November 17, 2017

Smoking parents may expose their children to far more smoke than they think

SINGAPORE, Nov 17: If you think smoking by the window at home, or in the car with the windows down can minimise your children’s exposure to […]
November 17, 2017

Singapore will not adopt US’ blood pressure limits

SINGAPORE, Nov 17: Singapore will not be adopting the new guidelines for high blood pressure that the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended, said the Ministry […]
November 17, 2017

Pope denounces healthcare inequality in rich countries

VATICAN CITY, Nov 17: Pope Francis on Thursday (Nov 16) took wealthy nations to task over unequal healthcare and systems which increasingly penalise all but the […]
November 17, 2017

Video games could cut dementia risk in seniors: Study

MIAMI, Nov 17: Could playing video games help keep the brain agile as we age? A new study suggests older adults who practice specific computer training exercises […]
November 16, 2017

Amish gene mutation makes some live 10 years longer: Study

MIAMI: Scientists have found a genetic mutation in the Amish people of the midwestern United States that appears to make them live 10 years longer than people […]
November 16, 2017

Extreme sorrow can break your heart: Medical study

SINGAPORE, Nov 16: The death of a loved one, a broken relationship, divorce … these are situations that can create sufficient emotional stress to damage the […]
November 16, 2017

Mushrooms may stave off cancer, coronary heart disease and Alzheimer’s: Study

SINGAPORE, Nov 16: Five button mushrooms a day may be what’s needed to reduce the risks of dementia, heart disease and cancer, according to a study […]
November 16, 2017

Cardiac arrest study in young athletes raises heart screening questions

(Reuters Health) – Screening exams to identify young athletes at risk for cardiac arrest might not be worthwhile, a new study suggests. Having your heart stop […]
November 15, 2017

5 unexpectedly germy things you touch every day

SINGAPORE, Nov 15: Germs pass from person to person, from person to surface, and from surface to person. Some of the most common objects in your […]
November 15, 2017

Grandparents can have negative impact on grandchildren’s health: Study

SINGAPORE, Nov 15: Over-indulgent grandparents may affect their grandchildren’s health and even increase their long-term cancer risks, according to a new study from the University of […]
November 15, 2017

Woman turns to gold thread acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis

SINGAPORE, Nov 15: When doctors examined the X-ray of a South Korean woman, they were surprised to see clusters of bright, white threads around the wrists […]
November 15, 2017

3.8 mil M’sians have diabetes, 1.8 mil probably not aware they have it

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15: Diabetes cases are on the rise In the country with 3.6 million Malaysians out of a population of 32 million suffering from […]
November 14, 2017

High blood pressure is redefined as 130, not 140: US guidelines

LOS ANGELES, Nov 14: High blood pressure was redefined on Monday (Nov 13) by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, […]
November 14, 2017

Breakthrough discovery in fibrosis paves way for treatments

SINGAPORE, Nov 14: Singapore scientists have found that a protein, Interleukin 11, or IL11, causes fibrotic disease, which can lead to life-threatening conditions. The discovery paves […]
November 14, 2017

Sex rarely makes heart stop beating

(Reuters Health) – Most people who worry that having sex might stop their heart can probably just relax and enjoy themselves, a new study suggests. Researchers […]
November 14, 2017

New tool could let patients contribute to doctors’ notes

(Reuters Health) – In theory, patients might be more engaged with their care and better able to inform doctors about any health issues if they could […]
November 14, 2017

Interview: Bill Gates makes US$100m personal investment to fight Alzheimer’s

LONDON, Nov 14: Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest US$50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry […]
November 13, 2017

E-cigarettes vapor slows heart rate in mice: Study

ANAHEIM (United States), Nov 13: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes, affect heart rhythm and cardiovascular function in mice, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, […]