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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[...]

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.[...]

Avoiding ‘Holiday Heartburn’

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Dining without Discomfort

Heartburn and regurgitation are symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (GER). GER is a condition whereby stomach acid refluxes back into the foodpipe (oesophagus). While this can occasionally occur in everyone, excessive amounts of acid reflux may result in inflammation of the[...]

Chickenpox? Let’s throw a party!

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Why this disease should be taken seriously

You may have heard of ‘chickenpox parties’, where parents gather to expose their children to an infected child with chickenpox. These parties are organised with the belief that allowing children to come into contact with chickenpox will build their immunity[...]

Don’t Skimp on Skincare

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Go beyond the basics

If you think taking care of your face stops at buying a good facial wash, you’d better think again. Keeping your face dirt-free is just the first step to beautiful skin. From everyday sun protection to creams that repair and[...]

“What is the best way to keep your body in balance?”

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Answer our monthly question and the three best answers will each receive a box of Sunrider® SunPack® gift set worth $196.40 per set! Nourish and Balance your Body The SunPack® contains the very best in nutritional and wellness products, designed[...]

Eczema

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The most common chronic skin condition

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by a red rash, dry skin and itching. In certain patients, there are also signs of thickened skin (lichenification), blisters, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation and skin infections. Eczema is[...]

Wholesome Mooncakes

Mini Snow Skin Mango Paste with Preserved Mango

Indulge in an array of exquisite tastes for a sensory Mid-Autumn experience with Hua Ting’s “Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year 2014” Masterchef Lap Fai’s specially created scrumptious Millenium Mooncakes, including Milk Tea Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds, made with antioxidant-rich[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Struck with a Stye

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Swollen eyelid? Here’s why

Our eyelids are important structures in our body. Besides protecting our eyes from physical injury, they regulate the amount of light reaching the eyes, as well as distribute and drain tears. Eyelashes are found at the lid edges and protect[...]

Joint Health Supplement

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Say goodbye to joint pains with the new BRAND’S® ActivMove, an innovative collagen-based joint health supplement that is specially formulated to promote joint comfort and mobility. Designed for active individuals who participate in regular rigorous physical activities, it is also[...]

Chondroitin

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For strength and flexibility

Here is another clue to healthier, pain-free joints! Chondroitin is a natural component found in cartilage – the tough, connective tissues that cushion our joints. Chondroitin helps draw fluid into the cartilage, making it more flexible, and also blocks enzymes[...]

‘Gumming’ for the Perfect Smile

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Too much or too little gum? Now you can get it just right

About 85% of the general population suffers from periodontitis.  Early treatment is essential and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. It is said that having a nice smile can often determine how well you leave an impression on[...]

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[...]

Pelvic Pain in Women

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Don’t just pass it off!

Pelvic pain is pain or discomfort that is experienced at the lower part of your abdomen below the belly button or pelvis.  It is a common symptom experienced by many women. It is important for women to recognise signs of[...]

Eat Asthma Attacks Away

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The link between your diet and asthma

From doing the right types of exercises to avoiding extreme weather conditions, asthmatics go to great lengths to manage their disease. However, many do not know that eating the right foods and having a good diet can go some way[...]

Sports Injuries in Children

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Why running can be risky business

Sports injuries account for a quarter of all injuries to children and adolescents, and the incidence is on the rise due to increasing participation in sports at all ages. More corporate runs for young ones are now available, such as[...]

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