Right mindset for a good race

The key to running a good race is to acknowledge that no matter how the race turns out, you would still be a winner, said NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Mok Ying Ren. Reframing your mindset would allow you to stay focus on your process and not be too stressed over the end result.

Read More

Don’t ignore blood clot in vein

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein, usually in the leg. If the clot travels to the lungs and becomes lodged there, it becomes pulmonary embolism (PE), and is exceedingly dangerous if left alone. "Left untreated, more than 50 per cent of the patients with DVT will get PE," said Dr Yap Eng Soo.

Read More

Zika in Singapore – one year on

Professor Arijit Biswas, a senior consultant at the National University Hospital's Women's Centre, who also works at NUS Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, said that although there appears to be a link between Zika and microcephaly in a developing fetus, the small number of pregnant women affected in Singapore also lowers the probability of having a baby with microcephaly.

Read More

Learning with tech tools

In a year’s time, medical students in Singapore will be able to see a patient's abdomen through a simulated X-ray vision. Called MediSIM, the program allows the students to learn about the human anatomy without causing inconvenience and pain to real patients.

Read More

Second opinions count

There isn’t a doctor who knows everything, which is why patients can seek a second opinion if they consult a doctor who realises he is not familiar with the problem, and refers them to a specialist, said Dr Soh Jian Yi from NUS Medicine’s Department of Paediatrics in a commentary.

Read More

Young doctors more burnt-out

The majority of young doctors training to be specialists in Singapore feel burnt-out, according to a local study by NUS Medicine, National Heart Centre Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School. This may affect their ability to empathise with patients.

Read More

Winners of the President’s Science and Technology Awards 2017

Professor Edward Warren Holmes and Dr Li Jingmei clinched the President’s Science and Technology Medal (PSTM) and Young Scientist Award (YSA) respectively at this year's President’s Science and Technology Awards (PSTA).

Read More