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​How Our Research Transforms Lives

Manage Chronic Disease Complications
Chronic diseases are long-term, progressive conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and stroke. Globally, they are significant contributors of disability and premature deaths[1]. In Singapore, diabetes accounts for 10% of the disease burden[2]. Read about how our clinicians have developed an effective and non-invasive method to detect the complication risks of diabetes.          

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Saving Lives, Saving Legs

Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 
What happens when microorganisms in our bodies, such as viruses, are no longer threatened by drugs created to destroy them? Find out how our clinicians tackle this growing healthcare concern.

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Battling a Global Health Concern – AMR

Enable our Elderly to Age with Strength and Meaning
Many seniors suffer multiple conditions – frailty, vision loss, hearing loss, diabetes and dementia[3]. Read about how we look into active ageing in the local context to help our older adults lead longer, quality lives, even in illness.  

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Ageing Actively in Singapore

Ease Joint Pains
Knee, back and joint pains are familiar to many of us, not just to the elderly. The pain can be so severe that the sufferer can barely walk or sleep. We believe the way we walk could be an important factor, especially in Asia where wearing slippers or going barefooted is common. Read about our work to prevent the worsening of pain.

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Stopping the Worsening of Pain

Stop Chronic Itch
People with severe eczema struggle daily – lost sleep, ugly scars, and mental health problems[4]. With 1 in 10 people affected by this condition, the cases of eczema in Singapore is one of the highest worldwide[5].  The National Skin Centre is identifying sustainable cures to help those who are suffering everyday.

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Enabling Itch-free Lives

References:

[1] Chronic Diseases: Understanding the Medical Conditions and their Causes. HealthHub. (2019). https://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/diseases-and-conditions/96/topics_chronic_diseases.

[2] Diabetes in Singapore. HealthHub. (2019). https://www.healthhub.sg/a-z/diseases-and-conditions/626/diabetes.

[3] Choo, F. (2019, May 8). Proportion of older adults with multiple chronic diseases surges. The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/proportion-of-older-adults-with-multiple-chronic-diseases-surges.

[4] Baker, J. A. (2018, October 15). Tackling that itch: Demand for help with skin issues on the rise in Singapore. CNA. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/skin-issues-eczema-increase-singapore-rashes-10760004.

[5] Baker, J. A. (2018, October 15). Tackling that itch: Demand for help with skin issues on the rise in Singapore. CNA. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/skin-issues-eczema-increase-singapore-rashes-10760004.