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Age-related Macular Degeneration

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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[...]

Retirement Plans

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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!

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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[...]

Hale and Hearty

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The many easy ways to live healthier – according to model-host Stephanie Carrington

For most of us living in Singapore, trying to live a healthy lifestyle can be a huge challenge. What with the crazy, busy schedule we all keep and the fast-paced life we all lead, exercising at least three times a[...]

The Many Hats She Wears

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International actress Lee Sinje talks inner health, terrifying stunts, beauty routines and the 21 children she sends to school

She may have starred in some of Asia’s hit thrillers, including The Eye, Koma and Re-cycle, but Lee Sinje is anything but dark. She is a picture of contentment and serenity these days. Lauded for her understated elegance and enviable[...]

Stress Busters

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10 Useful tips for stress management

Stress is the body’s natural physical and psychological response to challenging situations. It serves to protect us in times of danger, by increasing our heart rate and blood pressure, quickening our breathing, releasing energy stores and improving our alertness. This[...]

Stay Fit in the Workplace

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Tips to keep healthy and alert while in the office

Singaporeans are widely recognised for working long hours. According to The Conference Board, the average worker clocked 2,307 hours in 2009 (or 44 hours per week on average), which makes Singaporeans among the longest working globally. In this environment, maintaining[...]

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