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Exercise = Happiness

A report from the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology suggests that exercise is associated with feelings of excitement and enthusiasm. For the study, 190 university students maintained daily journals that provided details on their physical activity, sleep, stress and more. Physical activity bouts were recorded only if they lasted 15 minutes or longer. The researchers […]

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. The median nerve provides feeling and movement to the […]

Drink Water to Drop Weight

New clinical evidence shows that drinking water prior to eating can be an effective weight loss tool. The researchers had found in earlier studies that middle-aged and older people who drank 2 cups of water right before a meal ate 75-90 fewer calories during that meal. In the  recent studies led by associate professor in the […]

Hip Fractures

A hip fracture is a serious injury, particularly if you’re older, and its complications can be life-threatening. Most hip fractures occur in people older than 65, with the risk increasing most rapidly after age 80. Older people are at higher risk of hip fracture because bones tend to weaken with age. This bone weakening is […]

Anxiety Attack

People may experience anxiety when they attending a job interview, doing something new or when confronted with something they are scared of. Whilst anxiety is an emotion that we all experience, for some, anxiety is felt at an intensity and duration that significantly impacts their life at a sufficient severity to be called an anxiety […]

Milk Does A Woman’s Body Good

Findings from researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton showed that after a session of heavy, whole-body resistance training, fat-free milk was more effective in good muscle accretion and strength gains. This, in turn, can lead to fat loss and a possible reduction in bone turnover, the researchers concluded. For those who are lactose intolerant or […]

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

Deep vein thrombosis (thrombus means blood clot) is the condition where a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins, usually in a person’s thigh or calf veins. The blood clot may either block the vein completely or partially. It is more common in the elderly and the obese, and women are more prone […]

Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes Mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a long-term illness characterised by a high sugar (or glucose) level in the blood. Someone with diabetes is either producing too little insulin or is unable to respond well to the insulin produced. In Singapore, one out of 9 people aged 18 to 69 […]

Binge Drinking

What is binge drinking? Binge drinking refers to excessive consumption of alcohol over a short period of time. That is equivalent to about five or more standard drinks for a male adult, and, four or more drinks for females, within one drinking session. The more alcohol in the body, the more intoxicated (drunk) a person […]

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