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A Ray of Hope for Organ Transplant Patients

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Feb
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Eating less white rice may not cut diabetes risk, studies show

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An article on the research conducted by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), NUS and Duke-NUS Medical School on how the overall quality of diet is more important to decrease the risk of diabetes.

 

Professor Rob Martinus Van Dam, Vice –Dean (Academic Affairs) and Domain Leader of epidemiology, NUS SSHSPH, mentioned that there is not much of an increase in the risk of diabetes over a relatively wide range of rice intakes and that the study showed that a person who eats less rice is likely to eat more of something else to maintain the same calorie intake. A person may choose more noodle dishes, which are often cooked in sauces that are high in salt and oil, while others may eat more meat to feel full. These increase their risk of diabetes. Instead, if they substitute rice with whole grains, it decreases the risk of diabetes.

 

Another study used established diet quality indices to determine the overall "quality" of a person's dietary pattern and measured the link between diet quality and diabetes risk. The study found that whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and a moderate amount of dairy were associated with lower risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Sugar-sweetened drinks, processed meat and red meat - including beef, pork and even the darker portions of poultry like chicken thigh meat - were found to be associated with higher risks of the same diseases.


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6
Jul
2018

A Glimpse into Hospitals of the Future

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​Healthcare professionals, data scientists and medical innovators are coming together to showcase innovative healthcare technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools at a first-of-itskind public sector symposium and exhibition in Singapore. The National University Health System (NUHS) will also launch its own healthcare AI system: DISCOVERY AI – a learning data-driven platform that can assist the healthcare team by refining data and information to enhance clinical diagnoses, flag higher-risk patients, and automate hospital processes to deliver better value based healthcare.

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4
Apr
2018

Taking a standard prostate cancer drug with low-fat food, instead of on empty stomach, could boost outcome and lower drug costs by 75% for patients with reduced daily dosage

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Prostate cancer patients taking Abiraterone Acetate, a standard drug for prostate cancer, with a low-fat meal instead of on an empty stomach, as prescribed, could decrease their daily dose, boost outcome and lowers cost for the patient.

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14
Mar
2018

Keat Hong Family Medicine Clinic and NUHS bring quality and affordable healthcare and specialist-supported services even closer to homes in the west

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Singapore, 14 March 2018 – Residents of Choa Chu Kang and its surrounding neighbourhoods are enjoying the convenient access to quality and affordable healthcare services closer to home at Keat Hong Family Medicine Clinic (FMC), in care partnership with NUHS. This FMC was set up as a joint public-private partnership between Trilink Healthcare and the National University Health System (NUHS).

 

The Keat Hong FMC is conveniently located in the heart of Choa Chu Kang and accredited under the MOH Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) scheme. Hence, CHAS patients will enjoy subsidies for consultation, medication and laboratory fees.  With a focus on chronic disease management, the FMC provides physiotherapy, ultrasound and diabetic foot screening to help patients better monitor and manage their conditions. 

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Mar
2018

Singapore and New Zealand-led research showed better survival outcomes in one type of heart failure

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​A joint 7-year cohort study of 2039 patients in both Singapore’s restructured hospitals and New Zealand’s hospitals, revealed answers to key questions about the epidemiology of heart failure. The study recently published in the European Heart Journal, set out how two distinct forms of heart failure previously considered similar in prevalence and risk of death, are in fact very different. 

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Jan
2018

Researchers discover molecular nets inside heart muscles which hold promise for new heart failure treatment

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​Local researchers have discovered that a group of molecules, called chondroitin sulfate, normally found only in connective tissues such as the cartilage, accumulates and causes inflammation in the hearts of patients with heart failure. 

The discovery was made jointly by the National University Health System (NUHS), A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and is now published in Circulation, a journal from the American Heart Association. 

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5
Jan
2018

Landmark genetic study better predicts stomach cancer

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A research team led by National University Health System (NUHS) and Duke-NUS Medical School has used genomic technologies to better understand intestinal metaplasia (IM), a known risk factor for gastric (stomach) cancer. Patients with IM are six times more likely to develop stomach cancer than those without. This study is an important part of an ambitious investigation to understand why some people develop stomach cancer, while others do not. The research, which was published in one of the top cancer research journals, Cancer Cell, could also help detect patients who are infected with the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, which is also linked to the disease.

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