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Jul 2009

Friday, 31 July 2009 

Three nurses receive President's Nurses Award (LianHe ZaoBao)

Adjunct Associate Professor Lee Siu Yin, Director of Nursing, National University Hospital, is one of the awardees of this year's prestigious President's Nurses Award. Read more

Friday, 31 July 2009 

Three nurses selected for award (News, Today)

SHE was determined to implement Trend Care, knowing that it would help to improve healthcare standards here. So, at the end of 2006, Adjunct Associate Professor Lee Siu Yin decided to introduce the software... at the National University Hospital (NUH). Today, all seven restructured hospitals are running Trend Care. Read more

Friday, 31 July 2009 

President's Award for top 3 nurses (Home, The Straits Times)

THREE nurses, three disparate fields of contribution to the profession - infection control, nurse management and palliative nursing. But excellence is the thread running through the work of Ms Lim Siok Hong, 54, Mrs Lee Siu Yin, 56, and Ms Sylvia Lee, 35. Read more

Thursday, 30 July 2009 

Understanding the pains of a patient (Berita Harian)

NUH celebrated Nurses' Day with a twist – reaching out to those in need during the nurses' special day. Read more

Thursday, 30 July 2009 

Tidying up hiring practices (News, Today)

WHEN Ms Khuzaimah Muanan began as a general cleaner at the National University Hospital four years ago, she mopped the floor and washed the toilets. But with job redesign and training, the 47-year-old - who has a Primary 6 education - now also does inspection management and team supervision. Read more

Thursday, 30 July 2009 

Sudden Death (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

There is a form of sudden death that is shrouded in mystery and sensitivity - stillbirth. This is when the developing infant dies suddenly in the womb. Read more

Thursday, 30 July 2009 

Flip-flops flop (Mind Your Body, Straits Times)

It is a no-brainer that 5-inch stiletto heels can ruin your feet. On the other hand, with comfy flip-flops - who would accuse them of a similar crime? However, the lowly slippers are probably responsible for more health problems than any other type of footwear, including high heels, said podiatrists. Read more

Wednesday, 29 July 2009 

Water births reduce chances of perineal tears (Shin Min Daily News)

Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng Senior Consultant, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUH, talks about the benefits of water births. Read more

Saturday, 25 July 2009 

NUH Eye Dept helped me restore my eyesight (Lianhe Zaobao)

A thank-you letter from a patient who was cured of his myopia and cataract by doctors at the NUH Eye Centre. Read more

Thursday, 23 July 2009 

5 honoured for excellence in medical work (LianHe ZaoBao)

3 doctors from the National University Hospital won the national awards which are given to the best clinical, scientific and academic talent. Professor Low Poh Sim, Professor Chew Chong Lin and Professor John Wong took the honours this year. Read more

Thursday, 23 July 2009 

5 honoured for excellence in medical work (Home, The Straits Times)

THE Ministry of Health is setting aside $10 million for research into H1N1 influenza so that Singapore can be more prepared for a second wave of outbreak. Read more

Thursday, 23 July 2009 

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation: A replacement for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)? (Lianhe Zaobao)

Cardiocerebral resuscitation is not a simple replacement for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Rather, it is a more structured method for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients using available resources and knowledge during emergencies. Read more

Thursday, 23 July 2009 

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

TOO OLD FOR VACCINATION? Q: I am 34 years old and keen on having a cervical cancer vaccination. I understand that it is approved only for females aged between 10 and 26. Does this mean I cannot have the vaccination? Read more

Thursday, 23 July 2009 

'No scar' surgery for colon cancer (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Patients can now opt for single incision surgery where only one 2cm cut is made at the navel which conceals the scar... single incision surgery - already being used in the removal of gallstones - is now being offered to colorectal cancer patients here. Read more

Thursday, 23 July 2009 

The science of sexual intimacy (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

The brain is the sex centre which houses your emotions, desires and impulses. It's where you fall in and out of love and lust. Contrary to popular belief, sexual arousal starts in your brain, not in the nether regions. Read more

Monday, 20 July 2009 

Wisdom tooth complications could cause cysts in the jaws, Pericoronitis and even Myocarditis (Lianhe Wanbao Health Supplement)

Associate Professor Yeo Jin Fei, Head and Senior Consultant and Dr Yang Wen Jun, Associate Consultant from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery talked about wisdom tooth, symptoms, treatment methods, possible complications and more. Read more

Wednesday, 15 July 2009 

Three weeks to know results of heart examination (Lianhe Zaobao)

A rapid improvement project by both National University Heart Centre and Jurong Polyclinic has benefited heart patients. The improvements have reduced waiting time, Specialist Outpatient Clinic visits and also allowed patients to receive their heart test results faster. Read more

Sunday, 12 July 2009 

Torn vision (Pulse, The Sunday Times)

When Madam Jenny Lee first starting seeing dark tadpole-like lines floating in her vision, she thought she just had a bad case of eye dirt. But no matter how much she tried to clean her eyes, the lines remained. She got worried and consulted an opthalmologist. Doctors call those little lines 'floaters'. Read more

Thursday, 9 July 2009 

Heart attack, saving time could save lives (Lianhe Zaobao)

According to a research done by National University Hospital, only 55% of heart attack patients seek treatment in the hospital within 3 hours of onset. This means that almost half of these patients seek treatment after the "golden period". Read more

Thursday, 9 July 2009 

Beware of the bug (Health & You Supplement, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

THE Influenza A (H1N1) flu virus has hogged headlines ever since the first confirmed case, a five-year old Mexican boy, surfaced in April. But amid the deepening panic and worry about the disease, doctors here say a good dose of vigilance and common sense will go a long way in protecting yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Read more

Thursday, 9 July 2009 

No pain, no gain (Health & U, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Prevention is better than cure when fighting childhood diseases. DOCTORS say it is sound to go for vaccines outside the list recommended by the National Childhood Immunisation Programme if parents can afford it. Read more

Thursday, 9 July 2009 

Young and diabetic (Health & U, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

A sedentary lifestyle, obesity and poor eating habits are why more youngsters are becoming diabetic. IT USED to hit those above 45, but there are now more young children and adolescents diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, at a rate doctors describe as alarming and worrying. Read more

Thursday, 9 July 2009 

Feeding the brain (Health & U, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

While experts are divided over whether brain foods exist, they agree that a balanced diet is the key to a growing child’s brain development. Breastmilk is possibly the only food that is proven to increase the intelligence quotient in babies and children. Read more

Sunday, 5 July 2009 

Killer Heels (Lifestyle Sunday Times)

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, high-heeled shoes probably come in a close second. Ranging from stilettos to chunky heels and available in all colours and heights, they make a woman feel instantly sexier. But they are a friend who could stab you in the, well, feet. Read more

Friday, 4 July 2009 

Use of intrauterine system to treat overly heavy period save a hundred lives each year (Lianhe Wanbao)

From April 2008 to March 2009, 800 women above 40 years old have to remove their uterus due to overly heavy period, tumours, etc. Dr Fong Yoke Fai, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology shared that 10 – 15% (around 80 to 120 of such cases) can be treated using intrauterine system and need not have their uterus removed. Read more