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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[...]

Holes in Your Bone!

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When the skeleton loses more than it can restore

“The bone is a living tissue!” that statement made by my husband’s attending physician shocked me at first. I thought I was hearing things. After all the accident left me shaken, I had barely slept, not had a proper meal[...]

The Showdown

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Raw veggies vs cooked greens

The rise of raw food-ism The focus of the raw food diet is on uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic food. While a raw food diet may include raw meats and dairy product, it is most commonly associated with vegan food.[...]

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[...]

Vitamin C

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Our familiar friend

Vitamin C is one of the most renowned nutrients in the world – even as kids, we could easily name citrus fruits and vegetables as good sources of this vitamin. Boasting a range of be nefits from nutrient production to[...]

Power CoQ10

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Proviton plus CoQ10 is formulated with daily essential multivitamins and minerals, and enhanced with concentrated Panax Ginseng IDB extract and Coenzyme Q10 to help boost energy levels, enhance mental concentration, and support cardiovascular health. Revitalise your body, mind and heart[...]

Bowel Problems

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Causes and treatment of chronic constipation

The complaint of constipation can mean different things to different people. It could either refer to infrequent bowel movements or a decrease in the amount of stools. In addition, some individuals could experience constipation in the form of difficulty in[...]

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[...]

Bubble Trouble

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What you need to know about kidney cysts

Kidney cysts are fluid-filled collections that arise either on the surface of the kidney, or within the kidney tissue itself. What problems can kidney cysts cause? The vast majority of kidney cysts actually do not cause any symptoms. These may[...]

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