New NUS Medicine undergraduates

Ms Aqilah Faaiqah Shamsuri, Ms Aqilah Dariah Mohd Zulkarnain, Ms Norhashirin M Norman, Ms Isrin Farhana Anwardeen and Mr Sheikh Izzat Zainal-Abidin Bahajjaj have chosen to take up medical studies at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2017. Although they come from different educational backgrounds, they all share the same aspiration to help their fellow Singaporeans as doctors.

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Dirt and health

Many parents want clean, sterilised environments for their children. But while a certain degree of cleanliness and hygiene helps to maintain our children’s well-being and prevent communicable diseases, not exposing them to common microbes and bugs present in dirt leave them with a highly sensitive immune system that is more susceptible to inflammatory diseases and dangerous infectious agents.

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New NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing to advance biomedical and healthcare fields

The National University of Singapore Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS) was launched on July 21, 2017, by Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, at the Additive Manufacturing Healthcare Summit.

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How to combat colorectal cancer

Although many colorectal cancer patients recover well, Dr Tan Ker Kan, Assistant Professor from NUS Medicine’s Department of Surgery, advised people to go for screening early, as reports have shown that early screening improves survival outcomes. Screening includes a faecal occult blood test, colonoscopy and CT colonography.

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Fighting dementia

About 70,000 people in Singapore have dementia, according to a large in-depth study funded by the Ministry of Health and the Singapore Millennium Foundation of the Temasek Trust.

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Cure for hepatitis B around the corner

An estimated 257 million people worldwide are living with hepatitis B infection. Regionally, in South East Asia, hepatitis B affects about 3.3 per cent of the population, according to the World Health Organisation. In Singapore alone, about 160,000 people suffer from the viral infection that affects the liver.

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Life in the conflict zone

In 2002 and at the age of 33, NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Wee Teck Young packed his bags and left private medical practice and the comfort of family and friends, for the war zones of Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has spent more than a decade running a non-governmental organisation - Afghan Peace Volunteers - helping the needy and promoting non-violence as a way of life in war-torn Afghanistan.

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