Beware of unproven allergy tests

Dr Soh Jian Yi, Consultant at NUH’s Division of Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, warned against unproven allergy tests online and provided by doctors untrained in allergy.

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Higher risk of thyroid lumps leading to cancer

A local NUH study discovered that thyroid nodules classified as “indeterminate” under international standard, which means that they cannot be classified as safe or cancerous, may have a higher cancer risk.

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From one mother to another

A research team led by Dr Shefaly Shorey from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Medicine has developed a novel mobile application to deliver postnatal educational programmes and to provide the much needed postnatal supportive care on the go. Findings from a pilot test showed that new parents who use the app experienced significantly better parenting outcomes.

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Raw seafood may cause parasitic infection

In May 2017, Japanese and Western authorities warned the public about the rising number of parasitic infections caused by the Anisakis worm in raw seafood. Associate Professor Kevin Tan from Department of Microbiology and Immunology said the Anisakis worm infects crustaceans, fish, squid and marine mammals, and its larvae can be found in the muscle tissue of fish.

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Upcoming events

28 Jun 2017

Workshop: Technology-Enhanced Learning

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28 Jun, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
30 Jun 2017

NUS-MIT Healthcare Analytics Datathon

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30 Jun - 02 Jul, Friday
30 Jun 2017

Grand Round: Synthesis Insight - Bringing Predictive Analytics to Clinical Implementation at NUH

30 Jun - 30 Jun, Friday, 7:10 am - 8:40 am