Do not neglect elderly depression

Amidst the growth in the number of depressed seniors in Singapore, Dr Chris Tsoi from the Department of Psychological Medicine explains what the common risk factors of elderly depression are, and what interventions are available to assist elderly patients with depressive symptoms.

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More treatment options for eczema

More treatment options for eczema have surfaced in recent years. NUS Medicine alumni Dr Yew Yik Weng and Dr Chong Jin Ho give a low-down on how each treatment option works.

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Catch sight of glaucoma

Glaucoma is an irreversible eye disease that can go undetected in its early stages, and affects roughly three percent of the population in Singapore. Assistant Professor Victor Koh shares the risk factors of glaucoma and how early detection and treatment is key to preventing blindness from glaucoma.

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The bacteria living on our hands

An experiment supervised by Assistant Professor Chris Sham discovered that harmful bacteria which can cause diseases including pneumonia and gastrointestinal illnesses may contaminate hands that come into contact with various objects such as mobile phones and trolley handles.

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Well-prepared for heart attacks

As more people in Singapore have been getting heart attacks, Professor Tan Huay Cheem shared the risk factors of heart attacks and how Singapore has been improving its medical procedures to treat heart attack patients faster.

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Money not the main motivation for doctors

Amidst the recent debate on rising healthcare costs in Singapore, NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Chong Siow Ann shared his take on whether doctors are financially driven and if they are contributing to the issue.

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More bane than boon in reliance on heroin

NUS Medicine alumni, Dr Adrian Wang and Dr Thomas Lee, shared how heroin users grow reliant on the drug, the negative effects of heroin addiction and what doctors are doing to help these users recover and prevent relapses.

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