• Anger management

      Anger management

      Anger is an intense emotional feeling that stems from frustration, threat, or disappointment. It is considered as a healthy emotional outlet as it enables the individual to express his/her feelings and reach a positive problem-solving approach. However, when anger becomes destructive, escalating to heights that makes the person feel that he/she should hurt something or …

    • Keeping the female reproductive system healthy

      Keeping the female reproductive system healthy

      The female reproductive system is one of the systems in the body that serves many vital functions but hits a time limit in the long run. Unlike the male reproductive system, reproduction will cease when menopause is reached as a response to the decreasing oestrogen levels in the body. This is virtually impossible in men, …

    • The Dangers of Hypertension

      The Dangers of Hypertension

      Hypertension or high blood pressure feature prominently in most health discussions.  Worldwide, it’s the most common disease that causes complications. Most people aren’t aware that this is of utmost concern. At early stages, it may be asymptomatic. But over time, it can ruin your heart and kidneys, and cause strokes and heart attacks.  

    • FRUIT GRANOLA TRIFLE

      FRUIT GRANOLA TRIFLE

      FRUIT GRANOLA TRIFLE 5 tablespoons granola 5 pieces strawberries, diced into chunks 8 orange slices 1 green apple, diced 250 grams peach yogurt   To assemble, layer a bowl with half the portion of Granolas and fruits and top up with half the portion of yogurt and repeat with the remainder. Serve.

    • How To Teach Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits

      How To Teach Your Kids Healthy Eating Habits

       Childhood obesity can be prevented. Teach your kid to forge a healthy realtionship with his food.                                                        Healthy eating habits in childhood lay the foundation for a long and healthy life. A person’s relationship with food is formed at infancy and carries through for life. Children that eat healthily have level moods, sharp minds …

    • How to detect Breast Cancer at an early stage?

      How to detect Breast Cancer at an early stage?

      Every woman frets at the thought of contracting breast cancer. Early detection can however, go a long way in arresting the disease.     Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and also in Singapore.   About 1,200 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in Singapore and about 270 women …

    • Endoscopy

      Endoscopy

      A safe and comfortable test that saves lives With an increasing number of patients suffering from gastrointestinal cancers, especially that of the esophagus, stomach and colon, the early detection of cancer has assumed utmost importance. One of the most reliable methods of screening for, or detecting such cancers is ‘endoscopy’. Dr Tan Chi Chiu, who …

    • SCHOOL HOLIDAYS’ SPECIAL

      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS’ SPECIAL

      SCHOOL HOLIDAYS’ SPECIAL The school holidays are around the corner, and this is the best time to indulge your children with the goodness of healthy home-cooked preparations. Irene Jansen shares with us two colourful and lip-smacking recipes that not only energizes your little ones, but will have them coming back for more!     CHICKEN …

    • Stomach Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

      Stomach Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

      Stomach cancer is also known as gastric cancer.  It is a disease that is caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the stomach.  The cancer cells can develop throughout the stomach wall and can spread and affect the other organs in the body. Like other forms of cancer, gastric cancer affects more commonly older …

    • LIVING GREEN IN YOUR OWN HOME

      LIVING GREEN IN YOUR OWN HOME

       Saving our suffering planet does not mean taking radical steps. Start with the little things in your own home.                                                                   

    • Eating healthy to lose weight

      Eating healthy to lose weight

      Weight has always been a daunting issue in today’s society. With the influx of stick- thin super models and chiselled abs and the likes, more people aim to look better and feel better. The importance placed on a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight has launched many people into trying to lose the excess pounds …

    • The Importance of Regular Dental Screening

      The Importance of Regular Dental Screening

      You’re anxious to meet with your dentist! You have this pain at your upper gums that just won’t go away. It had been eons ago since you’ve gone for a dental screening. Regular dental screenings are important for the following reasons: ·         determine how healthy your teeth and gums are and consequently treat existing disease …

    • Diet Pitfalls

      Diet Pitfalls

      In a weight- obsessed world, there is a plethora of reasons as to why people go on a diet. Some are at an unhealthy weight and need to revamp their eating and exercise habits. Some want to be in top physical condition to be able to play their favourite sport optimally. Others may think they …

    • Beef Kueh Pie Tee

      Beef Kueh Pie Tee

         Beef Kueh Pie Tee   Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped 1 small green capsicum, remove seeds and diced 1 small red capsicum, remove seeds and diced 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce 300 grams beef brisket, cut into small cubes Salt and pepper to taste …

    • Awesome Apricot!

      Awesome Apricot!

      Apricots are more than just a sign of summer. These little, sunny gems are amongst some of the favourite foods of pursuers of a healthy lifestyle. Not a surprise, as apricots are chockablock with health enhancing benefits!  

    • PEACE OF MIND IS A BUS AWAY

      PEACE OF MIND IS A BUS AWAY

      The Health Promotion Board launches a free depression screening programme for residents within the community   The Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Ang Mo Kio-Hougang Citizens’ Consultative Committee is reaching out and making it easier for senior citizens to assess their state of mental health by bringing the professionals to their door-step through the launch …

    • Treatment for Hypertension

      Treatment for Hypertension

        What do you do when your doctor finally diagnoses you with hypertension? Your doctor would have explained your ideal blood pressure and how to get you there.   Treatment Goals According to Mayo clinic the treatment goals of hypertension are the following: 140/90 mmHg or lower-for a healthy adult 130/80 mmHg or lower-for those …

    • Low Sperm Count in Men – Causes and Treatment

      Low Sperm Count in Men – Causes and Treatment

      Getting your partner or wife pregnant may be more difficult if you suffer from a condition called Oligozoospermia. Oligozoospermia is better known as low sperm count, and affects thousands of healthy men all over the world. Having such a condition may decrease the chances of pregnancy and cause frustration for the couple.