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Dec 2015

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 


2015: A year of taking on disease - and winning (TODAY)


For the first time in Asia, a team from the National University Hospital (NUH) Women’s Centre and the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore helped a 32-year-old cancer survivor naturally conceive and deliver a baby using implanted ovarian tissue in May. Read more



Tuesday, 29 December 2015 


Set smart goals for the New Year (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permissi)


It’s that time of year again. People gather for parties and herald in the new year, clinking glasses of champagne merrily. But it is also the time of year when resolutions are made, only to be broken weeks or months later. Read more



Tuesday, 29 December 2015 


Some sobering facts about alcohol (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permissi)


Christmas might be over but, lest you think you can drink yourself silly into the new year, read on and see why it is time to sober up. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or binge drinking could lead to slurred speech, confusion, memory issues, loss of balance and more. Read more



Wednesday, 23 December 2015 


From kidney failure patient to sports medallist (TODAY)


When his kidneys failed 20 years ago, Lim Seah Hor had little hope that he would someday get a second lease of life with a kidney transplant, much less bag a few sporting medals in his lifetime. On dialysis for a decade before undergoing a successful transplant at National University Hospital (NUH) in 2005, Mr Lim said that he felt as if he had "struck the lottery" when he first received news of a successful kidney match. Read more



Tuesday, 22 December 2015 


DocTalk: The less obvious benefits of volunteering (The Straits Times, Mind & Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permissi)


A few years ago, I found myself listening to a briefing for volunteers at Touch Family Services. I was there because, at a deeper level, I wanted to do more. At that briefing, I learnt that there were as yet no volunteers to work with children in a particular programme. Read more



Wednesday, 16 December 2015 


IVF couples seek 'embryo screening' overseas to improve pregnancy chances (TODAY)


Despite shelling out over S$100,000 for multiple in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments in the past six years, 43-year-old homemaker Sandy Tan's (not her real name) attempts to start a family were unsuccessful. Read more



Tuesday, 15 December 2015 


Sacrificing to attain his Olympic dream (The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Dr Mok Ying Ren, 27, topped the local men’s field at the Standard Chartered Marathon in Singapore on Dec 6. Clocking a time of 2:43:06, it was his sixth win in the event since taking part for the first time in 2009. Read more



Sunday, 13 December 2015 


国大医院当搬运员 66岁阿嫂 工作当运动 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


66岁阿嫂竟是医院搬运 成活动筋骨的好方式,并不想停止。员,将工作当运动,曾遇伤者眼插筷子,还需故作镇定将他送往手术室。林瑞治是国大医院的搬运员(Porter),工作内容主要从某处将病人推送至指定地点,例如病房至诊疗室或手术室,手术室到病房 Read more



Friday, 11 December 2015 


护士导师传‘功夫’ 给新生代护士 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


国大医院首位护士导师,是一位71岁的祖母级人马,她将医疗“软功夫”传授给众新生代护士,希望以多年对护理的热忱,培育下一代护士精英。杨亚妹是国大医院的首位护士导师(Nurse Mentor)。在2008年,国大医院初设立护士导师的职位时,就邀请经验丰富的杨亚妹担任。 Read more



Friday, 11 December 2015 


Very low risk of getting TB via casual contact (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permissi)


Q: What is tuberculosis? A: It is an airborne disease caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). This commonly presents in the lungs. However, it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, bones, joints, kidneys and brain. Read more



Wednesday, 09 December 2015 


硕士医疗技师 活到老 学到老 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


62岁硕士医疗技师活到老,学到老,从手写年代跨越到电子化时代,跟着年轻同事学用电脑,主动报名学高级电脑课程。 Read more



Tuesday, 08 December 2015 


高级医疗护理 病患当亲人看待 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


国大医院手术室高级医疗助理,把病患当亲人,病患出院三年后,依然能喊出她的名字。陈瑞兰(64岁)在国立大学医院工作了30年,工作理念全凭这一句话:"只要把病人当自己的亲戚看待,那就不会出差错。" Read more



Tuesday, 08 December 2015 


Care for your feet while on holiday (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Endless hours of holiday shopping not only hurt your wallet, but also your feet – especially if you are pounding the pavement in flipflops or that new pair of high heels. Read more



Tuesday, 08 December 2015 


The Pro: When play is therapy (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Q:I specialise in providing support to children and teenagers whorequire medical treatment because...
A: I have always been intrigued by the complexity of human psychology, especially that of young people. Read more



Monday, 07 December 2015 


认识肌肉减少症 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


肌肉减少症( S a r c o p e n i a ) 是一个新认定的老年疾病。随着我国人口步入老龄化,肌肉减少 Read more



Monday, 07 December 2015 


64岁阿嬷 日推医院百斤重衣物 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


64岁祖母年逾半百首次踏入职场,到国大医院整理派送床被单和衣物,每天推着重达百公斤的推车上上下下,儿子看了心疼,她却乐在其中,自认越做越健康。 Read more



Monday, 07 December 2015 


阿叔换肝保命,术后涂腰背痛,原来是少运动 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


阿叔肝硬化得换肝保命,连续动18个小时肝脏移植手术,过后因失血过多,结果休养半年才能慢慢步行,没有想到一年前,他又突然腰背痛,这一回,原来竟是他没有运动所致。 Read more



Friday, 04 December 2015 


ScienceTalk: Baby steps in the food allergy battle (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Every day, paediatric allergists see children with all kinds of food allergies. These are reactions caused by eating a food the child is allergic to. They can develop mild reactions, such as a rash, or sometimes more severe reactions that cause breathlessness or dizziness, soon after eating the food. Read more



Friday, 04 December 2015 


NUH recalls 178 children for TB tests (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


The National University Hospital (NUH)is recalling 178 paediatric patients – including 131 under the age of two years – who had been cared for by a nurse now confirmed to have tuberculosis. Read more



Tuesday, 01 December 2015 


Have fun and stay safe when enjoying holiday activities (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)


Physical activities such as sledding, ice-skating and snowboarding come with the risk of injuries, especially from falling on hard surfaces such as ice or hard-packed snow. Read more