The Relevance of the Tests in a 6ME

elderly doctor examining a female patient

Medically Reviewed by Dr Ho Ying Jie (M.B.B.S., Singapore) Singapore has a robust system for ensuring the health and well-being of foreign workers, particularly through the implementation of the 6 monthly medical examination (6ME). This periodic health check is crucial for detecting and managing common health issues among foreign workers, ensuring they remain fit to […]

Why is Singapore Concerned About Chronic Health Management?

young female doctor giving the thumbs up with an elderly patient

In recent years, Singapore has been paying increasing attention to the management of chronic health conditions, and for good reason. With an aging population and changing lifestyle habits, the prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease is on the rise. Addressing these health concerns is crucial for maintaining the well-being of […]

Is the Flu Vaccine in Singapore Free?

female patient pointing at her vaccinated arm

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. In Singapore, the flu vaccine is an essential tool in preventing the spread of influenza and reducing the risk of flu-related complications, especially among vulnerable populations.  One common question that arises is whether the flu vaccine in Singapore is provided […]

What Are the Recommended Health Screenings for Each Age Group?

young male doctor checking the bp of an old patient

Medically Reviewed by Dr Welras Long (M.B.B.S, Singapore. MRCS, England) Regular health screenings play a crucial role in preventive healthcare, allowing individuals to detect and address potential health concerns before they develop into serious conditions. From childhood to old age, different age groups require specific health screenings tailored to their unique healthcare needs.  In Singapore, […]

How to Stop Vomiting in Children?

female asian child about to vomit

Medically Reviewed by Dr Ho Ying Jie (M.B.B.S., Singapore) Vomiting in children can be distressing for both the child and the parents. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections, food poisoning, motion sickness, or underlying medical conditions. In Singapore, where healthcare is highly accessible, knowing how to effectively manage vomiting in […]