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New Option in Asthma Management

flutiform®, a new combination therapy for the maintenance treatment of asthma, has been launched in Singapore by Mundipharma. Combining for the first time two effective asthma medications – fluticasone and formoterol – in a single, portable aerosol inhaler, flutiform® provides[...]

New Treatment for Frown Lines

A new purified botulinum neurotoxin injectable is now approved and available in Singapore. XEOMIN® is used to improve the appearance of frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows. Glabellar frown lines are caused by muscles contracting and start developing in the[...]

A Mission of Miracles

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Peter Lim discovers Nature’s secrets for good health

On the subject of natural living, you would be hard pressed to find anyone as passionate as Peter Lim. A believer to the core, Peter daily practises what he preaches in every aspect of his life, from the food he[...]

Nix the Neckache

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You don’t have to stick it out

Neck pain may be caused by a variety of factors, including muscle strain, ligament sprains, arthritis of neck joints, or a ‘pulled’ or ‘pinched’ nerve. Approximately 10% of adults have neck pain at any one time. Fortunately, most patients recover[...]

Challenging COPD

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How can we manage this?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a condition that affects the lungs and causes difficulty in breathing. The disease is progressive, that is, it gets worse over time. It affects millions of people world-wide, which is why you should[...]

Live to the Max

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Max Loong pushes the limits

From acting and TV hosting, writing and producing, to owning his own club and being a savvy businessman, Max Loong has a finger in many pies. Despite having so much on his plate, the hunky 34-year-old Malaysian-Swiss makes it a[...]

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

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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[...]

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