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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.


Even researchers from reputable institutions fall prey to predatory journals – due to a lack of awareness and safeguards.


Doctors are still being surprised by patients with rare diseases which have yet to secure any absolute solutions and treatment options.


There is a growing divide among medical professionals over the support of same-sex marriages. And conservative doctors, who hold personal biases are being labelled as ‘racists’ – may put transgender patients at risk.


Researchers have come up with solutions that can help patients with cyberchondria – cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).


IBM’s Watson Health was introduced to the healthcare industry three years ago. Since then, it has been working to improve the standards of healthcare worldwide including, its biggest challenge – the cure for cancer.


From discussing nursing education to work-life balance to gender bias, local nursing experts share their take on the country’s nursing scene in this exclusive interview with MIMS.


Telemedicine has helped many patients ‘skip’ the typical clinic visit, saving them a lot of time. Here, we list three start-ups that are seizing this opportunity by extending medical care in different healthcare settings.


Scientists are proposing a metric called the “R-factor”, as an indication as to how often a scientific claim has been subsequently made in other reports. In doing so, readers would be able to quickly gauge the credibility of a paper—and more importantly, this could help to tackle the reproducibility crisis of scientific papers.


New approaches and formats are being introduced for doctors to share their medical experiences 


Science is often perceived as something inaccessible to the layman—advancing so quickly and with so many variables—that it daunts and discourages understanding. But, storytelling could change that.
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Researching the genetics of suicide

Individuals who commit suicide struggle with mental illness. However, not all individuals who struggle with mental illness commit suicide. Other factors such as genetics, too, are at play. A recent collaboration between University of Utah Health and pharmaceutical giant, Janssen seeks to uncover the link – possibly giving birth to new suicide prevention medication.