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If it’s a matter of health, Daniel Martin has it covered. He brings together experts to help you make sense of the latest health news.

Health Matters - S1E18: XBB is here: what you need to know about the new COVID-19 variant

Just as we got used to BA.4 and BA.5, we are now seeing the rise of the BQ.1, BQ1.1 and XBB variants in Singapore. Are these better able to evade your immune system?

Guest: A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health); Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

31/10/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E17: Fad ingredients in topical skincare - do they work?

We’ve seen boutique and mainstream brands launch “miracle” ingredient after ingredient, which always seem to be the next big thing. But do they actually work? From Niacinamide, to Cica, Propolis and even Probiotics, is there any benefit to jumping on these skincare fads?

Guest: Dr Elias Tam, Medical Director, EHA Clinic

24/10/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E16: Do you still need sun protection when it’s rainy and cloudy?

We’ve been told sun protection is important for skin health, and even preventing skin cancer, but do you still need it when it’s cloudy and rainy? We also explore the difference between sun protection options like sunscreen (chemical vs physical varieties) and oral sunblocks (pill form). 

Guest: Dr Lam Bee Lan, Medical Director, Ageless Medical

17/10/2022 19 mins

Health Matters - S1E15: Racing thoughts preventing you from falling asleep?

Having difficulty falling asleep because your thoughts are still racing when you are in bed? That may be due to unresolved issues from the day. Here are top tips from a psychologist on how to quieten your mind for a good night’s sleep. 

Guest: Dr Geraldine Tan, Director and Principal Psychologist, The Therapy Room

10/10/2022 16 mins

Health Matters - S1E14: Dealing with worsening heart failure

Not only are more patients living with heart failure, but it’s also worsening as they age. What does this mean and how can we help slow this trend?

Guest: Professor Carolyn Lam, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology and Director of Women's Heart Health, National Heart Centre Singapore

03/10/2022 19 mins