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The Vegetarian Life

Chicken Tamale Casserole

Complete nutrition with wholefoods

What better time to ‘clean up’ your diet than the start of a new year? If you want to give a vegetarian or vegan diet a go but don’t know where to start, Mayura Mohta’s The Wholefood Kitchen is just[...]

What’s your Body Type?

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Training and diet regimes for each form

Want to get in shape this year? Before you start planning your meals based on the latest fad diet or sign up for that new gym class everyone’s been raving about, you need to know what works best – for[...]

Getting the Fats Right

Food with unsaturated fats

Will you flunk the “fats facts” test?

“Low fat is better.” “I’m too fat! I need to eat oily foods.” “I should cut fats from my diet completely.” Sound familiar? You’ve probably heard people around you utter these words before, or you may have thought them yourself.[...]

I Hate Ingrown Hairs!

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Body hair gone haywire is not a pretty sight

Strange bumps have sprung up on your body, but they aren’t pimples. Not hives either. Could they be ingrown hairs? Argh! What are these things? An ingrown hair is, literally, hair that grows into the skin. The most common symptoms[...]

Fortify your Follicles

Healthy black hair

Essential nutrients to bring the bounce back to your hair

Certain nutrients you consume are essential to strengthen follicles, each strand of your hair and your scalp. Here’s our list of the top sources of nutrients to keep your hair looking its best and growing as fast as it can. While you can[...]

Getting the Wrinkles Out

Botox Injection

Botulinum toxins explained

Botulinum toxin type A treatments such as Botox, Dysport, and – new to Singapore in July 2014 – XEOMIN® account for more treatments worldwide than the next four most popular of the non-surgical aesthetic treatments combined; almost ten million in[...]

Robotic Hair Transplants


A fast growing new trend

Hair loss is often an underestimated cosmetic concern. But studies have shown that watching our hair literally wash down the drain, leads to a range of detrimental effects on our psyche – depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, social withdrawal… just[...]

White is Bright

young woman making facial expressions

Face the year on a lighter note

The obsession with skin whitening is apparently an exclusively Asian thing. In fact, skin whitening has a long history in Asia, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, when yoghurt and wine were used for washing because they contain natural skin-whitening[...]

Antiviral Aid Against Ebola


Mundipharma has partnered with Direct Relief, a leading aid organisation, to donate supplies of its BETADINE® range of antivirals to support the aid organisation’s efforts to contain the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. During this outbreak of Ebola,[...]

Ascendas Boosts Workplace Health

Young Asian female doing neck stretching exercise to release build up tension.

Ascendas has been actively engaging and promoting healthy living initiatives among tenants in its business parks and industrial spaces, such as by organising sporting competitions and fitness programmes. The encouraging response from the tenants motivated Ascendas to partner the Health[...]

Trailblazing Technology Tracks your Skin’s pH Level

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Skin treatment centre d’skin has brought in Soft Plus, a standalone PC-powered skin assessment system. Buoyed by this technology, its therapists are now able to track the skin’s pH level on top of tracking other important indicators like hydration, sebum,[...]

Moving Medication More Effectively with Robots

Robotic arms pick and place correct totes on shelves behind the front dispensing counters.

One of the world’s fastest high capacity medication dispensing systems has won the first runner-up, National Infocomm Award for Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology in the Public Sector. The Outpatient Pharmacy Automation System (OPAS) was developed by National University[...]

Cancer Concerns

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Dissecting the disease

  Cancer is one of the most talked-about diseases, and the Number One killer in Singapore, with as many as one in three Singaporeans dying of cancer. But how much do you really know about cancer – its risk factors,[...]

The Face of Change


Plastic surgeon Dr Leo Kah Woon transforms patients’ bodies and lives

Being the face of change is a calling that comes naturally to Dr Leo Kah Woon. His is a position that makes a twofold difference in people’s lives – enhancing their outer beauty and also inspiring inner confidence. The youngest[...]

Take these for healthy hair and nourished nails


Take these for healthy hair and nourished nails

When life gets hectic, we may not have time to pay attention to some parts of our bodies, especially those we see as “less important”. It’s no surprise that our hair and nails may get neglected, just when the stress[...]

Manage your Pain

Physiotherapist doing accupuncture

Try TCM for effective relief

Pain, as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain, is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”. In Western medicine, a major cause of[...]

Overcoming the Blues


Let’s halt the rise of depression

Good physical health is important, but seniors must not neglect their mental health too. Psychiatrist Dr Ko Soo Meng shares tips on preventing and managing depression among seniors. Q: What are the common causes of depression among our elderly? A:[...]

No-Body is Perfect!

Woman measuring her waist with tape

Get your body image and self-esteem in better shape

Do you feel comfortable with your body image? Do you like what you see in the mirror? If your answer is “no”, you are in good company. What is body image? Body image is how we see ourselves when we[...]

My Body, My Expression


Overcoming shyness in the bedroom

We can run but we cannot hide from the multitude of messages in the media telling us that we can look better in this or that way. Small wonder that we find ourselves to be body conscious in the bedroom.[...]

Treating Erectile Dysfunction


Changing ‘down time’ to ‘go time’

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition where men may experience persistent difficulty obtaining and/or maintaining an erect penis during sexual intercourse. During sexual arousal, stimulation of the penile shaft causes release of nitric oxide (NO), a neurotransmitter which relaxes the[...]

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