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Singapore Health SH 43 - Nov/Dec 2016

If you’re diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea, a common sleep disorder, you might be asked to see a cardiologist to test if you have heart disease as well. Also learn  about a new hearing aid for people who have hearing loss that is due to malformations or deformities in the outer or middle ear; and the types of repetitive stress injury that housewives often get. There’s more – get expert advice on handling the side effects of chemotherapy; find out more about motor neuron disease – a rare and debilitating disease that affects  mobility; and read about a polyclinic that lets  patients  pick up their medicines anytime,  even after the clinic closes. 


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Singapore Health SH 42   - Sep/Oct 2016

Find out more about the new drug for heart failure that reduces the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalisation.   Also read about a trial drug that spells hope for people with severe eczema. Other topics of interest include a look at the 24-hour Acute Care Clinic at Alexandra Hospital which is now open; how to preserve your voice well into old age; and ways of making your preschooler’s  world safer.


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Singapore Health SH 41   - Jul/Aug 2016

In the July-August edition of Singapore Health just out, read about how the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town council, People’s Association and Singapore General Hospital’s doctors joined hands to design a plan that included fitness stations and an exercise programme to build up fitness among the elderly living there. Also find out about a project to map out a complete human genome sequence for each of Singapore’s three major races to capture the diversity of the local population; how SGH’s patients can collect their medications from Watson’s or Unity; a pacemaker for the brain to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease; what happens when a brain aneurysm erupts; and which foods are good and which are bad for teeth.


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Singapore Health SH 40   - May/Jun 2016

More young people who are non-drinkers and not obese are getting fatty liver disease? Find out what researchers have discovered about this in the latest issue of Singapore Health. Also, read about a two-drug therapy for peripheral t-cell lymphoma that recurs after conventional treatment.  Other stories in this issue include why the common cold or flu can be deadly for those over age 60; how to protect your heart when young to reduce problems later; how a physiotherapist stationed at SGH’s Emergency Department is helping some patients get treatment faster; and devices that can help those with vision and other problems do tasks at home easily.



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Singapore Health SH 39   - Mar/Apr 2016

The March/April 2016 issue of Singapore Health is out. Read about how the 30-member multidisciplinary team at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre combines their specialist skills to offer patients comprehensive care, before and after surgery. Find out how a new tool, SLICER, developed by doctors from the Singapore General Hospital and the National Cancer Centre Singapore, helps them predict if and when liver cancer will recur after surgery. And check out our articles on colic, cancer myths, how personal hygiene can keep UTIs away, and what most upsets a medical social worker working with HIV patients. 


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Singapore Health Issue 38 - Jan/Feb

More women are opting to undergo a Caesarean section but an SGH study shows that the procedure raises the risk of the woman losing her womb during delivery. The operation, although generally safe, leaves behind scarring which can lead to the placenta behaving abnormally during subsequent pregnancies. Read the full story in the latest issue of Singapore Health, available now around SGH Campus and on SingHealth institution’s websites. Also find out about Sengkang Health’s relationship-based healthcare, the cancer bus  plying the streets to educate the public, how to keep your feet in top condition, if you are exercising correctly, why you might have blood in the urine, and if common herbs might interact with blood thinners.


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Last Modified Date :27 Oct 2016