22 February 2019 | General News

Prof Sumit Agarwal, Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor at NUS Business School and Professor in the depts of Economics, Finance and Real Estate at NUS noted that rising interests in Singapore will have an impact on consumers with existing loans or those thinking of taking out new loans. He opined that the most vulnerable consumers would be those who do not understand financial markets and how banking works, and that greater financial literacy would allow consumers to make better decisions. 

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21 February 2019 | Research

A research team from Duke-NUS Medical School, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and an Australian health institution has found that diabetics who consume diet soft drinks are twice more at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, a severe type of diabetic eye disease that can cause blindness.

Lianhe Zaobao

20 February 2019 | Research

Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School have found that teenagers who observed a segmented sleeping pattern tend to be more alert and have better memory and mood than those who sleep 6.5 hours continuously in a stretch. However, the blood sugar level for these segmented sleepers may be 50 per cent higher than the continuous sleepers, putting them at higher diabetes risk.

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20 February 2019 | General News

Dr Stijn Massar, a Senior Research Fellow and Ms Ruth Leong, a PhD student, both at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of the Duke-NUS Medical School, wrote about the consequences of the lack of sleep and how better sleep benefits health, productivity and cognition.

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20 February 2019 | General News

At the Tembusu Forum titled “Singapore and the United Kingdom: 1819 to 2019”, Ambassador-At-Large Prof Tommy Koh appraised British colonial rule of Singapore to be 60 per cent “good” and 40 per cent “bad”. Other speakers at the event included Prof John Miksic, Dept of Southeast Asian Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Mr Kennie Ting, Director of Asian Civilisations Museum; and His Excellency Scott Wightman, High Commissioner of the British High Commission, Singapore.

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20 February 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap, Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at NUS Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Tan Yan Yi, a full-time National Serviceman, shared their view on how Budget 2019 positions Singapore for the future.

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19 February 2019 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Chairman of the Centre of International Law and Rector of Tembusu College at NUS, opined that Singapore women have done well in achieving parity with men but in other parts of the world, the struggle continues. 

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19 February 2019 | General News

The NUS’ upcoming maths-themed Arts Festival that is organised from 15 to 23 March 2019 will feature a drama production A Disappearing Number for one night on 15 March. The festival is in its 14th year and past editions have explored topics such as quantum physics and dystopias.

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18 February 2019 | General News

Dr Yvette van der Eijk, Senior Research Fellow and Prof Chia Kee Seng from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS pointed out that without branding elements, it is difficult for tobacco companies to establish brand salience in younger generations.

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18 February 2019 | General News

Dr Hue Guan Thye, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Science, gave a talk titled “From Temasek to Singapore” at a lecture series co-organised by the Goh Loo Club and Tan Kah Kee Foundation. 

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