Novel insights into heart failure

A study done by a group of researchers including Professor Arthur Mark Richards and Professor Tan Huay Cheem has discovered that heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction may survive longer with proper care, potentially changing the way they are cared for by doctors.

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Going nuts over peanuts

Amidst the recent decision made by several airlines to stop serving peanuts on their flights to avert the risk of allergic reaction, NUS Medicine alumna Dr Lydia Wong explains why such a change may be necessary and sheds light on the potential severity of peanut allergies.

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Be wary of heat injuries

As heat injuries become increasingly rife in Singapore due to its hot and humid climate, NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Roger Tian explains what the types of heat injuries are, their symptoms and what preventive measures can be taken.

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Quit panting, start checking

Thousands of people are brought to hospital emergency departments in Singapore every year due to shortness of breath, and about a quarter of them suffer from heart failure. Professor Arthur Mark Richards describes the complexities involved when diagnosing patients for heart failure, and the causes and symptoms to look out for.

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Debunking the conundrum of cancer treatment rejection

Medical advances have made many cancers treatable, but it is not uncommon for doctors to meet patients who refuse standard cancer treatments. Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran sheds light on the possible reasons why cancer patients may choose to opt out of conventional treatment methods after diagnosis.

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Measles not a huge concern for Singapore

The recent outbreak of measles in Japan and Taiwan have raised concerns about the disease in Singapore, but it is unlikely to be a concern due to the country’s immunisation programme, according to NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Leong Hoe Nam.

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Gambling disorder is a medical illness

Gambling addiction is a growing cause of concern as the number of people gambling in Singapore has risen over the past few years. NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Thomas Lee explains how doctors assess and treat gambling addiction, and how families and friends of gambling addicts can help them rid their addiction.

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