• The tale of the original Siamese twins
    Did you know that the infamous term “Siamese twins” is coined after Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twin brothers from Siam who became internationally known in the 19th century?
  • 6 great pulmonology apps for doctors
    These respiratory-related apps all have different features and tools, and can be used on both mobile devices and tablets.
  • MOH Malaysia: MyHDW will not disclose any sensitive patient information
    Following the launch of the Malaysian Health Data Warehouse, public and consumer groups have been demanding greater transparency in the handling of confidential health data stored in the new system.
  • 9 more teas to boost health and energy
    Tea is a good calorie-free substitute for sugary beverages. Furthermore, tea also offers an abundance of health benefits like aiding in weight loss, boosting the immune system and fighting off cancer development.
  • Measures needed to combat health illiteracy
    The issue of health illiteracy has been a cause for concern globally, especially within the medical community. Essentially, both doctors and health agencies play an important role in improving the health literacy of their patients and the public respectively.
  • Are foreign doctors suffering from bias within the UK medical system?
    A study of NHS records suggests that foreign doctors may be facing an inherent racial predisposition within the health system, calling for a more globalised testing arrangement to overcome such bias.
  • Can WHO's success against neglected tropical diseases continue?
    World Health Organisation officials have announced that "unprecedented progress" has been made towards reducing the spread of neglected tropical diseases that is commonly linked to poverty. But much of this has to do with the generosity of big governments. Can the initiative continue without their assistance?
  • Childhood cancers on the rise, says a new study
    While statistics show childhood cancer rates as moving upwards, concerns about a real increase in the disease have spawned differing explanations, with some pointing to contrasting figures between affluent and poor countries.
  • The understated role of speech and language pathologists
    Communication is an essential component in everyday life that enables individuals express information, thoughts and emotions, but individuals who face difficulties or suffer from speech and language disorders may become limited in their ability to interact and can become closed off from the world in many ways.
  • Medical icons of Malaysia: Datuk Dr Manickavasagar Balasegaram
    Well known for his dedication to medicine, Datuk Dr Manickavasagar Balasegaram put Malaysia on the map after he designed the ‘Balasegaram clamp’, a device to control liver bleeding.