A doctor with a heart for community work and sports

Dr Ervin Sethi, alumnus of NUS Medicine (Class of 2017) shared how his experiences from a young age inspired him to become a doctor, and how he found time to pursue his passion for sports and community work while studying.

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Low-fat diets may benefit prostate cancer patients

Having low-fat meals with Abiraterone Acetate, a standard drug for prostate cancer, could improve treatment outcomes and reduce costs by up to 75 per cent, according to a study led by adjunct Associate Professor Goh Boon Cher from NUS Medicine.

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Good sleeping habits for better health

With sleep deprivation becoming a serious health issue due to Singapore’s stressful lifestyle and work-oriented culture, Assistant Professor Michael Lim sheds light on the importance of good sleeping habits, and the long-term health problems of not getting adequate good-quality sleep.

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Fending off colorectal cancer

A recent discovery of five married couples afflicted with colorectal cancer have prompted a team of researchers from NUS Medicine and National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) to study whether genetic or environmental factors are culpable.

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Tackling latent tuberculosis with preventive therapy

A latent form of tuberculosis (TB) could develop from exposure to TB bacteria, and is a prevalent condition amongst up to 30 per cent of older residents locally. This is a growing concern as latent TB can progress into infectious active TB when the carriers’ immunity weakens with age, according to Assistant Professor Catherine Ong. She shares how preventive therapy can help to address the threat.

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Cracking the mystery of flu transmission

New and more effective flu medicines could be in the offing after a multidisciplinary team of researchers from NUS Medicine used the CD151 protein to show how flu viruses infect people by hijacking a unique class of proteins within the host’s respiratory cellular machinery.

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Cancer treatable even for elderly patients

With cancer becoming more common amongst the elderly in Singapore, Assistant Professor Angela Pang shared how older patients are able to receive and tolerate the appropriate cancer treatments under the guidance of healthcare professionals and the support of their families.

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