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2008 news articles


Thursday, 18 December 2008 

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

OESTROGEN FOOD BRIGADE. Q: My wife was recently diagnosed with a rare uterine cancer - low grade endometrial stromal sarcoma... Should she be worried about eating foods with oestrogen? Read more 


Sunday, 14 December 2008

Six thousand married females opt for abortion due to financial reasons and career (Lianhe Wanbao)


Find out why local females go for abortion. Read more



Wednesday, 22 October 2008
NUH Uses 'Da Vinci' for Gynaecological Cancer Surgery Which Reduces Pain and Leaves No Scar
(Lianhe Zaobao)

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology conducted the first robotic surgery for gynaecological cancer in South East Asia and Singapore. The new surgical option offersan option that is less painful, results in lesser scarring, allows patients to get back on their feet faster while being effective in removing cancer. Read more



Wednesday, 22 October 2008
First Robotic Surgery For Gynaecologic Cancer In South East Asia

The GRACES (Gynaecologic Robot-Assisted Cancer and Endoscopic Surgery) @ NUH Surgical Team conducted the first Robotic Surgery for Gynaecologic Cancer in South East Asia!

Read more to find out about this surgical breakthrough!

The news was covered on 21, 22 and 28 Oct 08 in Lianhe Zaobao, Shin Min Daily News and The New Paper respectively and december issue of Medical Tribune. 



Monday, 20 October 2008
$50m for Studies on Obesity, Dengue

The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao reported that a team of seven clinician-scientists led by A/Prof Chong Yap Seng (Senior Consultant, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) has received a $25 million grant from the A*Star to study the prevention and treatment of obesity in Asians. The team will look into the body composition and genetic variations of more than 1,000 babies. They will also conduct lifestyle modification studies on over 600 adults with obesity-linked diseases.

Click here to read more about this exciting happening.


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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 



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



Saturday & Sunday, 23-24 August 2008
Test-tubes in demand? (Weekend Today)

KKH, NUH gear up to handle up to 600 extra patients a year. JUST two days after the Government announced it would co-fund In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatments, public hospitals have been getting an increased number of calls from interested couples, and are ramping up capacity in the months ahead. Read more 


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Saturday, 23 August 2008
Government Co-pays: More enquiries on IVF from three hospitals (Lianhe Wanbao)

Together with SGH and KKH, NUH noticed an increase of calls pertaining to IVF after the government's announcement on its co-funding scheme for Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) treatments. NUH is expected to help 400 couples conceive per year. Read more 


Thursday, 21 August 2008
Mindset change led to fertility treatment perks (Prime, The Straits Times)

THE plight of women struggling to have babies, after marrying late, is what prompted the Government's change of heart towards fertility treatments. Read more



17 August 2008
Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) @ NUH

From  Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) treatments received at the restructured hospitals will be co-funded by the government. Singaporean couples can receive 50% co-funding (up to $3,000) for each ART treatment cycle for a maximum of three cycles.

Click here for more information on the ART treatments available at NUH.



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Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Ask the Expert (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

PAINFUL PERIODS. Q: I am 21 years old and my weight falls in the acceptable range. I don't exercise regularly, though. I have not suffered any serious illness. However, sometimes my period cramps are very bad on the first or second day. Read more 

Thursday, 3 July 2008
Cervical cancer: A jab in time can save mum and baby (Home, The Straits Times)

IF GIRLS and young women need another reason to get vaccinated against cervical cancer, here it is: It can also protect the babies they may want to have later. Read more 



Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Ask the Expert (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)

STRANGE BUMPS. Q: I'm 28 and have recently noticed numerous new small hard bumps in my vagina. There was one the size of a hard pea previously. They can't be seen but are felt. Read more.


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