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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Christmas in Afghanistan

Dr Wee Teck Young, who is an alumnus from Class of 1993, has been a volunteer in war-torn Afghanistan since 2004. The locals don’t celebrate Christmas there, but find out how Dr Wee spent his.

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A new biomarker for breast cancer

An oncogene discovered by Assistant Professor Lim Yoon Pin and his team could be used as a biomarker for the early detection and prognosis of breast cancer. The patent has been licensed to a local biomedical diagnostic company, which may commercialise it into a test kit by next year.

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More Singaporeans step up to interact with foreign workers

More Singaporeans have stepped up to offer support and interact with foreign workers. Students from NUS College of Alice and Peter Tan and NUS Medicine recently volunteered at an inter-dormitory cricket competition and helped to measure migrant workers’ blood pressure.

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