Diabetes hits the young

One in nine Singaporeans has diabetes, and three in 10 of those aged 60 years old and above have diabetes. However, the prevalence of diabetes among the younger people is rising too, with 20 per cent of those under 40 years old getting diagnosed with the disease. Dr Cindy Ho from NUS Medicine’s Department of Paediatrics gave some insights into Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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Growing tech start-ups in healthcare

More tech-enabled healthcare start-ups have sprung up in Singapore, with more patients using apps to enhance their clinical treatments in hospitals. Associate Professor James Yip from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine sees patients increasingly using health-tech applications that help them attain better health.

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Go, Team Singapore!

Team Singapore entered its fifth day of competition at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) on 23 August with a haul of 20 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze medals, placing them second overall on the medal tally table, ahead of Vietnam and just behind host Malaysia. NUS students and alumni are among some of these decorated athletes, flying the Singapore flag high and making the nation and their families proud.

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Putting Singapore on map of medical advances

Professor Lee Eng Hin shares how clinician scientists play a part in leading the charge to a healthier future.

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The National Medical Excellence Awards 2017

Congratulations, Professor Arijit Biswas (National Outstanding Clinician) and Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng (National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist)!

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New initiative to help seniors delay frailty

A recent study of 1051 older adults in Bukit Panjang by Associate Professor Reshma Merchant, Division Head of Geriatric Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, revealed that 37 per cent of the cohort were on the edge of becoming frail. Of this group, 6 per cent were found to be frail, while another 8 per cent suffered from cognitive impairment.

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Department of Biochemistry marks its 90th anniversary

The Department of Biochemistry turned 90 on August 4, 2017, having been established at the King Edward VII College of Medicine in 1927. From its humble beginnings as a mainly classical biochemistry department with a primary teaching mission, it has crossed sequential milestones to grow into a leader of biomedical sciences research and education.

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