health

An Afternoon Nap A Day May Keep Dementia At Bay

Afternoon napping is linked to better mental agility, locational awareness, verbal fluency and working memory, according to researchers from China.

No Sugar-coating Here: How Asian Food Affects Blood Sugar

To encourage healthier eating habits, researchers from Singapore have ranked common Asian foods according to their impact on blood sugar levels.

Pitching For A Home Run

TechInnovation 2020 saw start-ups, polytechnics and universities presenting new technologies and ideas across crowdpitching sessions on four unique themes.

To Eat Or Not To Eat? The Science Behind Ten Common Food Beliefs

Nutrition expert Professor Christiani Jeyakumar Henry spills the beans on which popular food beliefs are true and which ones should be taken with a grain of salt.

2003 SARS Hero Joins NTU Singapore As Dean Of Medicine

Named an Asian Hero by TIME Magazine in 2003, Joseph Sung's research interests range from the prevention and early diagnosis of gastric disorders and cancers to SARS and infectious diseases.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Catherine Ohura

Newly-appointed CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund Ms. Catherine Ohura outlines her plans and priorities for the organization.

India’s Skilled Health Workforce Falls Short Of WHO Threshold

Researchers highlight shortages in skilled health workers in India, especially in rural parts of the country.

Facial Rollers Increase Blood Flow To The Skin

A daily five-minute massage with a face roller resulted in up to 25 percent increase in blood flow to the skin, researchers report.

Breaking The Silence On Osteoporosis

Half of the people who suffered a fragility fracture were unaware that it is a symptom of osteoporosis, according to a survey conducted by the Fight the Fracture campaign.

Meat Lovers May Be At Higher Risk Of Diabetes

Eating more red meat and poultry increases the risk of diabetes, partially due to the higher iron content in these meats.