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Dec 2014

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 


医疗津贴增加后 至今逾50万人符合申请条件 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


今年有约150万名新加坡人到公共医院津贴专科门诊看病,当中不少符合条件的国人得以从9月起,获得更多医疗服务津贴。从本星期四起,所有社保援助计划卡持有者与建国一代还可获得更多的药物津贴。 Read more



Tuesday, 30 December 2014 


Public healthcare institutions prepare for roll-out of higher medical subsidies (TODAY)


In gearing up for the roll-out of enhanced medication subsidies on Jan 1, public healthcare institutions have been increasing headcount, training staff members and improving their IT systems to help patients better understand the new benefits. The enhanced subsidies were announced during Budget 2014 earlier this year. Read more



Tuesday, 30 December 2014 


Low- to mid-income S'poreans pay less for medicine from Jan 1 (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Lower- to middle-income Singaporeans will pay less for medicine at polyclinics and subsidised specialist outpatient clinics (SOCs) from Thursday, when the new year starts. Such patients with Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas) cards will get a 75 per cent discount on subsidised medicine at these places. Read more



Monday, 29 December 2014 


明年1月起 中低收入者看专科门诊 有更多津贴 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


3天后,中低收入者看专科门诊有更多津贴,许连碹今早到国大医院视察医疗服务人员的准备情况。星期四( 明年1月1 日)起,已享有门诊与医疗服务津贴的中低收入国人,到专科诊所(Specialist Outpatient Clinics,简称 SOCs)和综合诊疗所(Polyclinics)取药时,可获得75%的药物津贴。 Read more



Monday, 29 December 2014 


持蓝卡 橙卡 建国一代卡 买药更便宜! (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


从1月1日起,持有社保援助计划(CHAS)蓝卡和橙卡的中低收入国人,到受津贴医院专科诊所或综合诊疗所买药时,所享有的津贴将从现有的50%增加至75%,若是建国一代,还可在这个津贴基础上再获得50%的额外药物折扣。 Read more



Saturday, 27 December 2014 


本地两医院展开临床测试 抑郁症未来或能用微电流治疗 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


本地公共医院就抑郁症的一种潜在新疗法展开临床测试,希望能在未来为受抑郁症困扰的病人提供另一安全有效的治疗选择。这项名为经颅电流刺激疗法(Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation)的抑郁症临床测试于今年初推动,会耗时两年。它是由新加坡中央医院心理医学部领导,国大医院心理医学部配合。 Read more



Saturday, 27 December 2014 


Wanted: Volunteers to try new depression treatment (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Volunteers are wanted to test out a new depression treatment, which involves passing a weak electric current through the brain. The treatment - known as transcranial direct current stimulation - is still in the clinical trial phase and not yet available to the public. Read more



Saturday, 27 December 2014 


More gifts for Singaporeans born next year (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


It will be a bumper year for babies born next year, when Singapore celebrates its 50th National Day. Besides a specially packaged SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift hamper, the Republic's newest citizens will get a limited-edition commemorative gift set from POSB. Read more



Friday, 26 December 2014 


虽属泛泛之交同事 男子毅然捐肝救人 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


仅属泛泛之交的同事,竟然二话不说捐出部分肝脏,救人一命。《海峡时报》报道,杜安迪(49岁,Andy Toh)去年10月被诊断出患末期肝衰竭,他的肝脏因为B型肝炎而严重受损和硬化。当时他五味杂陈,从惊讶、期望到愤怒与绝望。 Read more



Friday, 26 December 2014 


有感好友肝癌过世 好心男毅然捐肝 给交情不深同事 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


<<海峡时报>>报道,去年10月,在巴耶利峇卫理公会教堂任职的卓安迪(49岁)因患B型肝炎,导致肝脏严重受损及硬化,医生诊断他是末期肝功能衰歇。 Read more



Thursday, 25 December 2014 


Tips for an active vegetarian (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Q: I am a 21-year-old woman who is 1.61m tall and weigh around 55kg. I have recently taken up endurance training, running between 55km and 70km a week. I wear a good pair of running shoes and socks. However, I am suffering from runner’s toes, such as blackened toenails, detached nails, calluses and blisters. What can I do to treat these injuries andlessen my discomfort? Read more



Thursday, 25 December 2014 


The gift of liver and life from someone he knew only casually (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Mr Andy Toh, 49, would not be celebrating Christmas this year if Mr Ralph Chua, 42, had not given him part of his liver. The duo had been colleagues at Paya Lebar Methodist Church for about a decade, but knew each other only casually as they were in different departments. Read more



Monday, 22 December 2014 


"I want to save him" (The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." A poet named John Donne wrote this hundreds of years ago. Read more



Friday, 19 December 2014 


心脏病和自杀 我国首号杀手 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


自杀和心脏病在去年是15岁到49岁国人的首号杀手,共夺走337条生命。70岁以上年长人士的首号杀手是肺炎。这是昨天发表在医学杂志<<柳叶刀>>的一项全球研究所公布的数据,这项由华盛顿大学的默里教授所主导的研究,比较188个国家从1990年到去年各种不同的致命原因,研究报告并没有对对致命原因多加说明。 Read more



Friday, 19 December 2014 


Heart attack, suicide among top killers here (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Suicide and heart attack were the top causes of deaths among 15- to 49-year-olds here last year, accounting for 337 lives, while the top killer for those aged 70 and older was pneumonia. These figures, which did not go into greater detail, come from a global study published in The Lancet medical journal yesterday comparing causes of death and burden of disease in 188 countries between 1990 and last year. Read more



Thursday, 18 December 2014 


Spreading Yuletide joy to the sick (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Medical staff and volunteers are pulling out all the stops to make sure patients in hospitals and hospices are given a dose of Christmas cheer. Clinical wards are now awash in festive colours, carols fill the corridors and even menus are specially crafted to include holiday staples, such as turkey and pudding. Read more



Wednesday, 17 December 2014 


Art that heals (TODAY)


During an art therapy session, an eight-year-old boy suffering from brain cancer painted a dinosaur drowning in red, hot lava spewing out from a volcano. The next day, he drew a tree that had been struck by lightning. Read more



Sunday, 14 December 2014 


Passion for a Cause: Eye-See-The-World (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Doctors from the National University Hospital's ophthalmology department worked with surgeons from the Bangladesh Eye Hospital last month to provide two days of free eye treatment and cataract surgery. From Nov 21 to 22, the team treated about 160 villagers at the Abdul Hye Eye Hospital in Ibrahimpur, Bangladesh. Read more



Thursday, 11 December 2014 


中年男接受罕见 '双脏' 移植手术 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


43岁男子,在一个月内接受罕见的肾脏和胰脏\\\\'双脏\\\\'移植手术,是本地第二起。<<海峡时报>>报道,罕见是因为人体器官法令并不包括胰脏,更重要的是,由于移植胰脏在大约20年会失去一半功能,捐出胰脏者最好在30岁以下。 Read more



Thursday, 11 December 2014 


本地第二例 男子同时移植肾与胰 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


男子同时移植肾脏和胰脏, 成为我国第二个完成这类罕见手术的病人。<<海峡时报>>报道,萧福麟(译
音,43岁)20多年来受糖尿病所苦,两年前还患上肾衰竭,但他在10月同时进行肾脏和胰脏移植手术后,仿佛重获新生。 Read more



Thursday, 11 December 2014 


国大研究员: 多数药妆品成分效用待研究 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


近年来,祛痘、紧肤或治疗皮肤敏感等各类药妆产品逐渐占据各大医院与零售药房,消费者在明星代言和产品广告的推动下,也开始关注这类产品。 Read more



Thursday, 11 December 2014 


Rare double transplant gives man new lease of life (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Mr Seow Hock Lin, 43, who has been plagued by kidney failure for two years and diabetes for more than 20, is enjoying a new lease of life after receiving not just one but two new organs in October. Read more



Thursday, 04 December 2014 


Look over your shoulder (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Recently, I had the privilege of going on a year-long training programme to Australia and France. This was an exciting time, during which I acquired practical knowledge of various sports injuries and how an orthopaedic surgeon can be involved in the care of athletes. Read more



Thursday, 04 December 2014 


An app a day keeps the doctor away (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


You want to make some changes for the better – eat more wisely, exercise more regularly, and look after yourself and your family. Sometimes, however, it is hard to know if you have made the right choices or if you are on track. Read more



Monday, 01 December 2014 


Ask the Doctor - Department of Urology (PRIME Magazine, Dec-Jan 2015 issue. Reproduced with permission.)


Hi, I am Joseph, and turned 44 this year. I have been noticing that I have a strong need to urinate at very frequent intervals, even right after the bladder has been emptied. I have also been experiencing a sharp pain, as I urinate. Could you tell me what is happening and what kind of treatment is available for this? Read more



Monday, 01 December 2014 


Ask the Doctor - Department of Anaesthesia (PRIME Magazine, Dec - Jan 2015 issue. Reproduced with permission.)


I am having surgery for thyroid cancer and was wondering about pain management right after the surgery. I cannot take morphine because I am allergic to it. What would suggest as an alternative? Read more



Monday, 01 December 2014 


失去嗅觉怎么办? (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


嗅觉是人类珍贵的感官,它与味觉有着千丝万缕的生理关系,而这两个感官是人类赖以生活的基础。不过,有些人会有这样的体会:比如,看到盛开的鲜花,不能闻到花的芳香;看到美食,却不能享受食物的味道,... ,生活中最平常的事物无法真实体验和享尽,不仅生活品质受到了影响,幸福感也下降。 Read more



Monday, 01 December 2014 


酒后脸红或增患癌风险 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


常听人说,酒后脸红表示血液循环好吗?大错特错!其实,酒后脸红显示体内有害致癌物质的累积,且患癌风险或增高。国大医院肠胃与肝脏科顾问医生陈保成解释,酒精在被排除体外前,都须被分解成多种化合物,而其中一种——乙醛(Acetaldehyde)就是造成脸部泛红的“元凶”,它也是有害的致癌物质。 Read more