• How HCPs can help child patients enjoy their hospital stay
    A hospital can be an ‘alien’ environment to a child – at times, triggering emotional upheavals, depending on previous experiences. Therefore, healthcare professionals need to work with parents in providing emotional support during a child’s hospital stay.
  • Night shifts detrimental to nurses’ cardiovascular health
    Apart from affecting sleep quality, working night shifts in the long term could gradually lead to negative effects on one’s cardiovascular health.
  • Patient death rates increase with doctors’ age, new study suggests
    As a new research study finds, there is an emerging trend that reveals the increase of patient death rates when the doctor treating the patient is older.
  • 4 top nursing specialties
    Nursing can be hectic and demanding, yet the satisfaction that one gets cannot be computed in numbers. Opportunities abound for the nurse who is willing to expand her horizons, or courageous enough to move into more acute specialties like the ER or something vastly different as in academia.
  • Yoga: 10 basic poses for beginners
    Yoga studios are mushrooming all over. And while pulling out the mat may help us feel healthier and look better – the ultimate destination of all yoga poses is the inward transformation of the self. We are our own mirrors.
  • 5 more alternative career options for nurses
    A nursing degree does not necessarily limit one’s career path to the hospital. Here are 5 alternative job options for nurses.
  • Why healthcare providers should master sign language
    For a long time, the community of deaf persons has faced significant hurdles when accessing health services due to a lack of professional medical workers who know sign language.
  • Benefits of folic acid intake during pregnancy
    Folate intake is crucial for the growth and development of the foetus, as well as preventing abnormalities. It has also been well-established that consuming folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects in the baby.
  • 6 bizarre ancient contraceptive methods
    Dating back to the 1800s, contraception has beckoned innovation with many hits and misses. These old methods put the safety and efficacy of family planning today into perspective.
  • How to manage patients with adverse medical reactions
    Some physicians worry that explaining potential side effects of adverse drug reactions to patients may increase their occurrence. However, if potential risks are clearly explained in advance, patients will have fewer concerns and hence handle them better.
  • 3 inspirational doctors who put patients above themselves
    While they have a choice to live a better life, these inspirational doctors seek to give back to society and improve the lives of others.
  • Gluten-free diet of no benefit to non-coeliacs, recent findings show
    The concept of a gluten-free diet has been around for several years. However, a new large-scale study in the UK discovered that gluten-free diet among those without coeliac disease is inadvisable.
  • Easily avoidable mistakes led to hundreds of newborn deaths in the UK
    The National Health Service (NHS) has come under fire again, this time for the deaths of 259 babies that could have been avoided with greater vigilance by its nursing and midwife staff.