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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[...]

“How do you treat your joint and body aches?”

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Gastric Grief

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Digging deeper into what causes that gut wrenching pain

In Singapore’s ultra-modern and fast paced society, many people lead stressful lifestyles. Faced with long working hours and irregular meals, it is no surprise that many suffer from ‘gastric pain’. But what exactly is gastric pain? Gastric pain is commonly[...]

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[...]

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