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Sep 2008

Saturday, 27 September 2008 


3-D snapshots from the womb (Home, The Straits Times)


More parents-to-be ask for lifelike photos, videos of their unborn babies. THE first time Mr Walter Wong and his wife Doreen Tay, both 32, laid eyes on their baby, she was yawning - in her mother's womb. Read more





Saturday, 27 September 2008 


The scourge within (Saturday Special Report, The Straits Times)


SHE took money to buy groceries, but forgot to return with change. She meant to drive home to Bishan from Tan Tock Seng Hospital, but ended up near Katong instead, with no idea how she got there. Read more





Friday, 26 September 2008 


Melamine-linked checks: NUH service for kids (Home, The Straits Times)


IN AN effort to help eight-year-old Chen Xinyang gain weight, his parents began feeding the skinny Primary 2 pupil two glasses of China-made Yili milk a day. That was in January, well before news surfaced that another Yili product was tainted with the potentially harmful chemical melamine. Read more





Friday, 26 September 2008 


Scaffolding to aid tooth implants (The New Paper)


Base: The bio-scaffold helps promote bone growth for people who have lost their permanent tooth. The bone base is used to hold tooth implants later. Device will dissolve within months. Read more





Thursday, 25 September 2008 


HSA studying risks of botox (Today)


THE Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is looking into the risks of using botox, after watchdogs in Europe and the United States recently warned of dangerous side-effects, including death. Read more





Thursday, 25 September 2008 


More than skin deep scarring (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


An 'angel's kiss' is a small pink birthmark on a baby's forehead or eyelids that will fade over time. But not all irregular skin conditions that affect children are harmless. Nor do they have such pretty names. Read more



 


Thursday, 25 September 2008 


Programme sets patients on the right track (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Administrative operations executive Paul Koh spent $2,500 on a treadmill so he could exercise at home any time. He also bought a pair of running shoes for $175. Read more





Thursday, 25 September 2008 


Heart of the matter (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Sunday is World Heart Day and the theme this year is Know Your Risk. MYB finds out that fat can be deposited in the arteries even in two-year-olds. Read more





Thursday, 25 September 2008 


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


CONSTIPATION BEFORE MENSES. Q: I seem to have a problem with constipation when my period is approaching though it goes away once I start menstruating. Read more





Wednesday, 24 September 2008 


AVA will be checking on china products that contain protein (LianHe ZaoBao)


AVA has identified 3 products from China to contain melamine. However, the doses are low and even if consumed, both adult and child are able to purge it naturally from their body. Read more





Wednesday, 24 September 2008 


AVA allays melamine concerns (Prime, The Straits Times)


Amounts found in dairy products sold in Singapore are very low. SINGAPOREANS who may have eaten three tainted Chinese dairy products recently yanked from stores have little risk of falling ill, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said yesterday. Read more





Wednesday, 24 September 2008 


Crying over spoilt milk (Today)


But Singaporeans shouldn't be 'unduly concerned': Authorities. Though local shelves have been emptied of China dairy imports, this has done little to assuage some Singaporeans' worries over whether they, or their children, are at risk from possibly having consumed melamine-laced products. Read more





Saturday, 20 September 2008 


S'pore drug being tested on US cancer patients (Science, The Straits Times)


A MADE-IN-SINGAPORE drug for blood-related disorders is being tested in the United States. The drug is designed to treat three types of diseases: leukaemia and some kinds of lymphoma, and myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) - where blood production goes into overdrive. Read more





Thursday, 18 September 2008 


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


THIGH PAIN A MYSTERY. Q: I am a 42-year-old woman. In the past two years, I have had a sharp pain in my thigh that lasts a few seconds each time. Read more





Thursday, 18 September 2008 


Dangerous Liaisons - Cover story. Risque teens at risk (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Sexually active teens are on the rise but many are ignorant of the deadlier aspects of unprotected sex. Read more





Thursday, 18 September 2008 


Sleepless tots (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Sleep disorders do not just affect adults. They are common in children and should not be ignored. Read more





Tuesday, 16 September 2008 


Kids have it, too (Health Plus, Today)


Some causes include genes, family history and obesity. Goh Jia Xun has high blood cholesterol. But unlike most people with high cholesterol levels, Jia Xun is in his teens. Read more





Thursday, 11 September 2008 


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


HUBBY'S RIGHT BREAST ITCHES. Q: My husband turned 55 this year. He is on regular medication for hypertension. He also discovered recently that his cholesterol level is high. However, what is most worrying is that he has lately been experiencing itchiness on his right breast. Read more





Tuesday, 9 September 2008 


New heart op reduces duration of hospital stay (The New Paper)


Doctors perform Singapore's first non-surgical aorta expansion on patient Mr Zhong Yang De. Mr Zhong had previously experienced a re-narrowing of part of his aorta from past surgeries. Read more





Monday, 8 September 2008 


Packed hospital ERs (Home, The Straits Times)


Singapore's emergency rooms handled a record number of patients during the first half of this year, most of whom suffered from relatively minor ailments, according to new statistics. Read more





Thursday, 4 September 2008 


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


POOR EYESIGHT. Q: What is the difference between long-sightedness, astigmatism and macular degeneration?. Read more



Thursday, 4 September 2008 


Calcium deficiency in children can cause hipbone fractures (Lohas, Lianhe Zaobao)


"Besides affecting their growth, the lack of calcium in children can cause osteoporosis and bone fracture in the longer term", explains NUH dietitian Koh Ching Laye. Read more



Thursday, 4 September 2008 


Play Safe (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Choose age-appropriate toys and supervise children during playtime, experts advise. JUNE CHEONG reports. MOST children aged below one lead a 'hand-to-mouth' existence. Read more



Wednesday, 3 September 2008 


Special NUH clinic for dengue patients (Home, The Straits Times)


IN LATE May, Madam Sravani Pydisetty developed pain in her joints, rashes all over her body and a fever that would not break. Doctors told the 25-year-old, who has a young son, that she had dengue. Read more



Wednesday, 3 September 2008 


The end of the 'all-white' pill (Review, The Straits Times)


PILLS may come in many colours, but they remain stubbornly white inside. Until recently, drugs were tested mainly on Caucasian populations, although they are used by patients of every skin colour. Read more



Tuesday, 2 September 2008 


NUH uses games to help stroke patients in their recovery (LianHe WanBao)


The increasingly popular Wii is not only a fun and interactive computer game, it is also being used by NUH to help stroke patients in their recovery. Read more



Tuesday, 2 September 2008 


JUNIOR COULD BE SUFFERING FROM OSA (Health, TODAY)


Left untreated, it can lead to delay in development, poor academic performance. LIKE both his parents, seven-year-old Muhammad Dzulqarnain snores in his sleep. But unlike them, his snores are so loud they resonate throughout the house every night. Read more



Monday, 1 September 2008 


New way to freeze eggs can help those with cancer (Prime, The Straits Times)


Prospective mums can have their eggs frozen before treatment for use later on. A NEW fertility treatment offered by some doctors here could give women about to undergo cancer treatment higher hopes of becoming mothers one day. Read more