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Dec 2013

Monday, 30 December 2013 


Ramai Adam jalani rawatan kecantikan (Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Semakin ramai kaum Adam menjalani rawatan kecantikan untuk kelihatan lebih muda dan segak, sedang teknologi dalam bidang itu kian canggih. Beberapa doktor yang menawarkan rawatan itu berkata bilangan lelaki yang dirawat mereka telah meningkat sejak beberapa tahun lalu. Read more



Wednesday, 25 December 2013 


A new drill for shoulder surgery (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Tearing a shoulder muscle or tendon no longer means getting permanent implants to help keep the internal stitches in place. Since April, National University Hospital (NUH) has been using the ArthroTunneler device, which drills a narrow channel through the shoulder bone of patients. Read more



Sunday, 22 December 2013 


本地科研人员发现 新法测试儿童血癌存活率 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


国大癌症中心肿瘤血液科高级顾问医生庄伟裕副教授(左)与国大医院小儿血液病与肿瘤科高级顾问医生杨荣柱副教授( 右) 通过微阵列分析(microarray)法,分析和对比儿童急性血癌患者的基因序列,发现一个微小核糖核酸的活跃水平可用来预测患者的存活率。 Read more



Sunday, 22 December 2013 


Doctors make vital find about child cancer (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Doctors here have uncovered a genetic key which unlocks the survival chances of childhood leukaemia patients. In doing so, they can tailor more effective treatments for those who currently have a poor prognosis. Read more



Thursday, 19 December 2013 


GSK S’pore to end payments to docs too (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


By January 2016, drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will stop paying medical professionals here to promote its products, in a move that is a first for the drugs industry. Read more



Thursday, 19 December 2013 


Should myopic daughter change her eyedrop treatment? (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Q: My eight-year-old daughter started using atropine eyedrops last year. She had been using eyedrops with a concentration of 0.5 per cent of atropine on a daily basis and her eye doctor has recently reduced the frequency to four times a week. Read more



Tuesday, 17 December 2013 


Stem cell treatment for unborn baby a success, says NUH (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


In October 2009, a team of Singaporean doctors injected stem cells into an unborn baby girl with multiple fractures, hoping that it would help to treat her brittle bone disease. Four years later, they are ready to call the procedure a success. Read more



Tuesday, 17 December 2013 


脆骨症新疗法: 为胚胎注射间质干细胞有助骨骼细胞成长 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


一名患脆骨症的台湾女童还在母亲的腹中就已被扫描出全身多处骨折。当时,她还是26周的胚胎。新加坡国立大学医院的医生先后在胚胎阶段以及女童一岁时,为她注射干细胞。 Read more



Tuesday, 17 December 2013 


肩袖损伤 治疗不留疤 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


因意外、劳损或年纪大而出现的肩袖损伤,现在有了新治疗法。国大医院骨外科医生采用"洞眼手术",在无需使用植入物和不留明显疤痕的情况下,帮患者把受损的肩膀肌肉"修好"。 Read more



Monday, 16 December 2013 


More seeking help to conceive despite low success rate (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Almost 1,000 more attempts were made by couples who sought help in conceiving last year, compared with 2008, the year the Government started funding assisted births, Ministry of Health (MOH) figures show. Read more



Sunday, 15 December 2013 


Making Singapore home (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


In the 14 years that she has been living in Singapore, Ms Lim Chi Ching never felt out of place. "I've become so Singaporean that if I don't tell anyone I'm not Singaporean, no one will know!" she says. Read more



Sunday, 15 December 2013 


Ask to get child to think (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Q: How do I handle my seven-year-old's incessant "why" questions? Read more



Saturday, 14 December 2013 


Taking medical care to the needy - for free (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Once a month, a white bus weaves its way through the streets, pulling up at a
different foreign worker dormitory each time. The mobile medical service is a welcome sight for the workers, who struggle to find time and spare cash for medical check-ups. Read more



Thursday, 12 December 2013 


Asthma attacks keep her from working (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Q: I am a 57-year-old woman who has been suffering from recurrent asthma attacks for more than a year. I have to see my general practitioner when I have an attack or when I need nebuliser treatment. Even specialist treatment at a hospital has not helped to improve my condition. Read more



Thursday, 12 December 2013 


Oh, my scratchy throat (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Although a sore throat is most often caused by a simple viral infection, the misery it causes can make you feel like it is a much more serious condition. Short of running to a doctor, there are remedies that one can try, many of which are easily purchased from a pharmacy. Read more



Thursday, 12 December 2013 


Life extender (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


In the eight months before her death, Madam Chiang Swee Lin attended three weddings – those of a granddaughter, a great grandniece and a great grandnephew. She also celebrated her 87th birthday with her family, which included seven children and nine grandchildren, in October, before she died later that month. Her family had not expected to have so much time with her. Read more



Tuesday, 10 December 2013 


用力吐痰 伤喉伤嗓 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


早晨起来,刻意用力清喉吐痰,伤喉又伤嗓。受访专家说,胃酸倒流会导致喉咙积痰,大力咳嗽和清喉
咙吐痰,并无法清除喉痰,还会对声带造成严重损害。 Read more



Sunday, 08 December 2013 


3-D surgical technique a cut above the rest (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


The same technology that made the scenes pop from the screen in The Amazing Spider-Man movie last year is being harnessed by surgeons here to help them perform keyhole surgery better. A state-of-the-art three-dimensional system, on trial at the National University Hospital, actually allows operations to be done faster, and is less tiring on the eyes for surgeons. Read more



Saturday, 07 December 2013 


骨髓捐赠计划负责人:错误观念导致国人不愿捐骨髓 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


方丽芳(44岁,会计师)三年前罹患白血病,需接受骨髓移植手术。然而,在找到三名几乎百分百匹配的本地骨髓捐献者后,他们却临阵退缩,不愿捐出骨髓,导致手术无法如期进行。后来在本地惟一一个骨髓捐献登记处"骨髓捐赠计划"(Bone Marrow Donor Programme)协助下,一名远在台湾的年轻捐献者赋予了她新生的机会。 Read more



Thursday, 05 December 2013 


Worried about high cholesterol (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Q: I am a health-conscious person. I jog two or three times a week, eat fruit and oats daily and avoid deep-fried food. During my recent blood test, my total cholesterol was 301 milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL). Read more



Wednesday, 04 December 2013 


Chikungunya taking root in Singapore? (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus appears to have become endemic in Singapore, after it had seemingly been eradicated. The dengue-like disease took hold in April and there have been 924 cases this year – of which 881 were locally transmitted. Read more



Monday, 02 December 2013 


减重管理医生 教你如何甩掉大肚腩 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


国大医院减重管理外科中心主任及高级顾问医生苏博欣副教授指出,腹部中脂肪比手脚上的脂肪更危险,因为它是内脏脂肪,因此比大腿中脂肪等皮下脂肪更深层且危险。 Read more



Sunday, 01 December 2013 


小孩常大声哭闹喊叫 或导致发声障碍 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


经常大声哭闹或喊叫的小孩,家长如果不理会,可能会使孩子因肌肉紧张导致发声障碍,无法清楚说话,影响演讲和口试表现,学业因而受影响。 Read more