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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[...]

Healer and Educator

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Dr Elisa Koh and her fight against gynaecological cancers

Oprah once said, “The real work of your life is to figure out your function – your part in the whole – as soon as possible, and then get about the business of fulfilling it as only you can.” Dr[...]

Prenatal Supplements

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Is there a need to take these pills?

‘Congratulations you’re pregnant!’ You’re excited! After all, this is your first pregnancy. There’s a life growing inside of you. You are filled with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Perhaps you’re even choked with emotion. As parents-to-be, you want to give[...]

A Guide to Pap Tests and HPV Vaccine

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Preventing cervical cancer through screening and vaccination

Cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer among women in Singapore. However, it can be easily prevented with a Pap smear test. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the womb that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer[...]

Diabetes Dilemma

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Dealing with the misconceptions of type 1 diabetes

Not so many people know that there are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Both have something to do with blood sugar levels and the way the body produces or fails to produce insulin. But how they[...]

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[...]

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