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Fever and Flu

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In healthy kids, fever generally doesn’t indicate anything serious. Fever is usually caused by infections from viruses (such as the cold or flu) or bacteria (such as ear infections). Although it can be frightening when your child’s temperature rises, fever itself[...]

Endometriosis

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The inside story

Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where tissue from the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is found outside the uterus. It is often found in the pelvic and lower abdominal cavity, and rarely, in other areas of the body. What are[...]

The Cancer Crusader

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Clinician Scientist Dr Iain Tan on translating research to results

When you are as passionate as Dr Iain Tan is about combating cancer, you want to fight on more than one front. A consultant oncologist leading the colorectal cancer service within the Division of Medical Oncology at National Cancer Centre[...]

Home is Where the Heart is

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Cardiologist Dr Soon Chao Yang puts his heart into his work

For Dr Soon Chao Yang, serving others has always been close to his heart. As a teenager, Dr Soon suffered from allergic rhinitis and frequently needed to visit his family doctor. At the doctor’s office, he was inspired by the[...]

Back-up Plan

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Should you be concerned about that low back pain?

Jim was working out in the gym one day when he felt a ‘strain’ in his lower back. He dismissed that and went on with his workout – hitting the treadmill and free weights as usual. The next morning, the[...]

Doctor on a Mission

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Dr Tyng Tan cuts a graceful figure in the aesthetic industry

Whether treating hair loss and skin problems at her clinic along Orchard Road or helping underprivileged farmers with undiagnosed silent diseases in far-flung places in Cambodia and Thailand, Dr Tyng Tan, Clinic Director of The Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, makes[...]

Healer and Educator

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Dr Elisa Koh and her fight against gynaecological cancers

Oprah once said, “The real work of your life is to figure out your function – your part in the whole – as soon as possible, and then get about the business of fulfilling it as only you can.” Dr[...]

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[...]

Transplant Medications

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The important role these drugs play

Organ transplant is a boon to those suffering from organ failure. Some of the commonly transplanted organs include the heart, lung, kidney, liver, cornea, bone allograft, skin, heart valves, vascular tissues, and trachea. After a successful organ transplant, the quality[...]

Beyond the Call of Duty

Ophthalmologist Dr Gerard Nah – on service, humility, and fidelity

It’s so easy to get caught up in the everyday demands of your job, especially if it’s one that requires a lot of your time and energy. But it seems Dr Gerard Nah, Ophthalmologist and Senior Eye Surgeon at W[...]

NCCS and Clearbridge BioMedics Partner to Push Cancer Diagnostics to the Next Level

At the CTC CoRE

A collaboration between the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Clearbridge BioMedics, in partnership with the Pathology Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), has resulted in the establishment of the region’s first Circulating Tumour Cell Centre of Research Excellence (CTC[...]

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[...]

Dealing with Migraines

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When it’s more than just a headache

In 400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, described the visual aura that may precede migraine and how vomiting seemed to relieve it. Aretaeus of Cappadocia, in the second century, “discovered” migraine due to his description of a one-sided headache[...]

For the Love of Kids

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Get to know paediatrician and sleep specialist A/Prof Daniel Goh

As someone whose everyday work involves dealing with cranky, sleep-deprived children, it’s no wonder A/Prof Daniel Goh is every bit a patient man. As Head of the Department of Paediatrics and a Senior Consultant at the Division of Paediatric Pulmonary[...]

Humour is Dangerous to Stress

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Manage chronic stress with humour – a smile, a giggle, a hearty laughter!

“Help, I’m sooo stressed out!” “Life is no fun anymore!” These phrases sound familiar to us, right? We all suffer from stress and know how it feels. It destroys our sense of happiness and aliveness and sets us up for[...]

Laser Skin Resurfacing

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What you need to know about this skin rejuvenation treatment

For a society desiring images of beauty and youthfulness – and for those determined to combat the signs of ageing or past injuries, the world of aesthetic medicine offers the gifts of facial rejuvenation. With the development of novel laser[...]

Safeguarding Sleep in our Children

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Understanding the three common sleep disorders in infants and toddlers

Sleep is a vital part of every child. Abnormalities or disorders in sleep can result in significant and long-term complications affecting health, growth and development of the child. Unfortunately, sleep is often not evaluated in the routine medical consultation, and[...]

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics Launches Age Management Programme

Cutis Medical Laser Clinics recently launched Optimagenics™, a personalised Age Management Programme of nutrition, exercise, hormonal optimisation, nutritional supplementation and improvement in mind-set, designed to help patients to get and stay healthy. “The vision for our Optimagenics™ Age Management Programme[...]

Ginkgo

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More than a culinary delight

Lauded for its long list of culinary and medicinal uses, ginkgo nuts are derived from Ginkgo biloba, one of the longest living tree species in the world. In fact, the use of ginkgo for treating asthma and bronchitis dates way[...]

Dr Jaime Chien

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Empowering patients, comforting the sick

How long have you been in practice? Dr Chien: I have been a doctor for nine years. I graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004, and completed my specialist training in Infectious Diseases (ID) in 2012. Due[...]

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