Thyroid Screening

1. Who should go for a thyroid screening and how regularly? Also, who is most at risk for thyroid issues? (i.e. age, range, sex, family history, etc.) Thyroid screening is offered as a part of most health checks. There is no age barrier to disease affecting this gland, however being a woman and increasing age… View Article

Aging and Telomere Health

One of the emerging areas of interest in antiaging medicine is the health of our telomeres. A telomere is a repeating DNA sequence at the end of a chromosome. Every time a cell divides, the telomere shortens and the cell is unable to divide and degenerates. So as we age we find increasingly shortened telomeres…. View Article

Surviving The Haze

The current Sumatran forest fires are producing an unhealthy haze over Singapore which is measured in PSI (Pollutant Standard Index) units. The PSI represents the level of chemical and particulate pollutants in the air. Fine particulate pollutants measuring 2.5 microns (PM2.5) are especially dangerous to health. These particles are so tiny that they can penetrate… View Article

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is an illness caused by the dengue fever virus which can be transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (which have black and white stripes on their legs) occur commonly in Singapore and carry the virus that causes Dengue fever. These mosquitoes tend to live in… View Article


Eczema may be related to food intolerance or digestive issues. Eczema refers to inflammation of skin and the presentation varies from mild dry skin to generalized itchy, red scaly plaques. It can be debilitating condition as it can be hard to treat and may severely affect the quality of life of a patient. Many belief… View Article

Snoring and Sleepy? Think about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Do you wake up as sleepy as you were before you went to bed? Has your spouse moved to the next room because of your snoring and gasping/choking at night? If so, it could be obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Sleep Apnoea refers to a cessation of breathing during sleep of at least ten seconds. In… View Article

Quality Of Water

A reliable and sustainable supply of safe drinking water is fundamental to the protection public health as well as economic development. However, access to safe drinking water remains a challenge in many countries. Boiling water is most effective at killing microorganisms in the water. Boiling can prevent you from getting a case of food poisoning… View Article

7 Simple Steps To Get Back On Track With Your Health

You’ve perservered over the year on the diet and fitness regime, and once upon a time you were in the Zone. it felt good. Then the festive season came along, and now you’re eating anything you see, exercise time made way for errands, obligations and socials, and you are feeling less energized than ever. Besides,… View Article

Travel Vaccinations

Be it for business or leisure, travelling overseas always entails some health risks. Thankfully, some diseases can be prevented by getting the appropriate vaccinations. The best time to consult your doctor is roughly 4-6 weeks before departing on your travels – although it’s never too late for a medical visit. The appropriate vaccines can still… View Article

HPV Vaccination – Why And When

Why… HPV – Human Papilloma Virus is a group of viruses that infects skin and mucosa (lining of throat, mouth and genital area). There are several strains or types, some of which are harmless with some others causing disease. The strains 6 and 11 are known to cause genital warts while 16 and 18 have… View Article

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