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Prostate Cancer 101

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A brief overview of prostate cancer basics

Prostate cancer is one of men’s worst nightmares. One of the most common types of cancer in men, prostate cancer affects a man’s reproductive system – a man’s prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that[...]

Male Menopause

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Answers to commonly asked questions about testosterone deficiency in ageing males

Testosterone is an important hormone produced by the testicles in men and the ovaries in women, although small amounts are also produced by the adrenal glands. In men, it is the chief sex hormone and is vital for normal development[...]

Treatment for Bone Defects

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Is gene therapy the future?

Genes can be thought of as life’s blueprint, and are found in almost all cells that can be found in the human body. Genes contain the instructions to make proteins, and proteins are the “factories” that produce all the chemicals[...]

Combating COPD

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Five common challenges we face in the battle against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung condition in chronic smokers. Many people in Singapore are not aware of this disease, and due to a lack of understanding and knowledge, many smokers are not diagnosed early and treated[...]

Health Radar

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Stivarga for Advanced Colorectal Cancer now Available in Singapore Stivarga®, first oral targeted therapy proven to extend overall survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, is now available in Singapore. First given the green light by the US Food and[...]

Thyroid Disease

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Understanding the basics of thyroid disorders

THE THYROID IS a butterfly-shaped gland located on the front of the neck. Consisting of two side lobes connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle, the thyroid gland lies below the Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe.[...]

Acne Aids

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Banish zits with these powerful pimple busters

Think your pimples have become resistant to your old acne medications? It’s about time you tried other products! Whether you prefer benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid in your acne formula – or you’re partial to patches and masks rather than[...]

Skin and the Big C

Understanding the hazards of skin cancer

In my experience, nothing strikes more fear in patients than the “C” word. Worldwide, skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in every three cancers diagnosed is a skin cancer,[...]

The Warning Bells

6 Common symptoms of a heart attack

HEART DISEASE IS the number one killer in most developed countries, and in Singapore it is the number two. One of the most important components of heart disease is heart attack. In at least 50% of instances of heart attacks,[...]

Vitamin A

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Retinol and carotenes

There’s more to Vitamin A than helping you see in the dark. It supports a healthy immune system and cell growth, stimulates the production of red and white blood cells, and treats skin conditions such acne and eczema. Although the[...]

Beyond Fitness

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Pilates guru Daniel Dittmar acquaints us with the rehab benefits of Physio-Pilates

When Daniel Dittmar, owner and head instructor of Focus Pilates, first introduced the concept of Physio-Pilates (a combination of physiotherapy and Pilates) to Singapore 11 years ago, people were somewhat sceptical about it. “Some people had difficulty seeing the connection[...]

The Red Flags

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Five signs of cancers you shouldn't ignore

Cancers can be lethal if discovered late. Yet many people would never imagine that they could one day be cancer patients themselves. They tend to ignore the initial tell-tale symptoms and signs of cancers. This is particularly true of younger[...]

Throat Tickle

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Managing dry vs wet cough

It can be annoying and embarrassing sometimes, but coughing is our body’s natural way to keep our airways clear. If we have chest congestion, be it mucous, dust or other irritants, coughing helps to get our lungs clear. A cough[...]

Tussidex Forte Cough Remedy

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Cough Remedy Tussidex Forte suppresses resistant, dry and unproductive cough. It is non-drowsy, sugar-free and alcohol-free. As haze continues to cause health problems related to lungs, nose and throat, it pays to have cough suppressant ready at home. It is suitable[...]

Paediatrics

Pediatrics or paediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician or paediatrician. The word pediatrics and its cognates mean healer of children; they derive from two Greek words: παῖς (pais =[...]

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) is the branch of medicine and surgery that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders. The full name of the specialty is otorhinolaryngology[1]; The full term otorhinolaryngology (neoclassical Greek and modern Greek: ὠτο(ρ)ρινολαρυγγολογία),[...]

Opthalomology

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists.[...]

Oncology

Oncology (from the Ancient Greek onkos (ὄγκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix-logy (-λογία), meaning “study of”) is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. Oncology is concerned with: The diagnosis[...]

Obstetrics

Obstetrics (from the Latin obstare, “to stand by”) is the medical specialty dealing with the care of all women’s reproductive tracts and their children during pregnancy (prenatal period), childbirthand the postnatal period. Midwifery deals only with minimal risk women and pregnancy.Veterinary obstetrics is the same[...]

Neurology

Neurology (from Greek νεῦρον, neuron, “nerve”; and -λογία, ‘-logia’, ‘”study of”) is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels,[...]

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