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Jul 2008

Wednesday, 30 July 2008 


He even came back on Christmas Day (Forum, The Straits Times)


I wanted to have a knee replacement operation, but was apprehensive as this was the first time that I would have undergone major surgery. Read more





Wednesday, 30 July 2008  


Coming of age (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Good genes may give a headstart in helping you to stay youthful. However, to remain in the race against time, it all boils down to the ABCs of lifestyle, say the experts. Read more



Wednesday, 30 July 2008 


Botox used to treat rare neck disorder (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


It can be mistaken for other neck problems but cervical dystonia is a rare disease and injections of the botulinum toxin can help control its effects. Read more



Wednesday, 30 July 2008 


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


PAINFUL PERIODS. Q: I am 21 years old and my weight falls in the acceptable range. I don't exercise regularly, though. I have not suffered any serious illness. However, sometimes my period cramps are very bad on the first or second day. Read more



Tuesday, 29 July 2008 


NUH 'superheroes' pay tribute to dedicated nurses (My Paper)


THEY are more commonly seen in long-sleeved shirts and ties but, for a change, a team from National University Hospital's (NUH) senior management decided to be superheroes yesterday. Read more



Tuesday, 29 July 2008 


'Superhero' (The New Paper)


NUH senior management dress up to honour nurses. THEY came dressed to thrill. There was Superman, Batman, Harry Potter and two of his classmates, Supergirl, Darth Vader and Princess Leia parading around National University Hospital (NUH) yesterday. Read more



Monday, 28 July 2008 


Professionalism and Compassion (Forum, The Straits Times)


I thank Professor Evan Lee and his team of nurses Chang Sewee Lan, Lily Koh Kim Eng and Lao Jun and executive assistant Woo Li Ling of National University Hospital Renal Centre for their care of my father who had dialysis there. Read more



Monday, 28 July 2008 


IT way to more precise facial repairs (Prime, The Straits Times)


RE-ASSEMBLING a face mangled in an accident or one ravaged by cancer hangs on a plastic surgeon's judgment and skill, but an advanced software now brings more precision to the task. Read more



Friday, 25 July 2008 


Painless liver biopsy in two years (Home, The Straits Times)


Scanning technique from the US being tested to see if it works on Asians. MADAM Leong Ah See, 45, has endured two liver biopsies to date. As a former liver transplant patient, she has to undergo regular checks to confirm that her new liver is still working. Read more



Wednesday, 23 July 2008 


Your body's waste monitor (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Your kidneys not only remove waste and toxins but also produce hormones and maintain your blood pressure, among other things. Experts say prevention is key in fighting against disease. Read more



Wednesday, 23 July 2008 


Treating club foot (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


A congenital deformity where the foot looks like a golf club affects one in every 1,000 babies. Read more



Wednesday, 23 July 2008 


The Pro (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Tough love. Dr Derrick Aw, 36, is a consultant in the division of dermatology at the National University Hospital. The bachelor speaks to SAMANTHA ENG. Read more



Wednesday, 23 July 2008 


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


PREVENTION OF GOITRE. Q: I would like to know what the symptoms for goitre are. I suspect that I may have the condition. Read more



Tuesday, 22 July 2008 


Raising age limit for cadaveric donation to increase the supply (LianHe ZaoBao)


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Monday, 21 July 2008 


Buying a kidney (Home, The Straits Times)


Torn, but she did it anyway. At least 20 people travelled overseas for transplants each year, according to Health Ministry figures. Read more



Friday, 18 July 2008 


Alternative therapy may disrupt cancer treatment (Now. LianHe ZaoBao)


Dr Lee Soo Chin (Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology Oncology, NUH) talked about alternative therapies vs prescribed cancer treatment. She shared on the impact of prescribed treatment if patient uses both concurrently. Read more



Thursday, 17 July 2008 


Self-exams help in early detection, say S'pore docs (World, The Straits Times)


DOCTORS in Singapore say women should still examine their breasts regularly for early detection of cancer. Read more



Thursday, 17 July 2008 


Short queues for kidneys in Spain and Norway: Here's why (Home, The Straits Times)


Kidneys from the elderly are accepted and more people are willing to be donors. BEFORE considering organ trading, Singapore can increase its supply of kidneys by learning from Spain and Norway, says a top kidney specialist here. Read more



Wednesday, 16 July 2008 


Heart Attack - Reality & Misconception (Berita Harian)


Dr Abdul Razakjr Bin Omar (Consultant, Cardiac Department, NUH) shared about sudden cardiac death. Read more



Wednesday, 16 July 2008 


Growing old, staying active (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Apart from eating right and exercising, keeping busy and being fulfilled in old age are also key to maintaining health as Singaporeans' life expectancy increases. Read more



Wednesday, 16 July 2008 


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


SURGERY TO STOP SNORING. Q: My dad snores loudly in his sleep. He went for a sleep test and was diagnosed with moderately severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Read more



Tuesday, 15 July 2008 


Ask the Doc (Health Plus, Today)


Osteoarthritis of jaw joints. Question by Active Teenager: I'm 19 and I have severe osteoarthritis of my jaw joints due to trauma two years ago. Read more



Monday, 14 July 2008 


More children suffering from sleep disorder (Home, The Straits Times)


Rising number of childhood asthma and obesity cases, better testing may account for it. Read more



Saturday, 14 July 2008 


45% of parents here worry about kids' sleep (Home, The Straits Times)


WORRIED that junior is having trouble sleeping? As it turns out, you are not alone. About 45per cent of Singaporean parents think their children are not getting enough quality shuteye, a new study has found. Read more



Saturday, 12 July 2008 


Brain surgery made easier - with a vessel map (Science, The Straits Times)


WHEN surgeons open up a human brain on the operating table, they are sometimes surprised by variations in how the blood vessels are arranged or connected. Read more



Friday, 11 July 2008 


Cure for transplant woes? Cut risk of kidney failure (Home, The Straits Times)


Transplant cases can be halved if diabetics keep illness in check. THE number of kidney transplants needed here could be halved - if diabetics control their illness before it causes organ failure. Read more


 

Wednesday, 9 July 2008 


When to get your heart checked? (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Cardiac problems don't just hit older folk. Younger men should also go for screening to detect early signs of trouble. Read more



Wednesday, 9 July 2008 


Does Superfruits really exist? (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Makers of juice from so-called superfruits like pomegranate are making large profits. Check out their claims of health benefits before you jump on the consumer bandwagon. Read more



Wednesday, 9 July 2008 


Child-proof your home (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


The home can be a dangerous place for kids. JUNE CHEONG points out the trouble spots and how to make them safe. Read more



Wednesday, 9 July 2008 


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


GERM IN STOMACH. Q: A recent health check showed that my body was reactive for the H. pylori antibody. Read more



Monday, 8 July 2008 


Exemplary, Prof Suresh. (Forum, The Straits Times)


My niece underwent three major operations in two months. In each operation, Professor Suresh Nathan of National University Hospital (NUH) took pains to explain the nature of the operation and was always very empathetic towards the family's concerns. Read more



Thursday, 3 July 2008 


Cervical cancer: A jab in time can save mum and baby (Home, The Straits Times)


IF GIRLS and young women need another reason to get vaccinated against cervical cancer, here it is: It can also protect the babies they may want to have later. Read more



Wednesday, 2 July 2008 


The Pro (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Associate Professor Peter Robless, 39, is a consultant at the department of cardiac thoracic and vascular surgery at the National University Hospital. He speaks to SAMANTHA ENG. Read more



Wednesday, 2 July 2008 


Licence to chill (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Stress is unavoidable, but it can be beneficial in small doses. PEOPLE get stressed at some point every day, and there are different types of stress, different symptoms and different ways to cope with it. Read more



Wednesday, 2 July 2008 


Learning all the time (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


From having a meal to a walk to the playground, toddlers are constantly learning from their surroundings. Read more



Wednesday, 2 July 2008 


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


HOW TO CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE. Q: I am 50 years old and have had slight high blood pressure for the past 20 years. I'd like to know if it is all right for me not to be on medication. Read more



Wednesday, 2 July 2008 


A perfect smile (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Brush up on your child's dental hygiene before it's too late. GET your child on the right track to good dental health from young. Read more



Tuesday, 1 July 2008 


Today's NS men - Fitter but less tough (Home, The Straits Times)


BUSINESSMAN Shawn Lim, 55, who did his national service between 1972 and 1975, holds the typical 'old soldier's' view of today's military training. Read more


 

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 


National University Health System gets new chief (Home, The Straits Times)


THERE will be a shuffle of head honchos among the medical institutions on the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus come December. Read more



Tuesday, 1 July 2008 


NUHS gets new Chief (LianHe ZaoBao)


Associate Professor Benjamin Ong, Chairman Medical Board of NUH will be the new Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS) in December. Read more



Tuesday, 1 July 2008 


NUHS CEO Tan Chorh Chuan to step down Dec 1 (The Business Times)


PROFESSOR Tan Chorh Chuan will step down as chief executive of the National University Health System (NUHS) on Dec 1. Read more



Tuesday, 1 July 2008 


Assoc Prof Benjamin Ong named NUHS Chief (Singapore Snippets, Today)


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