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Put Bad Sleep Habits to Bed

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Sleep is essential for children’s cognitive and behavioural development. A whopping 37% of lower primary school children feel sleepy during the day – a sign of sleep deprivation, yet 89% of parents don’t think their child has a sleep problem.[...]

New Centre for Vascular Diseases Open

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Sincere Healthcare Group has added a new centre to its network in Singapore. With the opening of the Vascular and Interventional Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre (#07-38) in March 2015, the range of conditions Sincere Healthcare Group now[...]

First-in-Human Trial of Cancer Vaccine

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National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has commenced a trial for a new cancer vaccine – the first trial in the world to be administered to human patients. Led by one of NCCS’s top clinician scientists, the Phase I clinical trial[...]

Good Food or Great Figure?

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You can have your cake and eat it too

  It’s hard to stick to a diet when you love to eat. And hey, skipping meals isn’t healthy, right? Here’s a secret: you don’t have to starve yourself to maintain a healthy weight – it’s not just the quantity[...]

Cutting Out Obesity

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Weighing the benefits of bariatric surgery

Obesity has been a worldwide epidemic for the last few decades. This growing disease is now more prevalent among the young. Above a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 is the definition of being overweight. Further, a BMI of above[...]

Food for Thought

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Dietitian Dr Lim Yen Peng dishes on nutrition and the ageing population

You are what you eat. And what you eat becomes even more important when you have a medical condition – apart from dietary restrictions you have to adhere to, getting the right nutrition can help manage your condition and even[...]

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 &[...]

Antiviral Aid Against Ebola

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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

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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

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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

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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[...]

Weight Woes

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Waging war on your waistline

All I want for Christmas is… a visible waistline! The struggle to lose weight gets harder as one gets older, busier and more stressed out – and the abundance of good food at Christmas-time surely doesn’t help. We turn to[...]

Medical Services at the Mall

Guardian Health & Beauty and Parkway Shenton have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a joint endeavour that paves the way for a new era of collaborations between retail pharmacists and the private medical sector. This first-of-its-kind medical service[...]

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