Prediabetes is a condition where the blood glucose level is persistently above normal but below the diabetes threshold. The diagnosis of prediabetes by the World Health Organisation is based on two specific parameters [1]: Fasting blood glucose of 6.1-6.9 mmol/L (110 to 125 mg/dL), andGlucose tolerance – blood glucose of ...
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I am glad to learn that the practice of loving-kindness meditation is now being promoted by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a healthy lifestyle to reduce bias, anger, depression, and anxiety. In the infographic published by AHA online [1] (you can download it from here), loving-kindness meditation is presented ...
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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient which plays a critical role in the absorption and regulation of calcium and phosphorus, the building blocks for bones and muscles [1]. Without vitamin D, the reduced intestinal ability to absorb these minerals from foods can affect bone and muscle health. Besides, vitamin D ...
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Current dengue outbreak in Singapore COVID-19 is on the mind of everyone for the past few months. However, many do not know there is another virus outbreak in Singapore: dengue. The number of weekly reported dengue cases has surged up to 1,671 in the week ending 11 July 2010. This ...
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Sleep is essential to health. During sleep, the body goes into a resting and restoration state. Many people, especially older adults, often find it had to get enough sleep. Sleep problems can include difficulty in falling asleep, waking up frequently in the middle of the night, and awakening earlier in ...
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Nitric Oxide (NO) is a gas produced by the body naturally and involved in many biological processes. NO is best known for its role in the cardiovascular system [1]. It is an essential cofactor that interacts with enzymes within the blood vessel causing the in the vascular smooth muscle to ...
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Facing the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for all. Countries around the world have imposed unprecedented controls, including social distancing, travel restriction, self-isolation, gathering ban, and business restriction to contain the exponentially increasing spread. Although there are signs of slowing down of the infection rate in many countries due to these ...
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Sleep is a basic human need, and it is vital to good health and well-being. Aging, however, often naturally affects sleep patterns. As one grows older, it takes longer to fall into sleep, sleep duration shortened, waking up more often in the middle of sleep, and harder to get into ...
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The world is now on a race to find a vaccine to the SARS-COV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations which maintains an overview of the global landscape of COVID-19 vaccine development activity, there are a total of 115 vaccine candidates being ...
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Introduction The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the world with such a powerful force that no country is spared from its infections. Begins in December 2019, the disease caused by this novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, already claimed over 120,000 lives with close to 2 million confirmed cases as ...
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