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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

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?
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An Infection Called Listeriosis

In February and March this year, Australia and South Africa experienced an outbreak of listeriosis, a type of food poisoning. South Africa has reported 172 deaths so far, while three are dead and at l...
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The Fulfilled Obstetrician

It’s not often that we meet people who love what they do. Dr Nicholas Lim is one such person. His passion and enthusiasm for his work as an obstetrician and gynaecologist was evident throughout our c...
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Life, Love & Autism

It is not pleasant when your child is diagnosed with autism, but it is not the end of the world. It can be, in fact, the beginning of a cherished journey for both parent and child.
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What you may not have known about obesity

Did you know that being obese can make you age faster? Dr Wang Chin-Kun, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, shares some lesser-known facts about obesity while offering tips about how to eat well.
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Haunted Sleep

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can turn your days and nights into a real-life horror movie.
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Beating back bullying

Bullying may seem like common behaviour especially among children, but if not addressed or carefully dealt with, it could lead to adverse consequences over time. How do we find out if a child or loved...
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Beauty sleep – it works!

Sometimes, the best solution to your beauty woes could be the simplest. According to research, not getting enough sleep leads to redder eyes, heavier eyebags and more noticeable wrinkles. Conversely, ...
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A Plant that is Simply Di-Vine

We have all heard about poison ivy, which can cause rashes and allergic reactions with just one touch. There are beneficial kinds of ivy, however, such as the English ivy.
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What are Your Screening Options?

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...
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