• Stair climbing associated with several health benefits
    Stair climbing has been promoted as one of the easiest and most economical form of exercise, and may even benefit patients with various health conditions.
  • Greater expertise needed in palliative care
    Despite the benefits of palliative care on individual health and economy, only a few countries have a good palliative care system.
  • Hospital-based doctors more likely to order unnecessary tests or referrals
    A recent study found that doctors based at hospital primary clinics are more likely to order unnecessary tests or give referrals for a specialist to patients than community practices.
  • The rising demand for palliative care services in Malaysia
    Currently, four out of 10 Malaysians are estimated to need palliative care at the end of their lives. This reflects the demand for well-established palliative care services.
  • The delicate practice of social media for doctors
    A study of new graduate urologists suggests that young doctors often have “unprofessional” or offensive content on their social media.
  • Chewing gum may come with health benefits
    Over the years, researchers have explored the different benefits and effects of chewing gum under different circumstances. Here we look at the findings from some of these studies.
  • The role of blood pressure devices in measurement accuracy
    Accurate measurement is critical for correct diagnosis and treatment, particularly for conditions such as hypertension. However, there are various factors that can potentially lead to inaccuracy in blood pressure measurements.
  • Industry funding may be contradicting the purpose of infection-control studies
    While the use of chlorhexidine wipes has grown through industry funding in the infection-control research, many health experts raise concerns over their safety and effectiveness.
  • The importance of word choices in healthcare – Part 2
    Medicine is a powerful tool, but the language used is also significant. This is the second part of the two-part series on the importance of word choice in doctor-patient communication.
  • The importance of word choices in healthcare – Part 1
    Medicine is a powerful tool, but the language used is also significant. Here we look at the words that could be deemed as insensitive, and the alternatives that could be used instead.
  • 9 more teas to boost health and energy
    Tea is a good calorie-free substitute for sugary beverages. Furthermore, tea also offers an abundance of health benefits like aiding in weight loss, boosting the immune system and fighting off cancer development.
  • Measures needed to combat health illiteracy
    The issue of health illiteracy has been a cause for concern globally, especially within the medical community. Essentially, both doctors and health agencies play an important role in improving the health literacy of their patients and the public respectively.
  • Essential career tips for nursing graduates
    Choosing the right job as a nursing graduate can be tough due to the lack of working experience. Additionally, nurses may require some career guidance to advance in their profession.