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Sun Savvy

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The bare truth about sunlight and your skin

Sunlight consists of three components, namely visible light, infrared and ultraviolet radiation (UVR). UVR is commonly encountered and considered to be the one which causes the greatest damage to health. As UVR is absorbed in our skies, the amount of[...]

How Do I Love Thee?

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The real deal on relationships, love and sex

  Relationships can be tricky things, especially for those who are clueless about love and sex – and let’s be honest, most of us have been there at one time or another. Armour up on amore with advice from Singapore’s[...]

Goodbye Cancer, Hello Baby!

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Fertility-sparing treatments for gynaecological cancers

In the past, treatment for cancers which affect the female reproductive organs – the uterus, cervix and ovaries – would generally result in permanent infertility in most women. To make things worse, it has been shown that about 10% of[...]

Conceiving Hope

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Singapore’s ‘father’ of IVF Professor Ng Soon Chye on birthing new treatments

Professor Ng Soon Chye cuts a fatherly figure. From his distinguished looks to his confident yet affable manner, he puts you at ease immediately. Which is only to be expected, considering his long history in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O &[...]

Infertility

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The TCM Take

Infertility is becoming an increasingly common issue all over the world. The problem of infertility is very complicated, which has in turn led to the complexity of its treatment process. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines infertility as “a disease[...]

Fifty Shades of Great

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Sorting out sexual issues in senior señoritas

As Singapore enters its 50th birthday, mid-life women have a lot to celebrate. Singaporean women have amongst the longest life expectancies, and Singapore is one of the happiest places in the world to live. Health plays a big part in[...]

Reduce your Risk of Cancer

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Safeguard yourself with these simple steps

While there is no proven way to prevent cancer, changes in lifestyle can help to prevent many types of cancers – as many as 40%! Dr Khoo Kei Siong, Deputy Medical Director of Parkway Cancer Centre, shows how the risk[...]

What am I Doing Wrong?

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Common issues in getting pregnant

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS The Stats on Conception 15% of couples in Singapore do not get pregnant within 1 year 1 in 7 couples worldwide have fertility problems Female factors, male factors and couple factors each contribute to 1/3[...]

Leukaemia

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When cancer runs through blood

Our bodies usually do a pretty amazing job of protecting themselves. In particular, our blood constantly renews itself, gets rid of harmful foreign bodies and fights off infections. But what happens when blood turns into the bad guy? Dr Lim[...]

Baby Booty

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If you’re expecting a baby in 2015, you can look forward to great gifts for your little one! Parents of Singaporean children born in 2015 can log on to www.nptd.gov.sg/sg50baby to register for the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift. The gift[...]

Fortify your Follicles

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Essential nutrients to bring the bounce back to your hair

Certain nutrients you consume are essential to strengthen follicles, each strand of your hair and your scalp. Here’s our list of the top sources of nutrients to keep your hair looking its best and growing as fast as it can. While you can[...]

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[...]

Robotic Hair Transplants

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A fast growing new trend

Hair loss is often an underestimated cosmetic concern. But studies have shown that watching our hair literally wash down the drain, leads to a range of detrimental effects on our psyche – depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, social withdrawal… just[...]

Cancer Concerns

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Dissecting the disease

  Cancer is one of the most talked-about diseases, and the Number One killer in Singapore, with as many as one in three Singaporeans dying of cancer. But how much do you really know about cancer – its risk factors,[...]

The Face of Change

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Plastic surgeon Dr Leo Kah Woon transforms patients’ bodies and lives

Being the face of change is a calling that comes naturally to Dr Leo Kah Woon. His is a position that makes a twofold difference in people’s lives – enhancing their outer beauty and also inspiring inner confidence. The youngest[...]

Overcoming the Blues

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Let’s halt the rise of depression

Good physical health is important, but seniors must not neglect their mental health too. Psychiatrist Dr Ko Soo Meng shares tips on preventing and managing depression among seniors. Q: What are the common causes of depression among our elderly? A:[...]

Treating Erectile Dysfunction

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Changing ‘down time’ to ‘go time’

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition where men may experience persistent difficulty obtaining and/or maintaining an erect penis during sexual intercourse. During sexual arousal, stimulation of the penile shaft causes release of nitric oxide (NO), a neurotransmitter which relaxes the[...]

Genetic Testing to Know my Future Cancer Risk

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Blessing or curse?

In the movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, the opening scene shows the heroes avoiding death because their knowledge of future events provided them with early warning. Would knowing the future of one’s health, and in particular one’s cancer risk,[...]

Sports and Leisure at Sembawang

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Singapore’s latest multi-facility sports and leisure destination, ORTO, has been launched to lure die-hard urbanites away from the hustle and bustle of bright city streets. The facility is a 51,500-square metre free public access park that offers children a chance[...]

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[...]

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