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Health Matters - S1E10: Just how much punishment can your eyes take?

Health Matters - S1E10: Just how much punishment can your eyes take?
05 Sep 2022 09:00AM
19 mins

What should you do if a speck of dust is stuck in your eye? Rubbing it furiously might seem like the right thing to do, but could that cause harm instead? Plus, listen to find out why it is a bad idea to squeeze a stye on your eyelid.

Guest: A/Prof Khor Wei Boon, Senior Consultant at our Corneal & External Eye Disease Department, SNEC

Health Matters - S1E23: COVID-19 vaccines for young children

Did you know that your young ones (6 months - 4 years) getting the COVID vaccine may experience less severe side-effects? It might be due to the lower dose, but that doesn’t mean they’re less protected against COVID or a complication known as multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C).

Guest: Associate Professor Chong Chia Yin, Senior Consultant, Infectious Disease Service, Department of

28/11/2022 15 mins

Health Matters - S1E22: Weight-loss drugs for diabetes management

Imagine peeing out your calories. This is happening for some diabetic patients here taking new generations of weight-loss medications. But is it safe to have this as part of your long-term diabetes management programme?

Guest: Dr Ben Ng, Endocrinologist, Arden Endocrinology Specialist Clinic 

 

21/11/2022 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E21: Why get LASIK if there’s a risk of dry eyes?

Are people still doing LASIK and is it the best way to deal with our Myopia epidemic? Plus, besides eye drops, are there newer options to help you deal with Dry Eyes, which can emerge after LASIK?

Guest: Dr Cheryl Lee, Eye Surgeon and Ophthalmologist, The EyeClinic

14/11/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E19: How cancer affects your blood: lymphoma

Cancers don’t just affect organs in your body, they can also affect your blood. Health Matters explores lymphoma and the extremely promising results being seen with newer forms of treatment, like immunotherapy.

Guest: Dr Nicholas Grigoropoulos, Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology, Singapore General Hospital

07/11/2022 15 mins

Health Matters - S1E18: XBB is here: what you need to know about the new COVID-19 variant

Just as we got used to BA.4 and BA.5, we are now seeing the rise of the BQ.1, BQ1.1 and XBB variants in Singapore. Are these better able to evade your immune system?

Guest: A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health); Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

31/10/2022 16 mins