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2012 news articles

 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 

 This baby's a 'Christmas gift from God' (The New Paper)

 

Most want goodies for Christmas. But Mr Pugazhenthi Kulandavelu, 46, wanted a baby. Excited at the thought of a Christmas Day baby, he hoped his wife, who was in labour, would give birth only after midnight. And Madam Sakthi Muthaiyah did just that. Their third child, a girl, was delivered at 12.01am yesterday.She became Singapore's first Christmas Day baby. Read more

 


 

 Wednesday, 26 December 2012 

 圣诞第一婴 女婴凌晨第一分钟诞生 (新明日报)

 

今年的圣诞第一宝宝是一名印族女婴,第一个华族圣诞宝宝比抢先一步的印族女婴迟了19分钟到来,零时20分在康生医院出世,成了排名第二的圣诞宝宝。 Read more

 


 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 

 女婴提早两天出生 抢当"圣诞第一婴" (My Paper)

 
女婴比预产期早两天出生,赶当本地"圣诞第一婴"!这名女婴昨天凌晨12时01分在国大医院呱呱坠地,体重达3.64 公斤。她的母亲萨蒂(健身房职员,36岁)说,这是她的第三胎,医生原先估计的预产期是27日,没想到昨晚就开始感觉到阵痛,入院不久女儿就出世了。 Read more

 


 

Thursday, 29 November 2012 


His biological clock ticks too (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)


After trying to get pregnant for two years, a woman who wanted to be known only as Ms Lim went to a doctor to find out why she could not. It turned out, after some tests, that there was nothing wrong with her. Her husband, on the other hand, had very few viable sperm, a condition known as oligospermia and a common cause of male infertility. Read more

 


 

Monday, 19 November 2012 

Career women seek to freeze eggs (The Straits Times)

 

Professional career women have been asking doctors to help them freeze their eggs for future pregnancies - even though the law currently does not allow it unless for medical reasons. Read more

 


 

 

Thursday, 04 October 2012 

Ask the Experts: Foul-smelling vaginal discharge may not be normal (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)

 

Q: I am a 16-year-old girl. Recently, I realise that a white liquid would be discharged from my body whenever I sit down, even though I had urinated already. The problem is becoming worse and affecting my life. Read more

 


 

Monday, 24 September 2012 
不要靠药物缓解阵痛 女秘书水中产女 (新明日报)

 

不想借助药物缓解阵痛,女秘书选择水中生下女婴。白依扬(34岁,秘书)今年5月3日在国大医院,以水中分娩的方式,同丈夫迎接他们的第一胎。 Read more

 


 

 

Thursday, 06 September 2012 

60%不孕女性不知 停经后就无法怀孕 (My Paper)

 

不孕女性缺乏受孕知识,其中有60%竟然不知道,妇女的年龄越大,受孕的几率就越低。也有超过一半的女性不知道她们如果停经,就无法生育。 Read more

 


Thursday, 06 September 2012 

Do Asian women really know about fertility? Misconceptions on non-conception (The New Paper)

 

It's either “God’s will” or simply “bad luck”. That is what six in 10 women here attribute their inability to have a baby to, a recent study conducted on 1,000 women across 10 Asian countries, including Singapore, found. From 2011 to early 2012, a hundred respondents from each of the 10 countries took part in the study, which was commissioned by pharmaceutical company MerckSerono. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 06 September 2012 

Poll reveals lack of fertility awareness (The Straits Times)

 
Eight in 10 Singaporean women want to have kids but are at a loss when they cannot get pregnant. Instead of seeing a doctor, they think it is because of “God’s will” or “bad luck”. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 06 September 2012 

本地不孕女性缺受孕知识 (联合早报)

 
国大医院妇产科高级顾问医生黄炳璋教授受委对亚洲1 0个国家的1000名不孕女性进行调查, 受访者包括100名新加坡女性,结果发现, 六成新加坡受访者不知道40岁女性的受孕概率低于30岁女性; 超过半数受访者不知道停经后无法生育。 Read more

 


 

Monday, 03 September 2012 

每月百多名试管婴儿出生 (My Paper)


政府提供津贴,再加上人们的意识提高,越来越多不孕妇女求助于科技,本地试管婴儿的人数逐年增加。 Read more

 


  

Monday, 03 September 2012 

本地试管婴儿人数逐年增加 (联合早报)


政府提供津贴,再加上人们意识提高,越来越多不孕妇女求助于科技生子,使得本地试管婴儿人数逐年增加。 Read more


 

 Wednesday, 15 August 2012

 Few vaccinating their daughters (TODAY)

 

Two years since the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination was included in the National Childhood Immunisation Programme for girls and women aged nine to 26 as a preventive measure against cervical cancer, doctors TODAY spoke to have noted that the take-up rate for the vaccination appears lacklustre. Read more

 


 

 Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Screening for Cervical Cancer (MG Singapore)

 

Cervical Cancer is the seventh most common cancer in Singaporean women, and its incidence is largely downward trending due in no easy part of the efforts of primary healthcare providers, who provide easy and affordable access to Pap smear screening. 
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Thursday, 5 July 2012

New life, new hope (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)

June has come and gone and, every year, it is a season that I celebrate with joy and hope. You see, June is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer may seem an odd focal point for joy and celebration, but it isn’t really. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

She had severe period cramps for 16 years (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)

 

For close to two decades, speech therapist Melisa Lim, 37, lived from month to month counting down to her periods. She gritted her teeth through excruciating menstrual cramps and did all she could to cope with her heavy periods.  Read more

  


  

Saturday, 02 June 2012

Midwives who deliver more than just babies (The Sunday Times)

 

Over at NUH, the Enhanced Midwifery Maternity (EMMa) Care programme has seen mums through 89 deliveries in just over a year of operations. Most of the mothers had their babies in the last six months, as word of this service spread.  Read more

 


 

Thursday, 31 May 2012 

Early-stage cervical cancer patients can now conceive (Mind your Body, The Straits Times)

 

 A year after tying the knot, primary school teacher Zhao Shuang and her husband were ready to be parents. When she still was not pregnant after six months, she went to a doctor to find out why. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

 HPV test may improve cancer detection (The Straits Times)

 

Sexually active women aged 25 to 69 in Singapore are encouraged to go for a Pap smear the standard screening test for cervical cancer every three years. Read more

 


 

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Breastfeed till 11? (The Sunday Times)

 

When it came to weaning her two daughters off breastfeeding, teacher M.L. Yen took her cues from her children. The elder daughter, now 21, went off the breast at 10 months. Her younger girl, now 18, "wanted to carry on, so I carried on", till she was 11½ years old.  Read more

 


 

Friday, 18 May 2012 

Extended breast-feeding helps bonding, say S'pore mums (My Paper)

 

For Ms Linda Goh, a 41-year-old housewife, the recent Time magazine cover showing a young American mother breast-feeding her three-year-old is just "too much."  Read more

 


 

Friday, 13 April 2012 

Heavy blood loss during periods a health risk (My Paper)

 

Heavy menstrual bleeding has plagued Jane Loh (not her real name) for the past decade. It was so bad that she has become anaemic. Constantly fatigued, the 37-year-old teacher had to switch to working part-time. "I often ask, 'Why me?' I don't smoke or drink, and I exercise regularly, yet I suffer from this condition."  Read more

   


  

Friday, 13 April 2012 

Bayer Healthcare's Qlaira can reduce the volume of menstrual bleeding (Lianhe Zaobao)

 

Women who suffer from heavy periods can now seek relief from a drug called Qlaira. Dr Fong Yoke Fai, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the NUH, shared more about symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding and treatment methods available. Read more

 


  

Friday, 13 April 2012 

Hormone pill to treat heavy periods  (The Straits Times)

 

Women who suffer from heavy periods can now seek relief from a drug called Qlaira. The drug by Bayer HealthCare, which was first approved for use here in 2010 as a contraceptive, got the nod from the Health Sciences Authority last September for treating heavy menstrual bleeding. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 12 April 2012   

Seek treatment early for excessive menstrual volume  (ShinMin Daily)

 

Women who suffer from heavy periods can now seek relief from a drug called Qlaira. Dr Fong Yoke Fai, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the NUH, shared more about symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding and treatment methods available. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 12 April 2012   

One out of ten females face menstrual problems  (Lianhe Wanbao)


Women who suffer from heavy periods can now seek relief from a drug called Qlaira. Dr Fong Yoke Fai, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the NUH, shared more about symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding and treatment methods available. Read more

 


 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012   

Ouch, it's that time of the month again (TODAY)


It's that difficult time of the month again, and you're a wreck from painful menstrual cramps. To ease the pain, you pop painkillers and when it gets too painful, you take time off from work or school. If you think this is all part of being a woman, you might be wrong. According to Dr Fong Yoke Fai, head and senior consultant of Division of Benign Gynaecology at the National University Hospital (NUH), such symptoms could be a sign of endometriosis, a gynaecological disorder that occurs when cells from the womb's lining grow in other areas of the body.Read more

 


 

Sunday, 26 February 2012 

Pushing for an easy labour (The Sunday Times)


The curtains were drawn to block out the sun and the lights were dimmed to create a cosy feel. Soothing music and the scent from lemongrass essential oil relaxed and soothed Madam Claudia Khoo, 32, who was about to deliver her first baby in a warm birthing pool at the National University Hospital five months ago. Read more

  


 

Sunday, 22 January 2012 

Dragon baby in the making (The Straits Times)


Hospitals say they are gearing up for a 5 to 15 per cent increase in babies born this year compared to last year. For instance, the National University Hospital, which has about 2,500 deliveries each year, is gearing up for about a 6 per cent increase in the number of deliveries.   
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Friday, 13 January 2012 

5 hospitals follow WHO breastfeeding guidelines (My Paper)


Expecting a baby and not sure which hospital to deliver at? Soon, a certificate from the World Health Organization (WHO) may help you choose a baby-friendly hospital. Starting this month, five maternity hospitals here have implemented WHO's Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) guidelines, in a bid to be certified by the international authority by 2014. Read more

  


 

Friday, 13 January 2012 

Cooperation to implement WHO ‘baby-friendly’ guidelines (Berita Harian)


Starting this month, five maternity hospitals here have implemented WHO's Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) guidelines, in a bid to be certified by the international authority by 2014. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 05 January 2012 

Ask the Expert - Teenage girl suffers from incontinence (Mind Your Body, The Straits Times)


Q: I am an 18-year-old girl who has been experiencing frequent episodes of urinary leakage from the slightest movements, such as when I bend forward or sit down.I understand that stress is a partial trigger of this problem. Are there any kinds of nutrients or types of food that can help to reduce the severity of this problem? Read more

 


 

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 

Get to know endometriosis (Berita Harian)


Dr Fong Yoke Fai, Head of Division of benign gynaecology, National University Hospital, shared that endometriosis is becoming more common among young women. Read more