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Oct 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017 


Oasis of calm for patients with delirium (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


In the bustle of National University Hospital's (NUH) various wards, the Silver Unit is an oasis of calm. Set up to cater to elderly patients with delirium, the six-bed unit’s closed doors and attached activity room set it apart from the rest of the hospital. Read more



Thursday, 19 October 2017 


国大医院为妄想症病人设“银发病房” (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


仿造“蓝天白云”的灯板、专属的活动室、经过专业培训的医护人员,新加坡国立大学医院展开试点计划,为谵望症病人设立专属“银发病房”,辅助年长病患尽快痊愈,从而缩短一至两天的住院时间。 Read more



Wednesday, 18 October 2017 


Getting to root of diabetes issue (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


To beat a disease, you need to first understand it. That is why a study by local researchers which uncovered why Asians might be more prone to developing Type 2 diabetes than their Western counterparts is a significant step forward for Singapore’s war against diabetes. Read more



Tuesday, 17 October 2017 


Asians may be more prone to diabetes due to reduced ability to produce insulin (TODAY Online)


Asians may develop diabetes even at lower levels of obesity than Caucasians, early findings from one of the largest studies on diabetes here show. This is because they seem less able to produce enough insulin in response to spikes in blood sugar levels. Read more



Tuesday, 17 October 2017 


研究:即便不是超重者 - 亚洲前期糖尿病患仍面对较高发病率 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


国大医院研究初步结果显示,当血糖指数升高时,前期糖尿病患身体分泌胰岛素的能力与血糖指数正常者相比,少了超过三成。这与西方国家的前期糖尿病患的情况刚好相反。 Read more



Tuesday, 17 October 2017 


Kajian: Pesakit ada tanda awal diabetes kurang mampu hasil insulin (Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Masalah utama dalam kalangan penduduk Asia yang dikesan mempunyai tanda awal kencing manis adalah kurangnya kemampuan tubuh menghasilkan insulin sebagai tindak balas kepada penambahan glukos, bukan kerana insulin yang kurang berdaya tahan. Read more



Tuesday, 17 October 2017 


Study: Asians unable to produce enough insulin (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Mr Alan Phua, 34, exercises three to five times a week and is religious about his diet. Looking at his lean frame, nobody would have guessed that the co-founder of a food technology start-up faced a high risk of developing diabetes but has been able to avoid it so far. Read more



Sunday, 15 October 2017 


When a snack can kill (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Food allergies in children have caused families to make major dietary and lifestyle changes – they say they can never be too careful – to prevent severe reactions. Corey Yong, who is 22 months old, has several food allergies and eats home-cooked food almost exclusively as a result. Read more



Saturday, 07 October 2017 


App way to manage gestational diabetes (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Mrs Shane Lee, 40, has again developed gestational diabetes during her fourth pregnancy. While she is much better at managing the condition now, she recalls the anxiety during her first pregnancy."You don’t know what you are doing, whether right or wrong, how much you can eat," said the regional business manager, who developed the condition during her first three pregnancies as well. Read more



Saturday, 07 October 2017 


国大医院探讨以应用 助糖尿病孕妇管控病情 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


国大医院的临床试验让参与者使用特定的应用,记录平日的饮食和运动量。若她们的血糖指数过高,应用会发出提醒。医生会在孕妇定期复诊时进行评估,给予意见来协助他们管控病情和体重。 Read more



Monday, 02 October 2017 


多吃全谷食物饮食 有助稳定血糖血脂 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


民以食为天,但现代人饮食过于精致,导致许多疾病缠身,如糖尿病、高血压、高胆固醇、肥胖、心脏病等. Read more



Sunday, 01 October 2017 


Pregnant and depressed (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


When people offered their congratulations to Ms Annabel Chow when she said she was pregnant, she felt "lousy". She had suffered depression during her pregnancy – known as antenatal or prenatal depression – during which she experienced insomnia, anxiety and fatigue while carrying her first child more than nine years ago. Read more



Sunday, 01 October 2017 


无‘胰’ – 会难过吗? (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


唐朝医家甄立言将“尿甜”此症状称为“消渴症”,因为病人主要是“因渴而消”。  “消渴症”是否和糖尿病齐名,我不得而知。糖尿病的古名不重要,但我想其严重程度,广大群众应有所了解,因为我国卫生部已向糖尿病宣战了! Read more



Sunday, 01 October 2017 


美食当前 为何吃不下?老年厌食症探讨 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


人们普遍上常认为厌食症与情绪抑郁、对身材体重的不满等因素有关。事实上,不只是年轻人会患上此症,年长者因为机体功能减退、食欲与进食量受到影响,也有发生“老年厌食症”(anorexia of ageing)的风险。我们请来国大医院的老年医学主任与高级顾问医生瑞斯玛.麦钱特副教授,谈谈老年人的厌食问题如何非同一般,以及应该警惕的症状。 Read more