Beating the heat in running

With increasingly warmer weather in Singapore, it is important for runners to be aware of the common strategies to beat heat stress. These strategies include changing behaviour, specific training or physiological adaptation.

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Prof Tan Chorh Chuan to spearhead healthcare innovation

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan will be helming the new Ministry of Health (MOH) Office for Healthcare Transformation as its founding Executive Director from 1 January 2018. He will also concurrently serve as MOH’s Chief Health Scientist.

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Congratulations, NUS Medicine athletes!

Team Singapore athletes brought home a remarkable 188 medals at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which came to a close on 30 August after close to two weeks of intense competition. Contributing to this impressive feat were NUS students and alumni who did the nation and University proud with their fighting spirit and sportsmanship.

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Diabetes hits the young

One in nine Singaporeans has diabetes, and three in 10 of those aged 60 years old and above have diabetes. However, the prevalence of diabetes among the younger people is rising too, with 20 per cent of those under 40 years old getting diagnosed with the disease. Dr Cindy Ho from NUS Medicine’s Department of Paediatrics gave some insights into Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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Growing tech start-ups in healthcare

More tech-enabled healthcare start-ups have sprung up in Singapore, with more patients using apps to enhance their clinical treatments in hospitals. Associate Professor James Yip from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine sees patients increasingly using health-tech applications that help them attain better health.

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Go, Team Singapore!

Team Singapore entered its fifth day of competition at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) on 23 August with a haul of 20 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze medals, placing them second overall on the medal tally table, ahead of Vietnam and just behind host Malaysia. NUS students and alumni are among some of these decorated athletes, flying the Singapore flag high and making the nation and their families proud.

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Putting Singapore on map of medical advances

Professor Lee Eng Hin shares how clinician scientists play a part in leading the charge to a healthier future.

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