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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[...]

Amid Hot Flushes

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Menopause and healthy sex life

Menopause occurs when the ovaries have no more eggs to ovulate and stop producing female sexual hormones. The woman is considered to have reached menopause when she does not get her period for more than a year. Typically, blood test[...]

Women and Heart Attack

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Understanding symptoms and risk factors

Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is the most severe form of heart artery disease. It is caused by sudden cut-off of blood supply to heart muscles as a result of severe narrowing of heart artery or sudden formation of blood[...]

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[...]

Iron

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Our energiser

The primary function of iron is to make haemoglobin (found in red blood cells) and myoglobin (found in muscles) – two proteins which help carry and store oxygen in our bodies. Iron is also essential for cell growth and differentiation.[...]

Preterm Labour

Warning signs and prevention of premature labour and delivery

Preterm labour with attendant premature delivery of a baby is a frightening and traumatic experience that no mother would like to experience. Having an experienced and empathetic obstetrician is very reassuring for mothers-to-be, as they can discuss the possibility and[...]

The World’s First Wood Flooring Promoting Health Benefits

Supreme Floors, a wood flooring brand in Singapore, recently launched IONWOOD@SUPREME FLOORS. Endorsed by local television actor, Edmund Chen, this 21st century revolutionary flooring technology combines Tourmaline nano energy tables with material technology and flooring, resulting in the sustainable release[...]

Constipated?

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Well, the long wait is over

Everyone experiences constipation at some point in their lives. Constipation is a symptom and not a disease in itself. One does not need to have daily bowel movements to be normal, as patterns and habits vary from person to person.[...]

Holiday Primpin’

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High demand aesthetic treatments during the holidays

The holidays are a great time to go on vacations, create precious memories with loved ones or catch up with erstwhile friends. In view of these social meetings, many people desire to look their best just in time for the[...]

Under the Weather

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How to avoid the flu, heat rash, frostbites and other weather-related illnesses

You feel tired and your muscles are starting to ache. For some reason, you feel chilly. Then, you develop a stuffy nose. Your throat gets itchy then you start getting a cough. No matter what you do, you haven’t been[...]

The Perfect Jaw

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Minimally invasive options to achieve that perfect V-shaped face

“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” As true as this saying holds, one’s definition of beauty changes and redefines itself through the times as society progresses and evolves. In recent years, as a “tidal wave” of Korean pop[...]

Treatment for Bone Defects

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Is gene therapy the future?

Genes can be thought of as life’s blueprint, and are found in almost all cells that can be found in the human body. Genes contain the instructions to make proteins, and proteins are the “factories” that produce all the chemicals[...]

Carbo Loading

Much to gain with grains!

In recent years, carbohydrates seem to have gotten quite a bad rep. Do the low-carb or carb-free diets really have significant health benefits that merit the rage they have now? Or are people merely jumping on the bandwagon? Although some[...]

Smooth Moves

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Causes, diagnosis and treatment of constipation

Constipation is a symptom that has different meanings to different people. These include infrequent bowel movements, decrease in the volume or weight of stool, the need to strain to have a movement, a sense of incomplete evacuation, and the need[...]

Pain Relief in Labour

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Clearing the misconceptions surrounding pain relief methods during labour

FOR COUNTLESS WOMEN, the joy of pregnancy is also intermixed with a fear of labour and the pain that is necessary for delivery. This fear is compounded by all the horror stories of labour pain relief methods that do not[...]

The Smile Booster

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Dr Pong Mei Yee – Advocate for conservative and non-invasive cosmetic dental techniques

AMIDST THE IMPRESSIVE, albeit invasive, new technologies in the dental industry, one dentist still believes in the conservative and non-invasive approach to restoring the teeth and enhancing the smiles of her patients. Dr Pong Mei Yee is an advocate for[...]

Smooth Operator

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Different options for scar treatment

OUR SKIN IS the largest organ we have – a fine, seamless membrane protecting us from external threats such as germs and radiation. Although it is amazingly tough and has fantastic powers of repair and rejuvenation, our skin is still[...]

Beyond Fitness

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Pilates guru Daniel Dittmar acquaints us with the rehab benefits of Physio-Pilates

When Daniel Dittmar, owner and head instructor of Focus Pilates, first introduced the concept of Physio-Pilates (a combination of physiotherapy and Pilates) to Singapore 11 years ago, people were somewhat sceptical about it. “Some people had difficulty seeing the connection[...]

Prime & Fit

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Safe exercise routines for the elderly

The elderly population in Singapore is increasing steadily, and the number of residents aged 65 and over was 352,600 in mid-2011. The life expectancy of a person aged 65 is currently 20 years. This means that there are 20 years[...]

Osteoarthritis

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Tips to keeping your joints healthy

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects joints in our body. It is the most common form of arthritis and is caused primarily by the breakdown and loss of cartilage in a joint. This usually results from wear and tear[...]

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