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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[...]

Joint Malady

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Things you need to know in dealing with arthritis

Cartilage is a thin layer that lines the end of the bones that form a joint. Joint cartilage is extremely smooth (five times smoother than ice sliding on ice), and its function is to provide lubrication and shock absorption. It[...]

Vitamins Guide

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Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, gets its name from its colour. The root of this word is the Latin word “flavus”, which means “yellow.” As with other B-complex vitamins, Vitamin B2 helps our bodies metabolise fats and protein. Thus,[...]

The Prostate Cancer Rundown

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What you need to know about diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer

The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland located below the bladder surrounding the urethra. Its secretions are a major ingredient in seminal fluid. The prostate gland is positioned very closely to the nerves and blood vessels that supply the penis for[...]

Eczema in Children

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Common concerns regarding atopic dermatitis in children

ATOPIC ECZEMA, ALSO known as atopic dermatitis, is the most common skin condition affecting children of all ages. It affects up to 20% of school-aged children in Singapore. Although symptoms begin for most patients during the first year of age,[...]

Thyroid Disease

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Understanding the basics of thyroid disorders

THE THYROID IS a butterfly-shaped gland located on the front of the neck. Consisting of two side lobes connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle, the thyroid gland lies below the Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe.[...]

Acne Aids

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Banish zits with these powerful pimple busters

Think your pimples have become resistant to your old acne medications? It’s about time you tried other products! Whether you prefer benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid in your acne formula – or you’re partial to patches and masks rather than[...]

Smokers’ Lungs

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Dr Jim Teo Yeow Kwan helps us clear the air on chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

Do you know that more than three million people have died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2005 alone? It is estimated that 210 million people have COPD worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that it will[...]

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