Bone loss leads to higher risk of fractures

Women are at a higher risk of suffering from fractures compared to men due to osteoporosis, or major loss of bone mass. They experience bone mass loss from the age of 35 at a faster rate compared to men, and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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The Asia-Pacific's biggest medical education conference returns to Singapore in 2017

The Centre for Medical Education (CenMED) hosted the 14th APMEC in January 2017. The APMEC series was initiated in 2003 with the motto, “Think BIG, Start Small, ACT NOW”. CenMED has built the APMEC series and has progressively developed it to its current status as a major conference in the field of medical education.

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Scientific symposium furthers translational research into “healthy ageing”

NUS Medicine hosted the inaugural Joint Scientific Symposium with Japan’s Keio University on January 10 and 11 at the Centre for Life Sciences. 

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A calling for change

Keen to make a difference in the lives of others, Mr Kenneth Chua enrolled in the two-year Master of Science in Audiology programme at NUS Medicine. Being part of the pioneer batch of 16 students from the programme, he is now part of the small pool of 60 expatriate and overseas trained audiologists in Singapore.

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Pregnant women with lack of sleep at higher risk of gestational diabetes

Pregnant women who sleep less than six hours a night are twice as likely to get gestational diabetes (GDM) compared to those who sleep seven to eight hours, the latest findings from the GUSTO (Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes) study show.

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Antibiotics no longer deliver KO punch

Antibiotic resistance have become more common in Singapore, with several thousand cases each year. It has also been flagged as a serious concern worldwide. Antibiotic resistance happens when antibiotics are overused or misused and microbes such as bacteria and viruses become resistant to the effects of medicines that previously killed them.

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MOH announces new monitoring programme on infants of Zika-infected mums

Infants of Zika-infected mothers will be monitored through a new programme set up by MOH to study Zika-related developmental problems, advance medical knowledge on the virus and address the risk of microcephaly in babies while in the womb.

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