Health

Catching 40 Winks
  • 2 minutes read
When sleep pods start sprouting u all over the CBD district, you know that adults are taking power naps seriously. Singaporeans work an average of 45.9 hours a week, according to statistics from the Ministry of Manpower. That’s an average of slightly over nine hours a day – one of the highest...
The Nose Knows: What Bad Breath Says about Your Health
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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a saying almost everyone has heard. But are you familiar with the follow-up? “An onion a day keeps everyone away!” Medically referred to as ‘halitosis’, bad breath is often attributed to certain foods in one’s diet, and can be made worse by ...
Running For Health
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If you’ve been inspired to start running, that’s a good thing – provided you do it with care. The running bug has well and truly bitten Singaporeans of all ages, if the rise of running apps and running interest groups is anything to go by. Here’s why running is great for you: IMPROVES...
Sugar: The New Fat?
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Sugar, a common additive in many foods, may be doing your body more harm than you realise. Where saturated fat was once singled out as the leading cause of obesity, these days medical professionals are making a strong case that sugar is the real culprit. How much sugar do we consume? In day...
Led by the Nose
  • 2 minutes read
Although seldom life-threatening, allergic rhinitis and its symptoms can affect your quality of life and diminish work or academic performance. It typically begins with sneezing Your nose starts to feel blocked, runny or itchy – sometimes, all of the above! You think you have caught a cold ...
Understanding Intermittent Fasting
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Everyone has at some point heard of or tried various diet plans, such as paleo, keto and low-carbohydrate diets, to name a few. What about intermittent fasting? Fasting is not necessarily new, having been practiced for centuries by religious groups or for spiritual reasons. This form of restrict...
Protect Yourself Against the Sun
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Sunscreen is commonly used when people go to the beach, but there are other places where you still need this sort of protection – and not just when you are planning to be under the sun for hours. Your skin absorbs sunlight simply by walking from your house to the office, and the rays are just a...
Working Out the Truth: 8 Exercise Myths
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Myth #1: “Running on a treadmill puts less stress on your knees as compared to running on hard ground.” While it is true that treadmills are designed to absorb some of the shock and impact from running, it’s advised not to totally let loose and run for hours on one. Other important factors ...
Causes & Treatments of Urinary Incontinence
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There are many common ailments that affect our urinary system, such as urinary tract infections (UTI), urinary incontinence and kidney stones. In this article, we will discuss these three common causes. Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence refers to the uncontrollable leakage of urine. Wh...
5 Health Conditions Affecting Women More
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When it comes to medical conditions, a common risk factor is that of sex—women are more prone to some conditions while men are more prone to others. In this article, we zoom in on 5 common conditions that usually affect women more. [1] Fibromyalgia This condition is second only to osteoarth...
Protect Your Skin From Burns
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As the lid of the pot is lifted, an angry burst of steam hisses and shoots out at your arm, burning the skin and causing you to recoil in pain. You try applying antiseptic cream on the affected area but blisters still form anyway and the skin begins to peel. What was just described is a typical...
The Importance of Sleeping in the Dark
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Many of us tend to use our mobile phones right before sleeping, and some even like keeping a night light on. However, light at night is not necessarily a good thing and may actually do more harm than good. Circadian Rhythms Before manmade lighting was invented, humans timed work and rest accor...
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