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gerd-by-dr-lynne-lim

Question I’m in my early 40s. Few months ago, I had a sore throat after a drinking session with my friends. I took some hot ginger tea and pain reliever to ease the sore throat. The pain initially subsided, but it comes back intermittently, especially when I am stressed. This pain can sometimes come with heartburn and hoarse voice.  My friends told me that I might have GERD...

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acne-by-dr-steven-ang

Question I am in my mid 40s and I have been bothered by acne from time to time. Initially I thought that this, together with pimples, would subside with age. However, this does not seem to be true in my case. I have some friends who are around my age, but do not seem to face this problem. May I know if acne is a common problem for most people and if so, is there any solution to...

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canine-teeth-by-dr-raymond-lim

Question I have canine teeth that are slightly protruding. However, I chose not to pluck out these teeth as they do not affect my appearance. Some of my friends have advised me to pluck them out instead. They said that these teeth had the risk of forming cavities if I did not brush my teeth well and these cavities might spread to other parts of the teeth. I would like to know i...

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stroke-by-dr-benjamin-chua

Question My female friend had a stroke recently. She is in her 60s and slightly overweight, so she tries to exercise regularly. Before her stroke, she had to complete a project and only had 2 to 3 hours of sleep every night. I am wondering if the reason for her stroke is due to the recent lack of sleep or if there are other reasons. Answer Stroke occurs when the ar...

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andropause-for-men-by-prof-p-ganesan-adaikan

Question My husband is in his late 50s and has recently become short-tempered and impatient. I have recently heard that the males have a possibility of getting menopause. Does male menopause cause this behavioral change? When will the guys start to experience menopause? Answer The male sex hormone - testosterone production declines naturally with age in men...

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hot-or-cold-therapy

Hot or Cold Therapy? How to deal with Injuries. A new injury will cause inflammation and swelling. When do we use hot or cold therapies to treat our injuries? This depends on whether the pain is new or recurring. Heat Therapy / T...

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how-stress-is-affecting-your-health

What is stress? Stress is a natural reaction to experiences and is your body’s way of protecting you. Beware though, that chronic stress can put your health at risk! How stress works? When you are feeling stressed, your central nervous system engages in a “fight or flight” response and releases stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. You...

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causes-and-treatment-of-eczema

Question:  I recently found traces of rough skin on one of my arms after scratching. Is this a sign of eczema? What causes eczema and what should I do to cure and prevent this? - Mrs Tan, 55 Answer:  Rough skin, especially on the arms of one who belongs to the older age group, is not necessarily eczema. Eczema is a skin condition characterised by th...

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zika-virus

The first case of the Zika virus infection in Singapore was confirmed on 13 May 2016. What is Zika virus? In mid-2015, there was an outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America and until March this year, there were close to 4,900 of such cases and 9 deaths in North and South Am...

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is-there-treatment-for-lantern-jaw

Question: I have a daughter who has genetic lantern jaw. She did not see the need to adjust her jaw alignment when she was young. As a result, her face becomes asymmetrical and she has difficulty closing her mouth and chewing food. These inconveniences became evident as she grew older, affecting her facial appearance....

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