We all lose hair. On average, we lose about 100 hairs a day and that’s perfectly normal. But what happens when your locks start to thin and they don’t seem to be growing back?
We have seen how mutations in the gene can give rise to inheritable disorders. Now, let’s take a look at how genetic screening can help detect such disorders and prepare parents-to-be deal with any u...
We take a look at some of the common genetic and chromosomal disorders in our country today. And yes, they are two very different things. Read on to find out how.
Migraine or headache? How can you tell the difference?
Just when you thought flu-proofing your home was enough to keep you and your family safe, think again. There’s another flu hotspot – and it’s none other than the family car!
It is time to shed that belief that arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, is an “old people’s disease”. It affects people as young as 40. An orthopaedic surgeon offers more insight into this joint-...
The moment you know you are not even close to escaping its fate, that’s when you realised life is fragile. [Read More]
Self-monitoring is a good way to make sure that you are on the right track. [Read More]
There are many diets out there which are designed for diabetics, but the tried-and-true regime of healthy and balanced diet along with regular exercise is never out of style. [Read More]
So you are diabetic, but do you know what you are putting into your mouth? [Read More]
Coping with changes can be hard, but nothing is impossible with the right attitude and perspective. [Read More]
Understanding type 2 diabetes mellitus is the first step in empowering you to take real actions in controlling the condition. [Read More]
Men are affected by erectile dysfunction (ED) after the age of 40. When a man has ED, he finds it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection during sex. [Read More]
Help for erectile dysfunction is closer than you may think. Just talk to a doctor or a pharmacist. [Read More]
Let’s take a look at this possible side effect of cancer treatment. [Read More]
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about the vaccine. [Read More]
Let’s take a closer look at how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from Japanese encephalitis. [Read More]
Asia is famous for its friendly multicultural people, delicious cuisines, magnificent architecture and more. On a darker note, there is also Japanese encephalitis – a uniquely Asian disease. [Read More]
“A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits.” – Dan Buettner [Read More]
The jubilant mother-to-be may want to consider one more round of genetic screening, to make sure that her baby is fine. [Read More]
We have looked at pre-conception screening in the earlier pages. Now, Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Scientist Mr Aaron Chen takes us behind the scenes of pre-implantation genetic screening and diag... [Read More]
Fertility Specialist Dr Wong Pak Seng shares his thoughts on whether you should opt for pre-conception genetic screening. [Read More]
It takes us a long time to understand and identify our genes, and that knowledge will help ourselves – and our children – in confronting diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and more. [Read More]
Heart failure is not a death sentence. You can still lead a good life with proper treatment. [Read More]
Have you noticed your skin looking or feeling different lately? Your skin may be itchy, scaly, bumpy, chapped or just irritated – these symptoms are generally known as rashes. There are many causes o... [Read More]
And several piercings too. Let us discuss the things that you may want to do, but probably shouldn’t, to your best friend down below. [Read More]
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