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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Well-wishes from a patient

Dr Yew Tong Wei, assistant professor at NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine and Consultant at the NUH’s Division of Endocrinology, recalled a touching encounter with a patient before leaving for Scotland to further his studies.

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Reversing frailty

The Lien Foundation opens a senior-friendly strength-training programme to the public to reverse frailty among the elderly. Based on a study led by Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin from NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine, it is possible to reduce or even reverse physical frailty in the elderly, and improve their quality of life.

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Clinical Nutrition Research Centre hosts presidential visit

President Halimah Yacob visited the A*STAR’s Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) on 11 December 2017 for a briefing on its research programmes and a tour of the facility.

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NUS researchers uncover novel pathway to suppress virus-induced cancers

Dr Sudhakar Jha and Ms Deepa Rajagopalan from Department of Biochemistry, NUS Medicine and Cancer Science Institute, NUS have identified a novel molecular pathway by which a tumour suppressor, TIP60, inhibits the growth of cancer cells. The study paves the way for the development of new therapeutic strategies that could impede the spread of virus-induced cancers.

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Right mindset for a good race

The key to running a good race is to acknowledge that no matter how the race turns out, you would still be a winner, said NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Mok Ying Ren. Reframing your mindset would allow you to stay focus on your process and not be too stressed over the end result.

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Don’t ignore blood clot in vein

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein, usually in the leg. If the clot travels to the lungs and becomes lodged there, it becomes pulmonary embolism (PE), and is exceedingly dangerous if left alone. "Left untreated, more than 50 per cent of the patients with DVT will get PE," said Dr Yap Eng Soo.

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