A life saved from a liver

Dr Alfred Kow, Assistant Dean of Education from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, recounted the case of a patient who received a liver donation from a stranger back in 2013.

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Coping with the loss of a child

Dr Noreen Chan, Assistant Professor from Department of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, explains how caregivers can cope with death, and what palliative care can offer.

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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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Being lean and fat simultaneously

If you think being lean equates to being healthy, you may be wrong. Although many people in Singapore may look lean and have a normal body mass index (BMI), they may be “viscerally obese”, which means they have a high body fat content. This leads to a higher risk of developing metabolic diseases like diabetes.

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Embracing IT in healthcare

Associate Professor James Yip from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine, and Dr Keith Lim, Assistant Dean at NUS Medicine, were lauded at the National Health IT Summit 2017, after winning the award for National University Health System (NUHS) Value Driven Outcome in the category IT Excellence: Beyond Quality to Value.

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13th ICCEC 2017

NUS Medicine’s Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE) hosted the 13th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC) on May 25-27, 2017 at the Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Held for the first time in South-east Asia, a total of 330 participants, of which half came from abroad, attended this conference.

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New device to treat ear condition

Together with NUS researchers, Adjunct Associate Professor Lynne Lim from NUS Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology has co-developed a novel handheld device called CLiKX to treat a common ear condition, which could significantly improve current surgical methods.

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