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Delectable Desserts for Diabetics

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“Sugarless” can be just as satisfying

If you have a sweet tooth but can’t stomach sugar, load up on fruits instead. These sweet treats skip the sugar but are still a delicious finish to any meal. Healthy Banana Cookies (Makes 40 cookies) Ingredients 3 ripe bananas[...]

Breaking the Habit

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Nip bad eating habits in the bud

Whether it’s sneaky snacking, or getting your meals at odd hours, don’t let bad eating habits get the better of you! Take this quiz to find out which ones you fall prey to, and how to fix them. 1. For[...]

Psoriasis

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It really gets under your skin

Psoriasis (“suh-ry-uh-sus”) is a chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white or red patches of skin. Normal skin cells grow gradually and flake off every four weeks, but psoriatic skin cells move[...]

Live in Harmony

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Are you in tune with your body?

For the longest time, I didn’t have a positive relationship with food – and neither did the hundreds of people I interacted with. Look around you and you’ll see that most of us are either stressing ourselves way too much[...]

10 Check-ups Every Man Needs

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Don’t let your health slide  

Men, get screened early! Don’t wait till symptoms appear – it may be too late then. Chances are, you get your car tuned and buffed regularly, like how you keep that favourite pair of shoes polished to a high shine.[...]

 Disease-free Without Drugs

Some remedies come naturally

Drugs may not be the only – or best – solution when you’re sick. From weight loss to insomnia, there’s a natural remedy for just about everything. Our Expert of the Month, Chief Executive Officer of Tek Eight Laboratories Eugene[...]

Mead Johnson Nutrition Opens Local Campus

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, has opened the doors to its new production and research campus in Tuas, Singapore. This investment represents the single largest capital project in the company’s more than 100-year history, and[...]

New Treatment for Frown Lines

A new purified botulinum neurotoxin injectable is now approved and available in Singapore. XEOMIN® is used to improve the appearance of frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows. Glabellar frown lines are caused by muscles contracting and start developing in the[...]

Hill-Rom Expands Investment in Singapore

American medical technology company Hill-Rom has expanded its Asia-Pacific Innovation Centre in Singapore. Research facilities such as the Respiratory Care Development Centre and the Patient Support Development Centre, equipped with the latest technology, are now housed in the 24,000-square-foot space.[...]

Inhalable Insulin

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The new treatment for diabetes

Inhaled insulin is much more acceptable to patients with type 2 diabetes. This means that more patients with poorly controlled diabetes would be willing to be started on insulin, which no longer requires painful injections. In June 2014, the Food[...]

A Mission of Miracles

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Peter Lim discovers Nature’s secrets for good health

On the subject of natural living, you would be hard pressed to find anyone as passionate as Peter Lim. A believer to the core, Peter daily practises what he preaches in every aspect of his life, from the food he[...]

Wisdom Teeth

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The pain of arrested development

Wisdom teeth commonly grow at the wrong place and/or at a wrong angle. Seldom do they come out straight. Impacted wisdom teeth, specifically, are frequently food traps and breeding grounds for bacteria. Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars,[...]

Corneal Ulcer

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More than an eye sore

Although some bacteria can invade a healthy cornea, most enter through a defect in the corneal surface, such as tiny scratches on the corneal surface caused by a foreign body or even from rubbing the eye. A corneal ulcer is[...]

Dealing with Diabetes

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Don’t let it take life’s sweetness

Diabetes mellitus or diabetes is a common condition in which a person has high blood sugar due to inadequate insulin production or response. In Singapore, it is the fourth most common condition seen in community healthcare. Causes and Risk Factors[...]

I Like to Move it, Move it

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Dump those myths about bowel movements

Bowel movements are one of many normal bodily functions and we often take them for granted. Conversely, there have been numerous myths that have been perpetuated through the years that cause us to worry unnecessarily and in some cases, we[...]

Nix the Neckache

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You don’t have to stick it out

Neck pain may be caused by a variety of factors, including muscle strain, ligament sprains, arthritis of neck joints, or a ‘pulled’ or ‘pinched’ nerve. Approximately 10% of adults have neck pain at any one time. Fortunately, most patients recover[...]

Cigarettes and Lung Cancer

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Your health could go up in smoke

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS Smoking and Lung Cancer Lung cancer ranks as the #2 cancer in males, and #3 in females Smoking causes 85% – 90% of lung cancers Only 16.6% of lung cancer patients live > 5 years[...]

Challenging COPD

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How can we manage this?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a condition that affects the lungs and causes difficulty in breathing. The disease is progressive, that is, it gets worse over time. It affects millions of people world-wide, which is why you should[...]

Prediabetes

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It’s not too late to save yourself

Prediabetes or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) means being in a state between having normal blood glucose and having diabetic range blood glucose. Prediabetics are usually asymptomatic – that is, they do not display symptoms – and their blood glucose values[...]

Allergic Rhinitis

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It’s nothing to sneeze at

Many of us would have experienced some of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, which is growing to be a widespread clinical condition. In order to understand it better, let us take a peek into the most common questions about this[...]

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