Dietary Supplements: Snake Oil in the 21st Century

Dietary supplements have been around for decades, usually marketed as an alternative to prescription medicine, promising different things, from anti-oxidants to memory enhancers to supplements for weight loss. They typically come in capsules or tablets, but are also sold as soft gels, liquids and powders. A Giant Industry According [...]

How to Stay Healthy If You Have a Late-Night Work Shift

The circadian rhythm is what programs the body to sleep at night and be awake during the day. Working graveyard shifts forces the body to act counter to its natural circadian rhythm. Because of this, few people can adapt easily to working such schedules. Many people who work these unnatural [...]

5 Reasons Why the Outdoors is Good for You

Playing outdoors used to be a great way to keep us physically active as children. But as we got older, we came to spent more time indoors and less time outside our four walls, be they our homes or our work cubicles. As much as we think we can cut [...]

Why Every Person Has to Get a Regular Medical Checkup

Numerous recent studies in health care have found that people are increasingly cutting back on their health care expenses. Instead of going to a clinic to get a chronic illness, they would rather just deal bear the discomfort or pain or resort to home remedies. As it seems, while people [...]

3 Simple Steps to Help Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to process the insulin it produces, or simply can’t produce insulin, a type of hormone that controls the amount of glucose (or sugar) in the blood. It is important because it converts sugar for use as an energy [...]

Tuberculosis: Myths and Facts

Tuberculosis remains present in Singapore, with more cases of active tuberculosis (TB) among citizens reported in 2016 than the previous year. With 1,617 new cases of TB in 2016—a 9% increase from 2015—it’s understandable why residents are on alert for news and updates [...]

The Best and Worst Foods for Your Liver

Think of your liver as your body’s filtering unit: it sucks and traps in the bad things, while letting the good things just pass. Just like any other organ in your body, it needs to be taken care of. You can do so by eating the right kinds [...]

6 Common Skin Problems Among Adults

Is your skin flaking, breaking out, itching or oozing? Break outs, scaling and eruptions are caused by many different types of skin disorders. Changes in the texture and colour of your skin can be the cause of an infection, an allergic reaction or inflammation anywhere in your body. While some [...]

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis have to deal with long-term pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints that affect the wrists, hands, and feet. What’s worse is that there are episodes called flares or flare-ups where the pain becomes more intense.   It’s [...]