• How Do I Cope With Cancer?

    At first, most people need some time to adjust to the fact that they have cancer. They need time to think about what’s most important in their lives and get support from loved ones. For many, this is an emotionally hard time.

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  • What is a stroke?

    About 85% of strokes are caused by an artery blockage (ischaemic stroke) and about 15% are caused by a bleed (haemorrhage) in or around the brain.
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  • Remote Care – a way to deliver healthcare with bed capacity constraints

    SINGAPORE is well known internationally as an advanced nation in terms of its healthcare support and delivery system. This is further enhanced with the high level of connectivity within the country. Singapore attracts many high net worth individuals from the region to access our healthcare system for health enhancements and disease treatments. 

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  • Top 5 Man Killers

    Despite the tremendous leaps by medical sciences in the last few decades, the incidence of chronic disease has spiraled upwards and they are now the major contributors of mortality the world over.
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  • Why are Asians at Higher Risk?

    Chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer and depression affect Asians as much as those in Western countries and governments must draft plans to cope with long-term costs, health experts say.
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  • Problems caregivers face in Singapore

    A caregiver role is rewarding but at the same time saps a great deal of energy. It is the toughest job in the world and requires 100% commitment. Based on a study commissioned by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, 20% Singaporeans display signs of depression. A survey was performed on 1,190 pairs of senior citizens and their caregivers in Singapore form 2009-1010...
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  • Cost burden of chronic illness in Asia growing

    Living in a modernized metropolis, people walk less, park their bicycles and have different food as highlighted by Henk Bekedam of the World Health Organisation during an interview with Reuters. Chronic diseases and depression affect Asians as much as Western countries and governments have to draft plans to cope with the changes especially with respect to long term costs...
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  • Singapore's Caregiver Crunch

    Based on a recent survey by the Duke-NUS Medical School, less than 5 percent of caregivers utilised support services and programmes. With the rapidly ageing population expected to rise from 380,000 currently to 900,000 by 2030, the need for these services and programmes will be greater...

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