Unexplained medical conditions continue to baffle doctorsShared by:
Patients are often adamant about the seriousness and the validity of their conditions. Equally to doctors, these conditions that are not within the frameworks of medical diagnoses, are puzzles to be solved. Here are five health conditions that continue to seek medical and scientific explanation.
Air Pollution Affects Men’s Sperm Quality And FertilityShared by:
Exposure to fine particles in air pollution may be another factor that affects men’s sperm quality and their fertility. Cities in China and India have recently been struggling with PM 2.5 pollution levels much higher than
Mozzies pose unexpected challenges to Singapore’s Wolbachia projectShared by:
SINGAPORE A larger trial of Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes will be delayed after a recent field study at three sites threw up unexpected challenges in the form of mosquito movements.Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from surrounding areas moved easily into the three sites
New Genetic Variants Identified That Could Help Prolong Human LifeShared by:
Seventeen new genetic variants linked to a longer lifespan have been identified in a new large-scale study. This new study took a novel approach and concentrated on finding genetic associations in those subjects with a
Low-Calorie Diet And Weight Management Can Reverse DiabetesShared by:
According to a study, people with type 2 diabetes were able to put the disease in remission without medication by following a rigorous diet plan. Intensive weight management implemented in primary care practices can result in
Death Machine: Hi-Tech 3D-Printable Euthanasia DeviceShared by:
Philip Nitschke, an Australian doctor, created a 'death machine' known as 'Sarco' which will help people to commit suicide. The 70-year-old doctor who has been nicknamed as 'Dr. Death' and 'euthanasia guru' believes that his new
Should the Hong Kong government subsidise drugs for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) patients?Shared by:
The public debate on whether the Hong Kong government should subsidise expensive medications for rare diseases patients continues weeks after Yin-Lan Chi's death in her years-long battle against tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).
Department of Health suspends dengue vaccination programme amid Sanofi advisoryShared by:
The Department of Health immediately suspended all dengue vaccination activities in the public sector following an advisory from the vaccine's manufacturer that its efficacy was not uniform for those previously infected and those who were not.
Errors in taking medication outside of healthcare facilities on the riseShared by:
Self-administered medication or medication administered unto others outside of healthcare facilities will at times lead to errors. These mistakes, caused by the patients, have been on the rise over the years and some have resulted in serious complications.
Smartphone Addiction Causes Imbalance In BrainShared by:
Researchers have revealed that excessive use of smartphone can hamper the mental ability. Pathological internet use has been linked to depression in teens and it may even shrink gray matter. According to a Pew Research Center