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The ‘butterfly’ boy

The ‘butterfly’ boy

SINGAPORE — Most children go wild at playgrounds, running and jostling for the slides and swings. For nine-year-old Harshit Talwar, however, playtime only starts after everyone...

Hard lesson in sleep for teenagers in US

NEW YORK — Researchers have reported that the average adolescent needs eight-and-a-half to nine-and-a-half hours of sleep each night. But in a poll taken in 2006 by the National...

Exercising thrice weekly reduces depression risk

Exercising thrice weekly reduces depression risk

LONDON — Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 per cent, scientists said. For every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops...

Gallery: Transforming the outpatient journey

Transforming the outpatient journey

SINGAPORE — Madam Rosemawati Abdul Rahman had to take a full day of leave from work to attend her medical appointments at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) seven years ago. Now, the...

Recognising burnout in caregivers

SINGAPORE — Ms Aishah Bte Rah-mat had a fulfilling career as the principal of a pre-school centre. She had to give it up eight years ago to care for her late mother, whose...

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