5 affordable ways to avoid deadly disease in Singapore

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death across the globe, and Singapore is no exception. CVD is one of the most common illnesses affecting Singaporeans, as well as one of the deadliest. In fact, a third of all deaths fall under the CVD category, including cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, and hypertensive disease. The …

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10 Frequently Asked Questions About Comparing Health Insurance in Singapore

Whether you’ve been living in Singapore for your whole life or planning on moving over with family, it’s beneficial to re-evaluate your current health plans and determine how they best meet your current needs. With that said, comparing expat health insurance in Singapore is no easy feat, especially when there are so many choices that …

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Loneliness among the elderly can lead to health problems

Loneliness has been receiving a lot of attention over the past few years, especially in the Republic of Singapore. It is worrying to hear news of the impact and damaging consequences of this ‘state of mind’ as we will come to discuss. Already in 2019, more and more of the country’s elderly citizens (baby boomers) …

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Does my insurance cover alternative treatments?

As an international hub in Asia, Singapore is a melting pot of different races, religions, and cultures where East meets West and modernity blends with tradition. While The Lion City thrives with its state-of-the-art techniques and technology, it also boasts a long-lasting legacy that sees well-established traditional practices such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture, …

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Thalassemia in Singapore: Is your baby at risk?

Thalassemia is a genetic, inherited blood condition, which is caused by an abnormal gene. It is the second most dangerous disease disrupting normal blood flow after anemia. It comes in two main forms: minor and major. While life with minor thalassemia can be totally normal, people suffering from the major type must undergo blood transfusions …

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Everything you should know about Hepatitis B in Singapore

It’s a silent killer that lurks in the bodies of around 6% of the Singapore population. It lives with you for decades before dealing you a fatal blow when your body is at its weakest. It kills even more people than either HIV or tuberculosis. It’s Hepatitis. With World Hepatitis Day 2018 (marked annually on …

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Impact of non-communicable diseases on health insurance costs

Non-communicable, or chronic diseases (NCDs) were uncommon in the 19th century and became leading causes of death in the 20th century. Data from the World Health Organization shows that non-communicable diseases are responsible for 63% of all deaths worldwide in 2016. That’s 36 million people. In Singapore, 80% of all diseases reported were non-communicable. The …

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Public vs private: what to expect from a Singapore hospital ward

When you’re looking at seeking medical care, usually the standard and effectiveness of care you receive is your first priority (as it should be). However, many hospitals in Singapore offer superior, luxury inpatient services and lodging that can often go some small way to making your treatment and recovery just that little bit more bearable. …

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