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July 10, 2024
healthy diet, cancer
Eating to Prevent Cancer: Your Guide to a Healthier Diet
Cancer sometimes appears without a definitive cause, which makes it much more frightening than other preventable diseases. Without a specific habit to avoid or control, society has become fixated on trying to combat cancer through diet. Here is a list of foods associated with cancer. Pre-Packaged and Processed Food At the top of the list of foods associated with cancer […]
July 1, 2024
carpal tunnel
Achy Wrists? It’s Probably Carpal Tunnel
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a prevalent and often painful condition that affects the hand and wrist. If you’re experiencing persistent aching in your wrists, it could very well be due to CTS. This condition occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand, becomes compressed at the wrist. Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel […]
June 26, 2024
blood donations save lives
The Ripple Effect: Saving Lives with Every Donation
Every year on June 14th, World Blood Donor Day celebrates the selfless individuals who donate their blood to save lives. The theme for 2024 is “20 Years of Celebrating Giving: Thank You Blood Donors!“ This milestone underscores the profound impact of two decades of generosity and highlights how a single blood donation can create a ripple effect, saving multiple lives […]
June 6, 2024
orthopaedic
The Weight We Bear – Understanding Obesity’s Orthopaedic Risk
Excess body weight, a growing concern worldwide, can impact not only appearance but also lead to debilitating health issues. Obesity strains the entire body, particularly the musculoskeletal system – bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves – which work together for movement. This extra weight increases pressure on joints, potentially causing or worsening orthopaedic problems like chronic pain and osteoarthritis. Additionally, […]
May 24, 2024
heart health
Caring For Your Heart
After years of service, especially for senior citizens, the heart may start to act up—at that point, you might have a problem on your hands. If you live with a senior citizen, one of your biggest concerns might be their cardiovascular health, as an ageing heart begins to slow down, lose its elasticity, and become more vulnerable. Coronary heart disease […]
May 20, 2024
healthcare
Healthcare in Your 20s
If you’re in your 20s, it is a period when you are at the peak of your health and want to experience new things in life, experimenting with exciting activities and practices. However, it’s also an ideal time to prioritise healthcare and preventive measures. Few young adults in their 20s realise however, that many of their habits today will influence […]
May 6, 2024
health screening
Why Do You Need Health Screening?
Health screenings are tests undergone by patients to assess their health status. Depending on the facility or hospital, basic health screening packages may include a clinical examination, cardiology assessment, respiratory assessment, nutritional assessment, imaging tests, and lab investigations. The cardinal parameters often assessed in health screening packages are: Frequency of Health Screening Many people often wonder if health screenings should […]
April 22, 2024
health screening
Health Screening After 50: What You Need to Know
Just the thought of a health screening makes many of us anxious. That’s understandable because health check-ups come with the potential of receiving bad news. Whether you have health concerns or are feeling perfectly fine, a health check-up is a smart thing to do. Its primary purpose is to identify potential issues early and, where possible, prevent them. While all […]
April 4, 2024
diagnostic imaging tests
Visualising Wellness: 5 Types of Diagnostic Imaging Tests
A picture paints a thousand words. Similarly, an image could provide a clearer picture on your wellbeing Therefore, diagnostic imaging enables doctors to accurately identify and make precise decisions that could save lives. Imaging plays a significant role in diagnostics, providing insights into the structure and function of our bodies. Your doctor can determine the appropriate modality based on the […]
March 25, 2024
Do You Really Need to Floss?
Despite the lack of support from long-term, large-scale studies proving the effectiveness of flossing, smaller, short-term studies suggest that it plays a crucial role in cleaning spaces between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. Think of flossing as a deep cleaning for your teeth after brushing. It helps dislodge and remove food particles and plaque trapped between your teeth, […]