• 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.
  • Tackling fake medical news: The role of media to fact-check vigorously
    Fake medical news can cause unnecessary public health scares, but how does one spot the subtleties of a scientific process and what are the "right" questions to ask to discern the truth from the false?
  • Rise of consumer genetic testing in China as parents try to uncover children’s talents
    While commonly utilised for diagnosing genetic conditions, China’s $9 billion gene testing industry is now trying to determine their children’s latent talents.
  • Is nationalism enough to keep PH doctors from leaving?
    While many new medical graduates aspire to go abroad for residency training and practice, there are those who still believe they should stay and serve the Filipino people.
  • Singapore to hold off on national registry of dementia patients
    The Alzheimer's Disease Association, Agency for Integrated Care and the police were planning to create a national database of dementia patients, but are now focusing on building "community networks" to support those with the condition instead.
  • Infographic: WHO says Asia's healthcare costs will rise starkly over next 10 years
    The World Health Organisation stated that healthcare costs are rising exponentially in Asia, with the predicted increase in the number of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia in the next decade.
  • Microcephaly risk only found in Asian strain of Zika virus
    The mechanisms that the virus uses to alter brain development have been uncovered by scientists and may detail an answer as to why a Zika infection causes brain-related birth defects.
  • NKTI’s iVASC – First integrated vascular center in Asia

    The first integrated vascular center in Asia is located within the National Kidney and Transplant Institute complex. MIMS finds out why it’s the benchmark for vascular care in the Philippines and abroad.

  • Why are nursing home careers so unpopular in Singapore?
    Singapore's ageing population foresees a need for more nursing homes to be built to attend to the needs of the elderly in the near future. However, infrastructure and building aside, the local attitude which tends towards the shunning of a nursing home career looks likely to pose a manpower issue, one that is unlikely to be easily resolved.
  • New EpiPen costs $4500, but patients get it for "free"
    An alternative to the EpiPen by Kaléo costs more than seven times that of the leading drug, but interestingly has the lowest out-of-pocket costs for patients.