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Feb 2009

Thursday, 26 February 2009 


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


Weight loss and radiation. Q: I have been a nose cancer survivor since early 2002 and have lost a lot of weight after radiation treatment. Read more



Tuesday, 24 February 2009 


Thank you, NUH (Shin Min Daily News)


Letter from patient sharing his positive experience and compliments. Read more



Monday, 23 February 2009 


14 years on, liver transplant girl weds (The Straits Times)


14 years after being the first successful child liver transplant recipient in Singapore, Ms Raziah Begum Alamgir weds. Associate Professor K.Prabhakaran, Head of Paediatric Surgery, University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital who operated on her, attended her wedding ceremony. Read more



Monday, 23 February 2009


Passive smokers might be more susceptible to suffer from dementia (Lianhe Wanbao)


Find out more from Professor Kua Ee Heok, Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, University Medical Cluster, National University Hospital, as he shares his insight on the link between 'second hand smokers' and dementia. Read more



Saturday, 21 February 2009 


Bringing joy to patient is a snip (The Straits Times)


Mdm Lee Ah Hong volunteers her time at the National University Hospital and has been snipping, trimming and coiffing the hair of patients for free. Read more



Thursday, 19 February 2009 


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


REMOVING DARK CIRCLES AROUND EYES Q: I am very depressed over the dark circles under my eyes. I have had them since I was in primary school... How can I remove them safely? Read more


 

Thursday, 19 February 2009 


Can you survive Congenital Heart Defect (Lianhe Zaobao)


If a child who is born with a hole in the heart does not immediately go through a procedure to close up the hole, will the child's life be in danger? Read more



Sunday, 15 February 2009 


Prevention is better than cure - Vaccinate your baby (Lianhe Wanbao)


If you are preparing for the birth of your child, you should know about the importance of vaccination for your child's health. Prevention is better than cure. Some parents have misconception about vaccines and are afraid about vaccinating their child or even miss out on the chance to vaccinate their child. Read more



Friday, 13 February 2009 


Every year, 400 babies are born with defect in the heart (Lianhe Wanbao)


According to Associate Professor Quek Swee Chye, Senior Consultant, University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, "for every one hundred babies born in Singapore, one will have a defect in the heart." Read more



Friday, 13 February 2009 


What really counts in emergencies (Voices, Today)


Letter from Tan Tuan Khoon. Not just cost of treatment, but prompt, effective response - and Singapore hospitals deliver in spades. Read more



Thursday, 12 February 2009 


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


SHARP PAIN IN THIGH Q: I am a 42-year-old woman. For the past two years, I have had a sharp pain in my thigh that lasts a few seconds each time. Read more



Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 


Cholestrol drug cuts risk of heart attack (My Paper)


A DRUG that is used to treat patients with high cholesterol levels has found a new purpose: to cut the risk of heart attacks. A study last November found that the drug, Crestor, significantly reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.. Read more



Sunday, 8 February 2009 


New surgery to harvest kidneys (Pulse, The Sunday Times)


It promises less pain and scarring and a shorter healing time, but doctors here are still cautious. The removal of a woman's kidney through her vagina in the United States drew a few gasps. It also threw the spotlight on the issue of minimally invasive surgery. Read more



Thursday, 5 February 2009 


Heart scan poses radiation risk: Study (World, The Straits Times)


New York: Heart scans on average exposes patients to radiation equivalent to getting 600 chest X-rays at once, according to the first study to measure emissions from the procedures. Read more



Tuesday, 3 February 2009 


More seeking IVF at public hospitals (The Straits Times)


Up to 50% surge in patient numbers credited to govt subsidy for fertility treatment. More women have been trying for test-tube babies at public hospitals, since the Government began subsidising in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) last August. Read more



Sunday, 1 February 2009 


Big Babies Boom (The Sunday Times)


Doctors told her that she would be expecting a 3.6kg baby during an ultrasound scan eight months into her pregnancy. But when Madam Nuraini Salleh finally popped on Jan 18, her baby girl, Mishel Aaricia, weighed nearly 4.2kg. Read more



Sunday, 1 February 2009 


The BIG C - It's Curable (The Sunday Times)


Close to 5,000 die from cancer each year, making it the No. 1 killer here. But many of these deaths can be prevented if detected early, say experts. Read more



Sunday, 1 February 2009 


Why Malay patients show less progress (Berita Minggu)


Malay patients suffering from congestive heart failure show different treatment outcomes as compared to Chinese patients. Many Chinese patients showed satisfactory results and progress after receiving treatment but Malay patients do not show the same progress. Read more



Sunday, 1 February 2009 


Positive attitude and careful supervision of a case manager help to boost patients' health (Berita Minggu)


A 70-year-old heart patient, Mr Kamsani Ros, who was last hospitalised in 2004, and is now in a satisfactory condition due to his positive attitude towards medical treatment. He exercises regularly, monitors his diet, takes his medication regularly and follows up on his medical appointments. Read more