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Fish Oil


The omega-3 repository

Fish oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids – a combination of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – which are pivotal in supporting brain growth and infant development. Fish such as sardine, mackerel, and salmon accumulate the fatty[...]

Vitamin B9


Brain and blood warrior

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid, works like the other B vitamins in that it helps our bodies convert food into fuel, giving us energy to go about our daily lives. B vitamins are also important for healthy skin,[...]

Of Cures and Needles

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Acupuncture for the treatment of addictions

The use of acupuncture for the treatment of addictions dates back to as early as the Opium War, when it was used extensively by Chinese physicians to treat withdrawal symptoms of opium addiction. More recently in the 1970s, research done[...]

Glaucoma Awareness


Stop the sneaky ‘thief of sight’

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve – the nerve which connects the eye to the brain – and result in vision loss. It is one of the most common causes of blindness[...]

Try Turmeric


More than just a condiment, this super spice bodes well for your heart, joints, neurons and stomach

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its distinctive colour. Native to Indonesia and Southern India, this bright yellow herb is commonly featured in a wide variety of Asian dishes, textile dyes and fragrances. Most importantly, turmeric is also well[...]

The Many Benefits of Clinical Hypnosis

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From management of localised pain to improvement of health and well-being

As a practicing counsellor, I have developed a profound appreciation for the many benefits clinical hypnosis has to offer. It is a technique, not a treatment, usually used in conjunction with pain management treatments or psychotherapies. Hypnosis, the “Mother” of[...]

Retirement Plans


Invest in your eye health to enjoy the golden years!

Many of us make plans to ensure that we can look forward to enjoying our golden years. While most of us concentrate on our financial plans, looking for investments and savings opportunities to provide us the dividends needed to sustain[...]

Dealing with Migraines


When it’s more than just a headache

In 400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, described the visual aura that may precede migraine and how vomiting seemed to relieve it. Aretaeus of Cappadocia, in the second century, “discovered” migraine due to his description of a one-sided headache[...]

Newborn Screening


Screening tests your baby will have shortly after birth

Newborn screening was launched in 1963 in the United States, and 2013 marked the 50th year anniversary since the inception of the programme. The newborn screening programme has expanded to countries around the world, with different panels of disorders screened[...]

Chickenpox in Babies


Although rare, varicella infection in babies can be extremely serious

Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a common and highly infectious disease, affecting individuals mainly during childhood, especially between two and eight years old. But all ages can contract the varicella virus. Chickenpox is rare in babies. However, when it[...]

Of Minds and Delusions


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[...]

Hale and Hearty

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The many easy ways to live healthier – according to model-host Stephanie Carrington

For most of us living in Singapore, trying to live a healthy lifestyle can be a huge challenge. What with the crazy, busy schedule we all keep and the fast-paced life we all lead, exercising at least three times a[...]

Heart Health


JR Life Sciences Omega-3 1500mg is a premium high strength Fish Oil sourced from deep sea wild fish. The Fish Oil is mercury tested to ensure purity and quality. Each capsule contains 50% more Omega-3 than a regular 1000mg Fish[...]

Supports Overall Well-being


JR Life Sciences High Grade Lecithin 1200mg is a natural emulsifier derived from non-GMO soya beans. Lecithin enables the breakdown of fats and cholesterol, keeping these substances in the bloodstream rather than accumulating on our artery walls. It supports the[...]

Living with Dementia

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Caregiver’s guide to coping with dementia

Dementia is an illness that leads to the decline of the brain and one’s abilities in judgement, language and planning. In many cases, the person with dementia may also exhibit difficult behaviour. The illness is a significant challenge facing our[...]

Spinning Sensation


Vertigo arising from Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) conditions

According to the Ministry of Health, Singapore, more than 4,500 patients were admitted into hospitals nationwide over the period of 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 for dizziness. This represents only a small proportion of patients suffering from dizziness,[...]

Bizarre Behaviours

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Understanding schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that can affect anybody. It tends to strike its victims between the ages of 17 and 35, and in rare cases even younger. It affects all aspects of the sufferers’ lives, i.e. the way they[...]

Male Menopause


Answers to commonly asked questions about testosterone deficiency in ageing males

Testosterone is an important hormone produced by the testicles in men and the ovaries in women, although small amounts are also produced by the adrenal glands. In men, it is the chief sex hormone and is vital for normal development[...]

Thyroid Disease


Understanding the basics of thyroid disorders

THE THYROID IS a butterfly-shaped gland located on the front of the neck. Consisting of two side lobes connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle, the thyroid gland lies below the Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe.[...]

Mad About Garlic

5 Amazing benefits of garlic

You may love garlic in your pasta and paella, but these pungent yet savoury bulbs can do more than make your dishes delightful and appetizing! For over 4,000 years, fresh garlic has been used all over the world as a[...]

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