Arthritis that can lead to joint damage

Contrary to popular belief, anyone can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis. “It is a risk factor for heart disease,” says Dr Manjari Lahiri from NUS Department of Medicine. In commemoration of World Arthritis Day on 12 October, Dr Lahiri shares how rheumatoid arthritis affects people and provides tips to affected patients.

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‘Special drink’ in gestational diabetes study

A local study called NiPPeR plans to help women before they conceive and throughout their pregnancy to maintain healthy sugar levels with a special drink containing myo-inosito. Researchers hopes the formula may potentially prevent pregnant women from developing gestational diabetes and lower the risk of their babies becoming obese or diabetic later in life.

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Public Health Service 2016

The annual Public Health Service (PHS) was held on 8 October 2016 for the 11th year. Led by NUS Medicine students, PHS provides free health screening services to local residents aged 40 and above. The screening garnered support from 27 sponsors and over 20 partners. It aims to help 1,500 residents, together with over 600 medical, nursing, pharmacy and dental student volunteers. Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State, Ministry of Health, graced the opening ceremony at Clementi Ave.

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Low blood pressure study reveals some areas for caution

SingHealth Polyclinic researchers and NUS Medicine students found that being older than 70 is linked to a form of low blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. Based on the 2013 study done on 364 elderly patients, one in 10 of these patients suffers from orthostatic hypotension. They experience dizziness from a drop of blood pressure when they stand up from a resting position, and are more prone to lose their balance and falls.

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Local unis in step with teaching in changing times

Singapore universities that offer established degree courses such as law, medicine and engineering, constantly review their courses and curriculums to keep them relevant. Assoc Prof Yeoh Khay Guan, Dean of NUS Medicine, shares how the NUS Medical School refines its curriculum to keep pace with new healthcare challenges in Singapore.

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NUS Medicine ranks first in Asia again

NUS Medicine ranks first in Asia for the second consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016–2017 by subject - clinical, pre-clinical and health. Read more about the four subject areas in NUS which have been placed among the top 20 in the world.

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Neem inhibits prostate cancer

Researchers have discovered that nimbolide, an extract found in the leaves of the neem plant, has shown great potential in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. Through oral administration of its bioactive compound, it can significantly suppress invasion and migration of prostate cancer cells, and reduce the tumour size and spread.

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