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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?


Without the hassle of stitching and stapling, injuries might soon be repaired using an effective and innovative human protein-based glue. With hopes of preventing future complications, the glue also has tremendous potential beyond the hospital walls.


Let’s take a look at how technological innovations can improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare practices – all in all, delivering enhanced medical care to their patients.


Millennials – individuals born between 1985 and 2002 – are 186% more likely to be a registered nurse (RN) compared to a baby boomer. Coupled with the baby boomers’ retirement on the horizon, millennials are taking over the nursing industry, forcing health organisations to change the standard workflow to suit the new generation.


The much-anticipated Nobel Prize announced on 2 October this year’s laureates in Physiology or Medicine – three US scientists for their work on our body’s biological clock.


If empathy can be taught, do we need to test empathy skills in medical school entrance exams?


This week, researchers have identified a skin patch which is able to burn fat. Canadian surgeons have begun using a new hip replacement surgery method which improves recovery time and researchers find no association between genetics and toothaches.


With the Nobel Prize awards to be announced in less than two weeks, speculations are rife of who could walk away with the prestigious accolades.


The world’s first dental implant surgery performed by a robot had taken place smoothly and safely in a hospital in China, recently. Would this help overcome the shortage of dentists and reduce human errors?


Researchers in the UK have, for the first time, used CRISPR technology to identify the role of a key gene in human embryos.


Recently, the Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council of Malaysia has urged the government to provide more registered psychiatrists, to cater to the needs both in public and private healthcare in the country. Consequently, this also highlighted the lack of focus on the mental health of the public – especially the younger generation. MIMS sits down with two prolific psychiatrists, to seek their professional views on this matter.
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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.