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25
Nov
2020

我国新增18起境外输入病例 连续14天无本土感染 (18 new imported cases in Singapore with no local infection for 14 consecutive days)

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​Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of SSHSPH, commented that the situation within the community is optimistic as it proved that the series of preventive safety measures have been effective, but cautioned that there may still be asymptomatic cases lurking within the community.

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25
Nov
2020

Conflict between doctors and online review start-up resolved

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​On the DoctorxDentist website controversy, A/Prof Jeremy Lim, Director of the Leadership Institute for Global Health at SSHSPH, said reviews help customers get a better understanding of what they are buying before they buy. However, he noted, in the healthcare world, patient satisfaction with their healthcare provider is not actually correlated with good outcomes.

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24
Nov
2020

Four social workers honoured for their efforts

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​Ms Lim Boon Chee (Principal Medical Social Worker, Medical Social Services, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital) received the Outstanding Social Worker Award 2020 in a virtual ceremony held yesterday, for her tireless efforts in helping vulnerable groups in Singapore and overseas. The award is the highest accolade given to social workers for their exemplary achievements in serving the community.

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24
Nov
2020

How Covid-19 has impacted the fight against bacterial infections and antimicrobial resistance

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​A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice-Dean of Global Health and Programme Leader of Infectious Diseases, SSHSPH, discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has diverted attention and resources away from multiple public health initiatives both internationally and in Singapore, including efforts directed towards containing antimicrobial. Nonetheless, he noted, the experience of containing COVID-19 has also shown us that innovative and rapid solutions are possible if sufficient attention and resources are directed to a problem.

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22
Nov
2020

Would you take virus test to go clubbing?

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​Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of SSHSPH, said a negative COVID-19 test does not guarantee that a person is infection-free since the virus has an incubation period during which a person can test negative. He also said there is always the possibility of a false negative result. Until there is a foolproof way of making sure every single person at a karaoke outlet or a nightclub is not infected, measures such as mask wearing and safe distancing will need to remain as a precaution, he cautioned. 

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22
Nov
2020

“字述一年”10汉字出炉 “疫年“悲情回顾 哪个字最有厚度 (Lianhe Zaobao announced 10 chinese characters for “Word of the Year” poll to reflect this year’s pandemic)

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Lianhe Zaobao gathered five experts, including Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of SSHSPH, to select 10 Chinese characters for its annual “Word of the Year” poll. The public is invited to participate in the online poll and choose one character to reflect the Year of 2020, which has been beset by the pandemic. 

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21
Nov
2020

香港病例增加“航空泡泡”生变?民航局:新港密切联系随时通报情况 (Cases in Hong Kong increases and travel bubble changes? Civil Aviation Authority: Hong Kong and Singapore to keep close contacts and updates on situation)

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Prof Teo Yik Ying, Dean of SSHSPH, said that the risk of transmission for travels to Hong Kong is higher compared to the previous month due to the rising number of cases. He shared that travellers can protect themselves by observing safety measures such as mask wearing and frequent hand washing.
 
In a separate article published in Lianhe Wanbao, Prof Dale Fisher, Senior Consultant, NUH Division of Infectious Diseases, opined that the travel bubble should not be postponed as virus transmission from Hong Kong is low with the authorities adopting contact tracing and preventive safety measures. He added that the travel bubble would help alleviate the social and economic impact of Covid-19 and many families who have been separated due to border controls.

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20
Nov
2020

A COVID-19 vaccine in Singapore? Here's what has to happen first

Channel NewsAsia

​Asst Prof Clarence Tam of SSHSPH and Asst Prof Voo Teck Chuan of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, NUSMed, opined that beyond the initial promising results of the potential vaccines, there are many reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the implications for ending the pandemic. For instance, more still needs to be known about how the vaccines really work so that we can best use them. The need to work out and ensure a fair system for global vaccine allocation, and the need to assure and effectively communicate the rationale behind vaccination policies with the public, are just some of the global challenges on this long road to recovery. 

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20
Nov
2020

Death toll hits 29 in S’pore’s worst dengue outbreak

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​A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice-Dean of Global Health and Programme Leader of Infectious Diseases, SSHSPH, shared that in reality over 100,000 more people would have been infected with dengue as only about a fifth of people infected see a doctor and are diagnosed. Moreover, those who are not diagnosed can still pass the disease on to others if bitten by a mosquito while infected.

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19
Nov
2020

China insists virus can be spread through food imports; others disagree

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​During a coronavirus outbreak at a Beijing wholesale market in June, the Chinese health authorities pinned the blame on imported salmon, pulling hundreds of kilograms of the fatty fish off supermarket shelves and menus.

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19
Nov
2020

Humans can work with digital counterparts to help our economy grow

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​The Business Times published a commentary which mentioned NUHS’s implementation of intelligent automation to help staff update patient records across medical and IT systems seamlessly and quickly during the Covid-19 pandemic, which ended up saving more than 18 hours of human labour per day.

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18
Nov
2020

Can Covid-19 spread through frozen food or food packaging?

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A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice-Dean of Global Health and Programme Leader of Infectious Diseases, SSHSPH, and Prof Dale Fisher, Senior Consultant, NUH Division of Infectious Diseases, discussed why it is not necessary to screen all imported frozen food in Singapore, as well as the implications of the Sars-CoV-2 virus persisting on frozen food packaging.


ST also mentioned an ongoing study co-led by Duke-NUS Medical School ABSL3 laboratory, in collaboration with Prof Fisher from NUSMed, which has found that the Sars-CoV-2 virus, could survive – in sufficiently high amounts – on frozen fish, chicken and pork for three weeks at refrigeration temperature.

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18
Nov
2020

本地研究:病毒可在冷冻肉存活三周 (Local study: Covid-19 virus could survive on frozen food for three weeks)

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​一项本地研究显示,冠病病毒可在冷冻肉类中存活长达三个星期。根据《海峡时报》报道,新加坡杜克—国大医学院助理教授丹妮尔安德森(Danielle Anderson)与国大医院传染病科高级顾问医生戴尔·弗斯尔(Dale Fisher)教授合作,研究冠病病毒在冷藏与冷冻食物的“寿命”以及传染性。

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17
Nov
2020

心有余而腿力不足 (The spirit is willing but the leg is weak)

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​Commentary by Dr Peter Chang, Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS, highlighted facts on peripheral artery disease and how this disease can be treated.

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17
Nov
2020

国大医院推出 新手机应用教导糖尿病孕妇控制病情 (NUH introduces new smartphone app to coach pregnant women with GDM)

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​为提升孕妇病患控制糖尿病病情的能力,约10名来自不同领域的国大医院专业人员,包括内分泌学家、产科医生、糖尿病教育者和营养师,与医药科技公司Jana Care合作,研发名为Habits-GDM的应用。

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