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Understanding Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer diagnosed in young men, especially those between 20 to 40 years old. According to urologist Dr. Png Keng Siang, testicular cancer occurs in approximately 1 in 250 males and account for 1-2% of all cancers in men.
  • 10 May 2024
  • 3 mins
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Living With Asthma in a Post COVID-19 Era

Asthma is the most common chronic lung condition that occurs in people of all ages, and causes occasional breathing difficulties. Respiratory medicine specialist Dr Lim Hui Fang discusses ways asthma sufferers can better manage their condition in a post COVID-19 era.
  • 02 Apr 2024
  • 3mins
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus?

Although you could have symptoms associated with the common cold, you could instead be suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Dr. Loh Jiashen elaborates on the signs and symptoms of this lesser known respiratory disease as well as ways to help prevent yourself from catching it.
  • 10 Oct 2023
  • 3 mins