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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[...]

A New Type of Medicine that Works Independently of Insulin Now Approved in Singapore for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

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AstraZeneca recently announced the Health Sciences Authority has approved Forxiga™ (dapagliflozin) tablets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in Singapore. Forxiga is a selective and reversible inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) that works independently of insulin to help[...]

The Pros of Probiotics

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The natural body boosters

One sunny Sunday morning I met my friends for brunch. We got talking, as usual, about the latest trends, fashion-buzz, make-up, and movies. At one point, we were engaged in an animated conversation about a movie, when out of nowhere[...]

Finding the Right Fit

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Pedorthist Owen Oo tells us how to choose our shoes

“My message to everyone is to learn to appreciate and love their feet. When your feet feel good, you feel good too.” There is a Chinese belief that the state of one’s feet is linked to the overall health of[...]

SG-developed Drug-coated Chocolate® Balloon Enrols First Patients in Clinical Study

TriReme Medical LLC, a subsidiary of Singapore-based QT Vascular Ltd, announced recently that three patients have been enrolled in a clinical study of its unique drug-coated Chocolate® PTA balloon. Dr Andrew Holden, co-Principal Investigator of the study, performed these procedures[...]

Actavis Launches Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Singapore

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, recently announced the official opening of its new regional office in Singapore that will serve as the headquarters for the Company’s Asia Pacific and Africa (APACA) region. In addition, Actavis[...]

AIA Singapore Offers Easy Access to First Critical Illness Coverage for Older Adults

AIA Singapore launched AIA Prime Critical Cover, the FIRST critical illness insurance plan designed for older adults aged 40 to 70 years, which allows them to enjoy easier access to wider critical illness coverage at an affordable premium with coverage[...]

The World’s First Large-Scale Dengue Vaccine Efficacy Study Achieved its Primary Clinical Endpoint

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, recently announced that the first of two pivotal Phase III efficacy studies with its dengue vaccine candidate has achieved its primary clinical endpoint. The efficacy study showed a significant reduction of 56% of[...]

Study: Two in Five Young Adults Suffer from Sensitive Teeth

New data from the ESCARCEL study, the largest and first Pan European Epidemiology Study on Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (NCCL) and Associated Risk Factors, reported up to one in three (29.4%) young adults suffer from tooth erosion or tooth enamel erosion.[...]

Doctor on a Mission

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Dr Tyng Tan cuts a graceful figure in the aesthetic industry

Whether treating hair loss and skin problems at her clinic along Orchard Road or helping underprivileged farmers with undiagnosed silent diseases in far-flung places in Cambodia and Thailand, Dr Tyng Tan, Clinic Director of The Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, makes[...]

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