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Apr 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 


New protocol helps tell when patients are ready for oral feeding (TODAY)


Mechanical ventilators are a life-saving measure for critically ill patients who are unable to breathe on their own. But some studies have shown that once the breathing tubes are removed (a procedure called extubation in medical lingo), up to three in five intensive care unit (ICU) patients may experience difficulty swallowing, and may be unable to eat and drink normally. Read more



Tuesday, 18 April 2017 


要预防眼疾 隐形眼镜要如何保养? (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


许多人为美观、方便,选择戴隐形眼镜。隐形眼镜种类多,该如何选择适合自己的?喜欢有色的隐形眼镜,存在哪些健康隐忧?另外,隐形眼镜该怎么处理,以预防眼疾?且听眼科医生解析和建议。 Read more



Tuesday, 18 April 2017 


Do diet and eye exercises improve vision? (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Yoga teacher Jane has a niggling problem – constant dry eyes. She does not have the time to apply eye drops regularly due to her busy schedule. She wanted to find out if exercise, drinking more water, and taking more flax seed and fish would help. Read more



Sunday, 16 April 2017 


那些年,我们在巴士上做手术 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


那是好几年前的事了。应邀到中国云南义务行医, 怀的是助人复明的信念。好友陈来荣医生在云南省宣教行医多年,发现高原山地村民失明率高,特地回国请眼科医生义诊。跟医院请了一周私人假期,抬着一台20公斤重的手术显微镜,我和两位志同道合的同事踏上了那回人生之旅。 Read more



Sunday, 16 April 2017 


少吃油炸物 病痛远离你 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


长时间在外奔波的“外食族”,在外用餐尤其应避免常吃油炸食物。国大医院首席营养师林淑玲博士解释,每炸过一轮食物就把用过的油倒掉,会增加餐饮业者的成本开销,但在高温下多次使用相同食用油会产生有害物质,增加心血管疾病、高血压、中风,甚至是阿尔茨海默氏症(Alzheimer's Disease)的风险。 Read more



Saturday, 15 April 2017 


ST Run: Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to your heart (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


So you’ve signed up for the Straits Times Run and the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS), and you’re pumped up for these two large-scale running events. Different runners have different targets. You may be the fitness enthusiast aiming for a personal-best timing. Perhaps you are the overweight weekend warrior who wants prove that you can get back in shape. Read more



Tuesday, 11 April 2017 


安全照顾婴儿 别剧烈摇晃 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


照顾婴孩不容易,由于婴孩的睡眠时间不固定,看护者夜晚的睡眠或许会受影响。况且,婴孩有时啼哭不停,让看护者不知所措,感到烦躁,一旦情绪控制不好,可能会对婴孩做出一些伤害性的动作,例如剧烈摇晃。专科医生提醒,这样做可能会导致婴孩脑损伤、失明,甚至致命。 Read more



Tuesday, 11 April 2017 


She helps kids move better (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Q: Working in paediatric physiotherapy is more than...
A: Cuddling babies and cooing at their cuteness. Babies and children who are in hospital could be very unwell or chronically ill. They could be on the road to recovery or may never recover. I deal with these sobering facts on a daily basis. Read more



Tuesday, 11 April 2017 


Formula race for baby milk (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Parents today pay more than two times what they did for infant formula 10 years ago. A 900g tin costs an average of $56, compared with about $25 in 2007. It is a hefty rise, considering that over the same 10-year period, the cost of fresh milk went up just 6.8 per cent to $2.81 for a 1-litre pack. Read more



Thursday, 06 April 2017 


小孩为何反复红眼 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


一些幼儿或许经常出现红眼症,让家长烦恼不已,想不透问题出在哪里。其实,这一般与孩子的过敏体质有关。患者多数有过敏性鼻炎、哮喘、湿疹等。 Read more



Wednesday, 05 April 2017 


红眼是上火了? (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


感觉眼睛痒、流眼泪,不断用手搓揉,找面镜子看一看,原来是得了红眼。老人家常说,这是“上火了”,但眼科医生表示,红眼症最常见的病因是病毒感染,并提醒,它传染性强,患者应留在家中,避免外出。 Read more



Wednesday, 05 April 2017 


It took 10 years before doctors knew patient had nerve disorder (TODAY)


In her dreams, 36-year old Haslina Supari is a graphic designer who can work a mean tackle while playing her favourite sport, football. In reality, Ms Haslina, who was born with a rare inherited neurological condition known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, had lost her ability to walk and was unable to pursue her studies beyond N Levels. Read more



Tuesday, 04 April 2017 


垃圾食物 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


吃是为了活,还是,活着为了吃?无论大家对吃的定义是什么,选择食物时应谨慎。 Read more



Monday, 03 April 2017 


糖尿病人怎样选食物? (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


新加坡目前面对的糖尿病蔓延趋势,有如传染病一样,叫许多人不得不提高警惕。卫生部去年也已公布向这种慢性病宣战的计划。根据预测,每三名新加坡人当中有一人,会在生命的某个阶段患上这种代谢疾病。 Read more