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Mar
2021

Liver donor gives baby new lease of life

Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​A man’s decision to donate a part of his liver without hesitation has given a new lease of life to a baby girl.All Mr Sakthibalan Balathandautham was concerned about was that “a life was at stake”.

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28
Feb
2021

每六名65岁或以上年长者有一人在过去一年内跌伤 (One in every six seniors aged 65 and above suffered from a fall in the past year)

联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​In a webinar hosted by NUS Medicine titled “Policies and Programmes to Manage Fall and Fracture Risks Among Seniors”, A/Prof Reshma Merchant, Department of Medicine, NUSMed and Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, NUH, shared that based on a survey study carried out in Bukit Panjang, one in every six seniors aged 65 and above had suffered from a fall in the past year, and that seven out of 10 seniors are afraid of falls. The webinar also included discussions on policies and ways to prevent falls and fractures for the senior population in Singapore.

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25
Feb
2021

Circle of Care scheme helps track needy kids’ health, development

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​A programme to help children from low-income families has had a positive impact, a study showed. Children who had been through Circle of Care – a support initiative for pre-schoolers in various aspects such as healthcare and primary school transition – showed results. Among other benefits, the children were better able to participate in physical activities independently and pay attention in class.

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24
Feb
2021

More help needed for low-income families to meet children’s needs

The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​Childcare leave is important for low-income parents to be able to prioritise the health and developmental needs of their children, especially in the early years, said Dr Chong Shang Chee, head and senior consultant of the Child Development Unit at the Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute at the National University Hospital.

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23
Feb
2021

调查:寻求医疗服务阻碍多 低收入家庭孩童较难按时复诊治疗 (Study: Low-income families face obstacles in seeking medical services for timely follow-ups)

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​调查团队反映,复诊困难的一些原因包括家长难以联系、没有时间带孩子复诊,或认为孩子没必要接受专科服务。这些家庭可申请经济援助,因此团队认为经济条件不是主要因素。

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23
Feb
2021

Beat pregnancy blues

Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​Ms Alice Yu Yuebo thought she was lucky because she had a worry-free pregnancy with no morning sickness.But around the five-month mark, she suffered from water retention so bad she could not recognise herself in the mirror. She tried to hide her face when she had to buy flipflops five sizes larger.

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20
Feb
2021

Why that shot in the arm isn’t just another jab

The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​Vaccination is a personal choice, but what if you couldn’t board an aeroplane because you decided not to take the jab, or have to cut down on business travel in keeping with your company’s policy, or have to serve the usual 14-day stay-home notice (SHN) long after it has been cut short for others who have taken the vaccine? Worse, what if your job role has to change from front-end to back-end so that you interface less with clients, or you have to work from home more frequently as a result of your decision not to take the jab? Consultants note the need to not discriminate against those who have exercised their choice not to take the vaccine, be it for personal, medical or religious reasons.

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19
Feb
2021

Sharp fall in organ donation numbers amid pandemic

The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​With the number of organ transplants taking a hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic, someone who is eager to see more people stepping forward to donate organs is Ms Vicky Cheng.

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19
Feb
2021

‘No way she could say no’ to donating part of her liver to save 17-month old girl

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​The plea for help was from a stranger for someone she did not know. But Ms Cherie Wong, 30, did not hesitate. She had seen pleas for organ donors on social media in the past, but could not help at the time as she was overseas.

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19
Feb
2021

CNY joy for family, thanks to anonymous liver donor

The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​When their daughter Raenelle was diagnosed with biliary atresia – a rare liver disease – at 1½ months old, Ms Vicky Cheng and Mr Roger Wong were devastated.

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19
Feb
2021

调查:我国逾七成受访者会劝家中长者接种疫苗 (More than 70% interviewees would persuade their elderly family members to get vaccinated, survey finds)

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​当局已陆续发函邀请年满70岁者预约时间接种疫苗,还未收到信的年长者,也可上政府网站登记,轮到他们预约时,当局会发送短信通知。不会提交网上表格、但有意接种者,则可到民众俱乐部求助,或拨打卫生部冠病热线1800-333-9999。

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19
Feb
2021

工会:调高医疗领域薪金 有助吸引更多国人加入服务 (Raising salaries will help attract more people to join the healthcare sector)

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​保健服务雇联会会长丹娜乐芝米说,目前许多医疗机构在聘请本地员工时面对挑战,工会希望薪水提升,加上劳动力转型的努力,能吸引更多国人加入保健服务领域。

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19
Feb
2021

小毛病大问题:冠状病毒 (Body SOS: COVID-19 Special)

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​The special edition of Mediacorp Channel 8’s health programme, “Body SOS”, focused on COVID-19 and the common fallacies surrounding the disease.  Dr Lim Er Luen, Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department and Chief Medical Information Officer, NUH elaborated on some of the common symptoms of COVID-19, as well as the different types of personal protection equipment (PPE) in ensuring the safety of frontline healthcare workers.  He also elaborated on how NUHS had managed the medical needs of migrant workers living in dormitories, during the peak of the COVID-19 fight in Singapore. 

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17
Feb
2021

Boy with brain tumour finds joy in the little things

The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​Shortly after the circuit breaker period started last year, Andrew Neo became unusually sleepy, constipated and started vomiting about once a day.

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15
Feb
2021

女婴获捐肝重生 恩人竟是老街坊(A baby girl was provided with a new lease of life after receiving part of a liver from an altruistic donor and the benefactor turned out to be an old neighbour)

联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission

​女婴出生数周后患上罕见肝病,父母上网急求捐肝者。年轻男子挺身而出,为女婴捐肝,手术后才偶然现两家的长辈原来是老街坊。

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