Nursing gains popularity

More students are opting to take up the Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree programme at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Nursing). The department received 2,200 applications in 2017, an increase from 1,730 applications two years ago.

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Overeating in our food heaven

Singaporeans are eating more over the past two decades, according to the Health Promotion Board’s National Nutrition Surveys. The Surveys found out that the calories-intake by an average Singaporean has increased from 2,062kcal in 1998, to 2,624kcal in 2010.

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NUS Medicine student finishes third in ST Run

Second-year NUS Medicine student Abigail Sim, who is an avid runner, finished third in the 10km women’s race of the 2017 Straits Times Run, with a timing of 48min 37sec.

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Insights into ageing and the elderly

A new book on dementia written by Professor Kua Ee Heok of NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine was launched in June 2017. Titled ‘Colours of Ageing’, it is a collection of Prof Kua’s research findings, stories and individuals’ experiences from his past 30 years of research on dementia and mental health.

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The physiology of runners

Dr Ivan Low, research fellow and exercise physiologist from NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy, explained the physiology of endurance runners.

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NUS Medicine professor leads clinical test of stem cell treatment for liver disease

A new clinical trial led by principal investigator Associate Professor Dan Yock Young, senior consultant at NUH’s division of gastroenterology and hepatology, will explore the use of stem cell treatment to repair liver cirrhosis and improve liver function.

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Doctor, athlete, humanitarian

Graduating student Ervin Sethi has chosen to be a doctor after a medical mission trip to a village in Thailand changed his life at an early age.

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