More youths getting help for skin woes

More youths with skin problems such as acne and dermatitis are seeking professional help. NUS Medicine alumni commented on skin health and its influence on one’s mental state and vice versa, as well as empowering the public with knowledge and skills to take better care of their skin.

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Precision medicine brings new hope for cancer patients

Cancer patients who suffered relapses may find hope in a programme led by Dr David Tan from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine and consultant at National University Cancer Institute, Singapore’ (NCIS) Department of Haematology-Oncology. The programme helps to match cancer patients with certain genetic profiles to early-phase clinical trials of new drugs.

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Healthy habits start early

Schools have been increasing their efforts to cultivate healthy habits in children. But parents play an equally crucial role by continuing to serve healthy meals at home. Dr Yvonne Lim, NUS Medicine alumna and Consultant at NUH’s Division of Paediatric Endocrinology, shared that parents also play an equally important role in the development of a child's healthy eating and exercising habits.

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Pathology teaching goes digital

Today, the learning of pathology has been enhanced and aided through technology, thanks to the efforts of Associate Professor Nga Min En and colleagues at the Department of Pathology. Painstakingly, one specimen at a time, the team has rendered more than 700 specimens in digital format and made more than 250 of these specimens available online for medical students.

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Remembering Emeritus Professor K. Shanmugaratnam

We mourn the passing of Emeritus Professor K. Shanmugaratnam. He was a dedicated academic clinician who drove himself to excel and in so doing, set the benchmark for the teaching and practice of Pathology at the University and in Singapore.

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Food allergies no more

Food allergies may be fatal and should not be taken lightly. Now, there is a treatment known as oral immunotherapy (OIT) to help manage food allergies. It works by allowing an individual with food allergy to consume a small amount of the trigger food, rather than avoiding it to increase the body’s tolerance level.

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Got your back

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. Associate Professor Gabriel Liu from NUS Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery shares how prevalent scoliosis is, and the common surgical treatment for the condition.

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