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Doubling Down on Diabetes

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A novel combination therapy to manage the condition

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing in epidemic proportions all across the world. The health risks are well known. DM significantly increases the risk of coronary heart disease, kidney disease, amputation and eye disease in affected people. Fortunately, if the condition is[...]

Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Clots you can live without

Being a vascular surgeon, I am often called upon to evaluate patients who present with seemingly innocuous symptoms, such as calf swelling and pain, to exclude deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Most of them are usually caught by surprise as they[...]


Upset Girl

The TCM Take

Infertility is becoming an increasingly common issue all over the world. The problem of infertility is very complicated, which has in turn led to the complexity of its treatment process. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines infertility as “a disease[...]

Pregnancy Periodontics


Taking care of your gums and teeth while pregnant

Pregnancy is a joyous experience. When a woman is pregnant, not only is a healthy lifestyle important, gum (periodontal) and oral health is an aspect one should not overlook as well, to ensure the health of the mother and baby.[...]

Too Busy for Baby?

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What you need to know about getting pregnant after 40

Most of us, if given the choice, would like to have it all. Given the high level of education in women today, it is not surprising that many would look forward to having a fulfilling career or even desire to[...]

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[...]

Age-related Macular Degeneration


Don’t lose sight of this stealthy vision stealer

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) accounts for 8.7% of all blindness worldwide, and is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries. The condition will become more prevalent worldwide as a consequence of the increase in ageing populations. It is[...]

Breast Cancer in Men


The guys DO get it

When we talk about breast cancer, we invariably think of women. Associating breast cancer with women is not wrong, after all, it is the most common type of cancer affecting women globally. What many people fail to realise, is that[...]

Build a Baby!

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Eating right for your baby’s health

Pregnancy is a critical period where the foetus is totally dependent on the mother’s nutrition, diet and lifestyle. It is believed that poor nutrition and a lack of key nutrients can cause changes to the development of cells or building[...]

Singaporean Taxi Drivers to be Ambassadors for Eye Care

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Ophthalmic optics company Essilor, in association with the National Taxi Association (NTA), Health Promotion Board, Singapore Optometric Association (SOA) and Singapore Polytechnic, has initiated the Taxi Drivers Eye Care Ambassador Programme. The Programme is designed to ensure that Singaporean taxi[...]

No Premium Increase for Top-up Portion of Integrated Shield Plans for One Year Following Implementation of MediShield Life


For one year following the implementation of MediShield Life by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the five Integrated Shield Plan (IP) insurers are committed to not increase the top-up portion of IP premiums for plans covering Class B1 and A[...]

Formula for a Good Night’s Sleep

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A global research study conducted by Regus, an international provider of flexible workplaces, found that one in three Singaporean workers are sleep-deprived as they struggle to strike a balance between personal and work commitments. Short-term sleep issues are common and[...]

Combat Obesity


Fight obesity with an active and healthy lifestyle

Singapore’s Health Promotion Board recently launched the One Million KG Challenge to motivate residents to collectively lose one million kilograms. It’s an excellent initiative; the first of its kind in the world. But while the tone is upbeat, the rationale[...]

Lead a Brainy Lifestyle

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Tips to protect yourself from Alzheimer's disease

Latest research results suggest that there are certain lifestyle measures we can take to prevent or at least reduce our risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes extreme problems with memory, thinking, and[...]

Fetal Problems


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


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


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[...]

Retirement Plans


Invest in your eye health to enjoy the golden years!

Many of us make plans to ensure that we can look forward to enjoying our golden years. While most of us concentrate on our financial plans, looking for investments and savings opportunities to provide us the dividends needed to sustain[...]

In Her Shoes

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Sofie Roberg skates her way to success (and right smack into our children’s hearts!)

Have you ever been asked the question ‘What are you passionate about?’ and suddenly found yourself groping for words? Well, you are not alone. Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out our true calling. Sadly, with our[...]

Woman, Get Tested!


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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