• Unstoppable tears – The pseudobulbar affect
    A rare condition caused by a stroke made a woman cry uncontrollably — regardless of her mood.
  • How accurate is a nut-filled diet in reducing the chance of colon cancer recurrence?
    Consumption of certain tree nuts has been linked to a dramatically lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. However, the study was an observational one, making it impossible to determine whether a given behaviour caused an outcome; or instead, simply associated with the true cause. Are the findings still credible?
  • Yoga: 10 basic poses for beginners
    Yoga studios are mushrooming all over. And while pulling out the mat may help us feel healthier and look better – the ultimate destination of all yoga poses is the inward transformation of the self. We are our own mirrors.
  • PH: President signs order banning smoking nationwide
    President Rodrigo Duterte keeps his promise to ban smoking nationwide with the signing of Executive Order 26.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Benefits of folic acid intake during pregnancy
    Folate intake is crucial for the growth and development of the foetus, as well as preventing abnormalities. It has also been well-established that consuming folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects in the baby.
  • Expert urges physicians to test TB patients for HIV
    An infectious disease expert is encouraging physicians to have patients with the TB bacteria be tested for HIV, saying nearly half a million people worldwide die of HIV and TB co-infection annually.
  • Healthcare spending around the world
    Data spanning across 184 countries shows how some of the nations stood out in terms of their healthcare spending.