Tag Archives: health

BANNED SUBSTANCES FOUND IN SLIMMING PILLS SOLD ONLINE

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is warning members of the public not to purchase an illegal weight loss product sold online, called beFIT Total Garcinia Cambogia. The product, sold on local websites and social media platforms, is touted to help in weight loss and is proclaimed to contain garcinia cambogia fruit extract as the main ingredient to "support appetite control" and "inhibit fat production".

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UNDERSTANDING PARKINSON’S DISEASE

The spotlight has been thrown onto Parkinson's Disease since it was announced last Sunday during the state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew that the late leader had struggled with disease 3 years ago. The disease afflicted him towards the end of his life, severely restricting his mobility and plaguing him with bouts of hiccups.

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MAN RECEIVES FIRST SUCCESSFUL PENIS TRANSPLANT

South Africa's Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital have performed the first successful penile transplant surgery on a 21 year-old man. In December last year, doctors took 9 hours to transfer a donor organ to the young man, who had his penis amputated 3 years ago because of a botched circumcision.

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WHY DRINKING COCONUT WATER IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Coconut water and coconut oil have been touted as one of the best drinks for people trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Coconut water is a healthy alternative to the commercial "energy" drinks that you usually find in stores like Gatorade, Powerade, Red Bull, and so on.

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GIVING ORAL SEX HELPS FIGHT DEPRESSION & REDUCE STRESS

Oral sex. BJs. Fellatio. Call it what you will, the big news is giving head is good for your health. Girls have long been aware that sperm works as a face cream that draws out impurities when it dries and tastes delicious. What we now know – thanks to research at the State University of New York – is that that male semen contains a variety of chemicals that make you feel contented, younger and more affectionate.

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7 WAYS TO STOP PREMATURE EJACULATION

Premature ejaculation (PE), which I prefer to call early ejaculation, is the most common sexual problem facing men under 40. While it’s important to understand the physical and emotional causes of PE, it might appeal to the male “fix-it” nature instead to suggest certain techniques known to slow or stop PE.

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10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF HAVING SEX DAILY

People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to students who had sex less often.

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Singapore Teachers are Overworked, Overstressed

Teachers here say the findings of an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development survey do not reflect their typical work day, and that they work at least 50 hours a week – beyond the international average of 38 hours (” ’48 hours? It’s more than that’ “; last Friday). As a new teacher in a primary school, my son worked an average of 60 hours a week during his first six months. One of the reasons was that his co-curricular activity (CCA) duties took place on certain Saturdays and Sundays.

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Are you busting your sugar limit?

The World Health Organisation is having a change of heart about how much sugar people should have. It is sticking by its recommendation that sugar should make up less than 10 per cent of people's daily intake of food. But it is also saying that cutting that by half - to less than 5 per cent -- is even better. Singapore's Health Promotion Board (HPB) has been following the developments.

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