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Managing Breast Cancer with a ‘Less is More’ Approach

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the world today. In Singapore, the incidence of breast cancer continues to climb, where an estimated of 1 in 11 women will be diagnosed with the condition in their lifetime.
  • 10 Feb 2020
Lifestyle

My Prostate is Enlarged, What’s Next?

Have you noticed more frequent visits to the bathroom, or experienced difficulty starting urination? These problems could be disturbing. In this article, we speak to urologist Dr Jimmy Beng to learn more about a possible reason behind them: an enlarged prostate.
  • 04 Feb 2020
Lifestyle

5 Tips To Enjoy A Healthier Lou Hei This Lunar New Year

Besides exchanging oranges and receiving red packets during Lunar New Year, families will also gather to “lou hei”, a Cantonese phrase for “tossing up good fortune” over the festive period.
  • 21 Jan 2020
Lifestyle

Guide to Keeping Your Sugar Level in Check This Lunar New Year

Visiting friends and relatives and partaking in communal feasting are part of the tradition of Lunar New Year (LNY) celebrations. However, these festive treats usually contain highly refined carbohydrates with high sugar content that can cause blood sugar levels to rise.
  • 21 Jan 2020
Lifestyle

Prostate Health: High Fat Diet – What are the Risks?

We are all aware that a high-fat diet is unhealthy for our body in general but do you know what are the effects that it can have on your prostate? We ask our urologist Dr Ho Siew Hong​ and Principal Dietitian Ms Mah Wai Yee on the possible risks and dietary shifts you can make to ensure a healthy prostate.
  • 08 Jan 2020
Lifestyle

Managing Hypertension With Your Diet

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common condition that is difficult to spot but can be life threatening if not properly managed. Affecting one in four adults in Singapore, high blood pressure may lead to, complications such as heart diseases, stroke or kidney failure.
  • 03 Jan 2020
Lifestyle

Causes Of Obesity And How To Overcome It

Did you know that the average Singaporean is heavier and more likely to overeat today than the decades before? According to findings by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), there has been a population-wide shift towards obesity. If we do not take actions to curb it now, we will become a fat nation in no time.
  • 01 Jan 2020
Health

It All Started With Pain: Fibroids in the Uterus

Elsje, in her mid-50s started feeling pain arising from her right abdomen. The pain affected the surrounding areas unexpectedly at various intensity and frequency, during different times in the day. A check with her gastroenteritis doctor ruled out bowel related issues and she was advised to consult with her gynaecologist instead.
  • 23 Dec 2019