• 5 challenges Singapore’s polyclinic doctors face
    In Singapore, polyclinics play a crucial role in delivering primary healthcare to lower income groups. However, doctors who work at polyclinics face challenges that need to be addressed.
  • Doctors, here's how to make vacations a reality
    With the growing increase in global health burdens, more and more doctors see patients every day of the year, be is a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday - leaving vacations to be few and sparse.
  • 14 patients caught serious infections due to poor medical practice in China
    Due to a lack of adherence to proper medical procedures in two hospitals in China, 14 patients have been infected with HIV and Hepatitis B in two separate cases.
  • 4 ways community pharmacies can support new parents
    Becoming new parents is a rewarding yet challenging experiences, and requires as much help and support as possible when it comes to knowing what is best for the baby.
  • 4 historical figures that suffered from medical ailments
    Modern medical technologies and increasing knowledge of the human body have succeeded in revealing new insights into how some of these historical figures have died.
  • PH: DepEd to conduct drug testing in public schools

    In support of government's anti-drug campaign, mandatory drug testing of students, teachers and other school personnel will soon be enforced in public schools nationwide.

  • Engaging patients on the digital platform via “vlogging”
    Digital technology means a departure from the traditional monologue to an interactive virtual model where patients and physicians engage through online video blogging to manage better health outcomes.
  • The importance of waste segregation in healthcare institutions

    If unmanaged, healthcare-generated waste can contribute to the spread of disease. The hospital then, where infection is supposed to end, then becomes instrumental in the spread of disease.

  • Singapore's MOH to improve palliative care by increasing inpatient beds
    To meet the needs of an ageing population, the Ministry of Health will be upgrading palliative care services through funding as well as increasing inpatient beds by 2020.
  • Rotavirus outbreak in Kedah now up to 86 cases
    Investigations at the Ulu Lengong Hotspring in Kedah revealed no leakage of wastewater management, leading authorities to believe that the contamination was due to lack of awareness of personal hygiene amongst visitors.
  • New evidence found for WHO and CDC guidelines on Zika transmission
    At least half of Zika-infected men will have traces of virus in their semen, but in most cases, viral shedding stops after about three months, according to researchers from several institutions in Puerto Rico.
  • Ethical practices vs practical medical decisions: The debate presses on for Singapore
    In the Singapore context, the need for medical treatment for both chronic and general illnesses such as cancer, pneumonia and ischaemic heart diseases have been on the rise. The more cases there are, the more ethical dilemmas are bound to arise, which leads to more constant questions about whether the Hippocratic oath can sometimes be bypassed for practical purposes, in order to suit the population’s needs. 
  • Nurses: 5 tips for providing good patient education
    Providing patient education is an essential aspect of nursing care. In fact, the success of the individual has been found to be greatly impacted by the quality of the nurse’s support and instruction.