Submitted by rissaho@a1 on Tue, 2016-07-26 17:17
In a recent finding, scientists have found that cockroaches could be the future of superfoods that can solve your health and nutrient woes.
For thousands of years, cockroaches have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for their extensive medicinal properties. Whether they are powdered, decocted or fried, they are said to be able to cure ailments without causing harmful side effects.
Submitted by jylim@a1 on Tue, 2016-07-26 13:05
There is still a misconception that pork is white meat, said dietitians, responding to a study of over 60,000 Chinese adults here which found that eating more red meat is linked to an increased risk of kidney failure.
Almost all of the red meat eaten by study participants was pork. Cooked pork is lighter in colour compared with other red meat such as beef and mutton, which may have led to the misconception, dietitians said.
Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Tue, 2016-07-26 12:15
Q I specialise in geriatric nursing because...
A I was close to both my paternal and maternal grandparents, who helped take care of me during my growing-up years.
I have developed an affection for older people over the years and am able to communicate well with them in their own dialect, including Teochew, Hokkien and Cantonese.
Q Our brain is fascinating because...
A It is the centre of our well-being.
Submitted by shabanan@a1 on Tue, 2016-07-26 12:04
Q What's your secret to looking so fabulous?
A Lots of exercise. I practise gongfu for five to six hours every day. In the mornings, I run for half an hour.
I also maintain a peaceful mind through meditation. I live with younger fellow monks and they make me feel the power of youth.
Q Was there a time when you weren't fit and fab? What happened and how did you get out of it?
A No, I meditate and exercise daily. I don't go through such changes in my life.
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Submitted by rissaho@a1 on Mon, 2016-07-25 12:41
He leapt out of a plane and into the record books as the oldest Singaporean to skydive.
He did it to celebrate his 90th birthday.
Last October, Mr Tan Kok Sing skydived from 4,260m in Wollongong, Australia, with 13 family members across three generations.
It was Mr Tan's fourth skydive, his first being in 1996. He is currently listed as the oldest skydiver here in the Singapore Book Of Records.
The world's oldest skydiver on record is Canadian Armand Gendreau, who was 101 when he made the jump.
Submitted by jonsilva@a1 on Mon, 2016-07-25 12:04
Cataracts are often associated with old people. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and the leading cause of blindness in the world.
According to the 2014 National Eye Survey II, more than 43,000 Malaysians have cataract blindness while 1.3 million more Malaysians over the age of 50 are expected to develop cataracts in the next five to 10 years.
Over 670,000 cataract surgeries will take place in the next four to five years in Malaysia.
Submitted by jonsilva@a1 on Mon, 2016-07-25 11:56
Tanya (not her real name) experienced a rather peculiar problem.
She had been having persistent pain in her pelvis, and frequently had urgent urinations.
The 40-year-old had seen several doctors, but none were able to determine what the problem was.
Even to trained medical professionals, it looked as if she was suffering from a typical urinary infection or an overactive bladder.
Treating her for these symptoms did not improve her condition, as the symptoms showed no signs of going away.
Some doctors doubted her case.
Submitted by jonsilva@a1 on Mon, 2016-07-25 11:42
The umbilicus, commonly known as the navel or belly button, is an anatomical structure located at the centre of the abdomen.
It is a scar which forms after detachment of the umbilical cord after birth.
In utero, the umbilical cord serves as a passage for nutrient and gas exchange between the mother and the foetus.
It consists of a few structures, mainly two arteries, one vein, a vitellointestinal duct and a urachus.
The vitellointestinal duct is a connection between the yolk sac and the primitive gut.