Submitted by grongloh@a1 on Thu, 2016-06-30 15:00
A 10-year-old boy has been put on a diet of brown rice over fears that he may die due to his extreme obesity.
Arya Permana, who weighs 192kg, is so obese that he is unable to fit into conventional clothes, and wears nothing but a sarong draped around his waist.
Submitted by minlee@a1 on Wed, 2016-06-29 12:32
I have a microwave oven at home, and it has honestly made my life so much easier when it comes to heating up food. I'll use it to warm up leftover food, and even use it to clean my kitchen sponge (just nuke the sponge for 30 seconds to kill off bacteria and germs).
Yet whenever the microwave oven is on, I'm always careful not to stand near it, for fear that there may be radiation leaks, or that it's somehow hazardous to my health.
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 11:38
When Jessica Chia visited the dentist for her annual check-up, she was surprised when he asked her if she was experiencing a stressful time at home or at work. He pointed out that she had a couple of ulcers on her tongue and observed that she had been grinding her teeth unconsciously during the night.
"He was right, I was experiencing a great deal of stress at work at the time," the 38-year-old executive shares. "My dentist said that he could tell I wasn't coping very well, just by looking in my mouth."
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 minlee@a1 on Mon, 2016-06-27 17:44
Reader Fang wrote in to note that humidifiers are being marketed as effective and childsafe tools to kill Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) and wanted to know: "Are these devices endorsed and recommended by the local authorities as effective and safe for use around young children? Is there any regulation for such devices and their claims of non-toxicity?