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Reining in sugar intake and more help with medical costs

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An eventful year is ahead for healthcare, with ongoing moves to combat chronic diseases like diabetes, ensuring Singaporeans have enough in their kitties for medical expenses, and getting a national system of electronic health records up and running.

One question that will be at the top of everyone's minds is what the Ministry of Health (MOH) plans to do about sugary drinks, which can lead to diabetes and obesity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2018, with the headline 'Reining in sugar intake and more help with medical costs'. Print Edition | Subscribe