Gambling disorder is a medical illness

Gambling addiction is a growing cause of concern as the number of people gambling in Singapore has risen over the past few years. NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Thomas Lee explains how doctors assess and treat gambling addiction, and how families and friends of gambling addicts can help them rid their addiction.

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New dean appointed for NUS medical school

The National University of Singapore today announced the appointment of fetal growth and early development clinician-researcher Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng as the 17th Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 1 January 2019. He succeeds Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, who has led the School since 2011.

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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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