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Jan 2009

Thursday, 29 January 2009 


Brazilian beauty ravaged by beastly bacteria (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Her hands and feet were amputated due to bacterial infection. A two-time finalist in the Brazilian national Miss World contest died in hospital on Sunday after succumbing to a severe bacterial infection. Read more



Thursday, 29 January 2009 


Mothers suffer from perinatal blues, too (News, Today)


They are a 'growing concern', but many women decline treatment. SHE was cranky and constantly craved her husband’s attention — but she thought it was because she was pregnant, and those traits would go away in time. Read more



Thursday, 29 January 2009 


Pregnancy jitters (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


It is normal for every expectant mother to feel nervous during her pregnancy. However, for some women, these jitters may be a sign of something much deeper. Read more



Thursday, 29 January 2009 


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


SANDFLY BITES ITCH AND OOZE PUS. Q: I am a 17-year-old boy and I have a problem with sandfly bites on my limbs. Read more


 

Tuesday, 27 January 2009 


Worried parents send daughters as young as the age of 9 for cervical cancers vaccine (LianHe WanBao)


With society adopting a more liberal attitude towards sex, parents are sending their daughters - some as young as the age of 9 - for cervical cancers vaccine as a precauionary measure. Read more



Thursday, 22 January 2009 


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


Q: My 11-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son grind their teeth at night... What possible harm may arise from this and how do I minimise it? Read more



Tuesday, 17 January 2009 


Haze is back, but blames it on fires here (The Straits Times)


Smoke haze is back and will probably stay till the end of the week. This time, it is not caused by fires elsewhere. Instead, record numbers of bush fires have flared up here, fuelled by the soaring temperatures and dry weather, and with weak winds unable to blow the smoke particles away. Read more



Friday, 16 January 2009 


More couples going for In Vitro Fertilisation (Lianhe Zaobao)


From September 2008 onwards, there is an increase in the number of couples who seek doctor's advice. NUH sees an increase of about 45% in the number of new patients. Read more



Friday, 16 January 2009 


Employment Fairs - More misses than hits (TODAY)


Good turnouts at job fairs but poor job-match rate disappoints employers. WHEN it comes to job fairs, there are the impressive turnouts far surpassing the number of vacancies available - and then there are the humbler rates of successful job matches. Read more



Thursday, 15 January 2009 


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


WORRY OVER ACNE BREAKOUT AT AGE 25 Q: I am 25 years old and I have had big acne breakouts in the past year. Read more



Thursday, 15 January 2009 


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


CAN FAT BURNERS RID A TUMMY? Q: Q: I am a 48-year-old man, 1.68m tall and weigh 62kg. Regular check-ups show that my blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels are normal. Read more



Wednesday, 14 January 2009 


Cold remedy not for under-2s (My Paper)


Many parents instinctively apply Vicks VapoRub when their little ones runny noses or coughs.Yet if the child is younger two, the almost-100-year-old remedy could result in severe breathing problems, experts warned yesterday. Read more



Wednesday, 14 January 2009 


Tattoo damages skin permanently and removal of tattoo is expensive and painful (Lianhe Zaobao)


Associate Professor Lim Thiam Chye said that NUH sees two-three patients a week for the removal of tattoos. About 5% of the patients are teenagers, of which includes a child who is only 12 years of age. Read more



Tuesday, 13 January 2009 


Sounding out a problem (TODAY)


Parkinson's disease not only robbed 61-year-old Mr Lim, who declined to reveal his full name, of his mobility, it also took away his ability to speak intelligibly. As his disease progressed over the past 14 years, his voice became so soft that it was almost inaudible at times. Read more



Friday, 9 January 2009 


Give elderly workers a 'push' (Local News, LianHe Zaobao)


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared how NUH tapped on WDA Advantage Grant to make the workplace more friendly for mature workers. Read more



Friday, 9 January 2009 


Ops in S'pore done at 38 to 40 weeks (World, The Straits Times)


FEW mothers-to-be in Singapore ask for Caesarean sections out of convenience or fear of the pain of childbirth, doctors said. They estimate that less than 10 per cent of non-emergency Caesarean sections here are done for those reasons. Read more



Thursday, 8 January 2009 


Maintaining Heart Health After Heart Attack (zbNOW, LianHe ZaoBao)


Learn about how a heart attack patient should take care of their health. Read more



Thursday, 8 January 2009 


Tubby kids - the new age disease (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health problems the world is facing. In 2007, the World Health Organisation estimated that 22 million children under the age of five around the world were overweight. Singapore did not escape this phenomenon. Read more



Thursday, 8 January 2009 


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


HEALTHY YET GOOD CHOLESTEROL IS LOW. Q: I recently had a comprehensive health screening and the results showed that I have a low HDL ... What is the reason for my low HDL? Read more



Thursday, 8 January 2009 


Woman's Guide (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


In another effort to publicise the Women Emotional Health Service, Dr Cornelia Chee (Director, Women's Emotional Health Service) shared about why she decided to specialise in women's emotional health, the kind of cases she has seen, a typical day, what put a smile on her face etc. Read more



Thursday, 8 January 2009 


Ticker time bomb (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


The clock ticks away in a heart attack. Doctors have dubbed the first three hours of its occurrence the 'golden hours' if the all-important heart muscle is to be saved. Read more



Monday, 5 January 2009 


New way to treat stomach cancer (Home, The Straits Times)


Patients need not undergo surgery to remove tumour; they recover faster, pay less. Retiree Tan Ah Liang, 83, had his stomach cancer removed without needing a single cut on his body. Read more



Monday, 5 January 2009 


Waking up to sleep disorders (Home, The Straits Times)


THE number of people seeking help for sleep problems has gone up significantly over the years, and hospitals have had to bump up their facilities to treat them. Read more



Monday, 5 January 2009 


Excellent care and service at restructured hospitals (Forum, The Straits Times)


I AM writing to share my experience in getting my sister treated for cancer at the various restructured hospitals in Singapore. Read more



Sunday, 4 January 2009 


New drug for longer eyelashes (Home, The Sunday Times)


Doctors see demand for product that is a spin-off from glaucoma treatment. When Ms Neoh Sue San, 41, started using a drug called Lumigan to treat her glaucoma condition in May last year, she found that it had an unusual side effect - it increased the length of her eyelashes. Read more



Thursday, 1 January 2009 


Ask the Expert– Backed up in pain (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Q: I am a woman in my early 40s and recently had an MRI after suffering from severe back pain. The results showed degenerative changes in my lumbar vertebrae and loss of normal high signal of the intervertebral discs. ... Please tell me what to do to prevent the situation from worsening. Read more