Sunday, November 20, 2011

'1 in 10 will suffer from mental illness': Study

The Singapore Mental Health Study, which involved 6,616 people being interviewed last year, has found that while mental illness starts occurring in most people while they are in their 20s, two in three never seek help, and even those who eventually do take years to do so. -- FILE PHOTO

More than one in 10 people in Singapore will be stricken by mental illness in their lifetime, according to a large, new study here.
Many are likely to face depression, the commonest mental illness here. It is projected to affect 170,000 adults, with more women affected than men.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Swedish sperm donors are well-adjusted men: Study

(REUTERS) - Men who pass a screening process and donate to sperm banks in Sweden score better on personality measures, such as responsibility, confidence and self-acceptance, than other men in their peer group, according to a Swedish study.
Sweden was the first country to pass a so-called non-anonymous law, which entitles children to contact the sperm donor if they choose. Britain, Australia and other nations also require that donors consent to being contacted.
The United States allows donors to remain anonymous and for them to get paid, unlike Sweden, where men can only volunteer.
The non-anonymous laws could be a problem for both sides since nobody can prepare themselves for their reactions if a child decides to contact the biological father, said Dr Gunilla Sydsjo, lead author of the study and a professor at Sweden's Linkoping University.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Antibiotics overprescribed for children: US study

(REUTERS) - Pediatricians in the United States write more than 10 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions every year for conditions such as the flu and asthma, contributing to potentially dangerous drug resistance, a study said.
Researchers looked at a nationally representative sample of almost 65,000 outpatient visits by children under 18 during 2006 to 2008, with findings reported in the journal Pediatrics.
In total, doctors prescribed an antibiotic at one in every five visits, with most dispensed for children with respiratory ailments such as sinus infections and pneumonia.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Live liver donors have troubles years later: Study

People who have donated part of their liver for transplant can experience physical and psychological complications years after the operation, according to a German study. -- PHOTO: REUTERS    

(REUTERS) - People who have donated part of their liver for transplant can experience physical and psychological complications years after the operation, according to a German study.
Almost half of the 83 liver donors surveyed had complaints ranging from pain and digestive problems to depression three or more years after surgery - but nearly all said they'd donate again, the study in the Annals of Surgery said.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Health Benefits of Female Orgasms

Orgasms are not only considered to be the ultimate climax of sexual pleasure, they do offer a lot of health benefits too. One of the best things a good orgasm can give is relieve stress. When the heart beats faster during sex, there is also an increase in the flow of blood while the muscles tighten up. This comes to a conclusion brought about by an orgasm, which releases tensions that are pent up within the nervous system. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cara Melakukan Pemeriksaan Bulanan Payudara Sendiri

Melakukan pemeriksaan payudara setiap bulan boleh membantu mencegah kanser payudara sebagai proses mengesan penyakit pada peringkat awal. Dr Vatsala, Ketua Pakar Bedah, berkongsi beberapa garis panduan yang penting untuk wanita mengamalkan dan memeriksa sendiri payudara mereka mengenal pasti jika terdapat apa-apa perubahan seperti ketumbuhan atau 'thickenings'. Jadi, lakukanlah pemeriksaan sendiri demi menjalani kehidupan yang sihat dengan melakukan prosedur-prosedur seperti berikut: