• Australian pharmacists granted authority to alter prescriptions for chronically ill
    Pharmacists in Australia will soon have the authority to alter prescriptions for patients with chronic conditions like asthma. This comes after a controversial Victorian trial that sees a shift of patient care away from doctors.
  • 4 incredible accounts of doctors performing self-surgeries
    Patients are usually anxious over the thought of having to undergo surgery - imagine having to operate on yourself, due to unforeseen circumstances. Here, we take a look at four incredible accounts of self-surgeries.
  • Is Donald Trump the new big foe of the pharmaceutical industry?
    The US President-elect declared that the pharmaceutical industry is "getting away with murder", early and unprompted in his press conference on 11 January, crashing drugs stocks. He also promised to reform drug price and slammed the pharmaceutical industry for producing drugs overseas.
  • Communicating with cancer patients using tact
    Cancer is a disease that brings about worry and fear, and while many try to be helpful and supportive, some people, including healthcare professionals, may be left tongue-tied and may not be aware of the best ways to communicate with patients.
  • “Is there a doctor on board?” - A guide to in-flight medical emergencies
    With an ethical and professional duty to help the sick, physicians can find themselves in sticky situations when called to service while off-duty. Here are some things doctors should bear in mind the next time an in-flight announcement summons the help of a medical professional.
  • Crowdfunding in the face of unaffordable healthcare
    In a crowdfunding story with a happy ending, Singaporeans have helped to pay for the medical bills of Aroonrak Jattanathammajit, a Thai student who was hit by a car and in a coma, through crowdfunding on GiveAsia. At the end of the two-week online campaign, $132,763 has been donated by 925 people. It helped the poor family to settle the outstanding bills of approximately $57,000, and the latest update in January 2017 stated that she has returned to Thailand to recuperate in a hospital.
  • 4 bizarre health fads
    Drinking urine or massaging with snakes may sound insanely irrelevant in modern society. Yet, in the insatiable thirst for longevity and good looks, some are willing to espouse these health ‘cures’.
  • Singapore study finds lack of sleep linked to increased risk of gestational diabetes
    Indians were found to be at the highest risk with 25% developing GDM, compared with 20.5% among Chinese and 12.4% among Malays.
  • Cyptic pregnancies: the need to raise awareness
    Being pregnant is supposedly an “obvious” experience, with noticeable biological and physical changes, so how can a woman not know that she is pregnant? Incredible as this may be, cryptic pregnancies, where a woman is unaware of her own pregnancy, are far more common than expected.
  • The local fight against childhood cancer
    Not many know that in an effort to enhance the care for young patients diagnosed with brain and solid tumours, the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), together with the Viva Foundation for Children with Cancer (VIVA) and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in America are running an interesting partnership together.
  • 6 of the newest smart tech gadgets set to enhance everyday health
    In conjunction with the recent Consumer Electronic Show 2017, a number of devices presented feature advanced technologies such as discrete breast pumps to smart sleep technologies for better sleep.
  • The top 8 pharmaceuticals companies in 2016
    Here is a look at how cutting-edge medical research and development carried out by the world’s top pharmaceutical companies influenced their reputation ranking within the industry.
  • Are our food choices being manipulated? Here is how to outsmart them
    Why do people have food cravings? Are these genuine, or a habit? Could food companies have played a part in the kinds of cravings we have?