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HPV and Cervical Cancer

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Circumventing the deadly disease

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERSCervical Cancer in Singapore 10th most common cancer among women 1 case diagnosed every 2 days Causes 360 deaths a year, or 1 death every 5 days 25% of cases are diagnosed in women from 45[...]

Terrific Threadlift

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Facelift without the surgery

Threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure which addresses the main concerns in an ageing face. As we age, the soft tissues of the face progressively lose the elasticity and volume of youth. How many times have we looked in the[...]

Sex Matters

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A discourse on intercourse (and other sexual health issues)

Sex is one of the most natural things in the world, but many of us really know very little about it! Our Expert of the Month, Dr Christopher Chong, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Urogynaecologist at Gleneagles Hospital, answers all your burning[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Eat Asthma Attacks Away

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The link between your diet and asthma

From doing the right types of exercises to avoiding extreme weather conditions, asthmatics go to great lengths to manage their disease. However, many do not know that eating the right foods and having a good diet can go some way[...]

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

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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[...]

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