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In our Part III of the series, we look into the future growth of technology in the healthcare industry – and how will the investment in this industry turn out.

In our Part II of this series, we examine the current steps being taken to make the healthcare industry more efficient. But, will it really work and what will it mean for healthcare professionals?

This week, Australian researchers aim to simplify cancer research by creating “The Virtual Biobank”, Singapore breaks records by developing a Zika antibody within nine months, and a study sparks debate about the causal relationship of asparagus and cancer.

A day filled with affection, chocolates and maybe, candlelight dinner. Love is in the air, indeed. While Valentine’s Day is supposedly a day where couples spend quality time together—yet, somewhere out there, some healthcare professionals, who are constantly tied up with back-to-back schedule and long working hours, may find it difficult to find time for dating. This #ValentinesDaySpecial, we take a look at the ‘roadblocks’ that are getting in the way—keeping a HCP from getting a date.

Prazosin has been well-established as an effective drug in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But, does a failed clinical trial mean that a cloudy future looms ahead for this deemed wonder drug?

A recent US study found partially disintegrated insulin from retail pharmacies, prompting serious inquiry into the quality control and cold-chain management. Critics were unconvinced, however, by the shortcoming in the research methodology.

Fish oil supplements have a steady stance in many people’s pill-popping routines, due to its pronounced effects on the body’s wellbeing. However, recent findings note that the effects may not be entirely marked and in contrast, comes with argumentative effects. The question lies in whether fish oil is really beneficial – or is it just a health trend?

Californian residents may soon expect their morning cup of Joe to be served with a cancer-warning label. Is this an example to follow? Do coffee drinkers need to see this as a serious cause for alarm? Or is it time to bid goodbye to the cuppa coffee?

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has cautioned the public regarding the prescription drug, modafinil – in light of a recent case reported to the agency – of a woman developing life-threatening skin condition, after consuming the "smart drug".

Since the past few decades, researchers have attempted to investigate the link between cell phone radiation and health hazards. While the link between the two remains controversial, recent study findings could potentially re-ignite the issue.

Many Asian countries are ageing rapidly, so is their healthcare workforce. A continued mismatch between the demand and supply of healthcare workers would spell disaster for the already strained sector. Can reforms be implemented in time to avert this crisis?
To love or not to love: Debating a romantic HCP-patient relationship

Can healthcare professionals (HCPs) date patients? The simple answer is: no. The complex answer is: maybe, it depends. To a HCP – if the lover is a patient – it can be complex and unethical. But, should society be more liberal to this? MIMS Today sits down with a few experts to discuss this issue.