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The Skinny on Weight Loss Products

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Big boon or fat hope?

Does the answer to losing weight really lie in popping a pill or two? Will those unwanted inches melt off our waistlines instantly without dieting and exercise? Here are some facts you need to know about weight loss medicine and[...]

Food for Thought

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Dietitian Dr Lim Yen Peng dishes on nutrition and the ageing population

You are what you eat. And what you eat becomes even more important when you have a medical condition – apart from dietary restrictions you have to adhere to, getting the right nutrition can help manage your condition and even[...]

Diabetes and your Eyes

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When darkness descends

The Tale of Mr T Mr T walked into my office late one Friday afternoon. He had suddenly lost his vision during lunch that day. This distressed 30-year-old man explained that he was living alone in Singapore. He had arrived[...]

Cholesterol Control

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How can you keep cholesterol in check?

Cholesterol is important for our body functions but could also cause problems if there are high levels in our blood. The fat that we eat gets changed by the liver into cholesterol and triglycerides. Since cholesterol is made in the[...]

Take Control. Get Screened.

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Don’t give diseases a chance to develop

One of the best ways to improve your long-term health is to nip developing health problems in the bud – and that’s where health screening comes in. Health Screening Physician Dr Ang Geok Lian tells us more about health screening.[...]

Save My Leg, Doc!

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The danger of deep damage in diabetics

Here is a little-known fact: a major lower limb amputation due to complications from diabetes occurs once every 30 seconds worldwide. In Singapore, an estimated 700 major lower limb amputations take place every year, or approximately two a day. These[...]

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[...]

There’s Nothing Like a Nurturing Touch

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Local baby spa Little Pods held a birthday party to celebrate turning one. The media was invited to this first anniversary celebration on 29 January to watch a swim-and-massage session for a pair of babies aged five months. Guests observed[...]

Monitor your Heart on the Go

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The National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS) now offers a new ambulatory ECG event monitoring service that ensures healthcare professionals receive accurate data. This is available across the National University Hospital (NUH). Patients take the device home with them typically[...]

Prenatal Supplements

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Bump up your health – and your baby’s – during pregnancy

“Eating for two” doesn’t mean drastically increasing your calorie intake, but you do need to start paying a whole lot more attention to what you eat. Your nutritional needs change when you start growing a new life in your body.[...]

Fifty Shades of Great

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Sorting out sexual issues in senior señoritas

As Singapore enters its 50th birthday, mid-life women have a lot to celebrate. Singaporean women have amongst the longest life expectancies, and Singapore is one of the happiest places in the world to live. Health plays a big part in[...]

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[...]

How do you keep your diet ‘clean’?

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Answer our monthly question and the three best answers will each receive a bottle of Pomi-T® worth $49.90! Superfood Blend Pomi-T® is the world’s first scientifically evaluated and completely natural whole food supplement developed by UK Oncologist, Professor Robert Thomas,[...]

The Vegetarian Life

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Complete nutrition with wholefoods

What better time to ‘clean up’ your diet than the start of a new year? If you want to give a vegetarian or vegan diet a go but don’t know where to start, Mayura Mohta’s The Wholefood Kitchen is just[...]

Getting the Fats Right

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Will you flunk the “fats facts” test?

“Low fat is better.” “I’m too fat! I need to eat oily foods.” “I should cut fats from my diet completely.” Sound familiar? You’ve probably heard people around you utter these words before, or you may have thought them yourself.[...]

Cancer Concerns

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Dissecting the disease

  Cancer is one of the most talked-about diseases, and the Number One killer in Singapore, with as many as one in three Singaporeans dying of cancer. But how much do you really know about cancer – its risk factors,[...]

Fab Fats

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Making a healthier choice is “oil” you need to do

Yeah, you read it right – fats are very important to us! The healthy, unsaturated fats serve as our energy store, cushion for vital organs and a transport system for fat-soluble vitamins. In an effort to promote healthier fare at[...]

Weight Woes

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Waging war on your waistline

All I want for Christmas is… a visible waistline! The struggle to lose weight gets harder as one gets older, busier and more stressed out – and the abundance of good food at Christmas-time surely doesn’t help. We turn to[...]

Alcoholism and Liver Cirrhosis

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The price of overindulgence?

A Look at the Numbers Drinking 30–60g/day results in cirrhosis in 1% of patients Risk of cirrhosis increases to 5.7% with 120g of alcohol/day 1 can beer contains 15g alcohol = 1 glass red/white wine = 1 shot hard liquor[...]

Medications for High Cholesterol

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What are your options?

There are several medications used in the treatment of high cholesterol (otherwise known as dyslipidemia). As the low density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” is the main target of treatment, most of these drugs act primarily to reduce the LDL.[...]

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