In conversation: Dr Tan T’zu Jen on taking medical volunteering to the next levelShared by:
Every doctor has considered medical volunteering at some point in their career, but Dr Tan spends nine out of 12 months a year at a rural hospital on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. MIMS had the privilege of meeting Dr Tan during one of his three months back in Singapore to obtain this exclusive interview.
Why are nursing home careers so unpopular in Singapore?Shared by:
Singapore's ageing population foresees a need for more nursing homes to be built to attend to the needs of the elderly in the near future. However, infrastructure and building aside, the local attitude which tends towards the shunning of a nursing home career looks likely to pose a manpower issue, one that is unlikely to be easily resolved.
Should Men Be Using Skin Care Products?Shared by:
Men, think you’re too macho to take care of your skin? How about these facts? According to a 2012 study, men with a healthy skin color are more attractive to women then those with a masculine face. Researchers pointed out it was “healthy” skin that was most attractive. Because men are less likely to keep an eye on their skin, they are more at risk of having an advanced melanoma requiring radical treatment. Statistics show more than 50 percent of the current annual melanoma deaths in the U.S. are white men, 50 years and older. Men are typically out in [...]
NYC supports lowering of age requirement for access to HIV test kitsShared by:
The National Youth Commission chairperson is suggesting than even a 15-year-old should have access to an HIV testing kit, without seeking parental consent, to encourage them to get screened for HIV infection.
PH: Mental health integrated with school curriculum pushedShared by:
Speaking in a forum, a Philippine lawmaker seeks for the integration of mental health topic within the schools’ curriculum to weave campus-based interventions to better respond to students who ‘silently’ suffer from mental health burdens.
Infographic: WHO says Asia's healthcare costs will rise starkly over next 10 yearsShared by:
The World Health Organisation stated that healthcare costs are rising exponentially in Asia, with the predicted increase in the number of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia in the next decade.
Fasting-Mimicking Diet Helps Reduce Disease Risk And Trigger Fat LossShared by:
Scientifically designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases and trigger fat loss, according to a recent report from the University of Southern California. Fasting and intermittent fasting has been found in multiple studies over the