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That’s Just Swell

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Spondyloarthritis and your joints

Spondyloarthritis refers to a group of disorders where the joints of the spine and pelvis can become painful and swollen, also known as inflammation. Inflammation can also affect other joints, such as the hands and feet, and occasionally other organs,[...]

Job Jeopardies

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A guide to workplace health risks

Working in an office environment used to be considered “low risk”, but not anymore! We are now exposed to a variety of health risks, whether we know it or not. The regular and repetitive actions involved, combined with improper posture,[...]

Haze Help


Don’t get hazed by this health hazard

With the recent bush fire in Malaysia on 12 February which affected the landfill site in southern Johor, the smell of haze once again pervaded the air over our small island. Singapore residents, especially in Sengkang, Hougang and Serangoon, were[...]

Doubling Down on Diabetes

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A novel combination therapy to manage the condition

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing in epidemic proportions all across the world. The health risks are well known. DM significantly increases the risk of coronary heart disease, kidney disease, amputation and eye disease in affected people. Fortunately, if the condition is[...]

Joint Care Supplement


Love to run, dance or Zumba? Protect your joints from sports-related pain and injuries. Try Arti-Sport, the complete joint care supplement for an active lifestyle. Containing 19 key ingredients, including glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamins and minerals, Arti-Sport strengthens the[...]

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[...]

Burning Issue


Recurrent urinary tract infections in women

Urinary tract infections (UTI) in women are a common occurrence. One in two women will experience a UTI at some point in their lives, and up to a quarter of these women may experience multiple repeated urinary infections. The majority[...]

Nagging Knee Pain


What’s the cause?

“Do I have to stop running?” was the thought that went through Janice’s mind.  She had been running regularly about three times a week, for a distance of approximately seven kilometres. Everything was good initially but she noted that recently,[...]

Sun Savvy


The bare truth about sunlight and your skin

Sunlight consists of three components, namely visible light, infrared and ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR is commonly encountered and considered to be the one which causes the greatest damage to health. As UVR is absorbed in our skies, the amount of[...]

Pregnancy Periodontics


Taking care of your gums and teeth while pregnant

Pregnancy is a joyous experience. When a woman is pregnant, not only is a healthy lifestyle important, gum (periodontal) and oral health is an aspect one should not overlook as well, to ensure the health of the mother and baby.[...]

I Hate Ingrown Hairs!

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Body hair gone haywire is not a pretty sight

Strange bumps have sprung up on your body, but they aren’t pimples. Not hives either. Could they be ingrown hairs? Argh! What are these things? An ingrown hair is, literally, hair that grows into the skin. The most common symptoms[...]

Trailblazing Technology Tracks your Skin’s pH Level

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Skin treatment centre d’skin has brought in Soft Plus, a standalone PC-powered skin assessment system. Buoyed by this technology, its therapists are now able to track the skin’s pH level on top of tracking other important indicators like hydration, sebum,[...]

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


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’


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!


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


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[...]


Neck Itching

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[...]

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