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Feb 2010

February

Sunday, 28 February 2010
Pill poppers, beware (Pulse, The Sunday Times)
Savvy Singaporeans are self-medicating, but doctors warn of risks. Housewife Anastasia Ng, 58, who often gets the runs, can anticipate the medication a general practitioner would prescribe for her condition... Graduate student Cynthia Elizabeth Tang, 29, also prefers to get her own medication from the pharmacy. Read more


Thursday, 25 February 2010
Ask the Expert - Pain persists in left shoulder (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: I am a 45-year-old male. I have pain in my left shoulder and according to what I have read on the Internet, this seems to be a symptom of shoulder impingement. Is there a cure for this without surgery? Read more


Thursday, 25 February 2010
Challenge against super spicy chicken wings: Female actually fainted from eating them! (Shin Min Daily News)
Can one faint from eating spicy foods? Find out more from Dr Malcolm Mahadevan, Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department. Read more


Thursday, 25 February 2010
No need to cut and reconnect - new procedure to remove polyps (Health, Lianhe Zaobao)
Associate Professor Charles Tsang, Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, shares on this new day surgery procedure, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) which removes colorectal tumors as big as 5cm. Read more


Sunday, 21 February 2010
More adolescent girls are experiencing menstrual problems (Lianhe Wanbao)
One of the conclusions of a National University Hospital study was that menstrual problems among adolescent girls are common and significant. Read more


Sunday, 21 February 2010
Period pains? The pill can help (News, The New Paper)
WHEN she starting having her periods at 12, she realised something was wrong. It came every 21 days, instead of the usual 28 days. But she and her parents did not do anything about it until she was about 14. Then her parents took her to see a specialist. Read more


Sunday, 21 February 2010
Alter your body, risk your health (Home, The Sunday Times)
Mr Chan is among a small community here - estimated to be fewer than 60 people - who have gone for extreme body alterations... The procedures do not come under the control of the Ministry of Health and doctors warn that they can pose serious health risks. Read more


Saturday & Sunday, 20-21 February 2010
Eating well in your autumn years (Silver, Living, Weekend TODAY)
Weakened taste and smell sensations, and poor dentition can increase the risk of nutritional imbalance. Ms Lim Su Lin, chief dietitian at National University Hospital, said, generally, older adults tend to have poorer appetites due to reasons such as decreases in taste and smell sensations. Read more


Thursday, 18 February 2010
Ask the Experts - Started graying in his thirties (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: My hair started greying when I was in my 30s. Now I am 42 and my eyebrows and eyelashes are also starting to turn grey. It is really affecting my self-confidence. What can I do to stop the greying on my face? Read more


Sunday, 14 February 2010
Saving a life makes it worthwhile (Lifestyle, Sunday Times)
Be it public holidays or festive days, there will be people falling ill, feeling breathless or having diarrhoea. As most clinics or polyclinics are closed then, the 24/7 emergency department ends up receiving most of them. Read more


Thursday, 11 February 2010
Ask the Experts - Leg cramps at night (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: My seven-year-old son gets lower leg cramps quite often when he is asleep. This usually happens after he has had Physical Education lessons in school or after an hour or so at the playground... Does my son lack any vitamins or minerals in his diet that cause these cramps? Read more


Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Over 1,100 Medisave claims for kids' jabs (Home, The Straits Times)
MORE than 1,100 Medisave claims were made between Nov 1 and Dec 31 last year for the vaccination of babies against the pneumococcal bacteria that attacks the brain, lungs, blood and ears. This meant that about $180,000 was withdrawn to pay for the pneumococcal vaccine. Read more


Friday, 5 February 2010
External piles doesn't bleed but hurt (Lianhe Wanbao)
My husnband has consulted a few doctors over pain in the anus area and is diagnosed with having piles. He tried medication but with no success. His conidition has worsen and it is beginning to affect his moods. Read more


Thursday, 4 February 2010
The new thirties (LOHAS, Lianhe Zaobao)
Dr Derrick Aw, Consultant, University Dermatology Clinic at the NUH shares tips on skin care and looking good with Lianhe Zaobao readers. Read more


Monday, 1 February 2010
Handy survival kit for parents (The New Market, The Straits Times)
Parents can turn to a new series of Asian focus baby guidebooks from MadAboutKids.dbo.dbo.com, Singapore's leading online portal dedicated to helping Asian parents by providing useful and relevant information for bringing up children. Read more