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2021

Leadership Change at National University Heart Centre Singapore

National University Health System

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Jun
2021

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital develops surgical techniques to treat nasal deformity in Asians

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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10
Jun
2021

Singapore-UK Team to develop a novel device to reduce chemotherapy side-effects

National University Health System

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23
Apr
2021

New Book Offers Innovative Approach to Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Introduces a New Educational Concept

National University Heart Centre, Singapore

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7
Apr
2021

International Research Collaboration identifies a globally accessible treatment strategy for COVID-19

National University Health System

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31
Mar
2021

Primary Outcome Manuscript "Myo-inositol, Probiotics and Micronutrient Supplementation from Preconception for Glycemia in Pregnancy: NiPPeR International Multi-centre Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial" published in Diabetes Care

National University Health System

Increasing evidence suggests that a mother’s nutritional status at the onset of pregnancy has an important influence on the growth and development of her baby, and that a good nutritional status during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of pregnancy complications. A specific blend of nutrients and probiotics was tested in an international multicentre double blind randomised controlled trial NiPPeR (Nutritional Intervention Preconception and during Pregnancy to maintain healthy glucosE levels and offspRing health).  Researchers from the international EpiGen Global Research Consortium, an academic group of clinicians and scientists, specifically assessed the effects of a nutritional intervention, a combination of myo-inositol, probiotics and micronutrients, consumed both before and during pregnancy, on maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in pregnancy and sustaining a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
 
As published in the journal Diabetes Care, the study involved 1,729 women from the U.K., New Zealand and Singapore who were planning pregnancy – one of the largest international preconception randomised controlled trials of its type. While the study found that the intervention did not influence the mother’s blood sugar levels or birthweights of the 585 babies born, the nutritional supplement decreased the incidence of preterm birth, particularly the cases associated with preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes. 
 
A/Prof Shiao-Yng Chan, a principal investigator on the study from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, deputy executive director at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, and Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUH, commented: “One of the strengths of our study is the diversity of its participants as we have involved women of multiple ethnicities from the general population across three countries, which means that the outcomes have wide relevance to women planning for pregnancy. Additionally, the study included blinded intervention and control groups, so bias is minimised.” 


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Mar
2021

Leadership Change at the National University Hospital

National University Health System

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Mar
2021

NUH introduces minimally invasive approach for liver transplant to improve recovery of living donors

National University Health System

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16
Mar
2021

Singaporeans with high risk of Colorectal Cancer need to complete screening for early detection and treatment

National University Health System

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15
Mar
2021

Singapore trial on novel drug delivery technique offers hope to advanced cancer patients

National University Health System

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9
Feb
2021

New personalised healthcare partnership formed to improve outcomes for people with cancer in Singapore

National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

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