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"It Ain't Heavy, It's My School Bag!"
"It Ain't Heavy, It's My School Bag!" - A heavy schoolbag need not bog you down, if you carry all your notes in a Palm Pilot! But before that time arrives, HealthAnswers has some great ideas on how to deal with it. - Dr Michael Chia -...
Aussie Teens Eating Away Their Lives
Up to 30 percent of Australian school-aged children could be considered overweight, say health professionals, putting them at risk of heart disease, diabetes and other major illnesses in later life. - A major contributing factor was the...
Dehydration
Dehydration is defined as the lack of sufficient body fluids
Flu Fact Sheet
Flu Fact Sheet - February 27, 2005 -- Influenza, or flu, is an acute respiratory infection caused by a variety of influenza viruses. The most familiar aspect of flu is the way it can "knock you off your feet" as it sweeps through entire...
From Boys To Men: The Forgotten Role Of The Father
How do you rate as dad? Vincent Leong of HealthAnswers finds out what happens when busy fathers miss out on the lives of their kids. - What's The Centre for Fathering? - Find them at Centre For Fathering (CFF), or call 455 0038. Or email...
Going the Vegan Way
Going the Vegan Way - 03 March 2000 -- Special planning is needed for young children and adolescents on a vegetarian diet. Here are tips on how to get it right. - Yashna Harjani - The "Vegetarian Diet" - a new way of living for some and a...
How Much Can A Woman Take? Deal With Painful Periods Now
How Much Can A Woman Take? Deal With Painful Periods Now - You don't have to take to your bed once a month if you know how to beat the pain. - Dr Fong Yang - Obstetrician/Gynaecologist - One in every four to five women here suffers from...
Back to School With Allergies and Asthma
Back to School With Allergies and Asthma - August 2, 1999 - MILWAUKEE - In the United States, more than 4.8 million children suffer from asthma while six million battle allergic rhinitis ("hay fever"). Together they account for more than...
Is it sinusitis?
Is it sinusitis? - Consistent congestion can mean serious sinus troubles: allergists urge those with sinus problems to recognize and seek treatment for the symptoms of sinusitis. Have you ever had cold symptoms that lasted more than seven...
Mom Alone: Dilemmas Of The Single Mother
Mom Alone: Dilemmas Of The Single Mother - Being the only parent can be tough. But it need not be the end of a family life. - By Koh Joh Ting - "I struggled with making a decision for one-and-a-half years. I never thought I would divorce....
Petite Power
Petite Power - September 12, 2000 -- If you want to turn your life upside down, perform triple somersaults and risk every bone in your body in the search for gold, then all you require is good diet and a little training writes Wendy...
Protect your skin this summer
Protect your skin this summer - December 04, 2001 - Under a hot sun, with the vast inviting ocean, blue skies and festive atmosphere, it's easy to be tempted outdoors with little else than a swimming cossie and a pair of thongs. However...
Hazy Days Are Here Again
The haze is returning any day now. But how prepared are you for the gloomy days ahead? Gwen Lee of HealthAnswers finds out you can protect yourself from the harmful effects of smoke haze. - "The children cough and catch cold easily during...
Lady Bugs and Mosquitoes = Insect Allergies?
Lady Bugs and Mosquitoes = Insect Allergies? - The articles highlighted below appear in the September issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma...
Gift Of Life: How A New Kidney Is Changing A Young Life
Gift Of Life: How A New Kidney Is Changing A Young Life - When the Muhammadiyah Association announced its support for a proposed law to allow Muslims to become automatic kidney pledgers, kidney patients waiting for a transplant have come...
fast foods
- The term "fast food" generally refers to the type of restaurants that sell quick, inexpensive take-away food, but even supermarkets now offer quick and easy food choices. Fast food is often laden with extra kilojoules, saturated fat and sodium. It is possible, however, for quick meals to be nutritious. With the growing interest in a healthy diet, vendors of fast food are starting to provide more healthy choices.
measles
- Measles is a viral infection of the respiratory tract and the skin. It is one of the most contagious diseases known. Measles was once very common, but a vaccine has made it much more rare.
Meningococcal - how real is the threat?
Meningococcal - how real is the threat? - January 22, 2002 - Meningococcal has rapidly become one of the most feared diseases in Australia over the past few years, largely due to a slight increase in the number of cases reported and...
Let's Get Physical!
Let's Get Physical! - The family that exercises together stays together. HealthAnswers checks out games that will give a good stretch to the ties that bind! - Dr Michael Chia - Assistant Professor & Exercise Physiologist - School of...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - 08 February 2000 -- Dr Ng Min Ching - General Practioner - The human body requires lipids (fats) in its daily functions. Most of these lipids are derived from or contain fatty acids. Fatty acids are either ingested...
Live life to the fullest though you have Asthma
Live life to the fullest though you have Asthma - 12 January 2000 -- by Karon Ng - Asthma is the 10th principal cause of death in Singapore; in 1998, 20% of Singapore children demonstrated symptoms of asthma (Ministry of Health), and some...
Sunscreen: Your Shortcut To Preventing Skin Cancer
Sunscreen: Your Shortcut To Preventing Skin Cancer - Exposure to the sun's rays is the number one cause of ageing and damaged skin. Wearing sunscreens is your best protection against skin cancer. - Merlene Michael - More than 90 percent...
Talk to Your Family Physician About Talking With Your Children About Tough Subjects
Talk to Your Family Physician About Talking With Your Children About Tough Subjects - October 25, 1999 - Kansas City, Mo. - Sex. Alcohol. Other Drugs. Harassment. Eating disorders. Violence. Abuse. These are some of the toughest topics...
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part I)
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part I) - Bulimics are often caught in a web of bingeing and purging. Merlene Michael of HealthAnswers finds out what is making women so wasted these days. - As a teen, Linda loved to hang out at the shops....
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part II)
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part II) - What makes a person vulnerable to bingeing and purging? In the second part of a series on bulimia, Merlene Michael of HealthAnswers discusses what you can do to overcome bulimia. - What Makes A...
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco - Tobacco and Athletic Performance Donít get trapped. Nicotine in cigarettes, cigars, and spit tobacco is addictive. Nicotine narrows your blood vessels and puts added strain on your heart. Smoking...
Vitamin Junkies
Vitamin Junkies - October 30, 2001 - She wakes up in the morning and takes a stress-relief multi and a vitamin C super-dose before going to the gym. He whizzes up a "vitamin" shake and races off to work. Mid-morning she downs another...
exercise and adolescents
- Adolescence, which is usually defined as the time when children are between the ages of 12 and 18, is often a difficult period. So much is changing for young people, especially their bodies.
Weekend Feature: Children Of Divorce
You and your husband are splitting up, so is your child, literally. Can you minimise the damage in any way? Koh Joh Ting of HealthAnswers reports. - Table 1: Rates of Divorce between 1993 and 1998 - Duration of marriage - 1993 - 1998 -...
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