Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Sat, 2016-06-25 16:06
Plagued by nightmares, he could not sleep for a week after a bad car accident four months ago.
He would toss and turn in bed as scenes from the crash kept replaying in his mind.
He was suffering psychological symptoms after a traumatic experience.
This can happen to those who have been exposed to major trauma such as war, traffic accidents, or the sudden death of a loved one.
The symptoms include insomnia, flashbacks, nightmares and feelings of distress.
Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Sat, 2016-06-25 14:46
KUALA LUMPUR - Two children have died in Malaysia from diphtheria this month, apparently because their parents did not vaccinate them against the infectious disease, believing the jabs contained elements of pig DNA.
The deaths have triggered outrage, prompting the Health Ministry, medical experts and a state mufti to plead with parents not to believe in rumours.
Malaysian media reports say an "anti-vaccine movement" reportedly based in Kedah has spread doubts about the contents of the vaccine and about its necessity.
Submitted by xiuhuil@a1 on Fri, 2016-06-24 15:15
A 22-year-old woman in North Belfast who complained of a toothache went into a clinic for treatment and woke up to find all her bottom teeth missing.
Ms Jessica Madden has severe learning difficulties and suffers from epilepsy, due to a rare genetic disorder, reported Belfast Live.
Submitted by candicec@a1 on Fri, 2016-06-24 11:11
A 63-year-old man in China suffered seven gruesome-looking blisters on his back and almost lost his life after going for cupping treatment every day for a month.
Cupping is a form of therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), whereby heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the body's meridian points, creating suction. The treatment is believed to stimulate blood flow and healing.
Submitted by huizhen@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-23 16:44
SINGAPORE - Healthy food will be made more accessible and affordable, with a range of initiatives being undertaken by the NTUC Social Enterprises.
It will be changing its tenancy contracts for all food stalls in its NTUC Foodfare food courts and coffee shops, by making the use of healthier cooking oil compulsory for tenants. Food prices will remain affordable and it expects all food stalls to use healthier cooking oil in two to three years' time.
Submitted by candicec@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-23 11:59
A man in China claims he has managed to lose 30kg in a year, all from balancing a cement block weighing 40kg on his head and taking a 1.5km stroll while at it.
54-year-old Jilin native Cong Yan walks the streets every morning in this fashion, according to Chinese news site CCTV.
Cong said he started this alternative weight loss method four years ago when his weight hit an unhealthy high of 115kg.
Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-22 14:32
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-22 12:15
Caffeine is known for its effects as a stimulant, boosting levels of alertness and concentration.
However, new research suggests that caffeine may no longer be beneficial after three nights of just five hours' sleep. The study was presented at the 30th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Denver, Colorado, US.
Grabbing a coffee is a familiar reflex for many people when they feel sleep-deprived, tired or overrun. And, the more tired we feel, the more likely we are to up our consumption.
Submitted by mldas@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-22 11:59
WASHINGTON - Children breastfed exclusively for their first six months of life have an easier time behaving as primary school students, according to new research published Tuesday.
Carried out in South Africa, the study assessed more than 1,500 children and found a strong link between how long they were breastfed and signs of behavioural disorders between the ages of seven and 11.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-22 11:46
Children with pushy parents are at a much higher risk of developing depression or anxiety symptoms, according to a local university study. The findings, according to researchers, are especially relevant to a society like Singapore's, in which there is an emphasis on academic excellence.
Said the study's head, Assistant Professor Ryan Hong: "Parents may set unrealistically high expectations for their children.
"As a result, a sizeable segment of children may become fearful of making mistakes."