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Jun 2009

Thursday, 25 June 2009 

$20m centre at NUH to start clinical trials (Home, The Straits Times)

A $20 MILLION centre to test new drugs, medical procedures and devices on people opens today at the National University Hospital (NUH). The focus of this centre, the Investigational Medicine Unit, will be on the early phases of human testing, shoring up Singapore's ambition to become a clinical trials centre for the region. Read more

Thursday, 25 June 2009 

She's not hiding her fat thumb (Mind Your Body, Straits Times)

Transformers movie star Megan Fox is not afraid of being photographed with her clubbed thumb, a condition known as brachydactyly. Hollywood actress Megan Fox is gorgeous from head to toe - and she does not hide what some would call an imperfection. Read more

Saturday, 20 June 2009 

Should I go out? (The New Paper)

Flu bug + Shopping bug? Don't panic. No need to stay home, say docs, despite possible community spread of H1N1 here. If you don't have flu symptoms, just carry on as normal, take precautions and go shopping if you like. Read more

Thursday, 18 June 2009 

Prevent yourself from getting sick when travelling to Asia (zbNOW, Lianhe Zaobao)

What are the common ailments travellers face when they visit Asian Countries? Find out more from Associate Professfor Annelies Wilder Smith from the Travellers' Clinic. Read more

Tuesday, 16 June 2009 

NUH hits the clubs (The New Paper)

Hospital brings cancer prevention message to nightspot crowd. It's a medical forum with an unusual venue. To educate more young women about cervical cancer, a hospital is holding a free medical forum this Saturday at a venue it hopes will resonate with them - Velvet Underground at Zouk. Read more

Monday, 15 June 2009 

New breakthroughs in orthodontics - bone screw (Health Supplement, Lianhe Wanbao)

Dr Michael Mah from the Department of Preventive Dentistry in University Dental Cluster, National University Hospital, shares on the latest advancements in orthodontic treatment - the bone screw! Read more

Thursday, 11 June 2009 

The key to recovery (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Quitting is the first step for most addicts but staying off the addiction is the tougher - and more important - act. Read more

Thursday, 11 June 2009 

The making of an addict (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Experts reveal why some are more vulnerable and that an addict should be cared for like the sick and not be labelled a bad person. One is the loneliest - and scariest - number to an addict. Read more

Thursday, 11 June 2009 

She got her heart reshaped (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Housewife Surayah Idris took a leap of faith and tried a new method of remodelling her failing heart. The new method of reshaping abnormal heart structure caused by heart failure, called the Ferrazzi procedure, was devised by Italian surgeon Paolo Ferrazzi and published earlier in January. Read more

Saturday-Sunday, 6-7 June 2009 

Little lookers kids' stuff (TODAY)

From shampoos to sunscreen, the latest beauty products are made just for minors. An increasing number of beauty retailers are adding products created especially for babies and young children to their menu of skin, hair and body care offerings. Read more

Friday, 5 June 2009 

Gums bleed even without brushing (LianHe WanBao)

Dr Ang Chee Wan from Department of Preventive Dentistry addressed a reader's concern on brushing of teeth and how brushing can affect gum health. Read more

Friday, 5 June 2009 

New surgery technique: No scar, less pain (Home, The Straits Times)

UNDERGOING operations in the past used to leave patients with zipper-like scars. Then minimally invasive surgery came along. Now, doctors at National University Hospital (NUH) are offering a new surgical technique - one that leaves no scars at all and reduces pain. Read more

Thursday, 4 June 2009 

Ask the Expert - Pounding pain in bone in foot (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Q: I am a 69-year-old woman. Lately, the bone which juts out from the middle of the top of my right foot has been hurting quite a bit... Is it arthritis, tendonitis or something else? Read more

Thursday, 4 June 2009 

Losing sight of your eyes (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Most eye diseases show up after the age of 40. Experts stress the importance of regular eye checks to monitor your eye health. Read more

Thursday, 4 June 2009 

To Prevent Tooth Decay, All the More You Need to Prevent Gum Infection (LOHAS, zbNOW, LianHe ZaoBao)

Find out more from Dr Ang Chee Wan from the Department of Preventive Dentistry as he talks about the importance of maintaining dental hygiene, benefits of keeping Peridontitis at bay and more! Read more

Wednesday, 3 June 2009 

Blood pressure drug could cut risks for elderly, say UK docs (Home, The Straits Times)

TAKING a drug to lower blood pressure could dramatically cut the risk of heart attack and stroke in older people, even those who do not need the medicine, says a team of British specialists. But experts here disagreed with their findings and suggestions, published last month in the British Medical Journal. Read more

Tuesday, 2 June 2009 

How to have a safe vacation (Plus, Today)

With influenza A (H1N1) showing no signs of letting up, should you or should you not forgo your pre-planned overseas vacation this June holidays? Read more

Monday, 1 June 2009 

Thank you NUH, for taking care of husband (ST, Online Forum)

Letter from Mrs Soo Ling Yue. MY HUSBAND is 75. On April 23, he was admitted to National University Hospital (NUH) by Dr Wilson Wang as he suffered acute pain in his left leg and was on the verge of a stroke due to high blood pressure. Read more