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Fab Fats

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Making a healthier choice is “oil” you need to do

Yeah, you read it right – fats are very important to us! The healthy, unsaturated fats serve as our energy store, cushion for vital organs and a transport system for fat-soluble vitamins. In an effort to promote healthier fare at[...]

Swell Smells

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The essentials of aromatherapy

These days, we are so outwardly focused, what with our digital devices and multitudes of social platforms to “connect” with everyone else on top of carrying out our normal duties as a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling and[...]

Yay for Yoga!

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Find out why everyone is joining the “pose posse”

In the search for fitness, health, wellness and happiness, many people have come to yoga. Yoga’s popularity is evident in the burgeoning yoga studios, classes and trainings available at almost every corner of the world. Those who embark on a[...]

Alcoholism and Liver Cirrhosis

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The price of overindulgence?

A Look at the Numbers Drinking 30–60g/day results in cirrhosis in 1% of patients Risk of cirrhosis increases to 5.7% with 120g of alcohol/day 1 can beer contains 15g alcohol = 1 glass red/white wine = 1 shot hard liquor[...]

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Slowly losing control of your body

An elderly man felt weak in his left leg as he boarded the bus. “Could I have pulled my muscle going up the stairs a week ago?” A lady in her early forties felt tremors in her hands, and easily[...]

Chickenpox? Let’s throw a party!

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Why this disease should be taken seriously

You may have heard of ‘chickenpox parties’, where parents gather to expose their children to an infected child with chickenpox. These parties are organised with the belief that allowing children to come into contact with chickenpox will build their immunity[...]

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[...]

Sex – the Mental Health Supplement

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Slipping between the sheets can improve your mental wellbeing

Sure, sex feels good. But beyond the heat of the moment, it can actually make you healthier. Here are four surprising ways sex can rev up your mental health. Great sex = … …less stress People who have intercourse at[...]

Listen to your Heart

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Symptoms of heart disease explained

Every day, 15 Singaporeans die from heart disease and stroke. It is crucial to seek medical help upon encountering any of the symptoms associated with heart disease. But what exactly are ‘palpitations’, and are all chest pains related to heart[...]

Brain Attack

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Know the Signs of Stroke

A man walks down the street, suddenly feels unwell, grabs his chest and thinks the end of the world has arrived. The people around him attend to him immediately. Someone in the crowd calls for an ambulance, “Help! A man[...]

Build a Baby!

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Eating right for your baby’s health

Pregnancy is a critical period where the foetus is totally dependent on the mother’s nutrition, diet and lifestyle. It is believed that poor nutrition and a lack of key nutrients can cause changes to the development of cells or building[...]

End the Silence Part II

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My lifelong battle against endometriosis

Read Part 1 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 challenging for us though, and[...]

Just Joey

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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[...]

Glucosamine

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For healthy joints

Naturally found in the fluid around our joints, glucosamine keeps our cartilage – flexible connective tissue found in various parts of our bodies, including our joints – healthy. However, natural glucosamine levels drop with age, leading to deterioration of the[...]

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[...]

Back-up Plan

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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[...]

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