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Tinkering with toys so every kid can play
Nov 23, 2016 | 3:12PM

Tinkering with toys so every kid can play

Yeo Sam Jo yeosamjo@sph.com.sg From dancing penguins and moving Minions to dinosaurs that blow bubbles, children can be spoilt for choice when it comes to toys. Those with special needs, however,...
No bed at the nursing home, so couple forced to stay apart
Nov 10, 2016 | 11:04AM

No bed at the nursing home, so couple forced to stay apart

Janice Tai jantai@sph.com.sg They have been married for 54 years but were forced to live apart for 1 1/2 years in different nursing homes due to a lack of beds. When the once inseparable couple was...
Winning the battle against cervical cancer in Singapore
Oct 24, 2016 | 10:06AM

Winning the battle against cervical cancer in Singapore

Salma Khalik Senior Health Correspondentsalma@sph.com.sg Cancer of the cervix is one of the most preventable and treatable of cancers. A regular Pap smear test every two or three years should catch...
Numbness in left thigh ‘a small price to pay’
Oct 24, 2016 | 9:58AM

Numbness in left thigh ‘a small price to pay’

Salma Khalik Senior Health Correspondent Late in 2014, Madam Noorliza Ismail started getting as many as three menstrual cycles a month, instead of the usual one. This went on for some months until...
New TCM clinic aims to reach more non-Chinese patients
Oct 24, 2016 | 9:51AM

New TCM clinic aims to reach more non-Chinese patients

Leong Weng Kam Senior Writer wengkam@sph.com.sg The 115-year-old Sian Chay Medical Institution has opened a new traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinic in Marsiling, in the hope of reaching out...
‘Voices’ in head urged her to hurt her baby
Oct 07, 2016 | 5:01PM

‘Voices’ in head urged her to hurt her baby

Reports by FOO JIE YING fjieying@sph.com.sg For two months, she was haunted by three female voices in her head telling her to hurt her four-month-old baby. One voice would say: "He's just a burden...
No more clashing voices in the head
Oct 07, 2016 | 4:48PM

No more clashing voices in the head

Caroline Chia cchia@sph.com.sg Executive Photojournalist For 12 years, Mr Jumaat Osman, 49, spent most of his time cooped up at home, often hiding in his bedroom in the three-room flat he shares...
So touched, she couldn’t stop crying
Sep 16, 2016 | 3:15PM

So touched, she couldn’t stop crying

Report by NOOR ASHIKIN ABDUL RAHMAN ashikinr@sph.com.sg For the past 17 years, Madam Jurina Johari has lived with just one kidney. Years after her right kidney was removed in 1999 because of chronic...
Rowing her way to fitness
Sep 16, 2016 | 3:08PM

Rowing her way to fitness

Report by HARIZ BAHARUDIN harizbah@sph.com.sg Nearly half a year later, lifting weights during training sessions for the Get Lean, Get Strong Challenge 2016 has paid off for Miss Hozarifah Hosain....
From her jailor to a fellow runner
Sep 16, 2016 | 2:59PM

From her jailor to a fellow runner

Report by JUDITH TAN juditht@sph.com.sg She is running to help inmates turn over a new leaf. Bella (not her real name), an administration clerk, 31, will be taking part in the first ever team run in...
Finding the purpose in her life
Sep 16, 2016 | 2:50PM

Finding the purpose in her life

Yogaraj Panditurai yogarajp@sph.com.sg Fate dealt Syahidah Alim a tough card right from the start. Born with cerebral palsy 31 years ago, a life in a wheelchair beckoned. But this tough cookie...
Living with blood cancer, leading a normal active life
Sep 05, 2016 | 10:28AM

Living with blood cancer, leading a normal active life

Lester Wong lesterw@sph.com.sg When he was preparing to undergo a hernia operation, Mr Mohammad Kader, 56, was told he also had leukaemia, discovered after a routine blood test. Up to that point,...
Sep 05, 2016 | 10:19AM

He taught me to value life and be strong

COMMENT by Sukmawati Umar Litak tnp@sph.com.sg Khai just left us. The text on Sunday night tore me to bits. It broke the news I had been dreading about an interviewee-turned-friend, Muhammad Khairul...
He fulfilled ‘last wish’
Sep 05, 2016 | 10:15AM

He fulfilled ‘last wish’

Report by HARIZ BAHARUDIN and NURUL ASYIKIN YUSOFF tnp@sph.com.sg Last January, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and his doctors told him then that he had only two months to live. But...
Hi-5 saved his life
Aug 22, 2016 | 4:55PM

Hi-5 saved his life

Reports by NURUL ASYIKIN YUSOFF asyikiny@sph.com.sg Many children are fans of Australian children's group Hi-5 because of their catchy songs and upbeat personalities. But one teenage boy became a...

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