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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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[...]

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