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Philips Celebrates World Sleep Day

In celebration of World Sleep Day, Royal Philips recently announced its Sleep Powers initiative for 2014, aimed at encouraging increased awareness on the benefits of sleep and the important role it plays in powering everything that we do. In Singapore,[...]

PCA SKIN® at GA Congress Asia 2014

PCA SKIN® is a healthcare company whose clinically researched and scientifically formulated products have been designed to work in treating skin conditions such as acne, ageing skin, sensitive skin, and hyperpigmentation. A true industry pioneer, it was the first to[...]

Sweat No More

MiraDry, a revolutionary solution to eliminate embarrassing underarm sweat, was officially launched in Singapore recently, following the results of a recent study which revealed 85% of Singaporeans are bothered by excessive sweat. The MiraDry treatment is a safe, clinically proven[...]

Nails for a Cause

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In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Parkway Parade held the biggest nail extravaganza – ‘Nails for a Cause’ event at the Parkway Parade Atrium. A total of 80 manicurists dressed in pink tees, polished an astounding 3800 fingernails at lightning[...]

Under the Weather

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Remedies to beat weather-related illnesses

Recently, the weather has been so unpredictable that we sometimes end up soaking wet either from sweat or rain. Since our body is used to a certain temperature, being exposed to weather changes can weaken our immune system, making us[...]

Watch your Chicken like a Hawk

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A glimpse at how food safety is ensured – from poultry farms to supermarket shelves

World Health Day 2014 (April 7) throws the spotlight on the fight against vector-borne diseases, which result from infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites that living creatures carry and pass on to other creatures. These dreaded diseases include[...]

Gut Check

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A peek at the life of an internationally recognised endoscopist

As a child, Dr Jarrod Lee dreamt of becoming an environmentalist. He didn’t just want to save one tree or a turtle, mind you. He wanted to save the planet. Fast forward to the present – instead of saving the[...]

Serious and Dangerous

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Effective management of Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an endemic disease in Asia. It is transmitted either vertically or horizontally. Vertical transmission refers to transmission from mother to newborn during childbirth. Horizontal transmission is the transmission via blood transfusion with contaminated blood or sexual intercourse[...]

Coming Full Circle

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TV and radio host Simone Heng left a luxurious career in Dubai to get her health priorities straight

Almost a decade ago, Simone Heng, a Singapore-born Australian TV and radio host, left her hometown in Australia to work in the entertainment industry in Singapore for four years, and eventually in Dubai for five years. Adventurous and full of[...]

Heart Disease

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Not just a man’s disease

Women, take heed! If you think your husband is the only one prone to heart disease, think again. According to the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), ‘heart disease and stroke combined is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore.’[...]

Is Your Child a Gamer?

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Four ways to protect your child from video game addictions

Whether it is on the MRT or during Chinese New Year visitations, one cannot help but encounter children, youth, and adults fiddling with their mobile devices. While some of them might be socialising electronically through the popular Facebook or WhatsApp[...]

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[...]

Not Dazed about the Haze

As hazy conditions return to Singapore, we answer your burning questions about this phenomenon

Haze results from the accumulation of dust and smoke particles in relatively dry air. The haze in Singapore is often due to northeasterly winds bringing in smoke from the forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia. Haze particles carry air pollutants such[...]

Beyond the Call of Duty

Ophthalmologist Dr Gerard Nah – on service, humility, and fidelity

It’s so easy to get caught up in the everyday demands of your job, especially if it’s one that requires a lot of your time and energy. But it seems Dr Gerard Nah, Ophthalmologist and Senior Eye Surgeon at W[...]

NCCS and Clearbridge BioMedics Partner to Push Cancer Diagnostics to the Next Level

At the CTC CoRE

A collaboration between the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Clearbridge BioMedics, in partnership with the Pathology Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), has resulted in the establishment of the region’s first Circulating Tumour Cell Centre of Research Excellence (CTC[...]

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Now Offers MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing Procedure

Patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee can now undergo a less invasive partial knee replacement surgery, thanks to Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital’s new MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.[...]

Hearing Loss Solutions

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Medical breakthroughs in the treatment of hearing loss

The ability to hear sounds can be partially or completely impaired, resulting in hearing loss. It is one of the most common conditions affecting the elderly. There are three different types of hearing loss, depending on which part of the[...]

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[...]

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Why you need to do it now!

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer in males and second to breast cancer in females in Singapore. However, when combined, it is undisputedly the most common cancer in the country. More worrying is the rising trend not just[...]

Dealing with Migraines

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When it’s more than just a headache

In 400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, described the visual aura that may precede migraine and how vomiting seemed to relieve it. Aretaeus of Cappadocia, in the second century, “discovered” migraine due to his description of a one-sided headache[...]

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