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Psoriasis

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It really gets under your skin

Psoriasis (“suh-ry-uh-sus”) is a chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white or red patches of skin. Normal skin cells grow gradually and flake off every four weeks, but psoriatic skin cells move[...]

 Disease-free Without Drugs

Some remedies come naturally

Drugs may not be the only – or best – solution when you’re sick. From weight loss to insomnia, there’s a natural remedy for just about everything. Our Expert of the Month, Chief Executive Officer of Tek Eight Laboratories Eugene[...]

Mead Johnson Nutrition Opens Local Campus

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, has opened the doors to its new production and research campus in Tuas, Singapore. This investment represents the single largest capital project in the company’s more than 100-year history, and[...]

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[...]

Hill-Rom Expands Investment in Singapore

American medical technology company Hill-Rom has expanded its Asia-Pacific Innovation Centre in Singapore. Research facilities such as the Respiratory Care Development Centre and the Patient Support Development Centre, equipped with the latest technology, are now housed in the 24,000-square-foot space.[...]

Inhalable Insulin

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The new treatment for diabetes

Inhaled insulin is much more acceptable to patients with type 2 diabetes. This means that more patients with poorly controlled diabetes would be willing to be started on insulin, which no longer requires painful injections. In June 2014, the Food[...]

Wisdom Teeth

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The pain of arrested development

Wisdom teeth commonly grow at the wrong place and/or at a wrong angle. Seldom do they come out straight. Impacted wisdom teeth, specifically, are frequently food traps and breeding grounds for bacteria. Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars,[...]

Corneal Ulcer

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More than an eye sore

Although some bacteria can invade a healthy cornea, most enter through a defect in the corneal surface, such as tiny scratches on the corneal surface caused by a foreign body or even from rubbing the eye. A corneal ulcer is[...]

Listen Closely

An audiologist answers all

Hearing is one of our five senses, and it’s something we use all the time. Hearing connects us to others. Imagine losing your hearing. How different your world would be! That’s when you need the help of an audiologist. Wait…[...]

Embracing Dyslexia

The Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) is launching the Embrace Dyslexia campaign to bring greater awareness of dyslexia to Singapore. Kicking off with a Dinner at Traders Hotel on 19 November, where inspiring dyslexics will be sharing their stories, followed[...]

Run of the Year

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Put on your running shoes and gear up for the highlight of Singapore’s sports calendar, the Standard Chartered Marathon. Held on 7 December, the marquee running event has various race categories for everyone to choose from: Marathon (42.195km) Ekiden (42.195km)[...]

Wristband to the Rescue

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Singapore start-up TagBio Pte Ltd is teaming up with Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) in October 2014. TagBio will donate half of the proceeds from the sale of ID-Life, its groundbreaking QR code-based medical identification wristband,[...]

Running for a Cancer-free Tomorrow

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Run For Hope 2014, Singapore’s single largest run in aid of cancer research, will be here soon! The annual charity event seeks to raise much needed awareness and support for cancer research. With more than 10,000 people diagnosed with cancer[...]

Blast from the Past

Ready for a walk down memory lane? Thermos® is setting up a mini pop-up museum in Singapore. For a limited period, members of the public can look forward to an exclusive showcase of rare imported artefacts from Thermos®. From a[...]

A Real Character

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If variety is the spice of life, then Karen Tan must have a very flavourful one. The prolific actress, whose career in theatre spans more than 20 years, has worked with almost all the different theatre companies in Singapore. She’s[...]

Chickenpox? Let’s throw a party!

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Why this disease should be taken seriously

You may have heard of ‘chickenpox parties’, where parents gather to expose their children to an infected child with chickenpox. These parties are organised with the belief that allowing children to come into contact with chickenpox will build their immunity[...]

Back in the Saddle

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Coming back from colon cancer

Bank manager Andi Tenrigappa, 55, loves his motorbikes and riding them. Last August, he went on holiday to the United States with his wife and son. After his wife and son went home to Makassar, Indonesia, Andi stayed on in[...]

Robotic Knee Surgery

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Now you can give pain a flying kick

Rose used to be a rather active mother of two, participating in dancing, and weekly hikes around the hilly knolls around Singapore. Over the last year her right knee started to hurt persistently, and she had taken painkillers and anti-inflammatory[...]

Age-related Macular Degeneration

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Don’t lose sight of this stealthy vision stealer

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) accounts for 8.7% of all blindness worldwide, and is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries. The condition will become more prevalent worldwide as a consequence of the increase in ageing populations. It is[...]

3D Face Sculpting

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Exploring the “basics”

Great advances in medical science and research have led to the blossoming of non-invasive medical aesthetics. It caters to the innate yearning of most people, to look attractive without undergoing surgery. The idea of walking into a clinic and coming[...]

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