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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[...]

Holes in Your Bone!

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When the skeleton loses more than it can restore

“The bone is a living tissue!” that statement made by my husband’s attending physician shocked me at first. I thought I was hearing things. After all the accident left me shaken, I had barely slept, not had a proper meal[...]

The Showdown

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Raw veggies vs cooked greens

The rise of raw food-ism The focus of the raw food diet is on uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic food. While a raw food diet may include raw meats and dairy product, it is most commonly associated with vegan food.[...]

Combat Obesity

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Fight obesity with an active and healthy lifestyle

Singapore’s Health Promotion Board recently launched the One Million KG Challenge to motivate residents to collectively lose one million kilograms. It’s an excellent initiative; the first of its kind in the world. But while the tone is upbeat, the rationale[...]

Endometrial Cancer – Catch it Before it Kills!

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be a holding a public forum to increase awareness on endometrial cancer – the most common gynaecological cancer in Singapore. Find out more about the causes, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for endometrial[...]

Delivering Hope

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Fetal stem cell treatment to help babies with brittle bone disease

When scans of a 26-week fetus revealed multiple bone fractures, the diagnosis was dire. The unborn child had brittle bone disease, also known as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Brittle bone disease is triggered by a genetic defect that impedes the body’s[...]

Let’s Tackle Dyslexia

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Understanding one of the most common learning disabilities

What do Richard Branson, Ted Turner, John Reed, and MM Lee Kuan Yew have in common? If your answer was their charismatic personalities, brilliant IQ, and successful careers, kudos! However, you left out the most important trait connecting them: they[...]

Combat Cavities

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Five ways to prevent tooth decay

Tooth decay or cavities are common especially in children and teenagers. There are many different reasons why we develop cavities, but the most common of which is eating sugary food frequently and not cleaning our teeth well. When sugary and[...]

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