Take care of your kidneys

Kidney failure is on the rise in Singapore, with approximately five people being diagnosed with the condition daily, up from four a day six years ago. Thus, Dr Kwek Jia Liang shares the possible causes of kidney failure and the treatment options available.

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Developing cancer treatments to target cancer biology

Recent research in the field of cancer medicine has provided valuable insights that have driven the development of novel therapeutics targeting the cancer biology, which may eventually grow into smarter cancer treatments that can benefit patients with cancers that are refractory to modern chemotherapy and radiotherapy, according to Dr Tan Poh Lin.

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Inception of proton beam therapy

Proton beam therapy is a type of particle therapy that uses proton beams to target diseased tissue such as cancer cells, and will be introduced in Singapore by 2021. NUS Medicine alumni Professor Soo Khee Chee and Dr Lee Kim Shang share how the therapy differs from standard cancer treatments using conventional radiation, and what benefits it can offer to cancer patients.

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Keeping asthma at bay

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lung airways and it has allegedly become prevalent in recent years due to our sanitised living environment, prompting Dr Mariko Koh and Dr Jim Teo Yeo Kwan to discuss the common triggers of asthma and how asthmatics can manage their condition better.

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Novel insights into heart failure

A study done by a group of researchers including Professor Arthur Mark Richards and Professor Tan Huay Cheem has discovered that heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction may survive longer with proper care, potentially changing the way they are cared for by doctors.

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Going nuts over peanuts

Amidst the recent decision made by several airlines to stop serving peanuts on their flights to avert the risk of allergic reaction, NUS Medicine alumna Dr Lydia Wong explains why such a change may be necessary and sheds light on the potential severity of peanut allergies.

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Be wary of heat injuries

As heat injuries become increasingly rife in Singapore due to its hot and humid climate, NUS Medicine alumnus Dr Roger Tian explains what the types of heat injuries are, their symptoms and what preventive measures can be taken.

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