• Infographic: Survey results of HCP working hours in Malaysia and Singapore
    Experts have long debated whether the workloads of healthcare professionals are reasonable, and if such long hours are harmful to patients – or to healthcare professionals themselves. MIMS decided to ask its readers to share their views.
  • 6 signs a healthcare career is for you
    Regardless of profession, the healthcare industry is about restoring life and hope so before you decide to embark on a career in this field, check yourself with these 6 prompts.
  • How dentists can effectively manage medical emergencies
    A medical emergency in the dental office can be an unexpected event that may include accidental or wilful bodily injury, central nervous system stimulation and depression, respiration and circulation disturbances as well as allergic reactions. These require immediate attention and successful management. A survey of 400 dental surgeons conducted by Fast and others revealed an incidence of 7.5% emergencies per dental surgeon over a 10-year period.
  • Is the clinical importance of empathy overrated?
    Many good things have been ascribed to the possession of empathy – that intangible trait so often defined as the capacity to feel, and thus understand, the emotions of others. It has even been likened to an art, but is it really a key clinical skill?
  • 5 more appalling breaches of trust by healthcare professionals
    We often trust our doctors and nurses, very often with our lives. However, in this last part of two, we detail these five cases where they broke our trust, either by sending obscene photos while in operation, to leaving mid-surgery.
  • The collaborative roles of dentists and doctors in diabetes prevention
    Diabetes is likely to lead to various medical complications if left unchecked, and diabetic patients are also at greater risk of developing dental problems due to poor glucose control. As such, doctors and dentists have a strong angle for patient care collaboration when it comes to diabetes.
  • The rising costs of traditional medicine in Malaysia
    The prices of traditional herbs and medicines have increased with the implementation of GST and the current economical climate, prompting the Penang Chief Minister to urge for exemption of GST on traditional medicines.
  • The positive and negative impacts of loosened blood pressure guidelines
    Recently, revised blood pressure guidelines were issued by the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians, two of America’s leading medical groups. According to the new guidelines, those with a history of stroke or heart attack should aim for a systolic blood pressure that is below 140, while those aged 60 and older should get their systolic blood pressure below 150. What are the impacts of this new revision?
  • 4 reasons why nurses should be tech-savvy
    Technology has become a necessity in many job sectors. However, its role in healthcare is undoubtedly one of the most important, as speed and efficiency are most certainly key factors in saving lives.
  • Robot pharmacists and other ways of automating medicine dispensing
    The improvement of patient safety is often one of the key focus points in healthcare, and automated drug dispensing machines have been recommended as one way to improve efficiency and patient safety.
  • 5 horrific breaches of trust by healthcare professionals
    Patients often trust doctors and nurses deeply, and sometimes they leave their lives in the hands of healthcare professionals. However, in this first part of two, we detail these five cases where they broke that sacred trust.
  • Singapore's MOH lauds efforts towards efficient and improved patient care
    Singapore's Ministry of Health is emphasising efforts to improve productivity at all levels of healthcare services to achieve greater efficiency and improve the quality of patient care.
  • Creativity: An essential healthcare skill?
    Creativity is not just a skill that is needed by innovators to solve long-standing problems in the healthcare sector, but also by healthcare professionals, who may encounter unexpected situations that requires quick creative thinking to resolve the problem and save a life.