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Childhood asthma

Brought to you by International Medical Clinic  Bronchial Asthma is a common problem in childhood that affects about 20% of children in Singapore (Source: SingHealth). We asked Dr Jakka, who has a special interest in childhood asthma to explain what it is and how to treat it. What is asthma? Asthma is a common condition...

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You’re Pre-diabetic: Now What?

  Prediabetes is a “pre-diagnosis” of diabetes—you can think of it as a warning sign. It’s when your blood glucose level (blood sugar level) is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough to be considered diabetes.Prediabetes is an indication that you could develop type 2 diabetes if you don’t make some lifestyle changes.     Get Active

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Post Natal Depression: You’re not alone

  We asked Dr Kaye McMullan, of IMC Katong to help us understand Post Natal Depression.   What is it and how common is it?

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  FODMAPs are a group of fermentable carbohydrates and they're known to cause common digestive issues like bloating, gas, stomach pain, diarrhea and constipation in those who are sensitive to them. Studies have shown that restricting foods high in FODMAPs can dramatically improve these symptoms.  

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Facts about your ovaries

  Most women know their own bodies very well, with great insight into its ebbs and flows. But how well do you know your ovaries? Without them our lives and our bodies would be very different indeed. Here are some fun and interesting facts on your body’s most vital reproductive organ.  

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Soothing a sore throat naturally

  A sore throat can really throw a spanner in the loop. With our schedules becoming busier and busier, here are our top tips for soothing a sore throat naturally. That being said, if symptoms persist, please visit your GP for professional medical advice.   Gargle With Warm Salt Water   When your Grandmother told...

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Should you buy life insurance through work?

  Should I Buy My Life Insurance Through Work?   Many employers in Singapore will offer basic life insurance to their employees as part of the overall employee benefits package. This is particularly the case for expats working here in Singapore. The life insurance usually equates to a multiple of the annual salary, usually between...

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