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Diabetes Concerns Every Family – World Diabetes Day 2019

14 Nov 2019

14th November is always marked as WDD (World Diabetes Day). WDD was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the health threat…

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40 Seconds of Action – World Mental Health Day 2019

10 Oct 2019

World Mental Health Day, on 10th October, is a day for us to unite in our efforts to improve the mental health of people around the world. This year, WHO selected the theme “Suicide Prevention”…

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Heart Heroes – World Heart Day 2019

29 Sep 2019

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today. But it doesn’t need to be this way. By making just a few small changes to our lives, we can reduce our risk of heart disease…

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Monkeypox

15 May 2019

Monkeypox recently caught attention after identification of the first patient with the disease in Singapore, notifying WHO of the confirmed diagnosis on May 9 2019. There have been concerns that the disease could spread to…

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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

15 Apr 2019

Every day, we experience sound in our environment, such as the sounds from television and radio, household appliances, and traffic. Normally, these sounds are at safe levels that don’t damage our hearing. But sounds can…

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Microsleep

15 Mar 2019

Nodding off during a lecture or while riding on public transit is a common experience. Though many think nothing of dozing for a few moments like previously mentioned, these types of incidents may indicate one…

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Broken Heart Syndrome: When Your Heart Breaks—Literally

15 Feb 2019

Broken Heart Syndrome, or takotsubo cardiomyopathy (named after the Japanese tako-tsubo pot, an octopus trap which shape resembles that of the heart of patients with this condition), is a reversible cardiomyopathy that is typically preceded…

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A Closer Look at Monosodium Glutamate

15 Jan 2019

Monosodium Glutamate, commonly abbreviated as “MSG,” is a flavor enhancer that is used in the food industry. MSG has a rather bad reputation and is wildly believed to cause many negative health effects when consumed.…

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The History of Hand Hygiene in Health Care

15 Dec 2018

Handwashing with soap and water has been considered a measure of personal hygiene for centuries now. In medicine, hand hygiene is a basic, important procedure that is second nature to all clinicians. It is almost…

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The Antibiotics Resistance Crisis

14 Nov 2018

Alexander Fleming, the person who discovered antibiotics, said in his Nobel lecture “it is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them,…

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