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Everything you need to know about tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is a condition in which your tonsils get infected. Common symptoms include a sore throat, fever, swollen tonsils, and swollen lymph nodes. The treatment for tonsillitis is based on the cause of the infection. However, it can affect people of all ages. Tonsillitis is very common – especially among children, and most people have …

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Your guide to finding maid insurance in Singapore

Do you plan on hiring a maid in Singapore? If so, you’ll need to secure a maid insurance plan for her as per the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requirements. But did you know that you can go beyond this standard, basic maid insurance by getting a top-up health insurance plan? Particularly now, during the COVID-19 …

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Everything you need to know about traveling from Singapore to Malaysia in 2022

After over a year of border closures, fully vaccinated foreigners can now travel to Malaysia. Thanks to Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF), Singaporeans and Malaysians are able to enjoy quarantine-free travel between both countries. The countries reopened the land borders to all fully-vaccinated travelers without any restriction on 24th March 2022. In this Pacific Prime …

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Eligible couples in Singapore get co-funding for pre-implantation genetic testing during IVF

A new co-funding scheme has been introduced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for couples in Singapore undergoing two types of pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) – monogenic/single gene defects (PGT-M) and chromosomal structural rearrangements (PGT-SR). Previously, couples who wanted to check for healthy embryos would have to pay thousands of dollars and arrange their own …

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Your guide to finding maid insurance in Singapore

Do you plan on hiring a maid in Singapore? If so, you’ll need to secure a maid insurance plan for her as per the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) requirements. But did you know that you can go beyond this standard, basic maid insurance by getting a top-up health insurance plan? Particularly now, during the COVID-19 …

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Singapore medical insurance for expats: Finding your ideal plan

Singapore’s healthcare system consistently ranks among the top countries in the world, and the medical costs for 2022 are projected to increase at an astronomical rate. According to Willis Towers Watson’s 2023 Global Medical Trends Survey Report, medical inflation in the Lion City is projected to rise by 9% in 2022 from 8% in 2021. …

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Singapore’s dengue outbreak: A guide to the mosquito-borne illness

While dengue fever is common in tropical areas like Singapore, the city-state’s recent surge in cases has been nothing short of alarming. According to a news update by CNN, the Lion City has already logged more than 11,000 cases in 2022, which is far beyond the 5,258 cases it had reported throughout 2022, and well …

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Tackling Singapore mental health issues with telepsychiatry in 2021

It’s been over a year since the Ministry of Health (MOH) first reported the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and a lot has certainly changed in Singapore, which includes working lifestyle, economy, healthcare, and the social fabric of the population. The significant disruption to millions in the city-state due to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Six ways the healthcare industry is benefiting from big data

These days, business solutions are driven by data. While any company has access to data about their customers, successful businesses are able to use that data to improve and develop better business processes. The same goes for the healthcare industry. In fact, the global big data in healthcare market size is predicted to reach USD …

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COVID-19: How organizations can protect against cyber risks

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives and standard business practices. As more organizations and workforces work remotely than ever before, the opportunities for cyber attacks and abuse are heightened. Cyber risk is the second most concerning risk for global commerce, which is not surprising if you think about the increasingly digitized world we …

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How to choose the best international school for your child in Singapore

Expat children in Singapore benefit from a multicultural upbringing, broadening their horizons and becoming citizens of the world. Yet moving around a lot as a child does have its downsides, particularly when it comes to their education, which is why international schools are a lifesaver. No matter where in the world you move to, these …

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COVID-19 and children: Everything parents should know

“What should I do if my child has COVID-19?” is a commonly asked question that has crossed every parent’s mind during the pandemic. Especially now that children under the age of 12 are beginning to make up most of the COVID-19 cases admitted to the hospital. While the idea that the virus typically causes a …

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How to raise lifelong learners

As PSLE results were recently released, there’s no better time to talk about how important it is to prepare children for life, instead of exams alone. Parents and teachers often reward children for their academic achievements through praise, gifts, and treats. While celebrating your child’s victories is an affectionate act and can encourage children to …

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Everything you need to know about tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is a condition in which your tonsils get infected. Common symptoms include a sore throat, fever, swollen tonsils, and swollen lymph nodes. The treatment for tonsillitis is based on the cause of the infection. However, it can affect people of all ages. Tonsillitis is very common – especially among children, and most people have …

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Sleep on it: Here’s why you should snooze longer

On March 17, people all over the globe celebrate World Sleep Day, an annual event for raising awareness of the major role sleep plays in improving our health and wellbeing. We all know that not resting enough can result in grogginess and disorientation. But did you know that a good night’s rest is definitely not …

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Is it possible to get COVID-19 twice? If so, how often can you fall sick with it?

If falling sick with COVID-19 once was not painful enough, many people worldwide are coming down with the virus twice or more. In the early days of the pandemic, people rarely were infected more than once. However, The Omicron variant, which started making rounds in late November 2021, has turned the situation around. In Singapore, …

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What is an employee benefits consultant, and why might I need one?

As medical and health insurance costs continue to rise, so do employees’ expectations of employee benefits. This, coupled with the ever-evolving global regulatory landscape, can make it hard for any HR team and business owner to find, implement, and manage benefits packages that remain contextualized to their business’ and employees’ needs. As a result, a …

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Rates of employee burnout in Singapore among the highest in the world

Year after year, Singaporeans come out on top for being the most stressed out workers in the world and 2022 is no different. According to Mercer’s 2022 Global Talent Trends Study, one in five Singaporeans feel de-energized at work – this is twice as high as the Asia average and 6% higher than the global …

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Singaporean employees want flexible working arrangements as the norm

Singapore’s COVID-19 multi-ministry task force recently announced that all employees can now return to the workplace. But as it turns out, not all employees want to. Like many of their global counterparts, employees in the Lion City have embraced flexible working arrangements and work from home (WFH) arrangements amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and want this …

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5 tips to help kids battle back-to-school blues

Over 400,000 children from primary schools and students from junior colleges returned to their classrooms on June 27th as the June holidays ended. Going back to school after a long break can be challenging for both parents and children. The transition process can test families’ coping skills in dealing with adjustments, such as new classrooms, …

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Everything you need to know about traveling from Singapore to Malaysia in 2022

After over a year of border closures, fully vaccinated foreigners can now travel to Malaysia. Thanks to Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF), Singaporeans and Malaysians are able to enjoy quarantine-free travel between both countries. The countries reopened the land borders to all fully-vaccinated travelers without any restriction on 24th March 2022. In this Pacific Prime …

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7 different ways to celebrate Pride Month 2022 in Singapore

From unique cocktails to live drag shows, the Lion City is celebrating Pride Month 2022 in full swing. The month of June is celebrated as Pride Month in honor of the 1696 Stonewall riots. This month, LGBTQ+ communities around the world come together to celebrate the freedom to be themselves. While the annual Pink Dot …

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