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2009 news articles


Monday, 14 December 2009

1 in 3 Asian men suffer from pre-ejaculation problems (Lianhe Wanbao)


In Asia, nearly one-third of men have premature ejaculation. According to a survey, South Korean men accounted for the highest percentage among the 5,000 respondents with the problem, and China, the lowest. A/Prof Ganesan Adaikan advises men to seek professional treatment as soon as they discover they have this problem. Read more 

Sunday, 13 December 2009
More locals seeking treatment for sex addiction
(Lianhe Zaobao)

Professor P. Ganesan Adaikan, Clinical Sexologist, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUH shared his opinion on sex addiction. Read more



Thursday, 3 December 2009
Water births allow for a more relaxed and natural birthing process (LOHAS, Lianhe Zaobao)

According to NUH Senior Consultant Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng, women who deliver their babies via water birth are strong believers in natural child birth where there are no medication and pain-reducing injections involved. He added that pregnant women who choose to give birth in the water must be in good health and are required to hire a doula who will guide them throughout the pregnancy. Read more 


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Saturday & Sunday, 14-15 November 2009
Don't just push (Weekend TODAY)

MS REGINA Lim gave birth to her daughter in circumstances starkly different from most other women's... Ms Lim had practised hypnobirthing - a technique she credited with helping ensure a pain-free birth. Read more



Sunday, 11 October 2009
Robotic surgery removes gynae and colorectal cancer - more agile and safe (ZbWellness, Lianhe Zaobao)

Find out how robotic surgery is used to treat Colorectal and Gynaecological Cancer from Dr Dean Koh, Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster and Dr Joseph Ng, Consultant, Division of Gynaecological Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Read more 


Saturday, 3 October 2009
Just a 1.5cm hole to remove ovarian tumour (Lianhe Wanbao)

National University Hospital's Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Department performed South East Asia's first single port laparoscopic surgery to remove ovarian tumour in July this year. Dr Fong Yoke Fai, Senior Consultant, NUH's O&G Department shared that Conventional laparoscopic surgery utilises 3 to 4 ports but the new single port surgery makes use of only the umbilicus to introduce the camera and instruments to complete the surgery. 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 

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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 



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 



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 

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



Thursday, 14 May 2009 
Perks of motherhood (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Experts have found that becoming a mum makes women smarter, feel better and look more radiant. Some women may bemoan the sacrifices they have to make for motherhood but some experts have found that becoming a mum may be more rewarding than one expects. For one, it may make you smarter. Read more.



Thursday, 26 March 2009 
Fertility nurse, counsellor, friend (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Lending emotional support and a listening ear to women undergoing fertility treatment is part and parcel of the job of fertility nurses. Read more.


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Thursday, 12 March 2009
Crushing news just before wedding(Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Just four months before walking down the isle, Ms Deborah Wong was told that she had ovarian cancer. Find out more about her touching story and what Dr Joseph Ng (Consultant, Division of Gynaecologic Oncology) have to share about Ovarian Cancer.


Thursday, 5 March 2009
Ask the experts (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

Q: I have suffered terrible period pains for more than 20 years. It became worse after childbirth. I understand that there is a procedure whereby a flexible band is inserted into the womb to stop the menses totally. Read more 



Tuesday, 3 February 2009
More seeking IVF at public hospitals (The Straits Times)

Up to 50% surge in patient numbers credited to govt subsidy for fertility treatment. More women have been trying for test-tube babies at public hospitals, since the Government began subsidising in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) last August. Read more 



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Sunday, 1 February 2009
Big Babies Boom (The Sunday Times)

Doctors told her that she would be expecting a 3.6kg baby during an ultrasound scan eight months into her pregnancy. But when Madam Nuraini Salleh finally popped on Jan 18, her baby girl, Mishel Aaricia, weighed nearly 4.2kg. Read more 


Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Worried parents send daughters as young as the age of 9 for cervical cancers vaccine (LianHe WanBao)

With society adopting a more liberal attitude towards sex, parents are sending their daughters - some as young as the age of 9 - for cervical cancers vaccine as a precauionary measure. Read more 

Friday, 16 January 2009
More couples going for In Vitro Fertilisation (Lianhe Zaobao)

From September 2008 onwards, there is an increase in the number of couples who seek doctor's advice. NUH sees an increase of about 45% in the number of new patients. Read more 


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