• Are strikes by healthcare workers ethical?
    Increasing numbers of doctors and nurses are going on strikes around the world, raising the argument on whether they harm patients or work to improve care delivered to patients. But are they ethical?
  • Healthcare delivery paradigms female doctors can inspire in male counterparts
    A Harvard study found that elderly hospitalised patients cared for by female doctors were less likely to die or be readmitted. The researchers even estimated that if male physicians could achieve the same outcomes as female physicians every year, 32,000 fewer patients would die. Just what are the traits here that make this difference?
  • Australia may grant fewer work visas to foreign doctors
    As the doctor shortage in the 1990s is projected to become a glut now, the federal government in Australia is currently considering whether to curb the influx of overseas-trained doctors.
  • News Bites: Salmonella can attack tumour cells as well, Two new drug therapies could cure all forms of tuberculosis
    This week, Cardiff researchers have developed a better method to synthesise twice the amount of drugs in the same amount of time and researchers from Utah suggest evidence that a snail venom compound can develop alternative treatments for chronic pain. A Michigan start-up has also developed a rotatable pinchable claw that can revolutionise laparoscopic surgeries.
  • India enforces price-cap on stents, but will it be for the better?
    The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority of India put a price-cap on coronary stents - an 85% cut - after a three-year long advocacy by a lawyer. But industry leaders argue that the singular focus on capping the price of stents, without attempting to correct the inefficiencies in the healthcare ecosystem will just have a short term effect.
  • The many roles a successful nurse plays
    Becoming a successful nurse is about more than the training and clinical skills on hand - it's about the way you put forth the various roles and facets required of you on a day to day basis. 
  • The intricacies of managing a private practice, and the many benefits
    Working in a hospital may seem to be the place to be to build up a reputation, and is the top choice for physicians who are keen on career development. Yet, with new private clinics opening up on a regular basis, self-employment is an increasingly popular choice.
  • 4 medical advances that are helping the developing world
    From solar-powered ambulances to self-adjustable glasses, technological advancements are making a difference in the lives of many, especially in developing countries.
  • How community pharmacies can better accommodate the needs of disabled patients
    Serving disabled patients may require community pharmacies to go the extra mile, so that they can cater to the diverse needs of the individuals who come to the premise.
  • Contributing to medicine by donating medical records
    Many people pledge to donate their organs with the knowledge that it can save many lives, but donating medical data to science may have an even more significant impact in the field of medicine.