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Thwart Teeth Grinding

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Escape the daily (and nightly) grind

Bruxism, to give it the correct term, is a very common condition that can affect up to a third of all adults and children at some point in their lives. It is defined as the clenching and/or grinding of teeth,[...]

Go Easy on your Eyes!

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Computer overusage can cause eye strain

Computers have penetrated every facet of society; from homes to schools, offices and public places. In fact, our lives have been literally transformed by computers. In an annual survey conducted by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) in 2012[...]

Be Kind to your Spine

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Mind your posture

Having a good posture is more than cosmetic. It is an important aspect of keeping your spine healthy. It can prevent neck and back pain from occurring or worsening. Back (to) Basics Looking at the spine from the side, it[...]

Job Jeopardies

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A guide to workplace health risks

Working in an office environment used to be considered “low risk”, but not anymore! We are now exposed to a variety of health risks, whether we know it or not. The regular and repetitive actions involved, combined with improper posture,[...]

Nutrition No-no

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Why skipping meals won’t solve your weight woes

Skipping meals is a popular method used to lose weight. Unfortunately, the side effects of skipping meals are much more serious than its assumed potential benefits. Mount Alvernia Hospital’s Nutrition and Dietetics Services Department debunks the myth of skipping meals[...]

Doubling Down on Diabetes

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A novel combination therapy to manage the condition

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing in epidemic proportions all across the world. The health risks are well known. DM significantly increases the risk of coronary heart disease, kidney disease, amputation and eye disease in affected people. Fortunately, if the condition is[...]

Save My Leg, Doc!

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The danger of deep damage in diabetics

Here is a little-known fact: a major lower limb amputation due to complications from diabetes occurs once every 30 seconds worldwide. In Singapore, an estimated 700 major lower limb amputations take place every year, or approximately two a day. These[...]

Joint Care Supplement

Arti-Forte

Don’t take healthy joints for granted! Keep your joints healthy with Arti-Forte and delay the onset of joint pain. Besides essential joint nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin to protect the cartilage, Arti-Forte also contains collagen for joint strength and flexibility[...]

Sole Comfortable

Natural Healings has launched Natural Health Orthotic, adding to their range of premium quality healthcare products and services. Manufactured in Canada by Natural Healings’ team of Orthotic specialists, this amazing product helps to correct tilted foot shapes along with foot[...]

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[...]

Getting the Wrinkles Out

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Botulinum toxins explained

Botulinum toxin type A treatments such as Botox, Dysport, and – new to Singapore in July 2014 – XEOMIN® account for more treatments worldwide than the next four most popular of the non-surgical aesthetic treatments combined; almost ten million in[...]

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.[...]

Big, Bold and Bea-utiful

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Beatrice Chia-Richmond on body image and beauty

Beatrice Chia-Richmond is not one to shy away from “sensitive” topics. Her acting and directing résumé is peppered with provocative, controversial choices, from her turn as a researcher of reproductive technology in Immaculate Misconception, to her directorial debut in 2001,[...]

Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates in One Workout

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ZEN•GA™, a workout form that combines elements of yoga, tai chi and Pilates sets foot, for the first time, in Singapore courtesy of local Pilates studio, Breathe. Using strategic movements and props on the reformer machine, this exercise form challenges[...]

‘Spa’ Like a Movie Star

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In a partnership with Mary Chia Holdings, LPG has opened the first Endermospa day spa centre in Singapore. Hailing from France, LPG Endermospa is known for its cellular stimulation technology for natural, non-invasive slimming and anti-ageing, and famously serves Cameron Diaz, Jennifer[...]

Yay for Yoga!

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Find out why everyone is joining the “pose posse”

In the search for fitness, health, wellness and happiness, many people have come to yoga. Yoga’s popularity is evident in the burgeoning yoga studios, classes and trainings available at almost every corner of the world. Those who embark on a[...]

Micro Fat Grafting

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“Redeploying” fats for a fuller face

Ageing is a fact of life, but looking one’s age is not. The holy grail of plastic surgery is always to reverse the ravages of ageing and to bring the patient back to his or her previous youthful glory. As[...]

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Slowly losing control of your body

An elderly man felt weak in his left leg as he boarded the bus. “Could I have pulled my muscle going up the stairs a week ago?” A lady in her early forties felt tremors in her hands, and easily[...]

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[...]

I Like to Move it, Move it

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Dump those myths about bowel movements

Bowel movements are one of many normal bodily functions and we often take them for granted. Conversely, there have been numerous myths that have been perpetuated through the years that cause us to worry unnecessarily and in some cases, we[...]

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