• Palliative care: The need to act now
    The healthcare system is in dire need of competent and well constructed palliative care. The demand for it is also projected to escalate by the next half century, as ageing populations and associated non-communicable diseases are on the rise!
  • Komodo dragon blood may be the new antibiotic
    In an era where antibiotics resistance has reached a critical stage, researchers believe that utilising antibiotics derived from komodo dragon-inspired synthetic peptides may be solution to this problem.
  • PH: President signs order banning smoking nationwide
    President Rodrigo Duterte keeps his promise to ban smoking nationwide with the signing of Executive Order 26.
  • 3 incredible doctors who were risk-takers
    Doctors have been labelled compassionate and heroic, and there are some medical stories that have been recorded to prove it.
  • Leech therapy still a good treatment option today
    Leech therapy has been used since ancient times to cure several medical ailments. Leeches have found a footing in the medicine world today – even amid cutting-edge technology.
  • 5 more alternative career options for nurses
    A nursing degree does not necessarily limit one’s career path to the hospital. Here are 5 alternative job options for nurses.
  • Improved life expectancy for HIV-positive patients
    Healthcare for HIV patients has improved significantly over the past two decades. A recent study provided evidence of the rapid progress made in improving the quality of life for HIV-positive patients.
  • The woman who prevented an epidemic of birth defects in the US
    While thalidomide caused an epidemic of birth defects around the world in the early 1960s – the US has escaped from the health catastrophe, credited to a Canadian heroine.
  • 4 new technologies in medical bioengineering
    In keeping with the times, technological advancements play a vital role in the future of medicine. Various machineries and applications are constantly being developed to tackle everyday clinical problems.
  • News Bites: Mussel secretion could prevent scars in wound healing, Orlando doctor injects herpes to fight skin cancer
    This week, an Ebola outbreak in DRC has prompted the WHO to prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine in an attempt to fight the outbreak. Researchers from Stanford University on the other hand, have developed a drug delivery tool that could administer personalised dosages of medicines, while a pair of Australian entrepreneurs have developed a "Tinder-style" app Baby to "bring people together solely based on their desire to make a baby."
  • Eligible Singaporeans received subsidies of SGD169 million last year
    The Singapore government, under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), gave out SGD169 million in subsidies to 685,000 people in 2016. Minister urges everyone to play a part in ensuring quality healthcare is provided to all.
  • Why healthcare providers should master sign language
    For a long time, the community of deaf persons has faced significant hurdles when accessing health services due to a lack of professional medical workers who know sign language.
  • Painkillers found to increase the risk of heart attacks
    A recent study suggests the link between common painkillers and heart attacks. The data was analysed to discover the outcome, which may change how painkillers were once prescribed.