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Apr 2010

Media Articles 2010

Thursday, 15 April 2010
No way to restore vision when eyeball is dug out (News, The New Paper)
Hit by cancer, then Aids, then nabbed for stealing. S'pore man gouges out own eye and asks... Why do I keep looking at the wrong things? Read more

Thursday, 15 April 2010
Trouble-free meals (Cover Story, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Experts give tips on how to eat out, shop for and prepare food if you have food intolerances. Read more

Thursday, 15 April 2010
Eat at your own peril (Cover Story, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
One man's meat is another man's poison, goes the adage. When it comes to food allergies, what can be eaten and enjoyed by one person may cause unwanted - and sometimes life-threatening - symptoms in another. However, food intolerances and food allergies are very different. Read more

Sunday, 11 April 2010
Stress over new sister (Lifestyle, The Sunday Times)
Q: I have two daughters, aged four and one. My husband and I are both working so we spend the most time with them only after work and on weekends. Lately, we noticed that our elder girl has been excluding her little sister whenever we spend time with her. How should we approach this situation? Read more


Sunday, 11 April 2010
Parenting 101: Speech errors (Lifestyle, The Sunday Times)
Q: My 2 1/2-year-old daughter can remember lyrics from just listening to English and Mandarin songs. But she always mispronounces the words. Read more

Friday, 09 April 2010
More seniors hurt at home than outdoors (Home, The Straits Times)
A study conducted by the National University Hospital (NUH) found that almost six out of 10 injuries sustained by the elderly occurred at home and were due to accidental/environmental incidents (slip and fall, trip and fall or dark surroundings), which may be preventable. Read more

Friday, 09 April 2010
Specialised falls clinic helps elderly folk find their feet (News, TODAY)
Over the years, hospitals have set up clinics where patients can see doctors and allied healthcare staff during the same visit and obtain a structured programme to help prevent further falls. Read more

Monday, 05 April 2010
Giving hope to those with kidney failure (Prime.People, The Straits Times)
PROFESSOR A. Vathsala, 53, is a senior consultant and head of the National University Hospital's nephrology division under its University Medicine Cluster, as well as the director of the Adult Rena Transplantation Programme. Read more


Thursday, 1 April 2010
Small wonder (The Pro, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Professor Hugo Van Bever, Senior consultant paediatrician at University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital tells why he still finds his specialty fascinating after 20 years. Read more

Thursday, 1 April 2010
Ask The Expert - Strange form of dandruff (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: I am a 17-year-old male and I have an unusual form of dandruff... I have tried using anti-dandruff shampoos but to no avail and the condition has intensified. Please help. Read more

Thursday, 1 April 2010
Talking away pain (Feature, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
When painkillers no longer work, psychotherapy can be the next step in treating chronic pain. When medical intervention alone does not seem to work, one method - psychotherapy, also called talk therapy - has even medical personnel giving it the thumbs up. Read more