New guidelines to support mental health of women during pregnancy and after birth

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), which saw cases of post-natal depression shoot up during the Covid-19 pandemic, has come up with a set of clinical guidelines for women that emphasise the importance of screening.

📰 The Straits Times | 18 Feb 2023

Media Coverage from GUSTO and S-PRESTO

Here’s a new tip to improve baby’s sleep: care for your mental health

Infants with long screen time may experience cognitive decline

📰 Asian Scientist | 21 Feb 2023

Updated national guidelines on childhood screen time (no screen time recommended for children <18 months of age)

New guidelines to support mental health of women during pregnancy and after birth

Screen time linked to impaired brain function, may affect learning beyond childhood: Study

📰 The Straits Times | 31 Jan 2023
📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 31 Jan 2023

How Singaporean researchers measured the effects of screen time on children’s brains

Over half of kids, teens in S’pore do not hit physical activity targets: Study

Test programme to tackle obesity teaches pre-school children to eat according to hunger cues

📰 The Straits Times | 11 Nov 2022
📰 The New Paper | 27 Oct 2022
📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 28 Oct 2022
📰 Tamil Murasu | 28 Oct 2022

Long screen time affects children’s health

Sharing of skin microbiome between children with atopic dermatitis and healthy contacts might contribute to recurrence

📰 Medical Xpress | 15 Sep 2022

COVID-19’s effect on children’s outdoor play and associations with family income (with Dr. Jonathan Huang)

Lack of outdoor playtime during Covid-19 pandemic likely worsened myopia in children: Studies

📰 The Straits Times | 02 May 2022

Lack of outdoor play saw children in Singapore gain weight during Covid-19 circuit breaker in 2020: Study

📰 The Straits Times | 12 Mar 2022
📰 The Straits Times | 10 Mar 2022
📰 The New Paper | 10 Mar 2022
📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 13 Mar 2022

Budget debate: MOH launches targeted measures for subgroups to improve population health

Speech by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Health, at the Ministry of Health Committee of Supply Debate 2022

SingHealth and A*Star leaders lauded for advancing research

Commentary: No better time for kids to be outdoors than during a pandemic

📰 Channel NewsAsia | 08 Aug 2021
📰 Times of News | 08 Aug 2021

Keynote Address by Ms Rahayu Mahzam, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Health, at the Child Evidence to Policy and Practice Webinar Series

New centre to focus on improving physical, mental health of young children in S’pore

Unregulated screen time during early childhood years can lead to developmental issues: Study

More to be done to boost maternal well-being: Masagos

Health Check Podcast: How a mother’s well-being can have a large impact on her baby

New task force to boost maternal health, kids’ well-being

Beat pregnancy blues

Healthy mum, healthy baby

Put a pause on screen time for young kids

Early-life screen time linked to reduced physical activity in preschool children

📰 The Lancet | 28 Jan 2020
📰 EurekAlert! | 28 Jan 2020
📰 The Telegraph | 28 Jan 2020
📰 USA Today | 28 Jan 2020
📰 Medpage Today | 28 Jan 2020
📰 Scimex | 29 Jan 2020
📰 Medical Xpress | 29 Jan 2020
📰 HealthDay | 03 Feb 2020
📰 NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health | 11 Feb 2020

Night eating, lower diet quality during pregnancy associated with greater weight gain & retention

📰 EurekAlert! | 19 Dec 2019
📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 21 Dec 2019

BNA Interview Series: The Neurobiology of Stress With Professor Michael Meaney

How dads-to-be can pass on paternal health and reduce birth risk to offspring

GUSTO Study: Boys aged 5 years old and below who watch TV and portable electronic devices have higher body fats compared to girls

📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 15 May 2019

Eating every few hours, but never satisfying the hunger

📰 Today | 09 Mar 2019

Big battle to beat the bulge: Losing weight the healthy way

Fit for Kids

New scheme by National University Hospital to help pregnant ladies with depression

📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 05 Dec 2018

Mother-child study offers fresh insights

📰 The Straits Times | 05 Dec 2018
📰 The New Paper | 05 Dec 2018

Percentage of pregnant women with diabetes is high: Study

📰 Berita Harian | 05 Dec 2018

10-year study on mothers and children shows academic links to early childhood performance

New study on mental health of pregnant women is launched

📰 Mediacorp Berita | 04 Dec 2018

Sugar tax alone will have little impact: Diabetes expert

Promising biomedical start-ups in Singapore

Pregnant woman who eat too much at night increases the risk of obesity in newborns

📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 10 Jun 2018

Are Screens Bad For My Child’s Eyes?

Enhancing health outcomes for every birth

How to Raise a Super Baby

Do fat babies grow up to be fat adults?

Here is how nutrition may help overcome genetic risk of diabetes

📰 Firstpost | 21 Feb 2018
📰 Down To Earth | 22 Feb 2018
📰 Catch News | 21 Feb 2018
📰 Outlook India | 20 Feb 2018
📰 The Hindu Business Line | 20 Feb 2018

Watching children grow up with Gusto

Mother and father’s weights equally influence a child’s risk of obesity, says study

📰 Medical Xpress | 16 Nov 2017
📰 News18 | 03 Dec 2017
📰 Jamaica Observer | 29 Nov 2017
📰 Lifestyle.Inq | 20 Nov 2017

Can e-learning make you dumb?

The babies of women who consume carbohydrate-rich foods during pregnancy have an altered growth trajectory

📰 A*STAR Research | 04 Oct 2017
📰 Medical Xpress | 05 Oct 2017

Clever fats weighing in on Asia’s obesity issue

📰 A*STAR Research | 20 Sep 2017

Clever fats weighing in on Asia’s obesity issue

📰 A*STAR Research | 19 Sep 2017

Child’s obesity linked to that of parents’

📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 11 Sep 2017

Children born to mothers with diabetes during pregnancy are at risk of developing attention problems

📰 Medical Xpress | 12 Jul 2017

High folate, low B12 combo doubles maternal diabetes risk

A Race to the Waistline: Does Fast Eating Lead to Obesity?

Risk of obesity influenced by changes in our genes

Obesity – The complex story of its birth

Taking the war against diabetes to pregnant women

📰 Today | 22 Feb 2017

Understanding ethnic differences in abdominal fat distribution at birth

📰 Medical Xpress | 25 Jan 2017

Babies with eczema at higher risk of tooth decay

📰 The Straits Times | 24 Jan 2017
📰 AsiaOne | 24 Jan 2017

Measuring disease risk

📰 A*STAR Research | 24 Jan 2017

Lack of sleep linked to gestational diabetes

📰 The Straits Times | 10 Jan 2017
📰 Futurity | 10 Jan 2017
📰 Medical Xpress | 09 Jan 2017
📰 Science Daily | 09 Jan 2017
📰 EurekAlert! | 09 Jan 2017
📰 Asian Scientist | 09 Jan 2017
📰 Sleep Review | 11 Jan 2017

‘Night-owl’ preschoolers may have more sleep problems

📰 Fox News | 16 Dec 2016
📰 Reuters | 17 Dec 2016
📰 Geo News | 17 Dec 2016
📰 The Jordan Times | 18 Dec 2016
📰 GMA News | 19 Dec 2016
📰 West Central Tribune | 20 Dec 2016

Pregnancy-time diabetes may be risky for babies

📰 The Straits Times | 11 Nov 2016
📰 AsiaOne | 11 Nov 2016

Childhood obesity epidemic could be tackled by expectant mothers adjusting their diet

📰 Medical Xpress | 02 Nov 2016

Research: Gestational diabetes may lead to hyperactive in children

📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 28 Oct 2016

Nutritional drink for safer pregnancy

📰 The Straits Times | 02 Aug 2016
📰 AsiaOne | 09 Oct 2016

Uncovering the secrets of growing up healthy

Diabetes fight focuses on pregnant women

Mind the gap

Diabetes screening for expectant mums

Is general anaesthesia risky for kids?

New Zealand Governor-General to begin Singapore state visit Monday

Singapore launches major pre-pregnancy study to search for links between the mother’s health before pregnancy and baby’s health outcomes

📰 Lianhe Zaobao | 18 Jun 2015

KKH leads study on pre-conception and long term effects

📰 Berita Harian | 18 Jun 2015

New look at mum’s impact on baby

KKH leads groundbreaking large-scale pre-pregnancy study

New study in Singapore to analyse link between women’s health and pregnancy

📰 Channel NewsAsia | 17 Jun 2015

Stressed mums may have ‘moody’ babies

Predicting Success

Babies exposed to two languages show better memory and learning ability: Study

Mother’s Womb Can Influence Baby’s Genome, Study

📰 Asian Scientist | 29 Apr 2014