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    AHPs provide a range of technical, diagnostic, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services to healthcare professionals and patients. They also work with other healthcare professionals to provide quality patient care.
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    Surgical care is often associated with a high risk of possibly-fatal complications. A new study has found that simple checklists to guide surgical care can tangibly save lives on a large scale.
  • The factors that lead to varied pain experiences
    Pain is often described as an uncomfortable, unpleasant and sometimes distressing feeling often triggered by certain stimuli. Less known, however, are the factors that contribute to an individual’s pain experiences.
  • The importance of word choices in healthcare – Part 1
    Medicine is a powerful tool, but the language used is also significant. Here we look at the words that could be deemed as insensitive, and the alternatives that could be used instead.
  • The dangers of fake medical research
    Medical research is pivotal in advancing the field of medicine. However, the problem of fake research is more prevalent than was once perceived.
  • 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?
  • Essential career tips for nursing graduates
    Choosing the right job as a nursing graduate can be tough due to the lack of working experience. Additionally, nurses may require some career guidance to advance in their profession.
  • Antibiotics associated with long-term behavioural changes
    The problem of antibiotic overuse has been a long-standing issue worldwide. Not only does the overuse give rise to antibiotic resistance, it may potentially cause long-term behavioural changes.
  • Human knockouts: A way to decipher why some drugs work, while others fail
    No clinical trial has a 100% success rate, mainly due to the differing genetic makeup between individuals. Many experts have tried to improve the rates but still find that one drug would fail in clinical testing while others work. Can pharmacogenomics or studying natural knockouts solve this problem?
  • 5 unusual genes that create real-life superheroes
    Geneticists believe we could be years from creating real heroes with real power as astonishing discoveries prove these are real resilient people whose only difference lies in their genes.