Breast Self-Exam Guide

To all the women out there: no one knows your breasts like you do! Although breast cancer can’t be prevented, getting to know your breasts can help you know if/ when there are any changes so you can alert your doctor [1]. According to Johns Hopkins, 40% of breast cancer diagnoses are based on womenContinue reading “Breast Self-Exam Guide”

Pregnancy & COVID-19

Am I, or is my baby, at increased risk? Luckily, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, “all available evidence suggests that pregnant women are at no greater risk of becoming seriously unwell than other healthy adults if they develop coronavirus”. Although evidence is limited, there is also currently no indication that aContinue reading “Pregnancy & COVID-19”

Mental Fitness: Optimism

Brought to you by Naluri, an organization providing professional health & life coaching services, and focused on improving the mental & physical health of individuals through the use of behavioural science, data science, & digital design. Optimism, a pillar of mental fitness, is believing that the outcome of events or experiences will be positive. OptimismContinue reading “Mental Fitness: Optimism”

Perks of Telemedicine (Infographic)

References:1. Telehealth apps rise in Southeast Asia due to doctor scarcity [Internet]. Nikkei Asian Review. 2018 [cited 4 June 2020]. Available from: https://www.solidiance.com/insights/news/telehealth-apps-rise-in-southeast-asia-due-to-doctor-scarcity/download 2. Heger E. Benefits of telemedicine: How remote access to care can help you [Internet]. Insider. 2020 [cited 5 June 2020]. Available from: https://www.insider.com/benefits-of-telemedicine3. Villines Z. Telemedicine benefits: For patients & professionalsContinue reading “Perks of Telemedicine (Infographic)”

International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking 2020 (26th June)

Global deaths from illicit drug use (i.e. opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, and cannabis) have continued to increase over the years, with the rise in opioid overdose deaths being the most significant [1]. A 2017 Global Burden of Disease study estimated that there were 585,000 deaths and 42 million “healthy” life years lost during the year asContinue reading “International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking 2020 (26th June)”

Benefits of Deep Breathing (Infographic)

References:1. Harvard Health Publishing – Harvard Medical School. Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response. [Internet]. 2018 [cited 4 June 2020];. Available from: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/relaxation-techniques-breath-control-helps-quell-errant-stress-response2. Watkins A. Benefits of Deep Breathing. Urban Balance [Internet]. [cited 4 June 2020];. Available from: https://urbanbalance.com/benefits-deep-breathing/3. INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of Deep Breathing [Internet]. Happify. 2020 [cited 1 June 2020].Continue reading “Benefits of Deep Breathing (Infographic)”