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Health Matters - S1E40: Is the “Asian Flush” linked to Cancer?

Health Matters - S1E40: Is the “Asian Flush” linked to Cancer?
27 Mar 2023 09:00AM
17 mins

The “Asian Flush” is commonly seen among those of Chinese, Korean or Japanese descent, who go red in the face after consuming alcohol. But could it also be a sign of an increased risk for certain cancers? 

Guest: Dr Edward Cheong, General Surgeon, Senior Upper GI Consultant Surgeon, PanAsia Surgery Group. 

Health Matters - Covid Reinfection

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on 1 June that he had tested positive for COVID-19, for the second time in under two weeks. Why does this “Covid rebound” happen and how long does it last?

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

05/06/2023 21 mins

Health Matters - Anti-virals for older COVID patients

Role of anti-virals for our older COVID patients. How do they work, and should your older relative consider using it if needed?

Guest: Dr Lee Tau Hong, Infectious Disease Physician, Infectious Diseases Care

29/05/2023 18 mins

Health Matters - World Family Doctor Day 2023

This May 19, we recognise the important roles our family doctors play in helping us manage our conditions and our community health.

Guest: Assistant Professor Lee Eng Sing, Family Physician and Deputy Director of the Clinical Research Unit at NHGP

22/05/2023 21 mins

Health Matters - S1E47: World Ovarian Cancer Day

Feeling constantly bloated and having a swollen stomach? Could these be symptoms of ovarian cancer? In recognition of World Ovarian Cancer Day on 8 May, Daniel Martin speaks to two medical oncologists about the need for early detection and the latest in treatment options.

Guest: Dr John Chia, Medical Oncologist, Farrer Park Hospital and Dr See Hui Ti, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology, Parkway Cancer Centre Singapore

15/05/2023 24 mins

Health Matters - S1E46: Could your child be performing poorly in school due to their myopia?

Did you know uncorrected myopia reduces students’ focus, perseverance, and participation in the classroom, which in turn affects their academic performance? With alarming rates of myopia in Singapore, how can you make sure you are picking it up and managing it early for your child?

Guest:  Dr Cheryl Ngo, Consultant Ophthalmologist & Medical Director at Adult & Child Eye (ACE Clinic)

 

08/05/2023 19 mins