Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s finger

Eating your greens has always been the number one advice if you want to be physically strong and fit. However, with so many options to choose from, how can you find the right vegetable that is able to bring you numerous health benefits?

Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s fingerWell, you may be taken aback by the name of this vegetable, but okra is actually called “Lady’s Finger.” The name derives from its aesthetic. Nevertheless, it comes in two particular colours that is red and green. Don’t worry. Both taste the same. In fact, red okra simply turns green when they are cooked. We […]

Women’s health: Fight endometriosis symptoms with these tricks

Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium, the tissue that typically lines the uterus, grows in other parts of the body - parts where it’s not supposed to grow

Women’s health: Fight endometriosis symptoms with these tricksYour small intestine, large intestine and rectum sit peacefully together in your abdominopelvic cavity. These parts function as a whole to ensure that you have a digestive tract that is always up and running. Enter endometriosis. This condition can seriously mess up the processes of your rectum and small and large intestines. The endo cells […]

Showering daily – is it necessary?

Do you shower or bathe daily? If you do, you’re not alone. Approximately two-thirds of Americans shower daily. In Australia, it’s over 80%. But in China, about half of people report bathing only twice a week

Showering daily – is it necessary?In many parts of the world, the daily shower tends to start around puberty and becomes lifelong. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? Perhaps your answer is: “because it’s healthier than showering less often.” Think again. For many, perhaps most, the daily shower is more about habit and societal norms than health. […]

Here’s what you really need to know about detox drinks

To some extent, the present generation is obsessed with losing weight via the ‘removal’ of toxins in the body. This is evidenced by the numerous detox drinks that are advertised during the summer season and the endless choices that are available all year round

Here’s what you really need to know about detox drinksTypically, a person will include these drinks in a detox diet, which they follow along with an exercise regimen. But did you know that there is very little evidence of these drinks being able to really ‘detoxify’ the human body? Of course, the idea of detoxification itself is based on science, although it is normally […]

Is the radiation from airport body scanners dangerous? Let’s find out

As if waiting in line weren't bad enough, travellers also worry about their radiation exposure

Is the radiation from airport body scanners dangerous? Let’s find outWhat do granite countertops, bananas and airports have in common? They are all emitting low-level radiation – constantly. Yet, according to toxicologists, people aren’t coming into their offices with concerns about their kitchen renovations. Instead, just one of these sources is a cause of disproportionate anxiety: the security scanners in airports. Patient concerns are often […]

Antimicrobial resistance: A rising health crisis around the globe

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is ranked as one of the World Health Organization’s top 10 threats to global health. Its rise threatens to send the world back to an era when life-threatening infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea were incurable

Antimicrobial resistance: A rising health crisis around the globeAntimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘superbugs.’ Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in some way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of […]

Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, warn doctors

False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72-year-old’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal wall, and weren’t discovered for eight days

Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, warn doctorsAside from experiencing considerable pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties, the oversight led to repeated hospital visits, additional invasive tests, blood transfusions, and eventually more surgery for the man. The doctors describe how six days after abdominal surgery, the man turned up at Accident & Emergency complaining of blood in the mouth and swallowing difficulties and […]

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer life

Researchers found that eating foods high in flavonoids could help extend life by reducing the risk of having a heart disease and cancer

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer lifeChanging your diet may help give you a longer life. A new study suggests that adding the foods and beverages that contain the compounds called flavonoids could reduce the risk of dying from a heart disease and cancer. Flavonoids can be found in almost all vegetables and fruits. These compounds are known for being an […]

Coffee vs. cigarette: which disrupts sleep more?

A new study found that drinking coffee before bed will not affect an individual’s quality and length of sleep

Coffee vs. cigarette: which disrupts sleep more?  Many people love coffee. We do. It keeps us awake, gives a little more energy and even protect our body from health conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and heart problems. One of the widely known effects of coffee is to keep the eyes open for extra hours. But a new study suggests that […]

How to deal with monsoon-related ENT ailments

The monsoon brings with it two types of weather wet and cold alternating with dry and humid. These conditions are ideal for the growth of mould dust mites and bacteria. Bacteria cause bacterial infections while mould and dust mites cause fungal infections and seasonal allergies

How to deal with monsoon-related ENT ailmentsThere is also a lot of pollen in the air which lends itself to allergies due to increased greenery. Viruses thrive in cool temperatures as in the monsoon leading to viral infections. ENT problems caused include: Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis which are conditions where patients have running nose headaches and sometimes fever, fungal infections of […]
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