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16
Oct
2019

Number of hip fractures falls for both sexes

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​Study shows rates are down by 1.4% a year from 2000 to 2017, reversing earlier trend

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16
Oct
2019

国大医院调查:女性越矮越易骨质疏松

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​国大医院针对1200多名亚洲中年女性的调查发现,身高每少10公分,骨矿物质密度就会减少0.03%。骨矿物质密度越少,患上骨质疏松症的风险越高。

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16
Oct
2019

Hip fracture rates in Singapore falling

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​Hip fractures continue to be a concern but the good news is that the incidence rate has declined for both men and women, according to a new study.

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15
Oct
2019

本地过去18年逾4万人首次髋骨折入院

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​本地过去18年有逾4万人因首次髋部骨折入院,近20年公布首个全国性髋部骨折研究调查结果“四大发现”,包括华族女性是髋部骨折的高风险人群,以及女性髋部骨折的风险比男性高出2倍。

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15
Oct
2019

本地华族女性髋骨骨折概率比印族高出一倍

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​本地华族女性较为瘦小,出现髋部骨折的概率比马来族和印族分别高出近一半和一倍,但华族女性的髋部骨折率过去17年来其实已降低。

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13
Oct
2019

偏头痛怎样治疗?

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​偏头痛发作时,患者得请病假或抱病上班。本地一项对606名偏头痛患者进行的调查显示,偏头痛患者去年平均有9.8天没上班,抱病上班者因工作能力下降而导致的生产力损失,则等于7.8天。整体而言,偏头痛去年对新加坡造成的经济损失,估计为10亿4000万元。偏头痛有哪些疗法?能否根治?《活得好》请本地神经内科顾问医生解析。

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12
Oct
2019

亚力山大医院药剂师走入社区登门指导病患服药 (Alexandra Hospital pharmacists pay house visits to assist patients in medication compliance)

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From January 2019, Alexandra Hospital (AH) rolled out an initiative where hospital pharmacists make house-visits to help elderly patients facing polypharmacy and issues with medication adherence.

AH Pharmacist, Joshua Low shared that the combination of polypharmacy, a lack of understanding and poor memory may cause elderly patients to be confused with their medication dosage and timing which is alarming. A scenario he gave was an elderly mistaking high blood pressure medication for painkillers, which could result in low blood pressure and subsequently a fall.

Studies have shown that 14.5% of the patients who face the issue of polypharmacy are 66 years and older.

Chang Wei Terk, Principal Clinical Pharmacist, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), shared that for patients who see multiple doctors and are on a variety of medications, it can be challenging to trace the history and side effects of medications that were previously prescribed. This may constitute to the issue of polypharmacy in patients.

Apart from AH and NTFGH, the National University Hospital also has similar initiatives to help their patients cope with Polypharmacy.

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12
Oct
2019

偏头痛和头痛有何不同?

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​头痛困扰许多人,然而,很多人分不清偏头痛和头痛,经常把两者混为一谈。究竟它们有何不同?《活得好》请本地神经内科顾问医生解析。

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8
Oct
2019

喝红酒益健康? 营养师怎么说

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有些人认为,喝红酒有助延年益寿、预防心血管疾病,但也有人认为,含酒精的饮料,多喝就是对身体不好。究竟喝红酒是否对健康有益处?《活得好》请国大医院营养师张婉琳和黄廷方综合医院营养师林思婷解析

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6
Oct
2019

陈淮沁教授: 别轻信网上假医药讯息

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​不要把命交给假医药讯息!新加坡国立大学心脏中心总主任陈淮沁教授吁各界、医生和医疗团体,给公众灌输正确的医疗知识,打击假医药讯息,维护大众的健康。

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5
Oct
2019

More women seek help for endometriosis

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​More women have sought treatment for endometriosis here in recent years, but most of them are coming in too late, said Dr Ma Li, an associate consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH) Women’s Centre.

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29
Sep
2019

It’s lights out but kids just cannot sleep

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​To get her son to sleep, Mrs Sher-li Torrey has tried aromatherapy, bedtime stories and warm soya drinks. She also uses blackout curtains in his room to block out light.

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26
Sep
2019

Need for more public awareness about migraine

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​I could not agree more with the comments in Dr Quek Koh Choon’s letter (Don’t just focus on economic cost of migraine, Sept 24).

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24
Sep
2019

膝关节半月板为何损伤?

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​新加坡人口无论男女的预期寿命都已超过80岁。资料显示,一个人如果活到80岁,他这一生大约走了2亿1600万步,也就是每一条腿走1亿零800万步。光是如常行走,每跨出一步,因为膝盖周边的机械功能与肌肉的收缩,膝关节就得承受相等于体重一两倍的冲击力。如跑步、跳跃或爬楼梯等的剧烈运动,冲击力还要更高。这也是为什么有那么多人年老会出现膝盖问题。

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24
Sep
2019

Singapore hospitals take steps to protect patients from haze; air quality forecast to improve

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The National University Health System (NUHS) – which manages several hospitals, including National University Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital – has implemented measures to maintain indoor air quality amidst the haze.

They include shutting windows in the naturally-ventilated patient areas, deploying portable air cooling and purifying units and installing filters to the air-conditioning systems in the buildings to minimise pollutants and smell in the air.

Senior security officer Haron Jasmin, 65, who is currently warded in Alexandra Hospital commented on how he found the air in the ward smells fresh and nice despite having the windows being closed.

Staff who are susceptible to the haze condition will be redeployed to work indoors. At Alexandra Hospital, security personnel wear masks when deployed outdoors for patrolling and the daily frequency for groundskeeping such as portering and landscaping has been reduced.

At NUHS polyclinics, the elderly, pregnant women, children and those with existing chronic respiratory and heart diseases will be given priority for consultations and treatment.

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