28 April 2023
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Do mouth taping and nasal strips really work to stop snoring? We ask doctors
Dr Ng Chew Lip, Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, NTFGH, explained that mouth taping and nasal strips are not recommended by doctors as they may reduce airflow and increase breathing effort.
• CNA Lifestyle (13 April 2023)
(Baby girl suffocates to death after falling into gap between bed and wall; Paediatrician: Babies should not sleep in bed with parents)
Dr Nicholas Ng, Consultant, NUWoC Children’s Clinic, NTFGH, stressed that newborns and infants should be placed on their backs when unsupervised or sleeping to reduce the chances of suffocation. Additionally, babies should not sleep with parents on the adult bed.
• Lianhe Zaobao, Page 5 (12 April 2023)
She has been a nurse for 34 years! | Pro-logue S2
Ms Sarina Binte Abu Hassan, Senior Enrolled Nurse, NTFGH, answered questions about the nursing profession, including the types of training one goes through to become a nurse, some misconceptions people have about nurses, and the life lessons learnt.
• Nuggets by Viddsee (3 April 2023)
NUHS to roll out 22 EV charging stations across three hospitals
NUHS has partnered with SP Group to install EV Charging Stations (EVCS) in carparks across its three hospitals – NUH, NTFGH and AH. This marks the first time a health cluster has collaborated with a power supplier to promote low-carbon options and reduce carbon footprint. By the end of 2023, there will be 22 EVCS, with a target of 80 by 2028.
• The Straits Times, Page A14 (17 April 2023)
Surge of COVID-19 cases in Singapore, analysis by doctor
Dr Norhisham Bin Main, Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, NTFGH, advised people to stay alert and exercise social responsibility during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
• Suria, BERITA (17 April 2023)
健康娜件事: 血液粘稠会有什么问题？(Anna Health: What are the problems associated with thick blood?)
Dr Stephrene Chan, Consultant, Department of Haematology, NTFGH, discussed venous thromboembolism (VTE) and revealed that birth control may increase the risk of developing VTE.
• 963 HAO FM (19 April 2023)
叶黄素补充剂能防眼疾吗？(Can lutein supplements prevent eye diseases?)
Dr Chen Jianping, Consultant, and Dr Hao Lei, Senior Resident Physician, Department of Ophthalmology, NTFGH, shared that lutein supplements can help those with intermediate AMD and those with advanced AMD in the other eye who hope to reduce the risk of developing the condition in their good eye.
• Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW, Page 2 (18 April 2023)
肠胃会感冒? 病毒在作祟 (Stomach flu? Viruses are the culprit)
Ms Rachel Cheang, Dietitian, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, NTFGH, recommended that individuals experiencing severe diarrhoea and electrolyte loss consider drinking oral rehydration solutions or non-carbonated sports drinks to ensure adequate rehydration and prevent dehydration.
• Lianhe Zaobao, zbNOW, Page 1 (18 April 2023)
不同的足部问题，选择适合的鞋子 (Different foot conditions and choosing the right footwear)
Ms Chen Xi, Senior Podiatrist, Podiatry, NTFGH, shared tips on the choice of footwear for different demographics and answered questions from viewers during the Facebook Live session.
• Capital 958 FM (21 April 2023)