• 4 strange dental practices through the ages
    Before the invention of toothpaste and other dental care products, dental hygiene has preoccupied many people over the ages, and a variety of dental practices are known to have been employed.
  • How nurses can provide better care for patients with Parkinson’s disease
    Individuals who are aged 60 and above have a higher risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease. Here we look at how nurses can better care for patients who suffer from this illness.
  • Elite research hospitals are promoting alternative therapies – without scientific evidence
    Although the practice of medicine has evolved to become centred on evidence-based information, top hospitals affiliated to institutions such as Yale and Johns Hopkins are embracing and promoting alternative therapies despite the lack of concrete scientific evidence.
  • Why nursing skills are invaluable
    The skills that nurses acquire in nursing are truly invaluable. Here we look at how nursing has enabled nurses to be more skilled in dealing with real-life situations.
  • The connected nursery: 4 smart tools to improve infant safety
    High-tech products now have a dear place in nurseries for its alleged efficacy in improving the traditional process of child-minding. Though research is still on-going to prove the effectiveness of the products, four of these are already in the market and adorning nurseries.
  • 4 steps to improve patient flow and avoid scheduling problems
    While painful wait time at the clinic is a common issue, there are ways to help improve patient flow and scheduling problems.
  • Why healthcare professionals should choose tea over coffee
    Here we look at how drinking tea instead of coffee benefits healthcare professionals, who often need to work long and irregular shifts and thrive in a stressful and tiring industry.
  • 4 methods nurses can use to soothe agitated babies during visits
    Hospital and clinic visits may be daunting for new parents and babies. For parents, not knowing what to expect coupled with an agitated baby is a recipe for anxiety. For babies, the change in surrounding and being examined might be too stimulating and scary.
  • Telehealth services: Are they truly cost effective?
    While touted for its convenience for patients, especially the elderly and considered as more cost-effective than a physical visit to the physician's office, a recent study shows otherwise.
  • Helping patients participate in medical decision-making
    Through the use of improved decision aid designs, more patients are being encouraged to take a more active role in shared medical decision-making.
  • NHS clamps down on doctors cashing in exorbitant locum fees
    The desperate shortfall of medical manpower in UK hospitals is providing lucrative opportunities for doctors who moonlight as locums in other hospitals.
  • 5 key aspects to providing quality care
    Providing quality care results in greater patient satisfaction, and this is the ultimate aim for most healthcare professionals. Here we will look at five different aspects that influence the quality of patient care.
  • 5 more common food myths busted
    When it comes to food, it is hard to draw the line between truths and tales as most of us grow up believing certain myths that have been passed down for generations.