The Surprising Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Wellbeing

If you’re worried about your skin, you’d schedule an appointment with a dermatologist; while experiencing any heart palpitations will send you straight to your cardiologist’s clinic. It’s only natural, as we try to understand the intricacies of the human body, that we target all those issues separately in order to pinpoint the cause. More often
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Even Babies Need Sunscreen!

We know the importance of protecting our skin against the sun and in previous articles, we have highlighted the importance of sunblock/sunscreen to prevent aging as well. But did you know that it is advisable for babies as young as six months old to wear some sunscreen? Their sensitive skin is highly susceptible to burns,
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Can Immunotherapy Cure Cancer?

With the cases of cancer rising, it is no wonder that more people are researching on a cure. However, some cancer patients have sought immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, to cure cancer. Is this a better form of therapy than chemo or radiation? Immunotherapy is still considered a growing process and a field that is
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How Eating Disorders Can Swallow You Whole

The Wellness Insider has explored the issues of emotional eating, binge eating and body image intimately over the last few months. If you’ve been reading our articles, you might have noticed the term “eating disorder (ED)” used quite frequently. But what does it mean to have an eating disorder? How does it impact your life?
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Exercise & Mood

We usually find ourselves hitting the gym to shed off a few kilos or get ourselves healthier. But did you know that regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health? Regular exercise directly affects the brain by increasing brain volumes in certain regions and fostering neural growth and connections.
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Local Study Uncovers Innovative Treatment for Diabetic Fatty Liver Disease Patients

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major global health problem characterised by accumulation of fat in the liver. NAFLD develops in patients with obesity, diabetes type 2, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance. The presence of excess fat in the liver can long be a silent process; however, as the disease progresses, the liver will be
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Iron Supplements: Do You Need Them?

  A poll result published on 26 Nov 2015 indicates that nearly 50% of females in Singapore may not be aware that they have iron deficiency. Doctors said that symptoms such as physical and mental fatigue, hair loss, brittle nails, may point to iron deficiency – but most people may put them down to stress and/or lack
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How a Celebrity Trainer Made Us Consider the Difference Between Health and Fitness

Athletes and fitness experts are people who we look up to as they’ve managed to achieve certain things that we might aspire to someday, whether it’d be getting fit or just leading a healthier life. It’s because of that that it becomes shocking when we find out that they can still go through some of the health problems we might face, even though they’re supposed to be healthier. That issue came into the limelight recently when professional fitness guru and host of the American TV show, The Biggest Loser, Bob Harper suffered a heart attack that left the whole world talking.

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What We Never Knew About Diabetes

A recent study from Umea University in Sweden, published in JAMA Internal Medicine has come up with some impressive results. In one part of the study, researchers were able to discover that in a group of 4046 genetically identical twins, the twin with a higher BMI (Body Mass Index) does not have an increased risk of mortality or heart disease. At the same time, they discovered that losing weight might not have any effect on reducing your chances of suffering from a heart attack. Does this mean that we are given the green light to load up on chips, burgers and all things fatty and decadent?

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