The Wriggly Issue of Worms

We asked Dr Valerie Druon at International Medical Clinic about the itchy problem of pinworms. How common are worms in children and adults in Singapore?Very common!Pinworms, also known as threadworms (because they look like thin...

Poison Control

Children are notorious for putting everything in their mouths. It is natural and a common way for children to learn about their surroundings. While it is important to encourage our kids to explore and...

Improving Posture Through Pilates

Posture is often judged by how someone walks, sits or stands, with good posture deemed as standing tall and straight, and bad posture as slouching in a chair; however there is a lot more...

Seeing Double: Planning for the birth of twins in Singapore

Planning for the birth of a child in Singapore is complicated enough, but what about when you’re expecting twins? David Marshall shares his experience. In the spirit of the ‘Made in Singapore’ issue of ANZA...

4 Tips For The Right Health Insurance

1. Get The Right Level Of Cover Knowing you have medical insurance that provides adequate coverage is one important factor that can help you feel at ease. Determine your level of coverage comfort zone: basic,...

Diabetes: what you need to know

Diabetes and What You Need to Know Worldwide, diabetes is on the rise. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 422 million adults have diabetes, In 2018, 5.2 million deaths could be attributed to the...

Yoga Benefits – Feel good, be good, do good

Not convinced that Yoga is for you? WanderingYogi, Lee Carsley, outlines the physical, mental and emotional benefits of this ancient practice. A google search on the benefits of yoga yielded 59 million hits. And a...

Q&A with Dr Susan Lane, Asian Regional Manager, Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

    Ego is a proudly Australian-owned company; can you tell us a bit about its presence in the Asian region? Ego has had a presence in Asia for almost 40 years, partnering with family owned companies...

When is the right age to take children to the Dentist? When is it...

To my dismay, I often hear parents say, “Oh but these are just milk teeth, they will drop out” or “he/she is too young to see a dentist”. A child’s baby teeth play an important...

Teens and eating Disorders

What is an ‘eating disorder’? What form can it take? The condition is signified by an abnormal perception of one’s body image as being fat and an overvaluation of a thin body ideal. A fear...