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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[...]

Temasek Cares Extends its ‘Stay Prepared’ Initiative to Help Build Community Resilience in Singapore

Temasek Cares is partnering with Singapore Power and Singapore Post to extend its ‘Stay Prepared’ initiative by encouraging individuals and families to be prepared for emergencies. Conceived by Temasek Cares with Singapore Power to prompt individuals and families to be[...]

The Good Life Co-operative Launched to Promote Health and Wellness

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A group of prominent professionals from varied backgrounds have banded together to launch The Good Life Co-operative, the first co-operative in Singapore that focuses on promoting health and wellness. Led by geriatrician Dr Carol Tan, from Rophi Clinic at Mount[...]

PCA SKIN Appoints New Distributor in Singapore

Physician Care Alliance, LLC (PCA Skin), the leader in skin health education and the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products, recently announced its appointment of Zoë Nissi Pte Ltd as its exclusive distributor in selected ASEAN[...]

SG-developed Drug-coated Chocolate® Balloon Enrols First Patients in Clinical Study

TriReme Medical LLC, a subsidiary of Singapore-based QT Vascular Ltd, announced recently that three patients have been enrolled in a clinical study of its unique drug-coated Chocolate® PTA balloon. Dr Andrew Holden, co-Principal Investigator of the study, performed these procedures[...]

Actavis Launches Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Singapore

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, recently announced the official opening of its new regional office in Singapore that will serve as the headquarters for the Company’s Asia Pacific and Africa (APACA) region. In addition, Actavis[...]

Acid Reflux

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Don’t take GERD for granted

Overeating and overdrinking can cause indigestion, bloating, burning sensation in the chest, acid taste in the mouth, and vomiting. Many of these are due to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GERD. GERD is fairly common in Singapore, with a prevalence of[...]

Cervix Check

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How to keep your cervix healthy

The cervix is situated at the top of the vagina where it forms the doorway to the womb. It is a multitasking organ and plays a pivotal role throughout the life of a woman. A healthy cervix allows the passage[...]

Insomnia and Snoring

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It’s a bigger problem than you think

A good night’s sleep is not a luxury but an integral aspect of good health and quality of life.  There is now increasing evidence that poor sleep has an adverse effect on health, especially cardiovascular health. There are a myriad[...]

Healing through Art and Altruism

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Malaysian-Taiwanese multi-disciplined artist Poesy Liang teaches us a thing or two about living a full and empowered life

Some of us struggle to find that one thing we’re possibly good at, hoping to breeze through life doing what we like to do, at the same time taking some sense of satisfaction from it. Then we meet someone like Poesy Liang – entrepreneur,[...]

Breastfeeding Jitters

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Tips for first-time moms

You’re expecting your first baby. Congratulations! How are you feeling? Are you at ease, calm, and confident? Or are you anxious, apprehensive, and worried? This article is mainly for the latter group. I have met first-time mothers (and fathers) who[...]

Ovarian Cancer

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Hope after diagnosis

The Story of Amanda Living well with late stage ovarian cancer Amanda, the 50-year-old lady whose story started this article, is an otherwise healthy and cheerful lady who is full of energy. Because she was usually healthy and does not[...]

To Zap or Not to Zap

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Myths and facts of laser hair removal

There has been an increasing demand for laser hair removal treatments in Singapore. This is due to women being more fashion conscious and open to wearing clothes that expose areas that were normally hidden. There have also been a lot[...]

Doctor on a Mission

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Dr Tyng Tan cuts a graceful figure in the aesthetic industry

Whether treating hair loss and skin problems at her clinic along Orchard Road or helping underprivileged farmers with undiagnosed silent diseases in far-flung places in Cambodia and Thailand, Dr Tyng Tan, Clinic Director of The Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, makes[...]

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