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  • Or more broadly, how can we feed the entire planet a healthy and sustainable diet? For the last three years, 37 of the world’s best scientists have been working on this question, and they now have the answer! The EAT-Lancet report offers the first-ever target for a food system that works for the people AND saves the planet at the same time. So how does this diet look like? Well,…

  • “This is the third time tonight I am waking up to pee! Will I ever get a proper sleep? I am so tired everyday! At this rate, I am going die of fatigue”   Does it ring a bell with you? If you often experience this, you may have a condition known as nocturia. Unlike enuresis, (also known as bed-wetting) where an individual does not arouse from sleep even when…

  • Food poisoning or acute gastroenteritis is a food-borne illness caused by consumption of contaminated food. While the symptoms vary depending on type of microorganisms causing the illness, most cases would involve nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and occasionally fever.[1] Adults who are otherwise healthy will experience mild, self-limiting symptoms (recovers in a few hours to days). In fact, antibiotic treatment is not warranted in most cases as long as the…

  • Your mind can sometimes work in a mysterious way to influence your health. Of greater interest is the fact that such conditioning effect of mind can work to either positively (known as placebo effect) or negatively (known as nocebo effect) affect your health. It may seem a little far-fetched, but this has been widely reported by many clinical and scientific studies. For instance, you’ve probably already heard of patients showing…

  • Being the frugal that I am, I refused to discard a block of expensive gourmet cheese (which I consume little at a time just so that I don’t finish it too soon) despite it looking a little ‘odd’ and smelling a little ‘funny’ after few weeks. No prizes for guessing that I ended up with a good bout of food poisoning. Well, that’s what you get when you eat contaminated…