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Woman, Get Tested!

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Important screening tests every woman should do

Health screening is designed for healthy individuals. A good number of health problems do not make you feel ill but can be detected by screening. Earlier detection allows for earlier intervention, thus preventing the health conditions from progressing and leading[...]

Philippines

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A growing medical tourism destination of choice

St. Luke’s: First PH Hospital Cited for Medical Tourism and International Patient Care Tourists headed for the Philippines can now be assured of quality healthcare as St. Luke’s Medical Center’s (SLMC) Quezon City and Global City hospitals have been certified[...]

Of Minds and Delusions

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Understanding the mind of the delusional

Previously known as paranoid disorder, delusional disorder is a type of serious mental illness involving psychosis – the inability to tell what is real from what is imagined. Delusional disorder’s main feature is the presence of delusions, or unshakable beliefs[...]

For the Love of Kids

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Get to know paediatrician and sleep specialist A/Prof Daniel Goh

As someone whose everyday work involves dealing with cranky, sleep-deprived children, it’s no wonder A/Prof Daniel Goh is every bit a patient man. As Head of the Department of Paediatrics and a Senior Consultant at the Division of Paediatric Pulmonary[...]

Malaysia

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Showcasing its competitive edge in the Medical Tourism industry

Malaysia International Healthcare Travel Expo 2013 Medical tourism in Malaysia is gaining more visibility through the annual Malaysia International Healthcare Travel Expo (MIHTE) organised by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), held on 20 to 22 October at the Sunway[...]

The Skin Expert

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Up close and personal with Aesthetic Physician Dr Eileen Lew

Successful, living a full life, and most of all, doing what makes her happy – Dr Eileen Lew is the embodiment of a modern woman. What’s more, with her perfect and glowing complexion, she’s a walking advertisement for her aesthetic[...]

Dr Jaime Chien

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Empowering patients, comforting the sick

How long have you been in practice? Dr Chien: I have been a doctor for nine years. I graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004, and completed my specialist training in Infectious Diseases (ID) in 2012. Due[...]

New Drug-Free Treatment for Osteoarthritis Now Available in Singapore

FLEXISEQ, the first drug-free treatment, especially formulated and clinically proven to combat joint pain and highly effective in reducing pain and aches associated with osteoarthritis, is now available in Singapore. FLEXISEQ is a specially formulated gel, which does not contain[...]

News Bits

CGH and TTSH Win HIMSS Elsevier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Health IT

Changi General Hospital (CGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd (IHIS), the Health Ministry’s IT arm, recently won two HIMSS Elsevier awards for outstanding achievement in health IT. TTSH and IHiS clinched the Asia[...]

The Silent Warrior

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From influenza and UTI to HIV and SARS, Dr Limin Wijaya helps us fight the battle against infectious diseases

Unlike surgeons who are always at the forefront of life-saving medical bustle, Infectious Diseases (ID) Specialists often work behind the scenes. They examine viruses and bacteria to be able to help other doctors and specialists make a diagnosis. They work[...]

Beating the Flu

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Understanding influenza and available vaccines

Commonly referred to as the flu, influenza is a viral infection that attacks the body’s respiratory system – the nose, throat and lungs. If not managed well, influenza and its complications can be deadly. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women,[...]

Weight Control for Better Diabetes Management

A new survey of people with diabetes who are overweight in Singapore showed that more than eight in 10 reported that their condition is well-controlled; however, nearly one in five of them did not know their blood sugar reading taken[...]

ParkwayHealth Radiology Offers New Extremity MR Scanner with Entertainment System

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Patients can now go through magnetic resonance (MR) scan while enjoying their favourite music or movies, thanks to ParkwayHealth Radiology’s new Extremity MR scanner. Unlike previous specialty systems that do not have the strength to deliver image quality comparable to a full-body scanner,[...]

New Hope for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patients

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The Singapore Men’s Health Society (SMHS) recently welcomed the availability of the first fixed-dose combination therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), DuodartTM (dutasteride and tamsulosin), to treat and prevent progression of disease by alleviating symptoms, reducing prostate size, improving urinary[...]

Dr John Yuen

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A well-loved urologist

Name: Dr John Yuen Senior Consultant, Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital Specialisation: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Uro-oncology, Brachytherapy How long have you been in practice? Dr Yuen: I have been working in the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) since[...]

Prostate Cancer 101

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A brief overview of prostate cancer basics

Prostate cancer is one of men’s worst nightmares. One of the most common types of cancer in men, prostate cancer affects a man’s reproductive system – a man’s prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that[...]

A Guy’s Guy

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Dr Gerald Tan got your man’s health covered

Doctors always know how to make light of circumstances. It is part and parcel of their profession to help them deal with intense situations. However, interviewing Dr Gerald Tan, Consultant Urologist at Gerald Tan Urology + Robotics in Mount Elizabeth[...]

News Bits

Sing-Kobe Liver Transplant Centre Opens at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

The Sing-Kobe Liver Transplant Centre was officially opened in September at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. The new transplant centre is a collaboration between International Frontier Medical Support led by Dr Koichi Tanaka, Medicro Partners Pte. Ltd. (100% owned by Mitsui[...]

Major Development in Nose Cancer Treatment Revealed

The results of an important nose cancer study, conducted by the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), were announced recently at a talk held in conjunction with the official launch of Run For Hope 2013 registrations. In this phase II clinical[...]

Health Radar

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Stivarga for Advanced Colorectal Cancer now Available in Singapore Stivarga®, first oral targeted therapy proven to extend overall survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, is now available in Singapore. First given the green light by the US Food and[...]

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