Doing their part for the community, NUS students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies and NUS Social Work provided free health screenings for some 450 Kampong Glam residents on 7 and 8 October as part of the annual Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS) initiative.
Gestational diabetes occurs because of high blood sugar levels that develop during pregnancy, and the condition affects one in five pregnant women in Singapore. Doctors at the National University Hospital (NUH) came up with a mobile app that allows pregnant women with gestational diabetes to track their weight and blood glucose levels.
NUS Medicine researchers were part of a team who found that a combination of early-life risk factors — including parental weight — in the first 1,000 days of children’s lives could increase their risk of obesity.
Fighting colorectal cancer without the toxic effects of conventional treatment could soon be possible. Dr Lin Qingsong from the NUS Faculty of Science’s Department of Biological Sciences, as well as Dr Wang Jigang and Professor Shen Han-Ming from NUS Medicine’s Department of Physiology, have found a way to make a promising cancer treatment up to 10 times more effective.
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