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Home is Where the Heart is

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Cardiologist Dr Soon Chao Yang puts his heart into his work

For Dr Soon Chao Yang, serving others has always been close to his heart. As a teenager, Dr Soon suffered from allergic rhinitis and frequently needed to visit his family doctor. At the doctor’s office, he was inspired by the[...]

Scent of a Woman

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Flaunt your femininity

Strong yet tender, mysterious and seductive, playful and full of life… women are complex, multi-faceted creatures. Our personalities have so many dimensions. These unique fragrances, inspired by different places and emotions, celebrate the diversity of a woman’s beauty in all[...]

Immunisations for the Elderly

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One simple shot could save your life

Take your shot! Get vaccinated against Influenza: Viral illness of the respiratory system; can lead to pneumonia Pneumococcal disease: Bacterial infection affecting various parts of the body, including central nervous system, middle ear and lungs Herpes zoster (shingles): Caused by[...]

Heart Energiser

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Holistic Way Co-Q10 150mg Cell Energizer helps to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Vitally important to keep the body functioning well, Coenzyme Q10 energises your heart muscles by increasing energy production in the cells. $49.00, at selected Guardian, Unity Healthcare,[...]

Bare Your Sole 2014 Gives the Poor a Leg Up

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  Bare Your Sole 2014saw 5,000 participants walk barefoot to help raise close to S$300,000 in the fight against homelessness and poverty. Funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local programme Project HomeWorks, an initiative designed to improve the living[...]

Gastric Grief

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Digging deeper into what causes that gut wrenching pain

In Singapore’s ultra-modern and fast paced society, many people lead stressful lifestyles. Faced with long working hours and irregular meals, it is no surprise that many suffer from ‘gastric pain’. But what exactly is gastric pain? Gastric pain is commonly[...]

Think Exercise = Weight Loss? Think Again

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Debunking the myths of ‘working off the weight’

So, you think you know how this works: exercise, burn calories, lose weight. Simple, right? Actually, no… it’s NOT all that simple! Here, we debunk the top three myths surrounding exercise and weight loss. Read on to get the whole[...]

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[...]

Glucosamine

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For healthy joints

Naturally found in the fluid around our joints, glucosamine keeps our cartilage – flexible connective tissue found in various parts of our bodies, including our joints – healthy. However, natural glucosamine levels drop with age, leading to deterioration of the[...]

Vitamin D

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Walking on sunshine

Of the essential nutrients our bodies need, vitamin D is one that stands out from the crowd. You don’t get it from eating loads of green veggies (cue sighs of relief); interestingly, the best way to load up on vitamin[...]

Ageing and Dental Health

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What happens to your teeth as time goes by?

Good nutrition and medical care has enabled many people to live to a ripe old age. Life expectancy now exceeds 80 years. However, if we look at the dental history of the average person in his/her late fifties-to-mid seventies, there[...]

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[...]

Beat Psoriasis

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Are biologics the answer?

Psoriasis is a chronic and inflammatory auto-immune disorder affecting about 2% of the population[i] and is characterised by red plaques with scales on the skin. Psoriasis has a genetic predisposition and is triggered or exacerbated by other environmental factors.[ii] 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[...]

Dealing with Pneumonia

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This lung condition can be fatal even in otherwise healthy people

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both the lungs. It is the second most common cause of death and the fifth most common cause of hospital admissions in Singapore.* Germs such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi can cause pneumonia.[...]

Nail Alert!

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What these 10 common nail disorders say about your health

Changes to the fingernail, nail bed, or area surrounding the nails can provide clues on the disease afflicting the nail. Nail changes are often due to fungal infections or injury, but they could also indicate more serious underlying disorders. Here[...]

End the Silence Part 1

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My lifelong battle against endometriosis


Endometriosis is a condition where the womb lining responsible for menstruation (or endometrium) is found outside the womb. It is a common condition affecting about 10% of women. As many as 30% of women complaining of severe menstrual pain are[...]

Insomnia and Snoring

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It’s a bigger problem than you think

A good night’s sleep is not a luxury but an integral aspect of good health and quality of life.  There is now increasing evidence that poor sleep has an adverse effect on health, especially cardiovascular health. There are a myriad[...]

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[...]

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