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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 - S1E7: Turning 57: Health & Lifestyle Changes

As the nation turns 57, what are the big Health & Lifestyle Changes anyone should make when they reach this age? Listen in for the TOP 5 changes 57-year-olds can start making… and the TOP 5 Health Checks to go for.

Guest: Dr Ben Ng, Endocrinologist, Arden Endocrinology Specialist Clinic (Mt Elizabeth Novena)

15/08/2022 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E6: Aneurysms - are they becoming more common in Singapore?

Is “the worst headache of your life” the only warning sign of a deadly brain aneurysm? It may be a ticking time bomb in someone’s brain, as the blood vessel walls get weak, bulge and eventually rupture - leading to this often fatal condition.

Guest: Dr Saravana Kumar, Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist, Department of Neuroradiology, National Neuroscience Institute

08/08/2022 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E5: Dying of a Broken Heart: Takotsubo Syndrome

Is it possible to die of a broken heart, and why are women said to be at greater risk of this?

Guest: Dr Mayank Dalakoti, Cardiologist, Associate Consultant, National University Heart Centre and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

01/08/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E4: Piles: Could too much fibre or squats increase your risk?

Dr Mark Wong says he’s seen a 20% increase in patients aged 20 to 40 coming forward with piles (haemorrhoidal disease). Daniel Martin finds out whether their so-called healthy lifestyle choices, like weight-lifting, eating more fibre or cycling long distances, are part of the problem.

Guest: Dr Mark Wong, Senior Consultant, General and Colorectal Surgeon, Mount Elizabeth Novena & Mount Alvernia

25/07/2022 19 mins

Health Matters - S1E3: COVID-19 Health Matters Updates: Why are we seeing increased hospitalisation rates?

Amid a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections, hospitalisation rates have increased significantly. Why is that, if the new sub-variants are supposed to result in less severe symptoms? Plus, if you have tested positive for antibodies, could you skip a booster?

Guest: Dr Leong Hoe Nam, Infectious Disease Specialist, Rophi Clinic

18/07/2022 21 mins