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Prenatal Supplements

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Bump up your health – and your baby’s – during pregnancy

“Eating for two” doesn’t mean drastically increasing your calorie intake, but you do need to start paying a whole lot more attention to what you eat. Your nutritional needs change when you start growing a new life in your body.[...]

Trying Times

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Is there help for male infertility?

Male infertility describes the condition where men are unable to cause successful pregnancy in their fertile female partners. One in five couples attempting to conceive a child will be unsuccessful after deliberately trying for a year or more. Of these[...]

Too Busy for Baby?

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What you need to know about getting pregnant after 40

Most of us, if given the choice, would like to have it all. Given the high level of education in women today, it is not surprising that many would look forward to having a fulfilling career or even desire to[...]

Gestational Grief

Aches, nausea and other pregnancy woes

There are a number of problems that can be associated with pregnancy. Here’s a quick guide to the more common ones, and what you can do about them. Backache – A discomfort across the lower back; may also be felt[...]

Getting the Fats Right

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Will you flunk the “fats facts” test?

“Low fat is better.” “I’m too fat! I need to eat oily foods.” “I should cut fats from my diet completely.” Sound familiar? You’ve probably heard people around you utter these words before, or you may have thought them yourself.[...]

Cancer Concerns

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Dissecting the disease

  Cancer is one of the most talked-about diseases, and the Number One killer in Singapore, with as many as one in three Singaporeans dying of cancer. But how much do you really know about cancer – its risk factors,[...]

Shivering Situation

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Troubled by ‘trembling’ eyelids? Here’s help

“Doctor, my eyes are jumping!” exclaims the patient sitting in front of me. On closer look, I see that part of the patient’s lower eyelid seems to be shivering. This happens for a few seconds, then stops… and starts again.[...]

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[...]

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