• Singaporean GP guilty of misconduct suspended by SMC for second time
    The disciplinary tribunal ordered the GP a six-month suspension and a fine of $10,000 after he pleaded guilty of two counts of professional misconduct and for failing to provide care to his patient.
  • How to fix a staff’s chronic tardiness
    Chronic tardiness is an ugly habit, and in the world of medicine, being late for work is all the more unacceptable. If any member of your medical practice is always late, it is no small issue, and needs to be dealt with swiftly and effectively before more serious consequences result from it.
  • Hundreds of live worms found in Indian woman’s stomach
    A woman from northern India had complained of extreme abdominal pains and had been vomiting for a month. It turns out that she had hundreds of worms in her stomach.
  • Knowing when to let go of a medical staff
    Getting fired is a very unpleasant thing, but it is equally hard to be the person who has to perform the termination. However, in the tough working world, the fact remains that when it is necessary to let an employee go, there is no choice other than to settle it as peaceably as possible.
  • Nursing home nurse boasted of murder plans beforehand
    A nurse has been sentenced to 36 years in jail for premeditated murder of two elderly patients at the Australian nursing home where she had been employed.
  • Cyber attack hits largest NHS hospital trust
    The largest NHS hospital trust, which runs five hospitals across east London, has been hit by a cyber attack, which may have an effect on thousands of confidential data and files, and affect patient care.
  • Health professionals:  4 Tips to deal with information fatigue
    According to the Oxford Dictionary, information fatigue is a condition of apathy, indifference or mental exhaustion due to being exposed to too much information. Information fatigue is also sometimes referred to as information overload.
  • Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies leaves vast body of new work at age 91
    Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies, the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor, has passed on at the age of 91 on 10 January 2017. However, he leaves behind a legacy and an abundance of research that will help researchers understand certain diseases better.
  • Improvements needed in the contrasting healthcare systems of Malaysia and Singapore
    While both countries have been praised for their healthcare systems - Malaysia for the affordability and Singapore for its implementation of a national health insurance plan. However, both systems need much more improvement to address their unique problems.
  • Woman dies from extensively drug-resistant superbug in the US
    A woman has succumbed to an infection caused by a form of Klebsiella pneumoniae resistant against all 26 available antibiotics in the US, raising red flags to health professionals on the emergence of pan-resistant bacteria.
  • Malaysia’s MOH to crackdown on online sales of medicines and pills
    Malaysian authorities have been urged to tighten screening of the availability of medicines and pills on the internet. This comes after women who consumed abortion pills shared their successful abortion stories via images of aborted foetuses on social media.
  • Nurses: The importance of communicating with patients to form a positive relationship
    Communication is an important aspect in the delivery of any healthcare service, more so in nursing than almost any other. The way in which the nurse communicates with the patient can affect the patient’s perception of how he/she is being treated.
  • The role of nurses in preventing violence against women
    One in ten women in Singapore has experienced physical violence or abuse by a male, as reported by the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE).Many cases of domestic violence go unreported as many victims try to cover up the abuse – only 23% of the local women who had experienced domestic abuse filed official reports. What can nurses do to help these victims?