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Mar 2010

March

Sunday, 28 March 2010
Baby dies 9hours after this photo is taken (News, The New Paper)
Final moments of baby with rare blood condition captured by volunteer photographer. She volunteers for the US-based organisation Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS), which connects families with volunteer photographers who capture stillborn or dying infants for their families to remember them by. Read more


Thursday, 25 March 2010
Ask the Expert - Frequent migraines, period cramps (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: I get bad migraines and menstrual cramps frequently. I usually take two Panadol Extra and another two a couple of hours later if the pain does not subside. This happens at least once a week... What can I do to counter this paracetamol build-up in my body? How can I control the pain? Read more


Thursday, 25 March 2010
Excuse me, doc (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
You are losing too much hair or your feet and your breath stink. We look into the causes of four distressing yet blush-inducing ailments and finds out if they are worth a trip to the doctor. Read more


Thursday, 25 March 2010
Gluten, casein link to autism? (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Experts say there is no strong proof that removing gluten and casein from an autistic child's diet will improve his behaviour. Critics of a controversial gluten-free, casein-free diet, which claims to treat autism in children, have received some backing from a recent study. Read more


Thursday, 25 March 2010
Thyroid troubles: It started with a peanut-sized bump (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
What receptionist Tan Li-Na dismissed as a symptom of heatiness turned out to be thyroid cancer. Ms Tan Li-Na opted to remove her entire thyroid gland three years ago. Then, the 43-year-old receptionist was told she had thyroid cancer. Read more


Thursday, 25 March 2010
Thyroid troubles: That lump in the throat... (Cover Story, Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
For Goldilocks, her porridge had to be 'just right'. Similarly, the thyroid's production of hormones has to be just right. Otherwise, the body's metabolism may be upset. Read more


Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Ask the Doc - Young and tired (Health, TODAY)
Query from Mrs KT Lim. My 12-year-old daughter has a fatigue issue. I wonder if these factors are causing her to be tired all the time. Or, could she be suffering from some underlying medical problems? Read more


Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Food for thought (Health, TODAY)
AT MEALTIMES, you may make a conscious effort to go for waist-friendly and heart-healthy foods. But did you know that your dietary decisions can also influence how your brain works? Read more


Saturday, 20 March 2010
New NUH outpatient medical centre in 2013 (Home, The Straits Times)
COME 2013, patients visiting specialist outpatient clinics at the National University Hospital (NUH) will enjoy greater convenience. The clinics will be housed in the 20-storey NUH Medical Centre perched atop the underground Kent Ridge MRT station, which will be built by next year. Read more


Saturday, 20 March 2010
NUH to build new medical centre (Lianhe Zaobao)
The National University Hospital is setting up a new medical centre to increase its capacity for subsidised outpatient services to meet the growing healthcare needs of Singaporeans. Read more


Saturday, 20 March 2010
NUH medical centre to bring medical capabilities (Dalam Negeri, Berita Harian)
The NUH Medical Centre when completed in 2013 will allow the hospital to increase its capacity for subsidised outpatient services to meet the growing healthcare needs of Singaporeans. The National University Cancer Institute, Singapore will also be housed in the 20-storey building. Read more


Saturday, 20 March 2010
New medical centre aims to treat 250,000 patients yearly (The New Paper)
The National university Hospital (NUH) is setting up a new medical centre for specialist services, with the aim of seeing more than 250,000 outpatients yearly - 25 percent more than the current load. Read more


Saturday & Sunday, 20-21 March 2010
Medical Marvel (Weekend TODAY)
The National University Hospital is setting up a new medical centre for specialist services. Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan broke ground for the new wing on Friday. Read more


Thursday, 18 March 2010
Living better with a positive outlook (Health, Lianhe Zaobao)
Is it sunset or sunrise? The way a person views a picture reflects his or her emotions. Professor Kua Ee Heok from the Department of Psychological Medicine advises on how to adopt a positive outlook to improve your quality of life. Read more


Thursday, 18 March 2010
When kids choke (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Smaller airways, less developed swallowing skills and bad eating habits put kids in danger. Children have been known to choke to death after putting some object in their mouth, so parents should be mindful of this. Read more


Sunday, 14 March 2010
Young people, old ailments (Lifestyle, The Sunday Times)
Dementia and arthritis are most often thought of as 'old people's diseases'. But they can afflict younger people too. Arthritis or joint inflammation can hit patients as young as their teens, while people can display symptoms of dementia as early as age 50. Read more


Sunday, 14 March 2010
My Kid's a picky eater (Lifestyle, The Sunday Times)
Q: Will a child stop being a 'picky eater' when he gets older? A: The term 'picky eater' is used to describe children who are very choosy about what they eat. It is not age specific. Read more


Sunday, 14 March 2010
Daughter behaves badly (Lifestyle, The Sunday Times)
Q: My daughter is 21/2 years old. She is demanding, defensive and always beating the helpers. Whenever she throws things, she will refuse to pick them up. She does not like to be scolded or shouted at. Whenever we do that, she will use her best 'weapon', which is to cry till she throws up. Read more


Saturday, 13 March 2010
Other weighty issues related to being obese (Special Report, The Straits Times)
BAD food options and a lazybones lifestyle are adding up for Singaporeans - we are getting fatter. The experts are worried and no wonder, with about one in three people here overweight or obese. Read more


Saturday, 13 March 2010
Malays & Obesity: Big Trouble (Special Report, The Straits Times)
Fatty foods and a couch potato lifestyle have long been the Malay way but alarming rates of chronic disease and obesity are spurring policymakers, medics and community leaders into action, with programmes of diet and exercise. Read more


Saturday, 13 March 2010
Losing weight kept disease at bay (Special Report, The Straits Times)
LIFE was looking pretty grim for hospital attendant Salbiah Sajalin and retired police officer Hassan Tahir a few years ago. Both have halted the decline into serious illness by losing weight. Read more


Saturday, 13 March 2010
Getting to the root of the issue (Special Report, The Straits Times)
PUTTING 1,200 babies under the microscope is a tall order but the urgency to fight the dangers posed by obesity has inspired researchers here to do so. Since last year, they have started tracking babies of all races from when they are in the womb, and as they develop and grow. Read more


Thursday, 11 March 2010
Ask the Experts - Rapid hair loss (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: I am a woman in my 40s and my hair has been falling rapidly lately. Both my parents suffer from hair loss... Is there something that does not require lifelong use or am I destined to become bald? Read more


Monday, 8 March 2010
NUH Study: Chinese children are more prone to drug allergy (Lianhe Zaobao)
In a first local study on children and drug allergy done by Professor Hugo Van Bever, Senior Consultant, University Children's Medical Institute, it was shown that 5.4% local children of school-going age showed signs of adverse reaction after taking their medicine. Read more


Thursday, 4 March 2010
Look good, feel good (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Women need to take care of their physical needs, without neglecting their emotional wants. Many women still have the primary role of taking care of their home and children and this creates stress. They can alleviate the pressure by taking care of their own needs first. Read more


Thursday, 4 March 2010
Various methods to detect cancer (LOHAS, zbNOW, Lianhe Zaobao)
Find out from Associate Professor Charles Tsang, Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster on the symptoms of Colorectal Cancer and treatment methods. Read more


Thursday, 4 March 2010
Ask the Experts - My son is too short (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)
Q: I have a five-year-old son in K2. He is only 102cm tall and this worries me as most of his classmates tower above him. When he was one year old, he had dengue fever and stayed in hospital for a week... He also had to undergo many tests... Could the episode have led to his stunted growth? Read more


Tuesday, 2 March 2010
This helps when hearing aids don't (News, The New Paper)
Serene (not hear real name), 24, has a birth defect which she hides behind her tresses. She doesn't have an outer right ear and ear canal. In 2006, she decided to have surgery to fit a semi-implantable hearing device. She's the first patient here - missing an outer ear and ear canal - to be implanted with the device. Read more


Monday, 1 March 2010
Communicating with patients: How do you say 'healthcare' in Hokkien? (News, TODAY)
Possibly the first dialect interpreter hired by public hospitals here, Ms Chew Mui Leng's fluency in four dialects - Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese and Hainanese - all goes to making the trip to the National University Hospital less daunting for elderly patients who speak only dialects. Read more