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“What is the best way to keep your body in balance?”

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Answer our monthly question and the three best answers will each receive a box of Sunrider® SunPack® gift set worth $196.40 per set! Nourish and Balance your Body The SunPack® contains the very best in nutritional and wellness products, designed[...]

Hypertension in Seniors

Worried About High Blood Pressure

When your health comes under pressure

Hypertension, or simply high blood pressure, is a common condition that afflicts many people. The incidence rises with age and is increasingly common with an ageing population. Hypertension is diagnosed when a patient has two separate readings of blood pressure[...]

Stress and your Heart

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The hidden damage

Chronic stress – whether from the peak hour MRT crowd, an unhappy marriage, or a mounting workload – has a wide range of harmful health effects. It can interfere with your mood, sleep, and appetite. But can it cause heart[...]

Phosphorus

You just can’t live without it

Phosphorus has plenty of benefits for our bodies — it strengthens our bones, protects our cells and helps us make energy. Even better news: it is available in a wide range of food sources. One of the most abundant minerals[...]

Robotic Surgery for Early Prostate Cancer:

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What you need to know

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system, and is found below the bladder in the male pelvis (Figure 1). Prostate cancer remains the most common cancer affecting men in the United States, Europe,[...]

Immunisations for the Elderly

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One simple shot could save your life

Take your shot! Get vaccinated against Influenza: Viral illness of the respiratory system; can lead to pneumonia Pneumococcal disease: Bacterial infection affecting various parts of the body, including central nervous system, middle ear and lungs Herpes zoster (shingles): Caused by[...]

Urogenital Syndrome at Menopause

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What can be done about it?

At menopause, hormone production by the ovaries begins to decline. This leads to significant changes in the vulva, vagina, cervix, urethra, and bladder. Postmenopausal women often experience vaginal discharge, accompanied by violent itching, a syndrome now called atrophic vaginitis. Unfortunately,[...]

Pelvic Pain in Women

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Don’t just pass it off!

Pelvic pain is pain or discomfort that is experienced at the lower part of your abdomen below the belly button or pelvis.  It is a common symptom experienced by many women. It is important for women to recognise signs of[...]

Eat Asthma Attacks Away

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The link between your diet and asthma

From doing the right types of exercises to avoiding extreme weather conditions, asthmatics go to great lengths to manage their disease. However, many do not know that eating the right foods and having a good diet can go some way[...]

Heart Energiser

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Holistic Way Co-Q10 150mg Cell Energizer helps to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Vitally important to keep the body functioning well, Coenzyme Q10 energises your heart muscles by increasing energy production in the cells. $49.00, at selected Guardian, Unity Healthcare,[...]

Bedtime Blues

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Are you getting a good night’s sleep?

Lack of sleep can be more dangerous than too much alcohol. A study conducted by the University of New South Wales showed that sleep deprivation may reduce reaction time by up to 50%. Most adults need eight hours of sleep[...]

Vitamin D

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Walking on sunshine

Of the essential nutrients our bodies need, vitamin D is one that stands out from the crowd. You don’t get it from eating loads of green veggies (cue sighs of relief); interestingly, the best way to load up on vitamin[...]

Build a Balanced Salad

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Satiating salads do exist – and trust us, assembling them is not rocket science!

Are you the kind of person who has a salad for dinner – and then a post-salad pizza and Snickers for dessert? Perhaps you know the veggies are for your own good, but they leave you feeling hungry and craving[...]

Collagen Remedy

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It is widely used in skin, bone, and other tissue regeneration

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in mammals, including us, humans. It makes up 25% to 35% of the protein in our bodies, and it is not just found in the skin. Collagen is found in tendons, ligaments, cartilage,[...]

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[...]

NeoVaginal Laser

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The healing power of light by Dr Lee Lih Charn

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is a common medical condition among females. VRS is described as a loss of the optimal vaginal structure. Most women (and their husbands or partners) refer to VRS as ‘loose vagina’.  However, they delay coming forward[...]

Nail Alert!

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What these 10 common nail disorders say about your health

Changes to the fingernail, nail bed, or area surrounding the nails can provide clues on the disease afflicting the nail. Nail changes are often due to fungal infections or injury, but they could also indicate more serious underlying disorders. Here[...]

A Pain in the Neck

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What is cervicogenic headache?

A Patient’s Story A 44-year-old woman, Mrs Chan always comes home from work with a headache, which usually starts around mid-afternoon. She is a secretary in a bank and works long hours in front of the computer. However, this headache[...]

Correcting my Vision

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What are my options?

Refractive surgery is any form of surgery used to correct vision due to the eye’s focusing problems (or refractive errors). The most popular and well-known being LASIK, for which around 30 million procedures have been performed worldwide. However, is LASIK[...]

Combat Obesity

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Fight obesity with an active and healthy lifestyle

Singapore’s Health Promotion Board recently launched the One Million KG Challenge to motivate residents to collectively lose one million kilograms. It’s an excellent initiative; the first of its kind in the world. But while the tone is upbeat, the rationale[...]

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