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Pregnancy Fallacy

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What to really expect when you’re expecting

  Should you eat this? Must you avoid doing that? There is so much hearsay and claims that the modern mum-to-be has to sift through for the sake of her baby and her own well-being, that fiction risks overruling fact.[...]

The Vitals of Vitamins and Minerals

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How well do you know them?

You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “everything in moderation”. It’s no different when it comes to vitamins and minerals – it’s all a matter of balance. If you’ve ignored this sound advice, this pop quiz will show you why you[...]

Special Delivery

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Your post-natal meal choices don’t have to be ‘confined’

Choose your post-natal diet wisely. The right foods can ensure a speedy recovery, keep you from falling ill easily and even promote a good milk supply. Trust me, you want your body to bounce back to full health quickly –[...]

Sun Savvy

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The bare truth about sunlight and your skin

Sunlight consists of three components, namely visible light, infrared and ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR is commonly encountered and considered to be the one which causes the greatest damage to health. As UVR is absorbed in our skies, the amount of[...]

Everyone Can Eradicate Ebola

Although some medical therapies show promise as treatments for Ebola, scientists are still looking urgently for a definitive cure. For the first time, anyone with access to a computer or Android-based mobile device can help scientists perform this critical research[...]

Hands-on Healthcare Training

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Singapore is facing a rapidly ageing population, and with three new public general hospitals in the pipeline, there is growing demand for pharmaceutical healthcare professionals. Recognising the need for a pipeline of industry-ready graduates, Republic Polytechnic (RP) and Khoo Teck[...]

Monitor your Heart on the Go

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The National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS) now offers a new ambulatory ECG event monitoring service that ensures healthcare professionals receive accurate data. This is available across the National University Hospital (NUH). Patients take the device home with them typically[...]

How Do I Love Thee?

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The real deal on relationships, love and sex

  Relationships can be tricky things, especially for those who are clueless about love and sex – and let’s be honest, most of us have been there at one time or another. Armour up on amore with advice from Singapore’s[...]

Goodbye Cancer, Hello Baby!

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Fertility-sparing treatments for gynaecological cancers

In the past, treatment for cancers which affect the female reproductive organs – the uterus, cervix and ovaries – would generally result in permanent infertility in most women. To make things worse, it has been shown that about 10% of[...]

Conceiving Hope

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Singapore’s ‘father’ of IVF Professor Ng Soon Chye on birthing new treatments

Professor Ng Soon Chye cuts a fatherly figure. From his distinguished looks to his confident yet affable manner, he puts you at ease immediately. Which is only to be expected, considering his long history in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O &[...]

Prenatal Supplements

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Bump up your health – and your baby’s – during pregnancy

“Eating for two” doesn’t mean drastically increasing your calorie intake, but you do need to start paying a whole lot more attention to what you eat. Your nutritional needs change when you start growing a new life in your body.[...]

My Encounter with Mycoplasma Pneumonia

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A big scare for my little one

It all began at the start of the year-end holiday when we were at a mall having dinner. My two-year-old daughter, Jie En, was having her usual favourite bowl of handmade noodles when she vomited and became unwell. She felt[...]

Infertility

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The TCM Take

Infertility is becoming an increasingly common issue all over the world. The problem of infertility is very complicated, which has in turn led to the complexity of its treatment process. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines infertility as “a disease[...]

Trying Times

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Is there help for male infertility?

Male infertility describes the condition where men are unable to cause successful pregnancy in their fertile female partners. One in five couples attempting to conceive a child will be unsuccessful after deliberately trying for a year or more. Of these[...]

Fifty Shades of Great

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Sorting out sexual issues in senior señoritas

As Singapore enters its 50th birthday, mid-life women have a lot to celebrate. Singaporean women have amongst the longest life expectancies, and Singapore is one of the happiest places in the world to live. Health plays a big part in[...]

Project Baby: Get Pregnant Quick!

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Is your baby-making pleasure or pressure?

Your parents have been dropping not-so-subtle hints about how it’s time to have a child. All your friends seem to be pregnant or already have kids. Indeed, the biological clock is ticking. Both of you have talked about your desire[...]

Pregnancy Periodontics

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Taking care of your gums and teeth while pregnant

Pregnancy is a joyous experience. When a woman is pregnant, not only is a healthy lifestyle important, gum (periodontal) and oral health is an aspect one should not overlook as well, to ensure the health of the mother and baby.[...]

Reduce your Risk of Cancer

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Safeguard yourself with these simple steps

While there is no proven way to prevent cancer, changes in lifestyle can help to prevent many types of cancers – as many as 40%! Dr Khoo Kei Siong, Deputy Medical Director of Parkway Cancer Centre, shows how the risk[...]

What am I Doing Wrong?

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Common issues in getting pregnant

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS The Stats on Conception 15% of couples in Singapore do not get pregnant within 1 year 1 in 7 couples worldwide have fertility problems Female factors, male factors and couple factors each contribute to 1/3[...]

Leukaemia

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When cancer runs through blood

Our bodies usually do a pretty amazing job of protecting themselves. In particular, our blood constantly renews itself, gets rid of harmful foreign bodies and fights off infections. But what happens when blood turns into the bad guy? Dr Lim[...]

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