20 July 2023
GloW Hosted Dr Jie Cai, Editor-in-Chief for The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific
On 14 July 2023, the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health (GloW) hosted a meet-and-greet session with Dr Jie Cai, Editor-in-Chief for The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific. The visit enabled a discussion of women’s health research in general and in Asia, a primary focus of GloW and of particular interest for The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific, as well as an exploration of potential collaborations.
20 June 2023
GloW Hosted UAE Ambassador: An Inspiring Discussion on Women’s Health
In a memorable event that took place in May 2023, the GloW had the privilege of welcoming His Excellency Jamal Abdulla AlSuwaidi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Singapore. The visit proved to be an enlightening and inspiring experience as both parties engaged in discussions on women’s health and explored potential collaborations.
7 April, 2023
Promoting health Longevity as a life course journey from young –a webinar by Prof Zhang Cuilin
Women’s reproductive health have become a topic of immense interest, especially as more women are getting married later, and having babies later in life. Women’s fertility starts to decline in their 30s and it decreases more rapidly after 27 years of age. In this Webinar, Prof Cuilin Zhang discussed findings from large cohort studies on maternal and child health, along with the investigation of a broad range of outcomes to identify early life precursors of perinatal, pediatric and adult diseases, which can fuel efforts to identify high risk gropus and promote women’s health and longevity
21 March, 2023
Pregnancy complications increase women’s risk of mortality in the next 50 years
Pregnancy is a critical reproductive event for women, with substantial life-long health implications.
30 January, 2023
Invest in women’s health. Women’s health is wealth.
At Davos 2023, global leaders discuss why ‘when we invest in women’s health, we’re not only investing in individual women, but their families and their communities, as well as their country’s economy and future’.
Speakers: Helen E. Clark, Kevin Ali, Natalia Kanem, Smriti Zubin Irani, Mark Suzman, Shyam Bishen
25 January, 2023
Assistant Professor Queenie Ling-Jun Li won an American Heart Association 2023 Paul Dudley White Scholar Award!
Dr. Queenie Ling-Jun Li, programme head at the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health has won an American Heart Association 2023 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for abstract “ Early Pregnancy Maternal Plasma Phospholipid Saturated Fatty Acids And Subsequent Fetal Growth Trajectories: The Nichd Fetal Growth Studies-singleton Cohort”.
14 November, 2022
Long-term regular coffee consumption and replacement of sweetened beverage with coffee may lower type 2 diabetes
Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide, and coffee consumption is an important lifestyle factor. Professor Zhang Cuilin and her team at the GloW, together with collaborators from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), examined the roles of long-term coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes. The team further examined coffee consumption with type 2 diabetes by replacing commonly consumed sugary drinks with coffee. Findings from this study was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
1 October, 2022
There’s an Alarming Rise in Diabetes during Pregnancy
A spike in diabetes during pregnancy, worsened by the pandemic, raises the risk of chronic diabetes, heart disease and birth complications.
22 September, 2022
Encouraging and Hopeful Message for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Among Women at Risk
A new study has found that eating healthily and exercising regularly can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes by up to 90 per cent. Researchers in Singapore and the US followed up with more than 4,200 women. Professor Zhang Cuilin, Director of the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, shared more details.
22 September, 2022
Picked as Editor’s Choice for BMJ!
Dr. Jiaxi Yang’s paper titled “Modifiable risk factors and long term risk of type 2 diabetes among individuals with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: prospective cohort study” was featured as BMJ editor’s choice.
6 December, 2021
National Medical Research Council Award Winners
A huge congratulations to Dr. Queenie Ling-Jun Li, our programme head at the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health, who was awarded Clinician-Scientist Award Investigator (CSA-INV) at the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Awards 2021.