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Collagen Remedy

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It is widely used in skin, bone, and other tissue regeneration

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in mammals, including us, humans. It makes up 25% to 35% of the protein in our bodies, and it is not just found in the skin. Collagen is found in tendons, ligaments, cartilage,[...]

Keeping Fit in the Golden Years

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Exercises and nutrition for the elderly

Doctors often meet patients who feel that their daily physical activity level suffices. “The housework… walking to workplace… these are enough to tire me out.” Self -admissions as such often reflect the poor state of underlying physical health and reserve[...]

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[...]

Fight the Flu

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Seven ways to combat the flu

The term ‘flu’ is often loosely used interchangeably with the ‘common cold’ or any illness consisting of runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, cough, throat irritation, and fever. This is actually a misnomer. Flu by definition refers to influenza, a contagious[...]

The Good Life Co-operative Launched to Promote Health and Wellness

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A group of prominent professionals from varied backgrounds have banded together to launch The Good Life Co-operative, the first co-operative in Singapore that focuses on promoting health and wellness. Led by geriatrician Dr Carol Tan, from Rophi Clinic at Mount[...]

Breastfeeding Jitters

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Tips for first-time moms

You’re expecting your first baby. Congratulations! How are you feeling? Are you at ease, calm, and confident? Or are you anxious, apprehensive, and worried? This article is mainly for the latter group. I have met first-time mothers (and fathers) who[...]

Ovarian Cancer

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Hope after diagnosis

The Story of Amanda Living well with late stage ovarian cancer Amanda, the 50-year-old lady whose story started this article, is an otherwise healthy and cheerful lady who is full of energy. Because she was usually healthy and does not[...]

Doctor on a Mission

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Dr Tyng Tan cuts a graceful figure in the aesthetic industry

Whether treating hair loss and skin problems at her clinic along Orchard Road or helping underprivileged farmers with undiagnosed silent diseases in far-flung places in Cambodia and Thailand, Dr Tyng Tan, Clinic Director of The Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, makes[...]

Wound Dressing

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Made with the same technology trusted by doctors and nurses, Nexcare™ Hydrocolloid Bandages and Dressings are ideal for wounds with low to moderate levels of exudates, and can be used on a variety of wound types such as abrasions, cuts,[...]

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[...]

Facial Pain

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Symptoms, severity, and treatments of trigeminal neuralgia

Even though they had witnessed her countless severe facial pain attacks over the last five years, family and close friends of Mrs Woon still hadn’t quite gotten used to it. “It was always heart-wrenching to see her go through it,”[...]

Under the Weather

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Remedies to beat weather-related illnesses

Recently, the weather has been so unpredictable that we sometimes end up soaking wet either from sweat or rain. Since our body is used to a certain temperature, being exposed to weather changes can weaken our immune system, making us[...]

Bladder Bother

Figure 1. Staging of bladder cancer, based on depth of invasion into the muscular wall of the bladder

New advances in the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer

The bladder is a hollow muscular organ whose twin functions are to store and empty urine produced by the kidneys. Bladder cancer refers to the uncontrolled growth of cells in the lining of the bladder wall. It occurs most commonly[...]

Serious and Dangerous

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Effective management of Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an endemic disease in Asia. It is transmitted either vertically or horizontally. Vertical transmission refers to transmission from mother to newborn during childbirth. Horizontal transmission is the transmission via blood transfusion with contaminated blood or sexual intercourse[...]

Fetal Problems

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Congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract

“Doctor, will she have a normal life?” the heavily pregnant lady looked at me with a little frown on her forehead, while her husband waited intensely for my reply. Obviously, this is a question that has been in their minds[...]

Heart Disease

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Not just a man’s disease

Women, take heed! If you think your husband is the only one prone to heart disease, think again. According to the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), ‘heart disease and stroke combined is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore.’[...]

Amid Hot Flushes

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Menopause and healthy sex life

Menopause occurs when the ovaries have no more eggs to ovulate and stop producing female sexual hormones. The woman is considered to have reached menopause when she does not get her period for more than a year. Typically, blood test[...]

Thailand

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Showing a relentless growth in medical tourism

To say that the Medical tourism in Thailand is booming is an understatement. In 2012, roughly 2.5 million medical tourists came to Thailand from around the world for medical treatment, bringing in some 121.6 billion Thai baht. This accounts for[...]

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Why you need to do it now!

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer in males and second to breast cancer in females in Singapore. However, when combined, it is undisputedly the most common cancer in the country. More worrying is the rising trend not just[...]

Woman, Get Tested!

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Important screening tests every woman should do

Health screening is designed for healthy individuals. A good number of health problems do not make you feel ill but can be detected by screening. Earlier detection allows for earlier intervention, thus preventing the health conditions from progressing and leading[...]

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