Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or more commonly known as a stroke, occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. The signs and symptoms of stroke can occur suddenly and usually affects only one side of the body and worsen within the first 24 to 72 hours. Stroke is the fourth principal cause of death in Singapore.
It is not a big secret at all that a balanced and nutritious diet is the gateway to good health. This applies to your eyes as well. Taking real good care of your eyes is more than just practising proper visual hygiene. You also need to eat foods that are good for your eyes. Proper nutrients intake helps in reducing the risks of developing eye diseases that are detrimental for your vision. After all, when you eat right, you can see right. The following are foods that are beneficial for your eyes:
In Singapore, deaths from stroke are increasing every year, and those affected by stroke are getting younger (1 in 4 patients hospitalised for stroke in 2017 were aged under 60 years). Did you know that there are 26 new stroke cases in Singapore every day? If you are not eating and drinking well after your stroke, you are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for complications and you may take longer to recover than before. Therefore, it's important to eat well after a stroke. Positive changes from the diet will help you to regain your strength and energy faster in the recovery process, which will last through your rehabilitative treatments.
What are Singaporeans most likely to think of first when it comes to the Mid-Autumn Festival? Well, you can bet that it would be something food-related, with mooncakes being a popular festive treat available only during this specific time of the year. Available in a variety of flavours (including both traditional and modern ones), the origins of the mooncake date back pretty far in ancient Chinese history.
It’s no doubt that the Circuit Breaker has turned many Singaporeans into Circuit Bakers! After all, food brings families together, and with limited activities to do at home, baking and cooking are excellent options that you can do with your family. Although the Circuit Breaker period is over, it shouldn’t prevent you and your family from continuing to prepare yummy meals together. Short of ideas? Read on, to discover some trendy food ideas that should keep you covered!
n Singapore, one in three diabetics are struggling to control the condition properly. How does good nutrition help manage diabetes? Join Health Food Matters, the leading brand for texture modified foods, as they explore easy nutrition tips for people with diabetes.
Having a bun in the oven is both exciting and exhausting at the same time. Fatigue sets in as your energy levels decrease due to hormonal, physical, and emotional changes. Some of these changes include the increase in estrogen and progesterone levels, disrupted sleep, as well as stress and anxiety.
If you prepare for your baby’s arrival in advance, you can sit back and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy as your belly grows bigger. Remember to get as much rest and ‘me time’ as much as possible before your little one arrives, because once the baby’s here, you will be busy during the first year!
In 2019, 400 lives were lost in Singapore due to suicide. Whether you’ve harboured suicidal thoughts at some point, or know a friend or relative who has, just know that help is always readily available.
Of course, prevention is key. If someone has shared with you that he is contemplating suicide, you may tend to react emotionally. However, it’s important to remain calm, understanding and non-judgmental.
As a nod towards World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September this year, read on and take a moment to learn more about suicide and what you can do to prevent it.