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Safeguarding Sleep in our Children

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Understanding the three common sleep disorders in infants and toddlers

Sleep is a vital part of every child. Abnormalities or disorders in sleep can result in significant and long-term complications affecting health, growth and development of the child. Unfortunately, sleep is often not evaluated in the routine medical consultation, and[...]

Adult Acne

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Management and treatment options for acne and acne scars

Acne is a common dermatological problem that is easily correctable. Some only suffer for a short period while others have it for a much longer period. It usually starts during adolescence because of rising male sex hormone and results in[...]

Spinning Sensation

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Vertigo arising from Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) conditions

According to the Ministry of Health, Singapore, more than 4,500 patients were admitted into hospitals nationwide over the period of 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 for dizziness. This represents only a small proportion of patients suffering from dizziness,[...]

Nephron-Sparing Surgery

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What you need to know about this new treatment option for early kidney cancer

Cancer of the kidney refers to the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within the kidneys, which serve important role in removing waste products from the body. Early Stage 1 renal cell cancers, defined as less than 7cm in size, are[...]

Yuhua Residents to Get Integrated Healthcare with the New Health Centre

Yuhua and Jurong residents will be able to enjoy better healthcare services with the new Jurong East Community Health Centre (JECHC), which will complement the primary healthcare services offered by General Practitioners (GPs) and Polyclinics. This is the first community[...]

HIV and Discrimination

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A glimpse in the life of people living with HIV

In the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America, American playwright Tony Kushner’s seminal and inimitable play about the nascent days of the outbreak of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), an angel pays a feverish newly-diagnosed character a visit in the[...]

Holiday Primpin’

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High demand aesthetic treatments during the holidays

The holidays are a great time to go on vacations, create precious memories with loved ones or catch up with erstwhile friends. In view of these social meetings, many people desire to look their best just in time for the[...]

Dr Jaime Chien

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Empowering patients, comforting the sick

How long have you been in practice? Dr Chien: I have been a doctor for nine years. I graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004, and completed my specialist training in Infectious Diseases (ID) in 2012. Due[...]

News Bits

CGH and TTSH Win HIMSS Elsevier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Health IT

Changi General Hospital (CGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd (IHIS), the Health Ministry’s IT arm, recently won two HIMSS Elsevier awards for outstanding achievement in health IT. TTSH and IHiS clinched the Asia[...]

The Silent Warrior

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From influenza and UTI to HIV and SARS, Dr Limin Wijaya helps us fight the battle against infectious diseases

Unlike surgeons who are always at the forefront of life-saving medical bustle, Infectious Diseases (ID) Specialists often work behind the scenes. They examine viruses and bacteria to be able to help other doctors and specialists make a diagnosis. They work[...]

Alcohol and Cigarettes

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The dangers of heavy smoking and drinking

Growing up, many children may consider drinking and smoking – some of the privileges of adulthood – as something really “cool” to do. Media portrayal of smoking and alcohol use has certainly helped to perpetuate the appeal of these social[...]

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,[...]

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