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5 Tips for a Healthier 2024

Many of us often go into the new year with renewed energy to tackle new goals and resolutions, especially in terms of our health. However, in time it often becomes a challenge to stay true to our fitness goals and not give up on them. Hence it is important to set simple, realistic and achievable goals.

Here are some simple goals you can try to achieve this year for a healthier you.
  • 21 Feb 2024
  • 3 mins
Health

Understanding Tuberculosis

In January 2024, the Ministry of Health announced that around 3,000 people in the Jalan Bukit Merah area of Singapore were set to go for a mandatory tuberculosis (TB) screening. It is a precautionary move that came after 10 cases of TB were linked to the area. Dr. Loh spoke in an interview with CNA’s Asia First where he shared more about the current prevalence of TB in Singapore, how concerned you should be about it, and what you can do to lower your risk of TB.
  • 02 Feb 2024
  • 3mins
Health

Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Different Age Groups

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat," and that is all the more true when it comes to the essential minerals and vitamins you consume and absorb into your body. Without these minerals and vitamins, important bodily functions could be impeded, and you could end up becoming more susceptible to diseases.
  • 23 Jan 2024
  • 5 mins
Medicine

Prostate Cancer: What is it, Risk Factors, and Treatment Methods

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among older men in Singapore. Globally, it remains a major public health issue, as about one in every six men may be diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to the Global Cancer Statistics 2020, it caused 375,304 deaths among men worldwide of all ages.
  • 07 Dec 2023
  • 3 mins
Health

What is Diabetes and How Can I Prevent It

Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when a person’s pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin or when the body is unable to effectively use the insulin produced. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body regulate its blood sugar level. Suffering from high glucose levels due to diabetes can lead to many health issues that affect the body and organs.
  • 30 Nov 2023
  • 3mins
Medicine

Advancing Multi-Cancer Early Detection using Liquid Biopsy tests

In the realm of cancer detection, early intervention can make a significant difference in saving lives. Liquid biopsy tests represent an additional cancer screening modality to complement conventional screening methods. Dr. Tan Min-Han, a medical oncologist and the Medical Director of Lucence, provides further insights into this development.
  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 5 mins
Health

Heart Disease: Why It Matters

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In Singapore, 21 people die from cardiovascular disease every day. In 2021, cardiovascular disease accounted for 32% – or around one in three – of all local deaths. Dr. Gerard Leong delves deep into cardiovascular diseases and discusses the importance of an early diagnosis as well as warning signs of a cardiovascular disease.
  • 31 Oct 2023
  • 5 mins
Health

A Deeper Look into Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia worldwide, and it results in a progressive and irreversible loss of cognitive abilities in sufferers of the disease. Individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease will also eventually lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Dr. Tan Hong Yee provides a deeper insight into the condition, discussing the signs and symptoms, and ways to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
  • 24 Oct 2023
  • 5 mins