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End the Silence Part II


My lifelong battle against endometriosis

Continued from Part 1 in the June issue. Losing Myself By the middle of 2004, Darion was past his second birthday and had been with us for over a year. Our adoption was now finalised. The next few months were[...]

Just Joey


Say it like you Mead it!

For someone who comes from the world of high fashion, where makeup, styling and posing for the camera are all part of the job, Joey Mead is surprisingly… real. There is no pretense about her, and she’s refreshingly forthright with[...]

The Pros of Probiotics


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[...]

Back-up Plan


Should you be concerned about that low back pain?

Jim was working out in the gym one day when he felt a ‘strain’ in his lower back. He dismissed that and went on with his workout – hitting the treadmill and free weights as usual. The next morning, the[...]

Understanding ADHD


What can you do when your child has ADHD?

Kelvin never seems to be paying attention in class. He tends to drift off into daydream-land so frequently that his teachers have given up on his academic potential.Michelle is considered a ‘naughty’ girl because she talks incessantly in class, too[...]

Can I Make My Lazy Eyes Work?


Early treatment and diagnosis of amblyopia
by Clinical Associate Professor Goh Kong Yong

Mr LKC came to see me for an eye check and an answer. He was 18 and had been excited to obtain his pilot licence, a dream he had harboured since his secondary school days. But on that morning in[...]

Let’s Tackle Dyslexia


Understanding one of the most common learning disabilities

What do Richard Branson, Ted Turner, John Reed, and MM Lee Kuan Yew have in common? If your answer was their charismatic personalities, brilliant IQ, and successful careers, kudos! However, you left out the most important trait connecting them: they[...]

A Weak Heart


Alternative treatment for advanced heart failure

Mr M was 60 years old and looking forward to retirement. He had worked hard all his life and raised his family well. A slim, fit, and healthy man, he never needed to see a doctor, did not smoke or[...]

Prenatal Supplements


Is there a need to take these pills?

‘Congratulations you’re pregnant!’ You’re excited! After all, this is your first pregnancy. There’s a life growing inside of you. You are filled with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Perhaps you’re even choked with emotion. As parents-to-be, you want to give[...]

That Cuppa Joe is GFYH (Good for Your Health)!


Eight reasons why you should drink coffee every day

Here’s good news you’ve been waiting for – that beverage that used to have such a bad rap is now recognised for its many health benefits. Ezyhealth brings you eight good reasons to savour your morning coffee in glee. The[...]

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[...]

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