All you need to know about diabetes and high-sugar drinks in Singapore

If you are new to Southeast Asia, one of the first regional health problems to keep in mind is the high level of diabetes. It results from the region’s eating habits which often involve high levels of sugar consumption. Singapore is by no means an exception to this trend. As the country’s population is rapidly …

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Singapore’s elderly population with multiple chronic diseases surges

While Singaporeans are experiencing increased longevity, many will spend their later years in ill health with multiple chronic issues. The primary concern that many will face is the increasing healthcare expenses, which puts pressure on their finances and wellbeing. It is estimated that by 2030, a quarter of Singapore’s population will be above the age …

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Health insurance for children in Singapore

Singapore is a great place to raise a family for many different reasons. In fact, it offers the best quality of life in Asia according to Mercer’s annual survey. Ranking highest for personal safety, Singapore is known for its exceptional education, healthcare, transport, and recreation. Whether you already have a family or are planning on …

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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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