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Fever and Flu

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In healthy kids, fever generally doesn’t indicate anything serious. Fever is usually caused by infections from viruses (such as the cold or flu) or bacteria (such as ear infections). Although it can be frightening when your child’s temperature rises, fever itself[...]

3D Face Sculpting

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Exploring the “basics”

Great advances in medical science and research have led to the blossoming of non-invasive medical aesthetics. It caters to the innate yearning of most people, to look attractive without undergoing surgery. The idea of walking into a clinic and coming[...]

Proper Dental Care Prevents Many Problems

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Some ideas to chew on

Modern dentistry has come a long way since its beginnings in the early modern period of history in Europe, where dental treatment involved mainly removal or filling of diseased teeth alone. Benjamin Franklin, the famous scientist and inventor, once remarked[...]

Tele-Health Programme for Heart Failure Patients

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The Eastern Health Alliance (EH Alliance) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) have partnered Philips Healthcare (Philips) to pilot Singapore’s first tele-health programme for heart failure patients in Singapore. The innovative programme integrates three key elements: tele-monitoring, tele-education, and tele-care support[...]

Percutaneous (Minimally Invasive) Heart Valve Replacement

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No more laying your heart bare

The aortic valve allows blood to be pumped out of the heart to the rest of the body. With ageing, the aortic valve may become narrowed – a condition known as aortic valve stenosis (AS). When the valve narrowing becomes[...]

Feel it in your Bones

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Bone up on the best diet for a strong skeleton

  It is just as important, if not more so, to take care of what’s inside your body as what’s on the outside. For a strong foundation, get some tips from our Expert of the Month, Dr Siow Hua Ming,[...]

Sex – the Mental Health Supplement

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Surprise, surprise: Slipping between the sheets can improve your mental wellbeing

Sure, sex feels good. But beyond the heat of the moment, it can actually make you healthier. Here are four surprising ways sex can rev up your mental health. Great sex = … …less stress People who have intercourse at[...]

10 Health Screenings that Women Must Do

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The essential check-up checklist for women

Nobody likes going to the doctor’s, but there are some visits you shouldn’t skip – screenings are tests for diseases before the symptoms appear. Early detection will help you and your healthcare providers to actively manage your risk factors and[...]

Listen to your Heart

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Symptoms of heart disease explained

Every day, 15 Singaporeans die from heart disease and stroke. It is crucial to seek medical help upon encountering any of the symptoms associated with heart disease. But what exactly are ‘palpitations’, and are all chest pains related to heart[...]

Hypertension in Seniors

Worried About High Blood Pressure

When your health comes under pressure

Hypertension, or simply high blood pressure, is a common condition that afflicts many people. The incidence rises with age and is increasingly common with an ageing population. Hypertension is diagnosed when a patient has two separate readings of blood pressure[...]

Stress and your Heart

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The hidden damage

Chronic stress – whether from the peak hour MRT crowd, an unhappy marriage, or a mounting workload – has a wide range of harmful health effects. It can interfere with your mood, sleep, and appetite. But can it cause heart[...]

Let’s Talk about Sex!

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Sexercise’ and other sexual myths

Sex is perhaps one of the most elusive practices in life – it has been around forever, but we’re only just beginning to develop a murky understanding of it. We scoured the academia for credible studies that debunk four common[...]

Affairs of the Heart

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How much do you know about keeping your heart healthy?

In Singapore, one in three deaths is due to heart disease and stroke. While we have no control over many risk factors — such as family history, sex or age — there are some key steps we can take to[...]

Hearty Eats

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Boost your cardiovascular health with these heart-thumpingly good recipes

Cheesy Salsa Oats (Serves 1) Start your day right with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fibre-rich staple can lower levels of LDL (“bad”) chol esterol and help keep arteries[...]

Brain Attack

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Know the Signs of Stroke

A man walks down the street, suddenly feels unwell, grabs his chest and thinks the end of the world has arrived. The people around him attend to him immediately. Someone in the crowd calls for an ambulance, “Help! A man[...]

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[...]

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