Health

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...
Demystifying Dementia
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What is Dementia? Dementia is a chronic brain disorder characterized by the loss of cognitive functioning as well as behavioral abilities, which interferes with a person’s daily life. Some cognitive functions that dementia affects include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem ...
Pain, Pain Go Away
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Pain is a feeling that we are all familiar with – a negative sensation that serves as our body’s alarm to tell us something is wrong, and that an immediate action is needed of us to turn the alarm off. It is common for Singaporeans to seek medical aid for their pains nowadays because of bet...
Overindulgence Hurts Hearts
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With Christmas over and Lunar New Year celebrations around the corner, we prepare to eat and drink to properly celebrate the occasion. Festivities such as these set the mood and makes us feel that it’s fine to consume more than what we normally do, especially if we are guests at another person’s...
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