Managing diabetes with NUH pilot programme

Chronic conditions such as diabetes have become increasingly prevalent primarily due to medical advancements and lifestyle changes over the years. Dr Yew Tong Wei explained that it is important for patients to take charge of their conditions.

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Landmark genetic study better predicts stomach cancer

A research team led by National University Health System (NUHS) and Duke-NUS Medical School has used genomic technologies to better understand intestinal metaplasia (IM), a known risk factor for gastric (stomach) cancer. Patients with IM are six times more likely to develop stomach cancer than those without.

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The dangers of e-cigarettes

The use of e-cigarettes is becoming increasingly popular among youth as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Dr See Kay Choong explained how e-cigarettes could cause more harm than traditional cigarettes.

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Reviewing coverage for outpatient bone marrow transplants

Blood cancer patients may opt for outpatient bone marrow transplants at a lower cost as a MediShield Life Review Committee reviews on the extension the coverage to outpatient treatment.

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He didn’t let the past shape his future

“For my PSLE, I got 181 points. At first I didn’t feel much, but after I got my results and returned home, my parents saw the results and they were quite disappointed in me.” Tan Jun Xiang was from Normal Academic Stream in secondary school, but his determination to achieve his aims led him to NUS Medicine.

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An EyeDEA to help glaucoma patients

EyeDEA, a three-in-one solution to help glaucoma patients to keep track of their eye medications and dosages that was invented by a team of three doctors, a research engineer and two medical students, was awarded a top prize for the Grants4Apps Singapore Open Innovation Challenge, a programme organised by NUS Enterprise and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

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Malnutrition among the elderly

Malnutrition among elderly is a serious health issue, and SingHealth had recently announced the launch of a new study to help undernourished elderly in Singapore. Assoc Prof Ng Tze Pin, research director in the Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS Medicine, commented on the significance of this new interventional study.

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