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

Health Matters - S1E18: XBB is here: what you need to know about the new COVID-19 variant
31 Oct 2022 09:00AM
16 mins

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

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

Health Matters - S1E27: Staying safe and accident-free this festive season

It’s an unfortunate health trend; more accidents do happen during the festive season. What should you do if you find yourself in such a situation?

Guest: Adjunct Assistant Professor Teo Li-Tserng, Head of Service (Trauma Surgery), Senior Consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

26/12/2022 18 mins

Health Matters - S1E26: Celine Dion’s diagnosis: Stiff Person Syndrome

Painful spasms led the global superstar to discover she was suffering from a rare condition known as “Stiff Person Syndrome”. In fact, it is so rare, it’s known to affect only 1 or 2 people out of a million. Do you know, a handful of such cases have also been recorded in Singapore?

Guest: Dr Jeanne Tan, Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute

19/12/2022 16 mins