• News Bites: AI detects signs of heart failure, ‘Robot’ UV light defeats superbugs in hospital rooms
    This week, a team of collaborated scientists developed a urine test to gauge the healthiness of an individual's diet. Harvard engineers have also invented a 'human organs-on-chip' microchip to revolutionise medicine and a new gel can clots wounds within seconds to heal within minutes.
  • Psychosomatic illnesses: ‘It’s all in the mind’ is not the answer
    When dealing with symptoms that seem to have no physical source, the doctor-patient relationship holds more weight than treatment guidelines.
  • Big Pharma found to influence guideline writers, patient advocacy groups and doctors
    A series of papers on money and influence have unlocked the Pandora’s box of the pharmaceutical industry's influence on medicine and healthcare. The recent studies showed that they influence those who write guidelines that outline doctors' practices, patient advocacy organisations, letter writers to the CDC, and even oncologists on Twitter.
  • 5 times healthcare workers needed to improvise care in emergency situations
    More often than not, emergencies occur away from hospitals and healthcare providers are forced to save lives with only elementary medical equipment. Here, we look at various instances where healthcare providers added creativity to life-saving solutions.
  • What healthcare professionals need to know about RA 9165
    The Philippines’ war on illegal drugs has been consistently making the headlines in various international news publications, and has been widely criticised locally. As healthcare professionals, acquiring drugs that Philippine laws deem as dangerous can cost not just a lot of money, but the cancellation of their license to practice medicine as well. It pays to know some of the provisions of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.
  • Speech pathologists: Addressing communication conditions
    A speech and language pathologist shares her experiences as a professional, insights on the problems that the industry is facing right now, and the rewards that make all of these worth it.
  • 3 things you may not have known about speech production
    Speech and Language Pathologists give three little-known facts relevant to the production of sound in relation to the physical structures in our vocal system.
  • Health officers offered contract positions by Malaysia’s MOH
    The Ministry of Health is offering contract posts for doctors, dentists and pharmacists are being offered contracts to reduce the long waiting time for postings.
  • Singapore's public healthcare system to regroup into three integrated clusters
    The Singaporean Ministry of Health announced that the healthcare system will be reorganised into three integrated clusters, from the existing six regional health systems. This is said to better meet Singaporeans' future healthcare needs.
  • Can pharmacy still be considered a great career in Malaysia?
    Over the past few years, the pharmacy profession in Malaysia has undergone several challenging situations. Aspiring pharmacists should take a step back and reassess if previous rosy views of a career in pharmacy still hold true.
  • Pharmacist found to have destroyed $1.5m worth of cancer drugs
    An Israeli pharmacist has destroyed massive amounts of cancer drug. His motivation behind such an act? Not getting his promotion.
  • DOH dares critics to present  better alternatives to reduce HIV/AIDS

    The Department of Health (DOH) chief Paulyn Ubial took to Social Media to ask those who oppose the condom distribution plan if they have better alternatives in lowering the cases of STIs in the country, and if they do, the department is open to hear it.

  • Plastic surgeries: From restoration to augmentation
    A boom in society becoming increasingly concerned about their looks has, for doctors, presented an opportunity like never before for the inclusion of plastic surgery in their work, where it was once modestly hidden from the limelight that held medical procedures. However, research has also demonstrated that patients have a startling lack of awareness concerning the risks of plastic surgery. As medical professionals, this should be a cause for concern.