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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[...]

Heel Pain

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Extra-corporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis

If you’re on your feet a lot, you might experience pain on the underside of the foot or in the heel whenever it strikes the ground as you walk. If so, you might be suffering from plantar fasciitis. What is[...]

Knee Osteoarthritis Patients in Singapore Make Strides with a Non-Invasive Biomechanical Therapy

A recently published study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research found that patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis (OA) demonstrate improved gait pattern and reduced pain following AposTherapy. Since previous studies revealed the effect of AposTherapy on Caucasian patients[...]

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[...]

Dual-Action Throat Relief

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A specially designed analgesic in a lozenge, Strepsils Max Pro is the only throat lozenge to provide dual-action relief by combining the soothing properties of a lozenge with a painkiller called flurbiprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It fights the[...]

Tears and Dry Eyes

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What you can do about eye dryness

The surface of our eyes is protected against infection and irritation by a layer of tears. Tears are produced by the tear glands, which are made up of special cells that can produce the watery component of tears. These gland[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Serious and Dangerous

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Effective management of Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an endemic disease in Asia. It is transmitted either vertically or horizontally. Vertical transmission refers to transmission from mother to newborn during childbirth. Horizontal transmission is the transmission via blood transfusion with contaminated blood or sexual intercourse[...]

Joy Overcast

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Dealing with pregnancy-associated breast cancer

Lynette had just gotten over the worst of her morning sickness when she felt the somewhat bony lump in her left breast. Her breasts were still sore and tender, and she couldn’t be sure if it were the hormones or[...]

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[...]

The Dreaded Bump

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Different options to get rid of keloid scars

The skin repairs itself in a complex healing process. When the skin gets injured, the body springs into action to heal the wound. First, it tries to limit blood loss by reducing the amount of blood flowing to the wounded[...]

Retirement Plans

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Invest in your eye health to enjoy the golden years!

Many of us make plans to ensure that we can look forward to enjoying our golden years. While most of us concentrate on our financial plans, looking for investments and savings opportunities to provide us the dividends needed to sustain[...]

It’s Not Just About Pain Relief

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Managing knee osteoarthritis

Our knees are one of the most important joints in our body, playing a critical role in all movements that carry our body weight. They are absolutely essential in enabling us to walk, run, jump or stand up from a[...]

Suffering from Sinusitis Often?

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It may not be just a simple case of infection of the paranasal sinuses

Sinustis is a common complaint which patients present to the physician. A “sinus” literally means a “cavity”.  When applied to the nose, these “sinuses” are, in fact, air cavities around the nose that communicate with, or rather, drain into the[...]

Oil Control Pads

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Cebatrol™ Oil Control Pads is a refreshing acne prevention system that is designed to remove oil, normalise pore size, help smooth skin’s surface and reduce inflammation and irritation. The pads effectively removes dead skin cells, helps unclog pores, and restores[...]

Adult Acne

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Management and treatment options for acne and acne scars

Acne is a common dermatological problem that is easily correctable. Some only suffer for a short period while others have it for a much longer period. It usually starts during adolescence because of rising male sex hormone and results in[...]

Spinning Sensation

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Vertigo arising from Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) conditions

According to the Ministry of Health, Singapore, more than 4,500 patients were admitted into hospitals nationwide over the period of 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 for dizziness. This represents only a small proportion of patients suffering from dizziness,[...]

Zapping Zits

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What you can do about your teenager’s acne

For today’s teenagers, appearance and personal image are very important. How they feel about their appearance affects how they feel about themselves – so acne becomes one of those factors that could be preventing them from fulfilling their potential. Remember[...]

Dental Distress

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How to handle dental emergencies during the holiday season

Injuries to the teeth or oral tissues are very common amongst adults and children. One survey reported that 16% of adults had experienced some sort of injury to the teeth or mouth affecting more males than females. The figures are[...]

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