Quit panting, start checking

Thousands of people are brought to hospital emergency departments in Singapore every year due to shortness of breath, and about a quarter of them suffer from heart failure. Professor Arthur Mark Richards describes the complexities involved when diagnosing patients for heart failure, and the causes and symptoms to look out for.

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Debunking the conundrum of cancer treatment rejection

Medical advances have made many cancers treatable, but it is not uncommon for doctors to meet patients who refuse standard cancer treatments. Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran sheds light on the possible reasons why cancer patients may choose to opt out of conventional treatment methods after diagnosis.

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Measles not a huge concern for Singapore

The recent outbreak of measles in Japan and Taiwan have raised concerns about the disease in Singapore, but it is unlikely to be a concern due to the country’s immunisation programme, according to NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Leong Hoe Nam.

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Gambling disorder is a medical illness

Gambling addiction is a growing cause of concern as the number of people gambling in Singapore has risen over the past few years. NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Thomas Lee explains how doctors assess and treat gambling addiction, and how families and friends of gambling addicts can help them rid their addiction.

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New dean appointed for NUS medical school

The National University of Singapore today announced the appointment of fetal growth and early development clinician-researcher Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng as the 17th Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 1 January 2019. He succeeds Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, who has led the School since 2011.

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Do not neglect elderly depression

Amidst the growth in the number of depressed seniors in Singapore, Dr Chris Tsoi from the Department of Psychological Medicine explains what the common risk factors of elderly depression are, and what interventions are available to assist elderly patients with depressive symptoms.

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More treatment options for eczema

More treatment options for eczema have surfaced in recent years. NUS Medicine alumni Dr Yew Yik Weng and Dr Chong Jin Ho give a low-down on how each treatment option works.

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