Ethics of telemedicine

Telemedicine is gaining more ground in Singapore, from progress seen in hospital programmes to new online platforms for patients to search and book healthcare professionals. Telehealth programmes help medical professionals to monitor patients and their conditions remotely, often through wireless medical devices in their homes.

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Involving diabetes patients in their own care

Starting this September 2017, 400 diabetes patients at National University Hospital (NUH) will be receiving results of the tests for their blood sugar and cholesterol levels, weight, kidney function, and eye and foot screenings, a week before their doctor's appointment, in a pilot test.

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Nursing gains popularity

More students are opting to take up the Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree programme at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Nursing). The department received 2,200 applications in 2017, an increase from 1,730 applications two years ago.

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Overeating in our food heaven

Singaporeans are eating more over the past two decades, according to the Health Promotion Board’s National Nutrition Surveys. The Surveys found out that the calories-intake by an average Singaporean has increased from 2,062kcal in 1998, to 2,624kcal in 2010.

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NUS Medicine student finishes third in ST Run

Second-year NUS Medicine student Abigail Sim, who is an avid runner, finished third in the 10km women’s race of the 2017 Straits Times Run, with a timing of 48min 37sec.

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Insights into ageing and the elderly

A new book on dementia written by Professor Kua Ee Heok of NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine was launched in June 2017. Titled ‘Colours of Ageing’, it is a collection of Prof Kua’s research findings, stories and individuals’ experiences from his past 30 years of research on dementia and mental health.

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The physiology of runners

Dr Ivan Low, research fellow and exercise physiologist from NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy, explained the physiology of endurance runners.

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