Stigma, impacts, solutions: Addressing mental health in the workplaceShared by:
Advocacy of mental health has risen in recent years – garnering global attention across various platforms. From print to social media; from royal figures to first ladies; from Hollywood celebrities to corporate professionals – they all echo one common message: greater awareness, effort and solutions are required to address the mental health stigma.
Rampant rise of illegal sales of cough syrup warrants stricter measuresShared by:
Illegal sales of Dhasedyl, the codeine-based cough mixtures have becoming rampant. In light of the recent case involving a part-time clinic receptionist, it is time to re-assess if the authorities should step up legal measures – in tackling the increasing illegal supplies to feed drug addicts’ demands.
3 Questions: Dr Eliza Cheung on providing urgent psychosocial support to refugees in BangladeshShared by:
In this ‘3 Questions’ interview series, we speak to Dr Eliza Cheung, clinical psychologist of Hong Kong Red Cross, who has been deployed to Bangladesh in September to provide psychosocial and emotional support to people in Bangladesh.
Qatar keen on investing more in Malaysia, says Najib | The Malaysian InsightShared by:
QATAR is looking to invest more in Malaysia’s health and hotel services sectors in the near future, Prime Minister Najib Razak said today. Najib said Qatar could make such investments…
Record jumps in hospital, clinic attendance last yearShared by:
Hospitals and clinics in Singapore have reported big increases in attendance, with an ageing population and people seeking medical help more readily - thanks to new government subsidies - seen as major factors.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Magic Mushrooms May Effectively Treat DepressionShared by:
A psychoactive compound occurring naturally in magic mushrooms may effectively treat depression by rebooting the activity of key brain circuits in patients suffering from the disorder, a new study claims. Researchers examined patients with treatment-resistant form
New Ebola Vaccines Were Found Safe And EffectiveShared by:
Two experimental Ebola vaccines against the Ebola virus have shown promise in protecting against the haemorrhagic fever for at least a year, researchers reported. The findings are based on a study of 1,500 adults that
Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your HealthShared by:
Gut bacteria is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans and other animals. Researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. The
Should a pharmacist be legally liable for filling valid opioid prescriptions?Shared by:
Albeit decades of struggle, the US remains engulfed in an opioid epidemic. Physicians have been incriminated over overdose deaths. And now pharmacists may be held liable, too, even if the prescription is valid.
Left outside alone: The sorry state of mental illness among the homeless in Hong KongShared by:
Psychiatrist Dr Larina Chi-lap Yim has been working hand-in-hand with social workers and NGOs to identify homeless individuals with mental illnesses in Hong Kong and help them access mental health services. In this exclusive interview, Yim shares her stories of looking for the neglected population in the city and the challenges in treating mental illnesses among homeless individuals in Hong Kong.
New method gives men more privacy for STD screeningShared by:
For some men, getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) used to be an awkward process that involved stripping from the waist down and waiting for a nurse to take an uncomfortable rectal swab.. Read more at straitstimes.com.