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Health Matters - S1E24: COVID-19 updates: antiviral usage

Health Matters - S1E24: COVID-19 updates: antiviral usage
05 Dec 2022 09:00AM
22 mins

If your elderly loved one got COVID-19, they might be prescribed antivirals, especially if they had other health issues. Is there more evidence that these could be beneficial on a community level?

Guest: Dr Asok Kurup, Infectious Disease Physician, Mount Elizabeth Hospital

Health Matters - S1E31: Crooked teeth: it’s not just aesthetic

Uneven teeth are more than just a matter of aesthetics; they could impact your health as well! From breathing problems to a misaligned jaw — tune in for the straight truth on crooked teeth.

Guest: Dr Soh Shean Han, Dental Specialist in Orthodontics, Specialist Dental Group

30/01/2023 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E32: A prescription for meditation instead of medication for diabetics

Diabetics, do you want to lower your blood sugar level? A new study seems to indicate a prescription for meditation might help.

Guest: Dr Ben Ng, Endocrinologist, Arden Endocrinology

30/01/2023 19 mins

Health Matters - S1E30: Long COVID-19 symptoms

New research finds long COVID symptoms may not last beyond a year for most. Plus, a look at how bacterial meningitis can kill suddenly, as it did for musician Jeff Beck.

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

16/01/2023 19 mins

Health Matters - S1E29: A double whammy - getting two cancers at the same time

Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with both throat and breast cancer. How rare is a double cancer diagnosis?

Guest: Dr Wong Seng Weng, Medical Director, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Cancer Centre

09/01/2023 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E28: Knee pain in the elderly

As our society ages rapidly, seniors and even those leading active lifestyles, may experience problems of the neck, back and joints. Can we prevent and manage osteoarthritis of the knee before it becomes a problem?

Guest: Dr Barry Tan, Associate Consultant, Division of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital

02/01/2023 18 mins