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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[...]

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[...]

The Silent Warrior

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From influenza and UTI to HIV and SARS, Dr Limin Wijaya helps us fight the battle against infectious diseases

Unlike surgeons who are always at the forefront of life-saving medical bustle, Infectious Diseases (ID) Specialists often work behind the scenes. They examine viruses and bacteria to be able to help other doctors and specialists make a diagnosis. They work[...]

Combating COPD

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Five common challenges we face in the battle against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung condition in chronic smokers. Many people in Singapore are not aware of this disease, and due to a lack of understanding and knowledge, many smokers are not diagnosed early and treated[...]

Bipolar Disorder

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How it can cost a man’s wedding dream

BIPOLAR DISORDER (which is also known as manic depression) is a biological illness and not a character weakness. This illness affects peoples’ mood and leads to feelings of extreme happiness, intense sadness or heightened irritability. In Physics, we learned about[...]

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.[...]

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[...]

Inaugural Sports & Fitness Asia 2013 to Take Center Stage This October

Event comes at a time of rapid industry growth in Asia

Singapore, 2nd September 2013 -  The inaugural Sports & Fitness Asia 2013 is scheduled to take place at the Singapore Exp Convention & Exhibition Centre from 10-12 October 2013. Spread over 3 days, the is expected to draw over 100[...]

Home Remedies for Puffy Peepers

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From the kitchen to the bedroom, here are six easy fixes to get rid of eye bags and dark circles

NOBODY LIKES STARING into a pair of dispirited, “panda” eyes in the mirror, yet this experience has become all too familiar. Dark circles and puffy eyes are the result of several factors, including a lack of sleep, lack of exercise,[...]

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