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Hip Fractures

A hip fracture is a serious injury, particularly if you’re older, and 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 called […]

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

Finds 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. Thus 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 […]

Understanding Stress

Stress is the response we experience when we are faced with a range of demands that may seem overwhelming or be difficult to manage. It is how we react to and cope with these demands or challenges. Most people think about stress as something bad that happens to them, the stressful event itself. But there’s […]

Dietary Fiber may help to enhance longevity

Most people are aware that fiber is good for overall digestive health but in the online edition of Archives Internal Medicine suggest that fiber can actually add years to your life. It has been examined that dietary fiber can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. During an average of 9 […]

Amount of calories in typical Singapore breakfasts

1)  Nasi Lemak  – Calories 494 The rice is cooked with coconut milk and has a nice tantalizing smell. Nasi Lemak consists of rice, fried fish or chicken, anchovies with peanuts and sambal, which is a chili paste. The traditional Nasi Lemak comes in a nicely packed banana leaf which apparently helps to preserve the […]

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