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A local study in Singapore has revealed that Asians have a greater risk of developing diabetes throughout their lifetime compared to the Western population, due to reduced insulin production following glucose spikes after meals.


Researchers have recently discovered that sugar is intimately linked to cancer. Known as the “Warburg effect”, evidence now supported the notion that cancer cells thrive by rapidly breaking down sugar. But, will the hypothesis stand further scrutiny?


A new study claims to have observed that men who received blood transfusions from pregnant women have an increased risk of death by 13%. But, is there really a correlation between the two factors?


The commercialisation of machine learning and big data has catapulted artificial intelligence (AI) to the forefront of healthcare and life sciences – and is all geared up to change how the industry diagnoses and treats disease. The new digital frontier is also backed by studies proving its efficacy, demonstrating its effectiveness and usefulness. Although this might appear as a good news to some – some doctors have echoed reservations concerning the development of AI within the healthcare industry.


With osteoporosis affecting one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 – also, in conjunction with this year’s World Osteoporosis Day – we take a look at the treatment and prevention of this debilitating disease.


Diabetes is undeniably one of the world’s most common chronic non-communicable diseases. Despite that, maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) – a type of diabetes frequently misclassified – remains an infrequently heard of entity.


NHS doctors will be required by law to ask patients about their sexual orientation, under the new NHS guidelines. There has been disagreement among some healthcare professionals – while some explains why this move is necessary.


It is not unusual for GPs to mention the importance of physical activity as well as healthy diet and lifestyle during medical consultation. However, to what extent do GPs actually practise what they preach to patients?


Breast milk is hailed as a superfood for babies, and while mothers are harnessing this liquid miracle to boost their babies’ immunity, scientists are debating whether this goodness can be extended to adults as well.


This week, researcher find links between fat distribution and breast cancer subtypes, use smartphone apps to treat depression and look at acupuncture as a means of improving fertility in women.


Since its first inception by the father of vaccination, Edward Jenner, smallpox has been successfully eradicated from the world in 1980. The vaccine has saved countless lives from succumbing to smallpox, and though its success is acknowledged, little is known about its composition. New findings show that smallpox vaccine is made up of horsepox – not cowpox, as originally believed.
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Artificial intelligence: A friend or foe – this next digital frontier is changing the medical industry

The commercialisation of machine learning and big data has catapulted artificial intelligence (AI) to the forefront of healthcare and life sciences – and is all geared up to change how the industry diagnoses and treats disease. The new digital frontier is also backed by studies proving its efficacy, demonstrating its effectiveness and usefulness. Although this might appear as a good news to some – some doctors have echoed reservations concerning the development of AI within the healthcare industry.