Submitted by minlee@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-28 14:54
SINGAPORE - Only one in 10 women here are aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death for Singaporean women, according to a survey by the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF) released on Saturday (June 25).
The findings of the 2016 Go Red for Women survey, which consists of 1,000 respondents aged between 21 and 64, were announced as part of the foundation's annual campaign to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) among women.
Submitted by minlee@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-28 12:59
This might cause you to think twice before checking your email from bed.
A team of London-based researchers has come across two separate cases where women reported temporary blindness - both times in their right eye - on many occasions over the course of several months.
Submitted by minlee@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-28 11:18
JAKARTA - Indonesian lawmakers on Monday (June 27) urged the authorities to seize from hospitals and health clinics all vaccines made by unapproved manufacturers, after police exposed a syndicate selling fake child vaccines for more than a decade.
In a country where counterfeit drugs are widespread, the case deals a blow to government health regulators whom many believed to have kept a tight leash on the distribution of vaccines.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-28 10:44
WASHINGTON - Bisexual, gay and lesbian adults are more likely to experience psychological distress and engage in unhealthy behaviours, possibly as a result of being the target of discrimination, according to a study published Monday.
The study in the US medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine analysed the results of the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey, which for the first time included a question on sexual orientation.
Submitted by xwwei@a1 on Tue, 2016-06-28 10:43
WASHINGTON - Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and anchovies, can reduce risk of a deadly heart attack by 10 per cent, a study out Monday said.
Researchers looked at blood and tissue omega-3 levels in participants of 19 studies across 16 countries, the report published in the US journal JAMA Internal Medicine said.
They found that while omega-3s "were associated with about a 10 per cent lower risk of fatal heart attacks," the same reduction of risk did not hold true for nonfatal heart attacks.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2016-06-27 18:51
LONDON - Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise to 2040 unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.
Around 6.5 million deaths globally are attributed each year to poor air quality inside and outside, making it the world's fourth-largest threat to human health, behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking.
Submitted by pristeo@a1 on Mon, 2016-06-27 12:29
When she walks down the street, people do a double take, but not for the usual reasons, said Miss Ng Poh Peng.
Miss Ng, 25, was born with congenital ichthyosis, a rare and incurable hereditary skin disorder that causes her skin to flake off like fish scales, exposing raw-looking wrinkled pink skin underneath.
"I've noticed people looking all the time, but I find it funny. Sometimes they turn to look even after walking past me.
Submitted by xiuhuil@a1 on Sun, 2016-06-26 16:52
To women, some men smell more masculine than others, and these manly smelling men tend to have more masculine faces. But what if you're a guy who lacks these linked signs of manliness?
Just put on some deodorant.
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.