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Health Matters

Health Matters

If it’s a matter of health, Daniel Martin has it covered. He brings together experts to help you make sense of the latest health news.

Health Matters - Troponin levels as an indicator of “heart injury”?

The Health Sciences Authority has just disputed the findings of a Swiss study that reported heart injuries among a small percentage of people who had received an mRNA vaccine. The study used Troponin levels as an indicator of heart injury. But just what is Troponin, and what is true heart injury? Daniel Martin finds out from Assistant Professor Lin Weiqin, Clinical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Programme and Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre Singapore. 

11/09/2023 12 mins

Health Matters - How do I know if my child has autism?

A second edition of the clinical practice guidelines on autism spectrum disorder in children and adolescents was launched on 29 July. It is expected that the number of children and adults identified to be on the autism spectrum will continue to grow. How can parents ensure they pick up the signs early? Daniel Martin finds out from Dr Aishworiya Ramkumar, Consultant, Division of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital.

04/09/2023 13 mins

Health Matters - Lenses make all the difference in your cataract surgery

Did you know that a variety of lenses exist for cataract surgeries, which could even address your myopia or presbyopia? Daniel Martin finds out from Dr Allan Fong, Head and Senior Consultant, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department, SNEC, on how you can choose the “right lens” for yourself. 

28/08/2023 12 mins

Health Matters - My hand has started to shake – should I be worried?

Daniel Martin finds out from Associate Professor Prakash Kumar Manharlal, Senior Consultant, Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute and Head of Neurology, Sengkang General Hospital, about hand tremors and what they could mean.

21/08/2023 13 mins

Health Matters - Can you change your sleeping position?

Daniel Martin finds out from Er Beng Siong, Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Associates, if we can consciously change our sleeping patterns, and how some positions could put you at greater risk for an uncomfortable night's sleep.

17/08/2023 12 mins