• Brain activity – zooming into how the brain functions
    Even though the brain is one of the most vital organs in the human body—we seem to have barely scratched the surface, when it comes to our knowledge on how the brain functions. The following article touches on several new research discoveries on brain activity—zooming into three main pieces in further detail.
  • Sleep disorders in pregnant mothers linked to premature births
    A study that pored over 3 million birth data in California has revealed an interesting correlation between sleep disorders and premature births. Conclusively, mothers who had less than 40 winks would most likely give birth to babies at less than 40 weeks of gestation.
  • News Bites: US FDA approves first drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C, Immunotherapy could slow the advance of type 1 diabetes
    This week, British researchers have suggested that an existing diabetes drug can slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease. An international collaborative study proved that gold could increase the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells. Also, a liquid biopsy that was designed to identify cancer cells from a blood sample, could also detect abnormalities in foetal DNA, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Can Instagram pictures diagnose depression?
    New study reveals the mental state that lies behind every Instagram picture and its user.
  • The health tragedies of being lonely – and its effect worldwide
    Loneliness is an addiction that is going to be a huge health crisis worldwide. The reality has hit many nations so hard that they are calling this crisis a ‘loneliness epidemic’.
  • Do doctors take women’s pain less seriously?
    The general notion of women as complainers could put them at a disadvantage when it comes to medical diagnosis – as doctors may dismiss their pain as mostly psychosomatic, thus hampering accurate assessment.
  • “Looking Back, Moving Forward”—OGSM annual congress reflects on 25 years of milestone
    Celebrating a significant milestone, the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) has recently concluded its 25th annual congress. Held at Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur – from 27 to 30 July – the congress welcomed 856 delegates, both local and international. The congress also witnessed a series of hands-on workshops, back-to-back enriching lectures, insightful public health forums and conducive private subspecialty meets—all lined-up to empower our ob-gyn specialists.
  • 3 current health trends that are puzzling doctors
    With the advancement of technology, more bizarre health trends from all around the world are coming to light as the year goes by.
  • More “generalists” rather than specialists needed for Singapore, say medical school deans
    The deans of three medical schools in Singapore have called for more “generalists” rather than specialists. The term “generalist” refers to practitioners who are skilled enough to treat a patient with several medical conditions, rather than referring the patient from doctor to doctor.
  • News Bites: Microplastics in seafood may carry toxic chemicals, Defensive slug slime inspires new surgical "SuperGlue"
    This week, doctors can now develop their own health apps through a toolkit developed by a British company. An Italian entrepreneur has developed "MarioWay" for people with disabilities, inspired by the Segway, and 16 genetic markers have been found to be associated with lifespan.