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  • Stem cell therapy for the heart: hype or hope?

    While there is clearly light at the end of the tunnel, doctors prefer to be cautiously optimistic, pushing for more tests. Stem cell treatment continues be bandied around as the “magic’ bullet for many health conditions. It is time to take stock of the state of technology concerning the use of stem cells in heart […]

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  • Breast Cancer – Early Detection Saves Lives

    Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women in the world. It is alarming to note that the incidence has also been on a steady rise over the years. Breast cancer when detected early can be treated and the outcome is improved. Early stage breast cancer may not present with any signs. […]

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    Breast Cancer – Early Detection Saves Lives
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Replacing the aortic valve without rib cracking

    The aortic valve allows blood to be pumped out of the heart to the rest of the body. With aging, the aortic valve may become narrowed (aortic valve stenosis [AS]). When the valve narrowing becomes severe, patients develop breathlessness, fainting spells and chest discomfort. Left untreated, the death rate is high, with up to 50% […]

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    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR): Replacing the aortic valve without rib cracking
  • ‘NEXT GENERATION’ ENDOSCOPY

    About 1,400 Singaporeans die each year from digestive tract cancers. The latest report from the Singapore Cancer Registry, 2008 to 2013, mentions that digestive tract cancers account for three out of the top six cancer deaths in both males and females. Although these cancers have high death rates, many can be cured if detected early. […]

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    ‘NEXT GENERATION’  ENDOSCOPY
  • CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

    Sometimes patients may notice numbness which can become progressively worse. The numbness usually occurs in the thumb, index and middle fingers. It is worse in the morning or during daily activities, like talking on the phone for long periods of time, while using the computer for too long, reading newspaper or when even doing a lot of housework. Holding small objects such as buttons becomes very difficult.

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    CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME