60 Years


 

LETTERS TO STRAITS TIMES FORUM

16 May 2013: THE College of Ophthalmologists wishes to address certain points in last Thursday's article ("New cataract surgery cuts blindness risk"). >>

 

31 August 2012: We support the Ministry of Health’s reply which confirms the safety and costeffective measure of adding fluoride in low amounts to drinking water. >>

 

10 July 2012: We refer to Andy Ho's commentary (‘MMR vaccine: Shot in the dark?’; 5 July 2012) which suggested the need to give a third dose of the MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccine in order to prevent outbreaks of mumps infection in Singapore.. >>

 

28 June 2012: In Singapore, the participation rate for screening is low. Of approximately 1,500 invasive breast cancers diagnosed annually, perhaps 15 per cent to 20 per cent of cases are detected by screening.. >>

 

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SCREENING TESTS REVIEW REPORT

 

 

10 February 2011: A committee tasked to draw up a framework for health screening tests in Singapore has recommended that the adult population be screened for obesity, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and colorectal cancer.

 

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore (AMS) said the framework is the first evidence-based best practice guidelines on screening tests here. >>

 

 

12 February 2011: Colorectal cancer is the number one cancer for men and women here, and a panel of specialists is now calling for it to be screened on a national level.

 

The specialists, who are members of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, say that the method of screening should be colonoscopy, which costs about $1,500 without medical subsidy. >>

 

 

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