Quick action is key for stroke victims

"People need to know that the (stroke) treatments are very effective if they get treated within the 4.5-hour window. We reduce their risk of dying from the stroke significantly and we give them the best chance of living an independent life," said Associate Professor Vijay Kumar Sharma from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine.

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Winning the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Singapore launched its National Strategic Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) on 1 November 2017. The Plan includes five core strategies to limit the spread of antimicrobial-resistant microbes and the hard to treat drug-resistant infections that they can cause. Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, who leads the AMR Programme at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine share their views in a commentary piece.

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Congratulations, Dr Isaac Liu

Dr Isaac Liu (Class of 2006), Consultant at the National University Hospital’s Department of Paediatrics is one of the recipients of the Singapore Youth Award (SYA). He is awarded for his exemplary achievements in paediatric nephrology, and his tireless efforts in helping children with renal ailments.

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Silent Mentors Programme

A rise in donated cadavers to NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy has allowed medical students to take up dissection classes since 2016.

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Congratulations, Dr Ronald Stephen McCoy (MBBS Class of 1956), Founder of ICAN

Congratulations, Dr Ronald Stephen McCoy (MBBS Class of 1956), Founder of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)!

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Free health and dental screening services in Jurong

Some 1,100 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents age 40 years old and above were screened for frailty, mental and oral health as well as chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and various cancers, at a free comprehensive health screening on 21 and 22 October 2017.

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Oasis of calm for patients with delirium

In April 2017, the National University Hospital set up a Silver Unit – a six-bed unit officially called the specialised innovative longevity elderly recovery unit – to cater to elderly patients with delirium.

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