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Jun 2017

Monday, 19 June 2017 


Unbuckled rear-seat passengers face high risk (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


The habit many passengers have of not belting up when seated in the back of a vehicle could have more serious consequences than they imagined. Read more



Monday, 19 June 2017 


Do more to prevent child head injuries in traffic accidents: Docs (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Three in four children who were taken to hospital with head injuries from traffic accidents were not using safety gear, a local study has found. Doctors behind the study are calling for parents to take more precautions to prevent such head injuries – which accounted for only 12 per cent of cases in the study but had the most serious consequences. Read more



Friday, 16 June 2017 


老年性白内障 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


老年性白内障,又称年龄相关性白内障 (age-related cataract),病患多见于 50岁以后,发病率会随年龄增长而增加。眼科 医生提醒,如不及时处理,可能会导致失明。 Read more



Friday, 16 June 2017 


Giving transplant patients a shot at normal life & Going for more than glory at the Games (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


At 15, Kurt Lium will be the youngest transplant patient among the dozen representing Singapore at the World Transplant Games (WTG) is Spain later this month. Read more



Tuesday, 13 June 2017 


无故流泪 是病吗? (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


人人都有眼泪。我们一般是在感受悲伤、痛楚时流泪,但有的人平白没事不受控流泪。这是一种病吗?该如何防治?且听眼科医生解析。 Read more



Tuesday, 13 June 2017 


Beware of unproven allergy tests (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


The puzzled look on the parents’ faces told me I had a lot of explaining to do. What was the problem they faced, though? The father of the happy seven-year-old girl took out a sheaf of stapled papers, replete with colourful bar charts and a long list of foods to avoid. Read more



Friday, 09 June 2017 


Higher risk of thyroid lumps leading to cancer (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


The cancer risk of thyroid nodules classified as “indeterminate” under an international standard (which means they are considered neither particularly worrisome nor safe) is higher than previously thought, a local study has found. Read more



Wednesday, 07 June 2017 


Your toddler is in trouble if he’s an iPad 'genius' (TODAY)


Overexposure to screen time impedes a child's development, social and language skills. Even before he could walk or talk, two-year-old Jack (not his real name) could navigate touchscreen devices. What began as 30 minutes of daily screen time from the age of six months had crept up to six hours daily by his second birthday. Read more



Monday, 05 June 2017 


压力可引起或加剧 许多皮肤与心理问题 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


"压力可导致或加剧许多皮肤问题,如湿疹、玫瑰痤疮、牛皮癣、荨麻疹(俗称风膜)及暗疮等。一些自身免疫病如斑秃、皮肤红斑狼疮和水泡性皮肤病也是由压力引起的。" Read more



Saturday, 03 June 2017 


Running shoes: One size does not fit all (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Shoes are the most important piece of equipment to ensure a safe and effective run. It is vital for us to understand the benefits of choosing the right pair of shoes, not only to minimise the risk of injury during exercise, but to prolong the years of running as a sport. Read more



Friday, 02 June 2017 


与国大医院合作援助弱势家庭 关怀之圈到学前中心为孩童做体检 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


为弱势家庭学前孩童推出的援助计划“关怀之圈儿童服务”今年增设健康检查,旨在发现他们是否有健康或学习方面的问题,以便及早提供治疗或支援。 Read more



Friday, 02 June 2017 


Care for at-risk children to include health (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


The Circle of Care programme, piloted five years ago at two pre-schools, has shown how early and holistic intervention can change the outcomes for children from disadvantaged homes. Read more