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Jan 2010


Thursday, 28 January 2010
Cover Story - Ankle Agony (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Although athletes are more susceptible to ankle injuries, it can easily happen to anyone. After all, we use our ankles every day when we walk, run or jump. Read more

Thursday, 28 January 2010
Casual smoking can lead to addiction (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Nicotine reaches the brain in less than 10 seconds and a casual smoker can easily become addicted over time. Casual smoking may seem harmless, even 'cool' to some. However, it can cross the line to become an addiction and medical experts point to some telltale signs. Read more

Thursday, 28 January 2010
Ask the experts - Help, I sweat too much (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: I suffer from facial hyperhidrosis (facial sweating) and perspire profusely, even with minimal activity. It embarrasses me at work or at events like weddings when I start to sweat. Is there any over-thecounter medicine or treatment I can get to help me minimise it? Read more

Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Tiptoe and potential woes (Health, TODAY)
According to the paediatricians, toewalking is quite common in younger children who are learning to walk. For some, it may even become a habit. However, in some instances, tiptoeing in children may also point to more sinister medical problems. Read more

Saturday & Sunday, 23-24 January 2010
The Big Story - When a child has a stroke (Weekend TODAY)
The news shocks parents because they think only elderly people get it. The causes... include birth trauma but remain a mystery in one-third of cases. Read more

Thursday, 21 January 2010
Surviving baby (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Two new baby guide books debunk health myths and provide parenting tips with an Asian slant. Conceived as a survival kit series, they are titled Baby Survival Kit and Toddler Survival Kit. Read more

Thursday, 21 January 2010
The Pro - Not numb to patients (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Associate Professor Chen Fun Gee, 52, head of National University Hospital's anaesthesia department, believes in engaging patients and their family in his work. Read more

Thursday, 21 January 2010
Ask the Experts (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: My mother is 45 years old and she recently has irregular but frequent menstruation episodes... Are there menstruation-related diseases and should she consult a specialist? Read more

Sunday, 17 January 2010
NUH has a "Falls-Free Model Flat Tour" to prevent falls (News, Lianhe Zaobao)
To reduce the risk of falls for patients, NUH set up a "Falls-Free Model Flat Tour" in the hospital to guide patients and carers through a stimulated 1-room living area to highlight potential falls area and provide falls prevention advice to them. Read more

Saturday, 16 January 2010
NTUC First Campus employs 300 retired nurses (Lianhe Zaobao)
NTUC First Campus also collaborated with NUH to develop a new programme for infants and enhance the training for infant care teachers for NTUC's Seed Institute. Read more

Thursday, 14 January 2010
Although Liposuction is reliable, there are still risks involved in the procedure (ZbNOW, Lianhe Zaobao)
Although Liposuction is reliable and generally safe, there are many risks involved. Thus, it is best performed by a trained plastic surgeon. Find out more about this procedure from Associate Professor Lim Thiam Chye, Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital. Read more

Wednesday, 13 January 2010
1.3 million doses of H1N1 vaccines, only 20 per cent used (My Paper)
LOOKING at the number of deaths caused by the H1N1 flu can lead one to think that the flu is only as "powerful" as the seasonal flu. But the World Health Organisation has warned that people should not lower their guard. Read more

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Ask the doc - Pins and needles (Health, TODAY)
Query from Mdm Goh. I'm 97. I am in relatively good health for my age... For the past two years, I've been feeling a prickly, pins-and-needles sensation in my fingers. Many doctors have told me this is just due to old age but is there anything that can be done to relieve the discomfort? Read more

Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Cochlear implants - Music to the ears of worried parents (Health, TODAY)
Also known as a bionic ear, a cochlear implant is an electronic device designed to help people who are deaf or have severe hearing loss. While hearing aids amplify sound, a cochlear implant bypasses the damaged part of the ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve to help the person "hear" sounds. Read more

Thursday, 7 January 2010
Ask the Experts - Pain in eye after laser surgery (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: I am a 49-year-old man and was diagnosed with Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR). It affected my left eye and I went for laser surgery... One year after the laser treatment, I began to see grey spots. Now, five years later, my right eye is afflicted too... Can this cause permanent damage? Read more

Thursday, 7 January 2010
Preschool pressures (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Do not be a pushy parent, warn psychiatrists, because starting preschool can stress a tiny tot. According to Ms Jessie Ooh, a psychologist with the National University Hospital, stressed out children may display symptoms such as withdrawn behaviour or temper tantrums. Read more

Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Fight for fitness after fight for survival (The Straits Times)
THE first 100 days following a bone marrow transplant are the most dicey for a patient - a simple infection can be fatal. But paraplegic athlete William Tan is already out there training so he can be ready for Jan 9 - Day 100 since his transplant - for a spot of fund-raising for children from poor families. Read more

Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Kickstart your health (Health, TODAY)
A NEW year demands a new beginning and where better to start than with your body. But instead of just making verbal resolutions to get your body in shape, start with these small changes to your habits for a healthier life. Read more

Sunday, 3 January 2010
Check your health (Pulse, Lifestyle, The Sunday Times)
A toned body is nice to show off, but maintaining a healthy one is more important. So in addition to hitting the gym, people over the age of 40 should visit the hospital or clinic for regular health checks. Read more


Saturday, 2 January 2010
Feeling full and foolish? (Sports, The Straits Times)
SADLY, the holiday period is over and it is time to face reality again. Work. Apart from heading back to the office, it is also time to get started on that much-needed exercise to lose the extra kilos that were gained from devouring all those log cakes and honey-baked ham during the festive season. Read more