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Singapore Health 2018

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Singapore Health SH 50 - Mar/Apr 2018

Our cover story highlights a research breakthrough in cancer’s master gene, which is found mutated in almost half of all cancers. Researchers have discovered a way of attacking it with antibodies while leaving the unaffected tissue intact.   Also find out, in the battle against myopia, how parents can use an app to control their children’s use of mobile devices; and why people with diabetes should be careful of low blood sugar when driving.

In the same issue, read about a study which found that patients who suffer from lupus are also more prone to tuberculosis; a new scan for detecting prostate cancer recurrence when the cells are too small or too few;  a “scarless” technique for thyroid gland surgery;  and a home service for some multiple myeloma patients who receive chemotherapy via injection.

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Singapore Health SH 49 - Jan/Feb 2018

The practice of medicine is changing. In the latest Singapore Health, read about some initiatives that are continuing the advance towards better care for patients:  a new model of managing patients admitted through SGH’s A&E that boosts treatment for a quicker discharge; a GPS that makes for greater accuracy in lung scopes; and remote speech therapy consultations. There’s more – find out how researchers are growing bone in vacant tooth sockets to make it possible to do implants there; how diabetes can affect the heart; and how protein and Vitamin B2 are vital in the diet of the elderly.

Read the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Singapore Health (PDF)

Last Modified Date :23 Feb 2018