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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Public and private hospitals in Singapore: Key differences expats should know

When it comes to Singapore health insurance, many expats in the city may not think about it much. More often than not, their employers will provide them with a private health insurance plan that can be used effectively inside of the city-state. What these people may not realize, however, is that – even with Singapore …

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New in vitro fertilization guide sheds light on IVF in Singapore

With a reputation for simplifying insurance, Pacific Prime Singapore is excited to announce the launch of its newest insurance guide. The Singapore IVF Guide 2017-2018 is an amazing new resource that can help new and experienced parents plan and prepare for pregnancy in the Lion City. This In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) guide can be downloaded …

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Fighting childhood obesity in SG: Healthier meals now offered in schools

Mainstream schools in Singapore will now be serving healthier meal options, as part of a wider initiative to encourage better eating habits and fight rising childhood obesity rates in the city-state, which have increased from 10 percent in 2010 to 12 percent in 2016. Announced on 17 July in a press release by the Ministry …

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What you need to know about allergies in Singapore

Whether it’s itching, sneezing, or wheezing, most of you are probably familiar with at least one of the burdensome symptoms caused by allergies. Allergies are on the rise worldwide, and Singapore is no stranger to the increasing prevalence of this chronic condition. For instance, one in three Singaporeans suffer from some form of a nasal …

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Fitness trackers and step goals: is hitting the target enough?

The popularity of wearable tech has been booming in the past few years, becoming as well recognized as smartphone brands. We’ve previously talked about what to look for in a gym membership in Singapore but this week our focus is on fitness trackers. Products like the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and similar smartwatches are helping people …

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