• Should circumcision policies change in light of various benefits?
    A group of researchers at the University of Sydney have recently claimed that circumcision should be a desirable public health intervention, as the benefits of the procedure appear to outweigh the risks.
  • PH: Pampanga LGU eyes mental health facility for province

    Part of the health agenda of the Province of Pampanga is focusing on mental health problems of its citizens. For starters, the local government is looking at building a mental health facility for patients in the province.

  • New clinical guidelines prescribe exercise as first-line therapy for lower back pain
    The American College of Physicians have revised the guidelines for management of lower back pain, advising clinicians to prescribe treatments such as heat therapy and yoga before resorting to pharmaceutical options.
  • News Bites: Malaria parasites secrete substance to attract mosquitoes, Exchanging bacteria to fight BO
    This week, a compound in Brazilian peppertree berries, copper-infused sheets and copper-covered surfaces can fight against superbugs. Japanese researchers have also developed a goggle-shaped device to detect glaucoma quickly and accurately.
  • PH: 56k salary for public physicians pushed

    To stop government doctors from leaving the Philippines, senators are determined to raise their salaries and provide them with benefits that will entice them to practice their profession locally.

  • Nurses and delegation: 5 tips to ensure an effective exchange
    At some point in every successful nurse's career, being overwhelmed with tasks will require you to learn the delicate art of delegation in order to function more effectively. Delegation is the transfer of responsibility for the performance of a task from one person to another, and if carried out well, will afford you the required space and time to concentrate on more difficult patient issues and deal with them successfully.
  • MACC arrests seven doctors in Penang "express health checks" syndicate
    The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission has arrested eight healthcare workers for offering "express health checks" to drivers who are renewing or applying for a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) license. All are currently being investigated.
  • Housemen in Malaysia driven to quit by stress
    Unable to cope with the long working hours and other pressures in the medical field, many house officers in Malaysia fail to turn up for work or resign without completing their training.
  • Plastic surgeon fined for unlawful access of SGH computer system
    Dr Leo Kah Woon downloaded a keylogging software to intercept his wife’s communications and illegally used the Singapore General Hospital’s computer system to access data, after he suspected that she was having an affair.
  • Business tips to build a successful private medical practice
    Opening up a private medical practice is a lengthy, detailed process that requires the utmost attention and care every step of the way. In order to build a truly successful private medical practice, there are many important business-related tips that can be taken from business experts.
  • The community pharmacist's vital role in supporting caregivers
    Community pharmacists are not only an important point-of-contact for patients, but also individuals who are caregivers. They are the health professionals who are most accessible to the public, hence carry the weightiest role when it comes to patient and caregiver relationship-building, as well as advising on medication adherence.
  • Clinic employed fake doctor that falsely diagnosed patients with Alzheimer’s
    A medical centre for cognitive disorders has been found falsely diagnosing more than 50 patients with Alzheimer’s disease, causing many of the patients to contemplate suicide.
  • PH: DOH sets up tents outside quake-damaged hospital

    The Department of Health (DOH) has provided assistance to quake-hit Caraga Regional Hospital by setting up tents around the hospital for patients afraid to go back.