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  • Myth 1: Pineapples will cause miscarriages and induce labour! Fact: Pineapples DO NOT induce miscarriages, labour or even uterine contractions. Although pineapple extracts (extracts mean only the active components are present) do cause contractions when directly exposed to uterine cells in a test tube, the effect on the female reproductive system is insignificant even if you eat or drink loads of pineapple juice. The myths about oxytocin content in pineapples…

  •   Finding your sleep disturbed at night because you have to wake up several times to pee? Turns out, you’re not alone. Well, not least if your spouse’s sleep is also affected by your nightly bathroom visits. Kudos to all the ever so tolerant partners who quietly put up with the squeaking from the other side of the bed and worst still, a toilet flush! Night urination (or medically known…

  • The term ‘superfood’ was recently created, probably as a marketing strategy so as to associate health properties with certain food. These often include blueberries, broccoli, raspberries, green tea and many more. Pertaining to cancer, these superfoods are hailed to be able to prevent and cure cancer!   The usual explanation to support the anti-cancer claim is that these superfoods contain high amounts of antioxidants. To most people, antioxidants are the…

  • When most people think of corns, they recall that painful thickened skin at the bottom of their foot.   So, what exactly is it? When something presses or rubs on the same spot of skin over time, it can cause areas of thick, hardened skin known as corns or calluses. Corns usually form at the side of toes or at the bottom of the feet. They look like a bump…

  • This article is proudly sponsored by The term ‘telemedicine’ which was first coined in the 1970s, should not sound foreign to us in this digital era. However, in this day and age where almost everyone owns a smart mobile device, many have yet to come into contact with such service.   So, what exactly is telemedicine? Telemedicine is defined by the WHO (World Health Organization) as The delivery of health…

  •   Manuka honey has been claimed to: kill bacteria heal wounds and burns help with allergy boost immunity – protect against common cold and flu improve dental health prevent diabetes improves sleep help with skin complexion and has anti-ageing properties prevent hair loss and protect damaged hair Manuka honey does sound like magic, doesn’t it? Do not get overexcited because like everything else, T&Cs apply!     Firstly, not all…