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2014 news articles

Saturday, 27 December 2014 


More gifts for Singaporeans born next year (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


It will be a bumper year for babies born next year, when Singapore celebrates its 50th National Day. Besides a specially packaged SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift hamper, the Republic's newest citizens will get a limited-edition commemorative gift set from POSB. Read more

 

 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 

 

Konsultan sakit puan seru kekal jalani ujian kesan barah (Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 

Apabila disebut tentang barah yang menyerang wanita, empat perlu diketahui – barah pangkal rahim atau cervical cancer, barah ovari atau ovarian cancer, barah rahim atau womb cancer dan tidak ketinggalan, barah buah dada. Cuma barah buah dada pun boleh dihidapi kaum Adam. Read more

 

Summary: Dr Ida Ismail-Pratt, Associate Consultant, NUH Women’s Centre, shared expert comments on three common gynaecological cancers in Singapore and the importance of regular cancer screening and disease awareness for early detection

 


 

Monday, 01 September 2014 


Are you Too Skinny for Pregnancy? (reproduced with permission from Motherhood)


Skinny is 'in' for women in our culture. If you've never been guilty of it yourself, it is almost certain that you have at least one or two girlfriends who are on a diet or who are perpetually trying to lose weight, even though they don't look like they need to. Read more

  


  

Friday, 29 August 2014 

 


全国医学卓越奖得主: 年轻医生更需懂得 妥善处理医患关系 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 


在科技资讯唾手可得的今天,年轻一代医学生并不缺乏专业知识的学习途径。然而,如何在正式加入临床工作后,妥善处理医患关系和解决病患面对的各类问题,是年轻医生需额外掌握的软技能。 Read more

  


  

Friday, 29 August 2014 


Veteran doctors honoured as mentors (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Nearly 40 years ago, professors Chay Oh Moh and Quak Seng Hock were course mates
at what was then called the University of Singapore. Yesterday, the old friends
were honoured as veteran doctors and mentors - both receiving the National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award. Read more

 


 

Thursday, 21 August 2014 


Is erectile dysfunction part of ageing? (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a significant health problem in an ageing population like Singapore's. In a population-based survey here in 1999, 51.3 per cent of 374 men aged 30 and above reported some degree of inability to achieve or maintain an erection for satisfactory sex. Read more

 


  

Thursday, 21 August 2014 

 
卵巢癌病患勇敢产子 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 
黄赐婷在26岁时被诊断患上晚期上皮性卵巢癌,她选择保留生育功能的卵巢癌手术,但这手术可能也把有癌细胞的组织留在体内,有癌症复发的危险。术后黄赐婷接受了几轮化疗,之后她结婚,决定产子。就在这时,医生发现黄赐婷的卵巢出现新的囊肿,但夫妻俩还是决定尝试试管受精术,她的怀孕过程相当顺利,直到第33周出现状况… Read more

 


  

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 

 
‘My miracle baby' (TODAY)

 
How far would you go to have a baby? For 33-year-old Deborah Wong, it meant overcoming ovarian cancer, three gruelling rounds of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and beating preeclampsia, a potentially fatal pregnancy complication. Read more

  


  

Thursday, 03 July 2014 

 
Ways to prevent cervical cancer (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)

 
Q: Is there any vaccine to protect girls from cervical cancer? I heard from a gynaecologist that it is good for young girls to receive a vaccine to rule out the future possibility of being affected by this cancer. Is it true? Read more

 


 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 


Derita rahim kendur terkeluar (Berita Harian © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Dua tahun lalu, Cik Zaiton Ahmad menyangka ketumbuhan pada rahimnya merupakan petanda dirinya menghidap barah. Meskipun disahkan doktor bahawa itu bukannya barah, Cik Zaiton masih terasa kurang selesa setiap kali berjalan atau buang air kecil. Read more

 

 


 

 

Monday, 05 May 2014 


Managing the symptoms and effects of menopause (Tamil Murasu © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


A/Prof A. Ilancheran, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, shared expert comments on the symptoms and management of menopause. Read more

 


  

Sunday, 04 May 2014 


Honey, my waters broke (The Sunday Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Last year, six hours before Ms Cherin Chong was to take her final examination for her international business course, her waters broke. "I felt a straining sensation in my tummy and when I went to the bathroom, I found that I was leaking water and the mucous plug had dropped," she says. But she insisted on taking the examination anyway, instead of waiting three to six months for the next one. Read more

 


  

Saturday, 26 April 2014 


'All I do all day is pump and pump' (The New Paper © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Mother-of-two Audrey Yeo jokingly calls herself a cow because she feeds at least 15 babies with her breast milk. "All I do all day is pump and pump, just like a cow," she said with a laugh. Read more

 


  

Saturday, 26 April 2014 


超级奶妈 日挤5公升人奶 可喂15宝宝 (新明日报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


狮城超级"奶妈"一天可挤出5公升人奶,比一般母亲高出5倍, 分量多到"自供"给两孩子外,还能喂食另13名宝宝,自嘲像一头"母牛"。这名28岁的超级"奶妈"奥黛丽(学校乐团指导员),本身育有2名6个月及3岁大的女儿。 Read more

 


  

Saturday, 26 April 2014 


‘超级奶妈' 奶水赠13童 (联合晚报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


母乳挤不完,少妇母乳多到可供15名孩子一起分享,自嘲像乳牛。少妇杨美贤(28岁,学校乐队教练)每天挤出五公升的母乳,相等于其他哺乳期妇女平均挤奶量的五倍。 Read more

 


  

Thursday, 03 April 2014 

 

Screening placentas may save more babies (The Straits Times, Mind Your Body © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission)

 

Substances in abnormal placentas, which can put women at high risk of miscarriages, have been identified as possible biomarkers in screening tests - paving the way for doctors to identify such women before their pregnancies run into trouble. This finding came from a local study in which placentas - the nutrient-supply organ which connects mother to child - were collected from four groups of women just after they gave birth at National University Hospital (NUH). Read more

 


 

Thursday, 27 March 2014 


10%本地女性子宫内膜异位 (联合早报 © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


国大医院妇产科高级顾问医生冯旭辉指出,子宫内膜异位症若不及时接受治疗,发病初期到末期只需短短几年时间,怀孕的概率则会随病情发展越变越小。病情严重的女性,甚至须摘除子宫。 Read more

 


 

Thursday, 27 March 2014 


Chronic menstrual pain may signal low fertility (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


Endometriosis, a painful condition in which the lining of the womb grows outside of it, robs many women of their capacity to conceive children. Overseas studies show as many as four in 10 who seek help for infertility will have it. And now, a study by the National University Hospital (NUH) suggests that women who have ovarian cysts because of endometriosis have a lower supply of eggs than women with other kinds of ovarian cysts. Read more

 


 

Friday, 17 January 2014 


Smooth delivery of care (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


When I delivered my first baby at the National University Hospital (NUH) in 2011, I was administered an epidural anaesthetic that made me completely numb from the neck down. Read more

 

 

Thursday, 16 January 2014 


She talks about sex (The Straits Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.)


I specialise in sexual medicine because... Albeit a path less trodden, sexual medicine has evolved in the last four decades to become an incredible, multidisciplinary speciality. Everything that we do amazingly translates into finer changes in the quality of life of our patients. Read more