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HIV – an overview

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system and gradually weakens it over time. How is it spread? Typically HIV is spread through sexual contact or the sharing of infected drug needles. Previously unscreened…
Acute Retriviral Syndrome ARS
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HIV signs and symptoms

HIV symptoms vary depending on the individual and stage of the disease. 2 to 4 weeks after initial HIV infection a person may start developing symptoms. This is called acute retroviral syndrome or ARS. Common symptoms of ARS include fever,…

MOH guidelines on Haze

The haze is an ongoing issue here in Singapore and authorities believe it may get worse this year due to the increasingly dry season. As such, MOH have release some guidelines to help doctors as well as the general public to minimise any negative…
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Are pesticides killing your sperm?

We already know that men who face pesticide exposure as an occupational necessity or in the environment that they live in have a higher risk of lowered fertility. But what will the pesticides we find on the fruits and vegetables that we eat…

Health Tips for Adventure Trips

Before you pack your bags and go tramping off for a trek through the rainforest or a hike up Mt Everest, here are a few things you need to be aware of. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Read on, this may save your trip and save…
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Is your Estrogen too high?

Estrogen and Testosterone. Estrogen is a hormone within the body, more commonly associated with women. However it is true that men also produce a degree of estrogen; the reverse applies to women as they also produce a degree of Testosterone. Testosterone…
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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in men in Singapore. It is also the commonest cancer in men in the US (not including skin cancers). We should all be aware of it and know what we need to do about it. Where and what exactly is…
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Prostate Enlargement / Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The Prostate is a gland found only in men. It is located just under the bladder. The Urethra which carries urine from the bladder passes through the Prostate Gland and continues into the penis. The tubes carrying sperm from the testis also…
Men's Health and Hair Loss
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Men’s health and Hair Loss

Partners of those with hair loss are also affected with over 10% feeling embarrassed to introduce their partner to friends and family. There are many reasons that people experience hair loss. Medically hair loss can be classified into different…
Health and Fitness Tips for Men

Health and Fitness Tips for Men

Staying healthy and fit has many advantages. Apart from looking good, you will feel good too. Benefits are plenty, such as reducing the risk diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer. Men's health and fitness…

Important Men’s Health Check Tips for Better All-round Health

Regular health checkups are very important. They allow you to monitor your overall health as well as identify potential problems early when they are easier to treat. Many conditions will have a better outcome if detected earlier such as diabetes,…

Men’s Health Diet Plan for improved energy levels and ideal weight maintenance

Men have different daily nutritional needs compared to women and so a well balanced diet for men will often be quite different to that for women. While deciding upon a good diet plan it is important to note there should be a balance between…