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Diabetes In The Workforce

Diabetes Awareness Month Just last November, we commemorated Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes Mellitus is a worldwide epidemic. As of 2017, nearly 427 million people worldwide have diabetes and almost half a million Singaporeans live with this illness. The implications associated with diabetes should suffice to get people to start adopting healthier lifestyle habits, yet, its […]

Finding Your Personal Strength

Age Is Not The Enemy Ageing is a universal phenomenon that affects us all.  To many, the word “ageing” is synonymous with low physical energy, slowed thinking, fragile bones, stooped posture and debilitating diseases…in short, decline. You don’t have to accept that ageing means becoming the shadow of your former self. In fact, as you […]

All About Grains

Rice is an integral part of our diet in this part of the world. We often refer to having a meal as “吃饭” in mandarin, which literally translates to “eat rice”. Rice, is one of the most important food crops in the world, and it is consumed daily by more than half of the world’s […]

Visceral Fat – What You Need To Know

  What is Visceral Fat? Visceral fat is the excess intra-abdominal adipose tissue accumulation, also known as the “deep fat”. It’s a form of gel-like fat stored within the abdominal cavity that wraps around the major organs including the liver, pancreas, and kidneys. It is not the same as the type of fat that most […]

Anger and Anxiety: Bad for the Heart?

If stress is a frequent occurrence, are people who have strong emotional reactions to it more susceptible to inflammatory disease, including heart disease? A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh suggests the answer is yes. Subjects who reported high levels of anger and anxiety after performing a laboratory-based stress task showed greater increase in […]

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs usually caused by an infection. Pneumonia is a serious medical condition and a potentially life-threatening illness. It can result from a variety of causes such as infection (i.e. bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites), exposure to chemical and physical injury. In pneumonia, the alveoli (air-filled sacs in the lungs […]

Berries Battle Parkinson’s

Berries like strawberries, blueberries and their berry cousins have long been credited with reducing certain kinds of cancers, sharpening memory and improving vision. Now, scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health say they are being linked to decreasing your chances of developing Parkinson’s disease. The key is in the flavonoids: antioxidant chemicals found in plants and […]

Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff comprises a group of 4 muscles that stabilize and move our shoulders. Though the rotator cuff muscles are extremely important structures in the shoulder, they are also prone to tears and weakening. A rotator cuff injury, which is fairly common, involves any type of irritation or damage to your rotator cuff muscles […]

Lipid Disorders

Lipid disorders are a group of medical conditions which refer to excessive levels of fatty substances in the bloodstream. These fatty substances include cholesterol and triglycerides. An excess of bad cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Types of Lipids Lipoproteins carry cholesterol in the blood. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol – HDL […]

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Not Heart Smart for Men

Recent research led by professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health adds to the growing evidence that sugary drinks are detrimental to cardiovascular health. Men who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage every day had a 20% higher risk of heart disease than men who didn’t consume any sugar-sweetened drinks. Researchers […]

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