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Eczema

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The most common chronic skin condition

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by a red rash, dry skin and itching. In certain patients, there are also signs of thickened skin (lichenification), blisters, hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation and skin infections. Eczema is[...]

HPV and Cervical Cancer

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Circumventing the deadly disease

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERSCervical Cancer in Singapore 10th most common cancer among women 1 case diagnosed every 2 days Causes 360 deaths a year, or 1 death every 5 days 25% of cases are diagnosed in women from 45[...]

Programmed for Excellence

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Urologist and robotic surgeon Dr James Tan explores innovative surgery

It’s not everyone who discovers that they are cut out to be surgeons before they even hit their teens. But that is just what Dr James Tan, urologist and robotic surgeon, did. He developed a mechanical bent at a tender[...]

Wipe out Wrinkles with Ultrasound

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NeoAsia (S) Pte Ltd, local distributor of Ulthera® System, announced that Ultherapy® has recently received the latest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Ultherapy® Décolletage Treatment, a non-invasive procedure that improves the lines and wrinkles on the décolletage,[...]

Brain Attack

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Know the Signs of Stroke

A man walks down the street, suddenly feels unwell, grabs his chest and thinks the end of the world has arrived. The people around him attend to him immediately. Someone in the crowd calls for an ambulance, “Help! A man[...]

Build a Baby!

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Eating right for your baby’s health

Pregnancy is a critical period where the foetus is totally dependent on the mother’s nutrition, diet and lifestyle. It is believed that poor nutrition and a lack of key nutrients can cause changes to the development of cells or building[...]

Elizabeth Engaged

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How Liz found love and peace in New York

The last time we sat down with Elizabeth, her exploits in New York were just beginning. A couple of years on, the multi-faceted actress is about to embark on yet another great adventure – marriage. Elizabeth’s fiancé, Ivan Lee Mora,[...]

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,[...]

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[...]

Childhood Myopia

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The long and short of it

Gabriel, a seven-year-old schoolboy whom I have been seeing, had 7 dioptres (700 degrees) of myopia and his parents were clearly anxious and concerned. “Can the myopia be controlled?” and “Is the high degree of myopia dangerous?” are questions frequently[...]

Bare Your Sole 2014 Gives the Poor a Leg Up

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  Bare Your Sole 2014saw 5,000 participants walk barefoot to help raise close to S$300,000 in the fight against homelessness and poverty. Funds raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity Singapore’s local programme Project HomeWorks, an initiative designed to improve the living[...]

Wet N’ Wild Run – Fun in the Sun for Everyone 

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READY, SET, PLAY! Splashing its way to the sunny island of Singapore is the first of its kind ‘game show’-inspired obstacle race, Wet N’ Wild Run 2014! The non-competitive 5k run is set to be held at the beaches of[...]

Cetaphil Bares All on Women and Confidence in Singapore

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At a roundtable panel discussion titled “Confidence and the Singaporean Woman: The Importance of Good Skin”, an expert panel discussed topics related to the CETAPHIL Skin Confidence Report. The first of its kind in Singapore, the CETAPHIL Skin Confidence Report,[...]

A New Type of Medicine that Works Independently of Insulin Now Approved in Singapore for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

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AstraZeneca recently announced the Health Sciences Authority has approved Forxiga™ (dapagliflozin) tablets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in Singapore. Forxiga is a selective and reversible inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) that works independently of insulin to help[...]

Birthing Options

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What is best for you?

Labour and childbirth can be both an exciting yet daunting feeling for most women especially first time mothers. The joy and excitement of your baby arriving is often mixed with fear of labour itself. It is thus important for mothers[...]

Fight the Flu

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Seven ways to combat the flu

The term ‘flu’ is often loosely used interchangeably with the ‘common cold’ or any illness consisting of runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, cough, throat irritation, and fever. This is actually a misnomer. Flu by definition refers to influenza, a contagious[...]

Dealing with Pneumonia

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This lung condition can be fatal even in otherwise healthy people

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both the lungs. It is the second most common cause of death and the fifth most common cause of hospital admissions in Singapore.* Germs such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi can cause pneumonia.[...]

All Grown Up and Loving Life

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Well-loved personality Jamie Yeo balances work, family and health perfectly

A familiar face to many, Jamie Yeo has been in the public spotlight since her teens. The starlet shot to stardom as Tammy in the well-known drama series Growing Up on Channel 5, and quickly became a household name. She[...]

Finding the Right Fit

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Pedorthist Owen Oo tells us how to choose our shoes

“My message to everyone is to learn to appreciate and love their feet. When your feet feel good, you feel good too.” There is a Chinese belief that the state of one’s feet is linked to the overall health of[...]

Knee Osteoarthritis Patients in Singapore Make Strides with a Non-Invasive Biomechanical Therapy

A recently published study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research found that patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis (OA) demonstrate improved gait pattern and reduced pain following AposTherapy. Since previous studies revealed the effect of AposTherapy on Caucasian patients[...]

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