurses into the transition to practice programme (TTP) prior to the real work environment as a way to aid the challenges that they may encounter.
  • Why patients do not comply with medication instructions
    Poor adherence to medication results in less effective treatment outcomes and increased patient mortality. Here we look at the various reasons behind medication non-compliance among patients.
  • Why some patients refuse to be sedated under the knife
    Sedation does not appeal to all patients, as it can - with side effects such as nausea and vomiting - interfere with patient safety and even result in the boredom due to the monotony of the actions within the surgical process.
  • Patient honesty: How it can be improved
    Patients often tend to refrain from fully disclosing what they perceive to be information that is private as well as non-medical related. Here we look at how doctors can respect their privacy and yet improve patient honesty over medical information.
  • Health illiteracy: What are the causes?
    A recent study has shown that people with poor health literacy are at higher risk of visiting the emergency room, being hospitalised, and in the worst of cases, even death.
  • Nurses: Here are the 5 qualities that differentiate you from the crowd
    Nurses play an integral role in the healthcare system, and are often referred to as the heart of healthcare. Here we will look at the unique qualities that they possess.
  • 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.
  • Top 5 destinations for nursing jobs abroad
    With the global shortfall in nurses, modern-day Florence Nightingales are leaving their homeland to light up the distant shores of high-income countries for bigger pay packets and a better life.
  • Perioperative nurses: How you can become one
    The perioperative nurse is responsible for providing care for patients before (preoperative), during (intraoperative) and after surgery (postoperative). More nursing students are choosing this career.
  • 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.
  • Helping dementia patients adjust to nursing homes
    Family members often choose nursing home placements rather than in-home care as the majority of cases involving serious patient conditions requires more intensive care from the staffs.