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Apr 2009

Thursday, 23 April 2009 

Old and behold (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

There's no escaping ageing but eating right and exercise can keep mind and body healthy. Read more

Thursday, 23 April 2009 

How our bodies age (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Time is the body's mortal enemy. After the age of 30, wear and tear is part and parcel of growing older. Read more

Thursday, 23 April 2009 

Govt gives $1m to wireless tag projects (Home, The Straits Times)

SURGICAL gauze with its own identity is just one of eight new wireless technology projects the Government is supporting It is pumping about $1 million to co-fund eight new projects using wireless tags, including one at the National University Hospital (NUH) which tags pieces of gauze to ensure none is left behind in patients after surgery. Read more

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 

More cartilage transplants for bad knees (Home, The Straits Times)

ACTIVE people in their 40s are no longer putting up with the pain and immobility caused by damaged cartilage in their knees. They are instead checking into hospitals to get their problem surgically fixed. Read more

Thursday, 16 April 2009 

Ask the experts (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

BED-WETTING AT SEVEN Q: My seven-year-old daughter still wets her bed. She wears diapers to bed but when she does not, she always wets her bed. Is this a problem of the bladder or a particular brain function? Can hypnosis help? Read more

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 

Drug process to allow more time for patients (Home, The Straits Times)

Automated system at NUH to dispense, pack and sort drugs also enhances safety checks. A NEW $4 million automated medicine management system can dispense, pack and sort drugs for hospital patients, saving nurses and pharmacists the time and effort they could better use interacting with patients. Read more

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 

NUH introduces new medication system (Business Times)

NATIONAL University Hospital (NUH) is implementing end-to-end medication management in all its in-patient wards. The system - said to be a first in the Asia-Pacific region - consists of an electronic in-patient medication record system, in-patient pharmacy automated system (iPAS) and an electronic medication administration system. Read more

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 

NUH automates drug dispensation (TODAY)

THE traditional way of preparing medication for in-patients will soon be phased out at the National University Hospital, and with it, some of the administrative workload on nurses. Read more

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 

NUH uses automated system to dispense medication (LianHe ZaoBao)

Imagine a system that can show the patient's medical records, "inform" the nurse where the medications are stored and has a storage cabinet that monitors the amount of remaining medications. Sounds like an invention found in a sci-fi book? From February 2009, NUH introduced this close-loop inpatient medication management system. Read more

Sunday, 12 April 2009 

Infection after chemotherapy led to death (The Sunday Times)

Patients have even died within two to three weeks of diagnosis due to complications from the disease or during treatment, said Dr Koh Liang Piu, senior consultant at the National University Cancer Institute. Even with treatment, chances of recovering fully come with caveats. Read more

Sunday, 12 April 2009 

Infection quickly killed him (The New Paper)

IT was so unexpected. DBS chief executive Richard Stanley had seemed to be making progress in his battle with cancer. Then, just a day after a setback was reported, he was dead. Read more

Thursday, 9 April 2009 

Ask the experts (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Q: Do ikan bilis (anchovies) have nutritional value? I have been told that if eaten with bones intact, they especially good for pregnant women. Read more

Sunday, 5 April 2009 

Teen with uneven legs goes for op to lengthen limb (The New Paper)

SHE had always walked with a slight limp because of the uneven length of her legs. But now, Huang Xinying, 18, can finally stand tall. Read more

Sunday, 5 April 2009 

Heart Attack in man and woman (Lianhe Zaobao)

Associate Professor Tan Huay Cheem, Director, National University Heart Centre Singapore explained to this reporter the difference between heart attack in man and woman. Read more

Thursday, 2 April 2009 

Bringing out a child's identity (Straits Times)

Creative expression is necessary in all humans, be they children or adults. Children become more confident and build their self-esteem when they express themselves. Read more