Young heart attack survivors still at risk of dying early

Associate Professor Mark Chan’s research shows that young heart attack survivors below 40 years old are still at risk of dying earlier, as the damage stays with them. Their risk of death increases by 1 percent each year. The team of researchers studied more than 15,000 heart attack patients in Singapore over 12 years.

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NUS Medicine Establishes International Council to Enhance Global Network

The NUS Medicine International Council (NIC) is an invitation-only group of international business leaders, academics and experts from various fields to advise the Yong Loo School of Medicine on its strategic development and to connect it to international constituencies.

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NUS Medicine holds Singapore’s first global healthcare simulation conference

On November 15 to 17, NUS Medicine hosted the 3rd Asia-Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare 2016, a conference which saw healthcare educators and practitioners learning and sharing about the latest healthcare simulation technologies and methodologies used in hospitals and medical schools worldwide.

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Misconceptions about antibiotics

A team of students and staff from NUS Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health revealed that a third of patients who visit general practitioner (GP) clinics had misconceptions that antibiotics could help with common ailments. Conducted in 2015, the study was done on 914 patients aged 21 and above from 24 GP clinics.

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Hopes for new ovarian cancer treatment

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer diagnosed among women globally. A study on ovarian cancer cells, particularly a type of cancer named Mes subtype, has led to a discovery of a new possible treatment strategy.

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Historic buildings of NUS Medicine

The College of Medicine and Tan Teck Guan Buildings have been recognised as national monuments and part of Singapore’s medical heritage. The two buildings were built in 1926 and 1910 respectively, and NUS Medicine occupied it for over six decades.

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Dodging cancer: Wishful thinking now, a reality one day

Adjunct Professor Ng Huck Hui shares how the future of precision medicine is transformed by the advancement of medicine, science and technology, the convergences of these fields, and cancer might be overcome effectively.

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