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  • The matter of urologic diseases

    Dr Henry Ho is an adjunct Associate Professor at both Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He is the Head & Senior Consultant with the Department of Urology.

  • Exploring the discontents of sleep apnea

    Dr Toh Song Tar is the Head & Senior Consultant at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery in Singapore General Hospital.

  • Exploring the discontents of sleep apnea

    Dr Toh Song Tar is the Head & Senior Consultant at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery in Singapore General Hospital. He is also the Head of Singhealth Duke--NUS Sleep Centre.

  • Living with Lupus

    Another day, another torment. The same will follow the next day — the excruciating pain, inexplicable fatigue, and never-ending drowsiness.

  • Dr Choo Su Pin enlightens on Gastrointestinal Cancers

    She recently visited Bangladesh, thanks to the International Medical Consultants (IMC), a unique healthcare assistance centre in Bangladesh.

  • Treatment of liver cancer

    Professor Pierce Chow is a Senior Consultant and Co-Director (Surgical) of the Comprehensive Liver Cancer Clinic at the National Cancer Centre Singapore; Senior Consultant Surgeon in HPB (Hepatic-Pancreatic-Biliary) and Transplant Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital; Professor and Course Director at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. He is specialised in the treatment of liver cancer and has carried out extensive research on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

  • Forestalling joint pain

    It’s a chilly weekend afternoon and snuggled up on a cosy rocking chair by the bedroom window, you are about to finish reading this fabulous novel. After having basked quite a while in the feel-good vibes of the novel’s climactic finish, you decide to rise from your chair for a brisk walk around the house.


    Positive psychology can help people in their battle against cancer, and can help others in similar situations. It is common for cancer patients to be told to “think positively,” as it is believed to improve their mental and emotional health, and thus,


    Maintaining ideal weight is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and is especially so for post-therapy cancer patients. Find out how you can make the most of your diet without compromising on nutrition and enjoyment.


    In 2007, Time magazine reported that 1 million women in the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer that year. The incidence is typically higher in developed nations and cities.

  • Common cancers in women

    Dr See Hui Ti, Medical Oncologist at Parkway Cancer Centre, looks at common women genital cancers. Of the top 10 cancers in women, three are to be found in the gynaecologic organs. Some of them can be easily screened or detected early, so it is important for women to keep their genital organs healthy.

  • Lymphoma treatment: Targeted therapies and immunotherapy

    Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancers in adults — one in 50 people will develop lymphoma in their lifetime. As populations age, lymphoma will become increasingly common and indeed, the incidence of lymphoma has been steadily increasing over the past 15 years.

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Quit smoking! Skip the alcohol. Say no to sugar. Forget the relief of air fresheners. And while you are at it, ditch your cell phones and avoid going out into the sunshine too! Just don’t do anything.

  • Gastroenterology

    Washing your hands before eating seems like a simple enough instruction to follow, even though the whys of which are often left out.

  • life gives you lemons

    When life gives you lemons but no lemonade

    If given the choice to play thumb war and win a burger or to possibly do ten push ups and then win a burger, most of us would choose thumb war. Why? Because it is as simple as it sounds and takes up less energy and time. So, the question eventually pops -- are we slaves to simplicity?

  • The universal language of humanity

    Writer Emily Esfahani Smith, in her TED Talk, told the world that happiness is not the answer to a healthy life, but rather, having meaning to it. So what does it mean to have a meaningful life?

  • Home is where the health is

    For most of us, our home is where we spend most of our lives in. It is where we wake up and go back to bed, where we relax and let go and feel safe.

  • Relieving pain, and improving quality of life

    Palliative medicine is the branch of medicine in palliative care which aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life of patients who are facing life-threatening illnesses such as advanced cancers.

  • Ramadan calling!

    Fasting is an essential part of faith in innumerable religions spread across the world. Yet, the fundamental difference between fasting in Islam and other beliefs is that the one prescribed in the sacred book of Islam ensures that although abstinence is there, the permitted period of food consumption guarantees that there is no real chance of malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake.

  • Shattering the savant myth

    I hope from the last article the complex nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is starting to become clear.

  • vegetables

    Why should we eat vegetables?

    It would not be easy to find a child who hasn't questioned the need to have fruits. Most fruits are sweet and possibly, the reason for being such favourites.

  • Food allergy

    A food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by our body's immune system.

  • The dopamine delusion

    So why exactly do we feel the urge to stay glued to social media? Or check out a new eatery and try out their delicious meals? Or grab a smoke between work every now and then?

  • Skipping sehri…no good

    Sehri is the differentiating factor between the fast we Muslims keep and the fasts of other religions. Holy Prophet(S) is reported to have said, “Verily, Allah and His Malaikah send mercy upon those who eat Suhur.”

  • Manage your mood swings

    I couldn't decide if it was my stomach or mind growling uncontrollably as I glared at the CNG driver who unashamedly asked for a fare that was double than usual.

  • Healthy food habits for Ramadan

    It is common knowledge that fasting has myriad health benefits. Besides increasing immunity, endurance, and the ability to face challenges, fasting contributes to our outward physical appearance by getting rid of excess fat.

  • The eyes have it

    We often spend hours blending out five different eye shadows and perfecting the winged liner, but how often do we actually spend 15 minutes behind this critical organ's health?

  • Skin Care

    The sun has started blazing through the clouds. Consequently, our skins have already started losing its moisture.

  • energy drink Bangladesh Budget for Fiscal year 2018-19

    Do 'supplements' really supplement our lives?

    Energy drinks and protein supplements have become increasingly popular amongst youngsters nowadays.

  • A dietary guide for cancer patients

    It is a well researched fact that an unhealthy diet may contribute to developing cancer in the body.