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Morphine in Cancer Pain Management

Cancer girl

Some common misconceptions

Patient: “Hi Dr A, I am here for my follow up for my high blood pressure and diabetes. By the way, I was admitted to hospital for back pain last month. After all the investigations, they found that I have[...]

Burning Issue


Recurrent urinary tract infections in women

Urinary tract infections (UTI) in women are a common occurrence. One in two women will experience a UTI at some point in their lives, and up to a quarter of these women may experience multiple repeated urinary infections. The majority[...]

The Vitals of Vitamins and Minerals


How well do you know them?

You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “everything in moderation”. It’s no different when it comes to vitamins and minerals – it’s all a matter of balance. If you’ve ignored this sound advice, this pop quiz will show you why you[...]

What am I Doing Wrong?

Sperm Attack

Common issues in getting pregnant

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS The Stats on Conception 15% of couples in Singapore do not get pregnant within 1 year 1 in 7 couples worldwide have fertility problems Female factors, male factors and couple factors each contribute to 1/3[...]

Getting the Wrinkles Out

Botox Injection

Botulinum toxins explained

Botulinum toxin type A treatments such as Botox, Dysport, and – new to Singapore in July 2014 – XEOMIN® account for more treatments worldwide than the next four most popular of the non-surgical aesthetic treatments combined; almost ten million in[...]

Trailblazing Technology Tracks your Skin’s pH Level

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Skin treatment centre d’skin has brought in Soft Plus, a standalone PC-powered skin assessment system. Buoyed by this technology, its therapists are now able to track the skin’s pH level on top of tracking other important indicators like hydration, sebum,[...]

Shivering Situation


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.[...]

‘Spa’ Like a Movie Star

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In a partnership with Mary Chia Holdings, LPG has opened the first Endermospa day spa centre in Singapore. Hailing from France, LPG Endermospa is known for its cellular stimulation technology for natural, non-invasive slimming and anti-ageing, and famously serves Cameron Diaz, Jennifer[...]

New Medical Centre at Mount Alvernia

Mount Alvernia Hospital Medical Centre D (landscape)

The new Medical Centre D at Mount Alvernia Hospital (MAH) was officially opened on 20 October 2014. The new eight-storey building will house over 50 medical suites, covering a wide range of specialties like cardiology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, neurology, obstetrics[...]

My Doctor, My Friend


Dr Ang Peng Tiam fights cancer with hope and laughter

Everyone loves a good story, and Dr Ang Peng Tiam has a lifetime of great ones. In his childhood days, his family spent lots of time talking together after dinner, and his parents often shared their life experiences. “I must have[...]

Patients Paint Personal Stories

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To commemorate World Diabetes Day 2014 and empower patients to initiate conversations with their healthcare providers for better management of hypoglycemia, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Novo Nordisk have invited local visual artist, Felicia Low, to work with a group[...]


Psoriasis on elbows

It really gets under your skin

Psoriasis (“suh-ry-uh-sus”) is a chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white or red patches of skin. Normal skin cells grow gradually and flake off every four weeks, but psoriatic skin cells move[...]

A Mission of Miracles


Peter Lim discovers Nature’s secrets for good health

On the subject of natural living, you would be hard pressed to find anyone as passionate as Peter Lim. A believer to the core, Peter daily practises what he preaches in every aspect of his life, from the food he[...]

Cigarettes and Lung Cancer


Your health could go up in smoke

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS Smoking and Lung Cancer Lung cancer ranks as the #2 cancer in males, and #3 in females Smoking causes 85% – 90% of lung cancers Only 16.6% of lung cancer patients live > 5 years[...]

Listen Closely

An audiologist answers all

Hearing is one of our five senses, and it’s something we use all the time. Hearing connects us to others. Imagine losing your hearing. How different your world would be! That’s when you need the help of an audiologist. Wait…[...]

Wristband to the Rescue

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Singapore start-up TagBio Pte Ltd is teaming up with Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) in October 2014. TagBio will donate half of the proceeds from the sale of ID-Life, its groundbreaking QR code-based medical identification wristband,[...]

Fever and Flu


In healthy kids, fever generally doesn’t indicate anything serious. Fever is usually caused by infections from viruses (such as the cold or flu) or bacteria (such as ear infections). Although it can be frightening when your child’s temperature rises, fever itself[...]

Back in the Saddle

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Coming back from colon cancer

Bank manager Andi Tenrigappa, 55, loves his motorbikes and riding them. Last August, he went on holiday to the United States with his wife and son. After his wife and son went home to Makassar, Indonesia, Andi stayed on in[...]

3D Face Sculpting


Exploring the “basics”

Great advances in medical science and research have led to the blossoming of non-invasive medical aesthetics. It caters to the innate yearning of most people, to look attractive without undergoing surgery. The idea of walking into a clinic and coming[...]

Breast Cancer Screening

Nurse Assisting Patient Undergoing Mammogram

Early detection is the best protection

One in 16 women in Singapore will develop breast cancer at some time in their life. The good news is that it can usually be cured if it is detected early. Breast cancer screening is a way in which doctors[...]

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