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Eat Asthma Attacks Away

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The link between your diet and asthma

From doing the right types of exercises to avoiding extreme weather conditions, asthmatics go to great lengths to manage their disease. However, many do not know that eating the right foods and having a good diet can go some way[...]

Gastric Grief

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Digging deeper into what causes that gut wrenching pain

In Singapore’s ultra-modern and fast paced society, many people lead stressful lifestyles. Faced with long working hours and irregular meals, it is no surprise that many suffer from ‘gastric pain’. But what exactly is gastric pain? Gastric pain is commonly[...]

Glucosamine

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For healthy joints

Naturally found in the fluid around our joints, glucosamine keeps our cartilage – flexible connective tissue found in various parts of our bodies, including our joints – healthy. However, natural glucosamine levels drop with age, leading to deterioration of the[...]

Gymless Workout

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Five simple and effective exercises you can perform at home

Who needs a gym membership if you can do effective workout routines right within the comforts of your own home?  These exercises can be performed during each commercial break of a one-hour TV show. Perform these exercises as a circuit,[...]

Vitamin C

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Our familiar friend

Vitamin C is one of the most renowned nutrients in the world – even as kids, we could easily name citrus fruits and vegetables as good sources of this vitamin. Boasting a range of be nefits from nutrient production to[...]

Heart Disease

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Not just a man’s disease

Women, take heed! If you think your husband is the only one prone to heart disease, think again. According to the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), ‘heart disease and stroke combined is the leading cause of death among women in Singapore.’[...]

Try Turmeric

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More than just a condiment, this super spice bodes well for your heart, joints, neurons and stomach

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its distinctive colour. Native to Indonesia and Southern India, this bright yellow herb is commonly featured in a wide variety of Asian dishes, textile dyes and fragrances. Most importantly, turmeric is also well[...]

Drink your Greens

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Juicy ideas for post-CNY body detox

After a particularly indulgent season (ah, the bak kwa  and pineapple tarts!), plant-powered green juices may be a good idea for flushing out the toxins from your body. Green juices are also a great way to get in your greens,[...]

The Iron Dilemma

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Iron deficiency anaemia vs iron overload

Iron is an important mineral which is required for the production of haemoglobin, a pigment in the red blood cell that helps to transport oxygen to various organs in the body. Therefore, insufficient iron can lead to reduced haemoglobin level[...]

Get Vaccinated

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Don’t risk ruining your well-earned break this year

Year-end is a time when many Singaporeans head out of town for a holiday. If you are one of those heading abroad on a well-earned break this year, you are likely to have already booked your air tickets, arranged accommodation[...]

Traveling with Kids

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5 Tips to prevent motion sickness during family trips

The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are just around the corner, and this means a few weeks off from work and a chance to get out of town. But with two or three kids in tow, a vacation that involves[...]

Head and Neck Cancer at a Glance

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Symptoms, surgery and modes of treatment

The term “head and neck cancer” broadly comprises three pathologic groups – Cancer of the Upper Aero-Digestive Tract (UADT), Thyroid Cancer, and Parotid and Major Salivary Gland Cancer. These three cancers are distinct from one another, with different natural histories[...]

Anorexia and Bulimia

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Understanding eating disorders in teenagers

Did you know that eating disorders are becoming alarmingly more prevalent among our children? Children as young as nine years old are adopting dangerous eating habits commonly associated with eating disorders. Furthermore, according to the United States National Association of[...]

Mad About Garlic

5 Amazing benefits of garlic

You may love garlic in your pasta and paella, but these pungent yet savoury bulbs can do more than make your dishes delightful and appetizing! For over 4,000 years, fresh garlic has been used all over the world as a[...]

The Warning Bells

6 Common symptoms of a heart attack

HEART DISEASE IS the number one killer in most developed countries, and in Singapore it is the number two. One of the most important components of heart disease is heart attack. In at least 50% of instances of heart attacks,[...]

All About Gastric Cancer

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The lowdown on stomach cancer

Gastric cancer remains a relatively common cancer in Singapore. Though the rate of gastric cancer is declining, it is prevalent amongst Asians. It is common in patients above 50 years of age and is more common amongst men. What is[...]

Belly Bane

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The benefits of probiotics for patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Most people take their daily ablutions for granted when they have normal bowel movements. But when the plumbing doesn’t work, it can make life a living hell. And problems are more common than you think. One in every ten Singaporeans[...]

GASTROENTEROLOGY – DUODENAL ATRESIA

Due to failure to recanalize the lumen during the 4th-5th week of gestation 25-40% of all intestinal atresias; 50% are prematures; obstruction usually distal to the ampulla of Vater; may have other congenital anomalies Hallmark: bilious vomiting without abdominal distention[...]

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