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Survey by NTU students show that 90% of young adults are unaware of hidden sugars

Survey by NTU students show that 90% of young adults are unaware of hidden sugars

90% of young adults have a low to moderate awareness of hidden sugars in everyday packaged food products, according to a survey by a team of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students. Hidden sugars are basically sugars that are either added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, or are sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit...

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Fighting Zika — at any cost?

Fighting Zika — at any cost?

Elsewhere in the world, precautionary measures were introduced after a discussion of the negative effects on health and environment that Zika could have. As of yet, there has not been a similar debate in Singapore. As of 23rd September, there have been 387 Zika infections confirmed by the National Environment Agency, including 16 pregnant women. In contrast...

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Love Yourself—And Not Just on Valentine’s Day

Love Yourself—And Not Just on Valentine’s Day

My year has started on quite a peculiar note. I was hospitalised from 25 December last year to 8 January for non-life-threatening health problems caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Being hospitalised gave me a new perspective on things. One truly cannot imagine what it is like to be a patient in a hospital until you...

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[Health] Water is Great

[Health] Water is Great

DID YOU KNOW that by the time you feel thirsty, you are already 2% dehydrated? Okay, I know what you are thinking: “Doesn’t it mean that I just have to drink more water?” Well, yes – and no. While the most effective way to hydrate yourself is to drink water, doing it only when you...