Rose Ong

Blood clots can be painful

Q: Our baby had her hands on the window sill when the window pane suddenly came sliding down on top of her little fingers. Her fingernail beds were deeply bruised. We gave her some Tylenol, but she cried all night.

Wednesday, 17 December, 1997, 12:00am

I want to eat more now that I can't sleep at night

Q: I HAVE been under stress at work lately. Over the past two months, I have been waking up at 2am and then trying to go back to sleep, usually unsuccessfully, until 4am or 5am. I am exhausted during the day and feel unproductive. But I seem to have developed a good appetite. Do insomniacs eat more food?

27 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Hot cure for ailments

Q: I heard through a colleague that chili peppers can cure stomach problems. My friend was having stomach trouble during a recent business trip and ate a really hot and spicy meal that alleviated most of his symptoms. Is there any truth to this? What else are chillies good for? How much would you need to take?

22 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Can I keep breast milk in a freezer?

Q: I AM a working mother and pump my breasts so my husband and nanny can later feed my twins with my milk. What is the best way of storing, thawing and warming my breast milk in order to retain all of the nutritional value? Dr Rose writes: You should store fresh breast milk in specially designed plastic bags or plastic containers.

11 May 1994 - 12:00am

Autistic children can do so much

IN Dr Rose Ong's question and answer column (South China Morning Post, January 5), there was a letter concerning autism.

10 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Workshops can help parents

DR Rose Ong's Health Line in the South China Morning Post on February 3, stressed the role parents can play in the way their children develop.

She highlighted the importance of listening skills, developing a sense of values, setting limits and raising children's self esteem. These are important factors in raising responsible children.

11 Feb 1993 - 12:00am