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Health Matters - S1E1: Monkeypox: Should sexually active persons be concerned?

Health Matters - S1E1: Monkeypox: Should sexually active persons be concerned?
04 Jul 2022 12:23PM
17 mins

Monkeypox is spread through close skin-to-skin and face-to-face contact with an infected person. Engaging in intimate or sexual activities with multiple partners might increase the chances of getting the virus.

What are the obvious symptoms to look out for? How can the virus be controlled? 

Guest: Dr Chester Lan, Resident Physician, DTAP (Dr Tan and Partners) Clinic

Health Matters - S1E33: World Cancer Day special - Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancers

In recognition of World Cancer Day (4 Feb), Health Matters tackles some of the more complex cancers - thyroid, head and neck cancers.

Guest: Dr Huang Xinyong, ENT surgeon based at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore

06/02/2023 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 - 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 - 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