• Hospitals may be investing too much in technology and IT systems
    Today, most medical records are computerised into electronic health records (EHRs). Most EHRs aim to serve patients' needs and healthcare providers' needs as well. But the safety and quality of healthcare has been compromised as hospitals have invested in technologies that fail to share data, failing to better support clinical care.
  • Ensuring the safety of digital healthcare
    As mobile technology continues to develop and solve daily-life problems, healthcare is also getting the digital treatment. But are these medical devices and apps safe for patients and effective?
  • News Bites: Implanting pig cells into brains to slow down Parkinson's Disease, Aspirin may lower breast cancer risk
    This week, a British study suggests foetuses respond to face-like patterns. The NHS has launched the world's first trial of 3D printed bionic hands for children, and a study in rats suggests that photosynthetic bacteria may reduce heart damage during heart attack.
  • Keeping abreast with 4 new breast cancer discoveries
    Time and technology is serving the world of breast cancer well as more and more findings are successfully being discovered. Here is a look at 4 of such discoveries, which are set to change the scene – benefiting both the doctors and patients.
  • Malaysian university aims to produce cost-effective haemodialysers by 2019
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has created a prototype haemodialyser and plans to mass-produce locally made dialysis machines in the coming years.
  • Reality TV might be the new way for the pharma industry to advertise
    Drug manufacturer MannKind has had trouble marketing its sole product, an insulin-inhaler. Burning through millions of dollars each month, it has decided to change its strategy by sponsoring a reality TV show that aims at helping type 2 diabetic participants to restore their health. Will it be an absolute flop?
  • Notable cancer discoveries from ASCO 2017
    Here, we look at a few of the biggest discoveries from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual meeting earlier this year.
  • The shocking truth behind electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
    Shocking mentally ill patients in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) sessions may sound primitive and will perhaps conjure up disturbing images as seen in those old horror movies. However, this form of therapy has come a long way from its barbaric stigma – and is still being used today.
  • Cancer breakthrough: 100% response rate in CAR-T therapy for multiple myeloma
    Doctors have reported unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma. The study however is early and small ̶ 35 people ̶ but all patients responded and all except two were in some level of remission within two months. Experts say it is a first for multiple myeloma and rare for any cancer treatment to have such success.
  • News Bites: Blood-flow-reversal technique reduces risk of stroke, Uterine fibroids does not increase risk of miscarriages
    This week, new research suggests that the recovery position was found to be counter-effective for casualties. A new blood-flow-reversal technique has proven to reduce the risk of stroke and Duke University has developed a "pocket colposcope" that can make cervical cancer screening more accessible to low-resources areas.