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Everywoman's Guide To Vitality And Anti-Ageing

Everywoman's Guide To Vitality And Anti-Ageing is meant for women of any age. It covers all the conditions that women encounter at some point in their lives - whether these are recurring diseases such as premenstrual stress and yeast infections, or far more serious problems like endometriosis and cardiovascular disease.

Everywoman's Guide To Vitality And Anti-Ageing give women a strong foundation upon which to plan a living legacy, whether for themselves or their unborn children.


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FIELDNOTES OF A PSYCHIATRIST
• Elder abuse
• The troubled attitudes many people have towards dying and death
• Our attempts to live in a meaningful way in the messiness of life

These are just some of the issues covered in this book, a wide-ranging collection of 50 essays in which psychiatrist Chong Siow Ann, who is also vice-chairman of the Medical Board (Research) at the Institute of Mental Health, shares his thoughts and reflections on almost every aspect of psychiatry and mental health.

Thoughtful, thought-provoking and often moving, these pieces draw on a wide range of sources including psychiatric papers and popular culture, and also include stories about individuals, their struggles and their resilience.

The essays have been organised into seven sections:
1. Dying, death
2. Caregiving
3. Complexities of medicine
4. Psychiatric quandaries
5. Afflictions
6. Us and them
7. Meaningfulness

The topics discussed include hoarding, self-cutting, obsessive compulsive disorder, the loss of a child, caring for a special-needs child, and including people with mental illness in the workplace.

Originally published in The Straits Times, these essays try – in the author’s own words – to give an idea of “what it’s like to care for a dying parent, to parent a challenging child, to be mentally ill, to navigate as a patient the healthcare system with all its striving and shortcomings, and what it’s like to practise medicine in all its uncertainty and glory”.

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Great Skin - Secrets Revealed

Here’s the good news: growing old does not have to mean looking old too. The inevitable effects of aging – saggy skin, wrinkles, crow’s feet, blemishes – can actually be reduced through methods such as microdermabrasion, lasers, and injections of substances like botulinum toxin A or fillers. Some treatments give more lasting results, while others are only short-term solutions. But however long it lasts, the end result is the same: younger-looking skin. This handbook clearly and concisely gives expert advice on what can be done to rejuvenate aging skin, and how you can look younger.

Written by the dermatologists and pharmacists from the National Skin Centre of Singapore, and edited by medical skin specialists Professor Goh Chee Leok and Dr Chua Sze Hon, this full-colour edition includes discussions on:

  • common problems seen in aging skin
  • factors that accelerate skin aging cosmetic procedures and treatment strategies, such as creams, microdermabrasion, laser treatment, filler injections
  • what works, what’s hype
  • which treatment is most suitable for you
  • the truth about skin pills
  • the psychosocial aspects of being faced with aging skin
  • ongoing research and emerging treatments

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Grown Men Don't Cry And Other Myths Of Mental Illness

Mental illness is a subject in which most of us have preconceived ideas, many of which are out of date with the practice of modern psychiatry. This lack of understanding creates a social stigma around those who suffer from mental illness, often preventing them from seeking or getting the proper treatment. This is especially damaging given the range of effective treatments available.

Written by a leading team of senior physicians from the Institute of Mental Health, Grown Men Don't Cry provides a concise and factual reconsideration of key "myths" of mental illness. Clearly presented with illustrative stories and case studies throughout, this invaluable resource lays to rest outdated concepts of mental illness and gives an emotional dimension to those who suffer from it. General readers and healthcare professionals will find this book an excellent source of encouragement and factual information.


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Hope and Healing (Chinese) — ;ùLÇ„Í

癌症,全球最具破坏性的疾病之一,更是一个叫人闻风丧胆的可 怕疾病。然而,围绕它的传闻与争论多不胜数— —为什么会致 癌?要怎么防癌?有什么治癌的疗法?——叫人感到困惑。百汇 癌症中心的洪炳添医生通过病患抗癌的故事,分享自己行医的 经验和对癌症的见解。这本书收集的37篇的分享短文,曾刊载 于《海峡时报》的保健周刊(Mind Your Body)。洪医生近似小 品的温馨之作,不失幽又满溢恻隐之心,同时以事实破解人们 对癌症的迷思,更重要的是,传达了生命依然美好的正面思想。 章节: 压力与癌症的关系 • 废了强敌 • 还我清新空气 • 医生, 注意你们对病人的态度 • 活着,不论年龄 • 癌症迹象 • 癌症 恐惧症 • 掌握好每一天 • 迈向希望 • 肺腑之言 • 不放弃希望 • 逃避现实,危矣 • 无法面对现实 • 回忆长存 • 活着就有希望 • 盼望奇迹出现 • 吾家,感谢有你 • 在伤害与治愈之间取得平衡 • 体会言外之意 • 等待代价何其高 • 希望最好的结果 • 误区多多 • 妊娠与癌症 • 该吃什么? • 看整体 • 拥抱死亡 • 吾活着离开 手术室 • 酸痛或为癌症迹象 • 人情味 • 另类疗法妨碍治疗 • 良 性或恶性 • 何时告知真相 • 要无畏,忌鲁莽 • 当医生意见分歧 时 • 治疗相同,结果各异 • 癌症意外复发 • 斗志不减


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HOT POTATOES & COOL BANANAS, Healthy Food – What, Why & How
=> Key science facts about nutrition
=> What to eat and how to prepare it
=> A handy reference guide for every kitchen
=> Includes 70 tempting recipes
This fact-filled one-stop guide on the science of healthy food guides you on WHAT to eat to get optimal nutrition and help for specific complaints; WHY eat certain foods by giving sound nutritional information; and HOW to get the most out of these foods using healthy recipes.
What’s an antioxidant? What types of antioxidant are in a mango? Why are blueberries called brainberries? Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit, but what’s really under their skin? Why is broccoli a ‘blue chip’ vegetable? Are portobellos healthier than button mushrooms? Should I choose green kiwifruit, yellow kiwifruit, or both? How do I combine different foods to get the most out of them? Is raw better than cooked?
Hot Potatoes and Cool Bananas answers all these questions, and more. Combining the skills of nutritionist Anne Perera, food biochemists Carolyn Lister and Lesley Hedges, and renowned chef Devagi Sanmugam, this book is a unique approach to healthy eating that reveals the simple science behind your everyday fruit and veg.

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LIFE IN PLASTIC
In this entertaining and often touching memoir, well-known plastic surgeon Woffles Wu lifts the lid on his early childhood, his growing-up years in London and his life as a young doctor in Singapore. He also writes about his role models in life, going on a remarkable “US tour” to talk about plastic surgery, what it is like being famous, and much, much more.

Filled with short standalone pieces covering the different stages of his life, each page of this book takes you deeper into his mind as well as into the past. One section is about his childhood memories of being in London in the mid-60s with his mother, who was there to continue her law studies, and he writes of moving from one cheap rented room to another.

There are tender tales of Woffles’ great-grandparents and his grandparents – from how they met and fell in love, to his great-grandma’s antique cupboard, which had been part of her wedding trousseau more than a hundred years ago.

His pieces on being in Singapore as a teen and a young adult – with titles like “Cars in the sweltering 70s” and “Dick Lee gila time” – are a delightful ode to that exciting era, when Woffles and his friends hung out at Jackie’s Bowl and Hyatt Bowling Alley until well after 11pm, shopped at Peninsula Plaza, and danced at discos such as El Morocco at Imperial
Hotel and Chinoiserie at Grand Hyatt.

There are intimate moments, too: Woffles recalls how his parents’ divorce when he was just a young child affected him, and what it was like being
a junior doctor in the then-Toa Payoh Hospital in the 80s.



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Moving On With Parkinson's Disease (Chinese)

In Singapore, Parkinson's disease afflicts about 3 out of every 1,000 people over the age of 50, and, as Parkinson's Disease Society (Singapore) informs us, is a particularly relevant concern given our ageing population. Moving on with Parkinson's Disease is an essential and concise guide to the disease, touching upon such issues as symptoms, treatment strategies, managing related symptoms, managing daily activities, communicating and swallowing, exercise and movement, managing diets and social support and community resources. Written by a team of healthcare professionals, it is packed with informative tips and illustrations, and features many stories of encouragement and hope from doctors, patients and caregivers.


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Moving On With Parkinson's Disease (English)
In Singapore, Parkinson's disease afflicts about 3 out of every 1,000 people over the age of 50, and, as Parkinson's Disease Society (Singapore) informs us, is a particularly relevant concern given our ageing population. Moving on with Parkinson's Disease is an essential and concise guide to the disease, touching upon such issues as symptoms, treatment strategies, managing related symptoms, managing daily activities, communicating and swallowing, exercise and movement, managing diets and social support and community resources. Written by a team of healthcare professionals, it is packed with informative tips and illustrations, and features many stories of encouragement and hope from doctors, patients and caregivers.


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Moving Towards A Brighter Tomorrow - Parkinson Disease (Chinese)
《迈向更美好的明天:帕金森病患和看护者的必备手 册》收录了有关帕金森病最全面和最新的资讯,并向 患者和看护者传授应付患病挑战的有效方法。

这本最新版的手册,包含了关于帕金森病和管理策略 的新章节,同时也提供了改善平衡感和预防跌倒的贴 士,以及保持脑筋活跃的技巧。它也收录了看护者自 我照顾的有用信息,并介绍了新疗法的最新研究结 果。

这本书包含了:
• 经过新加坡国立脑神经医学院神经科高级顾问医生陈秋生 医生审阅和李伟护士编译,由20多名跨学科医护人员撰写 的文章。
• 关于应付帕金森病病情的各种建议——包括诊断与病程,以及症状和应对方法。
• 关于进行日常活动和沟通、解决吞咽和营养问题,以及寻 求社会支持和社区资源的各种贴士。
• 每个章节的内容总结。
• 配有照片的步步详解,教导病患如何做运动、应付跌倒的 对策、克服身体冻僵问题的各种方式,以及更多。
• 方便读者查询的有用资源信息。

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