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Aug 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 


四成类风湿关节炎患者 因替代疗法延误就医黄金期 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


本地约有四成类风湿关节炎患者在寻求专科治疗前,以替代疗法纾解不适。然而,这些疗程可能无法对症下药,还因此拖延就医的“黄金时间”。专家指出,若患者在病发半年内寻求治疗,并正确用药,约六成患者的症状其实可获缓解。 Read more



Tuesday, 15 August 2017 


Use of alternative medicine does more harm than good: Studies (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


When a mysterious illness strikes, people may become more open to using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to get well. This is also the case when the illness is a severe one. Cancer patients often explore alternatives such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), homeopathy or products like herbs and vitamins in the belief that they can strengthen their immunity or fight the disease. Read more



Monday, 14 August 2017 


Cigarettes may have less nicotine in future (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Cigarettes sold in Singapore may contain less nicotine in future, with the Ministry of Health (MOH) saying it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of the addictive drug allowed in each cigarette. The possible move comes four years after Singapore limited the nicotine and tar yields in each cigarette to 1mg and 10mg respectively. Read more



Thursday, 10 August 2017 


2 more public hospitals to start registering visitors (TODAY)


To beef up security and enable contact-tracing in the event of an epidemic, visitors to two more public hospitals here will soon have to register and get their identity cards scanned at gantries before getting into wards. The hospitals to go under the protocol are Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and the National University Hospital (NUH), which join Changi General Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFG) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Read more



Tuesday, 08 August 2017 


Doc, there’s a UFO in my ear (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Creepy crawlies aren’t something you would want in your body but they do sometimes find a way in. That was what a young man found out a few weeks ago, when he sought help at the emergency department of National University Hospital (NUH) for intense pain in his left ear. Read more



Tuesday, 08 August 2017 


The Pro - I'm a mum with a village full of children (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Q: I specialise in paediatric endocrinology because...
A: I find this field fascinating. A lot of emphasis is placed on clinical judgment as there are few procedures to rely on. Paediatric endocrinology deals with medical conditions that affect the glands, such as the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands, as well as the pancreas. We diagnose, treat and manage hormonal disorders, many of which are rare. There is always so much to learn. Read more



Sunday, 06 August 2017 


自己当'医生' 用药要谨慎 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


屈臣氏资深药剂师张炜表示,针对常见感冒症状, 如伤风、鼻塞、咳嗽,以及发烧的药物种类与品牌众多。购买与使用超过一种药物时,需再三检查药物所含成分,确保所含成分没有重叠,避免用药过量的情况发生。 Read more



Sunday, 06 August 2017 


'我要看大医生!' (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


星期一早上9时,一踏入门诊部,我第一时间听到的是"密西,我要看大医生!我不要看学徒!”  发言者是位60来岁的病人,站在门边,气鼓鼓地对护士发难。 Read more



Friday, 04 August 2017 


国大医院推出应用 让慢性病患买药免排队 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


国大医院的慢性病患者可通过该院的免费应用“NUH myMeds”买药,并选择到医院药房自行取药,或把药送到家里。非国大医院患者则可通过应用的提醒功能, 记录每天的吃药时间,并设置提醒。 Read more



Wednesday, 02 August 2017 


Paediatric nurse fought own cancer battle (TODAY Online)


After caring for cancer-stricken children for more than 25 years, nurse manager Rohana Ismail was herself diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer last year.What kept her clear-headed and stoic throughout the course of treatment was the wish to continue working with young patients at the National University Hospital (NUH). Read more



Tuesday, 01 August 2017 


如何应对全身过敏反应 (联合早报乐活 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


任何人都可能在任何年龄层患上过敏症。这些过敏导因(或称过敏原或变应原)可归类为空气变应原、食物过敏原及药物过敏原。像新加坡这种热带国家,屋内尘螨经常是最主要的空气变应原,往往会造成眼睛和鼻子的不适,甚至导致哮喘恶化。这种症状往往不是一出世就有,而是出生于新加坡几年后,或者移居到新加坡几年后才发病。 Read more



Tuesday, 01 August 2017 


首位可为病人抽骨髓的护士博士 精进技能助患者抗病魔 (联合早报乐活 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


我国首位可为病人抽取骨髓的高级临床护士李绮微博士,是今年总统护士奖得主之一。李博士不仅掌握更精细的医疗技术,也设立癌症患者互助小组,并致力于公众宣导活动,提高社会对于防癌检查的意识。 Read more