New therapeutic gardens for seniors

National Parks Board built two therapeutic gardens at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and Tiong Bahru Park after adopting suggestions made by Professor Kua Ee Heok from the Department of Psychological Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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App way to manage gestational diabetes

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.

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Community spirit at Kampong Glam

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.

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A smoke-free Singapore

“We should move toward the aim of being a smoke-free nation, not compromise and settle for a smoke-lite nation,” said Professor Chia Kee Seng, the Dean of Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.

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Parental weight linked to child obesity

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.

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New treatment for colorectal cancer

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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Drink up, last longer

Having a hydration strategy can reduce the risk of overheating during long-distance marathons, said Dr Ivan Low, Research Fellow and Exercise Physiologist at NUS Medicine’s Department of Physiology, and Dr Mok Ying Ren, Resident at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University Hospital.

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