Doctors and dentists take up acupuncture

There is a growing interest in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) among practising doctors and dentists in recent years. They make up more than half of the 249 acupuncturists registered in Singapore. Assoc Prof Lau Tang Ching, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education at NUS Medicine, has been a registered acupuncturist since 2007.

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Pain management relief with acupuncture

NUH is one of the four public hospitals that offers acupuncture treatment to patients. Prof Lee Tat Leang said that the NUH acupuncture clinic receives more than 11,000 patient visits annually, and it is expecting to treat more patients this year.

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The wonders of medical research

Dr Michelle Poon shares her thoughts on how medical research has changed the lives of patients. Dr Poon specialises in leukemia treatments and she explains how some types of acute leukaemia require treatments that is the fruit of medical research.

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Standardised patients help with medical training

Part-time actors are now being engaged by medical schools to role-play as patients during medical training. These standardised patients (SPs) simulate patients and help mimic the symptoms and illnesses that medical students will eventually confront in their patients. 

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Research on atherosclerosis wins MSIWF grant

Dr Rufaihah Binte Abdul Jalil was awarded the Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation (MSIWF) grant for research on atherosclerosis, a common disease known to harden the arteries among the elderly.

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Medical textbook by NUS professors is an unexpected hit

A textbook on Emergency Medicine techniques by Associate Professors Shirley Ooi and Peter Manning has become an international bestseller.

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NUHS becomes new integrated health cluster

Singapore’s public healthcare sector will be reorganised into three integrated clusters for the central, eastern and western regions, and the National University Health System (NUHS) and Jurong Health Services (JurongHealth) will be merged into one.

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