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“Do you have any scar stories? Please share them with us!”

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Answer our monthly question and the three best answers will each receive­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ a tube of Strataderm Gel for Professional Scar Therapy worth $33/each! Professional Scar Therapy for New and Old Scars Strataderm has been developed using the latest silicone technology.[...]

Fish Oil

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The omega-3 repository

Fish oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids – a combination of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – which are pivotal in supporting brain growth and infant development. Fish such as sardine, mackerel, and salmon accumulate the fatty[...]

Transplant Medications

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The important role these drugs play

Organ transplant is a boon to those suffering from organ failure. Some of the commonly transplanted organs include the heart, lung, kidney, liver, cornea, bone allograft, skin, heart valves, vascular tissues, and trachea. After a successful organ transplant, the quality[...]

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[...]

Women and Heart Attack

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Understanding symptoms and risk factors

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the most severe form of heart artery disease. It is caused by sudden cut-off of blood supply to heart muscles as a result of severe narrowing of heart artery or sudden formation of blood[...]

Not Dazed about the Haze

As hazy conditions return to Singapore, we answer your burning questions about this phenomenon

Haze results from the accumulation of dust and smoke particles in relatively dry air. The haze in Singapore is often due to northeasterly winds bringing in smoke from the forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia. Haze particles carry air pollutants such[...]

Thailand

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Showing a relentless growth in medical tourism

To say that the Medical tourism in Thailand is booming is an understatement. In 2012, roughly 2.5 million medical tourists came to Thailand from around the world for medical treatment, bringing in some 121.6 billion Thai baht. This accounts for[...]

Try Turmeric

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More than just a condiment, this super spice bodes well for your heart, joints, neurons and stomach

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its distinctive colour. Native to Indonesia and Southern India, this bright yellow herb is commonly featured in a wide variety of Asian dishes, textile dyes and fragrances. Most importantly, turmeric is also well[...]

“How do you take good care of your heart?”

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Answer our monthly question and the three best answers will each receive­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ a ticket to the Go Red for Women Luncheon 2014 worth $130 each! Go Red for Women Luncheon 2014 The Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) presents Go Red for[...]

Friends for Life

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Friends for Longevity

Good friends always stick by you through the thunderstorms and darkest nights, so says the above theme to American hit sitcom, Friends. But more than these, good friends may help you live longer, according to research by the Brigham Young[...]

Drink your Greens

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Juicy ideas for post-CNY body detox

After a particularly indulgent season (ah, the bak kwa  and pineapple tarts!), plant-powered green juices may be a good idea for flushing out the toxins from your body. Green juices are also a great way to get in your greens,[...]

Vitamin B6

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The excellent multi-tasker

Our body depends heavily on enzymes, which are protein structures that help chemical reactions take place. As vitamin B6 is involved in more than 100 enzymatic reactions, it has crucial and diverse functions in our bodies. Functions Prevents heart disease.[...]

Humour is Dangerous to Stress

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Manage chronic stress with humour – a smile, a giggle, a hearty laughter!

“Help, I’m sooo stressed out!” “Life is no fun anymore!” These phrases sound familiar to us, right? We all suffer from stress and know how it feels. It destroys our sense of happiness and aliveness and sets us up for[...]

No More Excuses

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Periodontal diseases and other reasons why you should floss!

Did you know that flossing is even more important than brushing when it comes to preventing periodontal (gum) disease and tooth loss? At any given time, our oral cavity contains plaque. Plaque is the sticky, colourless film that constantly forms[...]

Diabetic Retinopathy

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How to prevent deterioration of eyesight caused by diabetes

Are you eating right? If you are still eating high glycemic index (GI) food with carbohydrates that convert quickly into blood sugar, you will tend to gain weight. In time to come, obesity may lead to diabetes, kidney failure and[...]

Are You Sleep Deprived?

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Management of sleep disorders in the elderly

Normal sleep consists of cycles of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep alternating with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. NREM sleep consists of light sleep and deep sleep. Stages 1 and 2 constitute light sleep, and stages 3 and 4 are[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Heart Health

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JR Life Sciences Omega-3 1500mg is a premium high strength Fish Oil sourced from deep sea wild fish. The Fish Oil is mercury tested to ensure purity and quality. Each capsule contains 50% more Omega-3 than a regular 1000mg Fish[...]

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