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Tele-Health Programme for Heart Failure Patients

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The Eastern Health Alliance (EH Alliance) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) have partnered Philips Healthcare (Philips) to pilot Singapore’s first tele-health programme for heart failure patients in Singapore. The innovative programme integrates three key elements: tele-monitoring, tele-education, and tele-care support[...]

Credit Card for Health and Wellness

With the OCBC Great Eastern Cashflo Card, Singapore’s first health and wellness credit card, customers will now find it easier to enjoy healthy living and manage their cash flow. The OCBC Great Eastern Cashflo Card, issued in partnership with OCBC[...]

FDA Approves New Insomnia Drug

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new kind of insomnia drug, Belsomra. The drug is manufactured by Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corp., and is the first approved drug of this type. Insomnia is a common condition[...]

Percutaneous (Minimally Invasive) Heart Valve Replacement

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No more laying your heart bare

The aortic valve allows blood to be pumped out of the heart to the rest of the body. With ageing, the aortic valve may become narrowed – a condition known as aortic valve stenosis (AS). When the valve narrowing becomes[...]

Feel it in your Bones

X-ray Anatomy on Blue

Bone up on the best diet for a strong skeleton

  It is just as important, if not more so, to take care of what’s inside your body as what’s on the outside. For a strong foundation, get some tips from our Expert of the Month, Dr Siow Hua Ming,[...]

Breast Cancer in Men

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The guys DO get it

When we talk about breast cancer, we invariably think of women. Associating breast cancer with women is not wrong, after all, it is the most common type of cancer affecting women globally. What many people fail to realise, is that[...]

The Cancer Crusader

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Clinician Scientist Dr Iain Tan on translating research to results

When you are as passionate as Dr Iain Tan is about combating cancer, you want to fight on more than one front. A consultant oncologist leading the colorectal cancer service within the Division of Medical Oncology at National Cancer Centre[...]

Programmed for Excellence

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Urologist and robotic surgeon Dr James Tan explores innovative surgery

It’s not everyone who discovers that they are cut out to be surgeons before they even hit their teens. But that is just what Dr James Tan, urologist and robotic surgeon, did. He developed a mechanical bent at a tender[...]

GlaxoSmithKline Tackles Ebola

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Amid the rising death toll from the Ebola crisis in West Africa, global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) offered a ray of hope, with the announcement that its experimental Ebola vaccine is going into the clinical trial phase. Currently, GSK is[...]

Wipe out Wrinkles with Ultrasound

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NeoAsia (S) Pte Ltd, local distributor of Ulthera® System, announced that Ultherapy® has recently received the latest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Ultherapy® Décolletage Treatment, a non-invasive procedure that improves the lines and wrinkles on the décolletage,[...]

Better, Wiser, Fitter at 55 and Beyond

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Seniors above 55 years old are Better, Wiser and Fitter, said NTUC Secretary-General Mr Lim Swee Say at the annual U Live Symposium where he launched the Active 55+ programme. The new and first structured empowerment programme caters to the[...]

Sex Matters

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A discourse on intercourse (and other sexual health issues)

Sex is one of the most natural things in the world, but many of us really know very little about it! Our Expert of the Month, Dr Christopher Chong, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist at Gleneagles Hospital, answers all your burning[...]

Survey: Looking Good may be an Advantage at Work

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To mark Labour Day 2014 and the 25th anniversary of BOTOX® (botulinum toxin type A), findings from a local survey, The Consensus On Looking Good,revealed approximately that nine in 10 respondents agree that good looks are important at work, and[...]

Motorised Exoskeleton Helps People with Spinal Cord Injuries to Walk

The US Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the first motorised device intended to act as an exoskeleton for people with lower body paralysis (paraplegia) due to a spinal cord injury. ReWalk is a motorised device worn over[...]

Singaporean Taxi Drivers to be Ambassadors for Eye Care

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Ophthalmic optics company Essilor, in association with the National Taxi Association (NTA), Health Promotion Board, Singapore Optometric Association (SOA) and Singapore Polytechnic, has initiated the Taxi Drivers Eye Care Ambassador Programme. The Programme is designed to ensure that Singaporean taxi[...]

Survey: 80% of Smartphone Users Interested in Healthcare Alerts

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A global survey by FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has revealed that 80% of people would like the option to use their smartphones to interact with healthcare providers. These organisations include government and private insurers,[...]

No Premium Increase for Top-up Portion of Integrated Shield Plans for One Year Following Implementation of MediShield Life

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For one year following the implementation of MediShield Life by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the five Integrated Shield Plan (IP) insurers are committed to not increase the top-up portion of IP premiums for plans covering Class B1 and A[...]

Robotic Surgery for Early Prostate Cancer:

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What you need to know

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system, and is found below the bladder in the male pelvis (Figure 1). Prostate cancer remains the most common cancer affecting men in the United States, Europe,[...]

Home is Where the Heart is

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Cardiologist Dr Soon Chao Yang puts his heart into his work

For Dr Soon Chao Yang, serving others has always been close to his heart. As a teenager, Dr Soon suffered from allergic rhinitis and frequently needed to visit his family doctor. At the doctor’s office, he was inspired by the[...]

Mundipharma and Genewel Sign Agreement across Key Global Markets for Licensing and Promotion of Medifoam®

Mundipharma has entered a strategic business partnership with Genewel for the licensing and promotion of Medifoam® (marketed as BETAplast® outside Korea), a moist wound dressing product. The alliance will see Mundipharma undertake responsibility for the successful domestic product in key[...]

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