Insomnia is one of the common sleep disorders faced by people all across the world. A person who suffers from insomnia finds it difficult to fall asleep and even if sleep triggers, the insomnia victim often wakes up during the night. Now, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas has found an effective way to combat sleep issues and it is nothing but taking a bath 90 minutes before going to sleep. As per the study report published in the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews, bathing 1-2 hours before bedtime using water of about 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit can significantly improve the quality of sleep. "When we looked through all known studies, we noticed significant disparities in terms of the approaches and findings. The only way to make an accurate determination of whether sleep can in fact be improved was to combine all the past data and look at it through a new lens," said Shahab Haghayegh, the lead author of the study in a recent statement. Researchers conducted … [Read more...] about Scientists propose a new method to combat sleeplessness
Health screenings can be daunting affairs. There are many things to contend with when you reach the medical centre, from long waiting times to settling on a screening package tailored to your needs and requirements. Healthcare provider Healthway Medical aims to improve this process with a comprehensive range of tests and preventive procedures at its new medical centre, Healthway Screening @ Downtown. Learn about the various health screening options that the medical centre offers to meet your needs at various stages of life. In your 20s and 30s You should be screened for cardiovascular risk factors based on your body mass index, blood pressure measurement, and glucose and cholesterol levels. This is especially important for people with a family history of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease, or diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels, is a leading cause of death in Singapore. In 2017, one out of three deaths in Singapore was due to heart diseases or stroke. Women should go … [Read more...] about Which health screening is right for you?
National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers invented APEX (Amplified Plasmonic EXosome) system to diagnose and the most common cause of severe dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and monitor a patient's response to treat the individual by doing a simple blood test.NUS revealed that the key characteristic of AD is the buildup of amyloid beta (Aβ) proteins, which clump up as aggregates and kill brain cells and these are also released into and circulate through the bloodstream.The APEX system is designed only to detect and analyse the earliest aggregated forms of Aβ proteins in blood samples, to detect AD even before clinical symptoms appear and to accurately classify the disease stages, said NUS in a news release.A doctoral student from NUS iHealthtech and NUS Biomedical Engineering, Carine Lim, who is also the co-first author of the study stated that "Traditional technologies measure all Aβ molecules found in the blood, regardless of their aggregation states, and … [Read more...] about NUS research: Major breakthrough in Alzheimer’s diagnosis
The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget
As a miscarriage often occurs within the first 3 months of a pregnancy, many people might think it is less traumatic than the loss of a pregnancy at a later stage of development, known as a stillborn baby. This is not always the case, and the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy is emotional and difficult for everyone involved. If you are pregnant or planning for a baby, it's important to know the facts about miscarriages and where to seek help and treatment for both your physical and mental health. Spontaneous abortion Abdominal or back pain Blood loss, ranging from minimal to severe Cramping Feeling dizzy or faint Fever Passing clots or tissue If you are pregnant and experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit a hospital or a gynaecologist immediately. Types of miscarriages Miscarriages can be classified in a number of ways. Common classifications include: Complete miscarriage, where everything is expelled from the womb Threatened miscarriage, where blood loss occurs and … [Read more...] about Miscarriages: More common than you think