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Just Be Natural

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“The Happy Naturopath” Eugene He practises a healthy and happy lifestyle

Curiosity has always been in Eugene He’s nature. Growing up with a huge appetite for questions, he always wanted to know how everything worked, such as the science of chemical reactions and how food affects mood. He discovered naturopathic medicine[...]

Don’t Panic!

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There is help for panic and anxiety disorders

“Like a Sledgehammer” Bank manager Mark, 42, felt like he’d been hit by a sledgehammer when he was struck by a panic attack without warning. He was in his office preparing for an important management meeting when suddenly, his whole[...]

The Skinny on Weight Loss Products

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Big boon or fat hope?

Does the answer to losing weight really lie in popping a pill or two? Will those unwanted inches melt off our waistlines instantly without dieting and exercise? Here are some facts you need to know about weight loss medicine and[...]

Everyone Can Eradicate Ebola

Although some medical therapies show promise as treatments for Ebola, scientists are still looking urgently for a definitive cure. For the first time, anyone with access to a computer or Android-based mobile device can help scientists perform this critical research[...]

Conceiving Hope

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Singapore’s ‘father’ of IVF Professor Ng Soon Chye on birthing new treatments

Professor Ng Soon Chye cuts a fatherly figure. From his distinguished looks to his confident yet affable manner, he puts you at ease immediately. Which is only to be expected, considering his long history in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O &[...]

My Encounter with Mycoplasma Pneumonia

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A big scare for my little one

It all began at the start of the year-end holiday when we were at a mall having dinner. My two-year-old daughter, Jie En, was having her usual favourite bowl of handmade noodles when she vomited and became unwell. She felt[...]

Gestational Grief

Aches, nausea and other pregnancy woes

There are a number of problems that can be associated with pregnancy. Here’s a quick guide to the more common ones, and what you can do about them. Backache – A discomfort across the lower back; may also be felt[...]

The Face of Change

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Plastic surgeon Dr Leo Kah Woon transforms patients’ bodies and lives

Being the face of change is a calling that comes naturally to Dr Leo Kah Woon. His is a position that makes a twofold difference in people’s lives – enhancing their outer beauty and also inspiring inner confidence. The youngest[...]

Shivering Situation

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Troubled by ‘trembling’ eyelids? Here’s help

“Doctor, my eyes are jumping!” exclaims the patient sitting in front of me. On closer look, I see that part of the patient’s lower eyelid seems to be shivering. This happens for a few seconds, then stops… and starts again.[...]

Genetic Testing to Know my Future Cancer Risk

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Blessing or curse?

In the movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, the opening scene shows the heroes avoiding death because their knowledge of future events provided them with early warning. Would knowing the future of one’s health, and in particular one’s cancer risk,[...]

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[...]

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