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Singapore Health Issue 25 - Nov/Dec 2013

The latest issue of Singapore Health (Nov/Dec 2013) is out! Find out how an improved way of wearing anti-embolism stockings has encouraged more heart patients to wear them to prevent complications after surgery.  Read about how a new structured programme ensures that stroke patients at SGH’s rehab ward in Bright Vision Hospital are assessed comprehensively and given the most appropriate type of care; about how women who have never smoked are getting lung cancer; and about alternative practices like nasal irrigation.

Also in this issue is our annual four-page Malay language special, which includes stories about how a man relies on machines to help him breathe after years of heavy smoking damaged his lungs, and how to spot the early signs of age-related macular degeneration, a condition that can cause blindness.




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Singapore Health Issue 24 - Sep/Oct 2013

Linda Ng’s fibroids weighed nearly half a kilo when they were removed by surgery in May. The relatively large size of Mdm Ng’s fibroid would normally limit her surgical choices to an open procedure, but the computer-enhanced technology of a robotics-assisted surgical system allowed her surgeon to use keyhole surgery to remove her growths. Read about the procedure in the latest issue of Singapore Health. You can also learn about the link between depression and dementia, a new smaller, lighter third-generation heart pump, and how surgical instruments are cleaned and sterilized.


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Singapore Health Issue 23 - Jul/Aug 2013

The latest issue of Singapore Health (Jul/Aug 2013) is out. Read about why more young women are getting tongue cancer even though they do not have the known risk factors of the disease. Find out about labyrinthitis, a rare but traumatic side effect of the common cold, how cold therapy can save the lives of cardiac patients, and why it may not be bad idea to be a guinea pig. Also, be reminded that contact lenses are medical devices not cosmetic products. In addition, to celebrate Nurses Day in August, we have a four-page supplement , which gives a clearer perspective of the profession and dispels some myths about it.

新脉动双月刊已出炉了!这期将带你探讨诱使越来越多年轻女性患舌癌的原因和如何预防舌癌。新加坡研究人员发现新型致命癌,想知道吗?其他内容也包括:哮喘病 – 用药物控制病情就够了吗?骨骼疏松症不只是更年期女性的专利,也会影响男性和年轻人,是真的吗?当然,这一期也少不了专家解答医药疑问。


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Singapore Health Issue 22 - May/Jun 2013

It’s easier to read and understand. It has information that is presented in attractive, bite-sized nuggets. You told us you wanted a Singapore Health that is easier on the eye -- and we heard you!  Singapore Health now comes with these features but is still filled with features and information to help you live a healthy lifestyle.

In this issue, read about how a new procedure at SGH can help delay the onset of menopause in women who have to undergo cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The procedure will also give them a chance of conceiving. In 80 to 100 per cent of women who go through cancer treatments, early menopause and ovarian failure occurred as a result.

Also, read about how rehabilitation helps patients who have had heart surgery get back on track, whether fish is always good for you, and what to pack in your travel medical kit.


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Singapore Health Issue 21 - Mar/Apr 2013

The latest issue of Singapore Health (Mar/Apr 2013) is out. Read about a new robotic surgery for thyroid cancer which leaves only a minimal scar behind the ear. Learn about a new radioactive treatment, the first in the region, which offers hope for even late-stage neuroendocrine patients. Find out, a decade after SARS, the lessons learnt and the changes SGH has put into place. Also, discover how doctors are studying a heart disease that causes sudden death by growing heart cells from skin cells in a lab, and why children with the condition known as “lazy eye” should see a doctor before they are seven years old.


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Singapore Health Issue 20 - Jan/Feb 2013

Mr Shawn Huang became the first person in Singapore to undergo a transplant replacing both the pancreas and kidneys last October. Read about the landmark surgery, performed by a joint National University Hospital- Singapore General Hospital medical team, and what it means for type 1 diabetes sufferers, who are usually younger people, in the Jan-Feb 2013 issue of Singapore Health, available online now. Read about a new 3D program developed by the National Neuroscience Institute that is making it easier to diagnose patients for dementia, the age-friendly features at the new heart centre, a study that rewards overweight participants for dropping the kilos, and the treatments available for excessive sweating of the palms and hair-pulling.


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