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Congratulations Prof Kua Ee Heok for receiving the Public Service Star

10 Aug 2018

Congratulations to Prof Kua Ee Heok on being awarded The Public Service Star (BBM) at the 2018 National Day Awards! The Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Star), instituted in 1963, is awarded to any person who has rendered valuable public service to the people of Singapore, or who has distinguished themselves in the field of arts and letters,…

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Call for Abstracts: 5th NUS Academic Psychiatry Conference 2019

20 Jul 2018

We are now accepting free paper and poster abstracts for the 5th NUS International Psychiatry Conference (21-22 January 2019) which is being held in Singapore! The theme for the upcoming conference is Resilience Across the Age Continuum. When submitting your abstracts, please ensure that the following components are included: Title, Authorship, Background, Objective, Design or Approach, Results, and…

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Congratulations to the Winners of Best Clerkship Prize in Psychiatry AY2017/18!

01 Mar 2018

(Pictured, left to right) Mr Randy Soh, Mr Poon Kei Jun, A/Prof John Wong, Ms Geraldine Lei, and Mr Marcus Tan  We are delighted to announce that Mr Randy Soh, Mr Poon Kei Jun, Ms Geraldine Lei, and Mr Marcus Tan have won the Best Clerkship Prize for AY2017/2018! This Annual Clerkship Prize is a…

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Hearing loss linked to dementia

27 Feb 2018

A local study on Singaporeans has revealed that people aged 55 and above with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia. As more than 60 per cent of Singaporeans aged above 60 years old experience varying forms of hearing loss, the findings could prove to be significant; opening the possibility that early diagnosis and…

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Dementia-prevention programme to expand to 40 community centres by 2023

20 Feb 2018

Around 2,000 more people aged 50 and above who are at risk of dementia will benefit from a programme that aims to prevent the disease. The Age Well Every Day programme, which has activities such as mindfulness awareness practice and exercise, will be scaled up to 40 community centres by 2023, up from its current nine…

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The health implications of a better diet among the Elderly

20 Dec 2017

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. “Numerous studies show that malnutrition…

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Reversing frailty

15 Dec 2017

The Lien Foundation opens a senior-friendly strength-training programme to the public to reverse frailty among the elderly, which is possible based on a study led by Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin from NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine. The study found that half of the elderly in Singapore living at home are frail, but it is not…

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Hikikomori – Hidden Youth Syndrome Symposium 2017

24 Nov 2017

Hikikomori – Hidden Youth is an evolving syndrome affecting late adolescents and young adults, presenting with features of social withdrawal, isolation, depression, social anxiety with psychosocial impairment and internet gaming addiction, which is estimated to affect 1.6 percent of youth globally, especially in Asian cities like Japan, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. A/Prof John Wong…

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