THE world must diversify its food production and consumption, or face damaging supply disruptions that could lead to suffering and social unrest, scientists warned on Monday.

HEALTH

A VERY common question asked of me by patients is, "Should I consume fish oil supplements?" The fish oil supplements referred to are those containing the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA...

HEALTH

A PATIENT of mine who suffered from dry and allergic eyes and eyelids told me recently that she deemed me a role model because of my "sparkly eyes". As an eye doctor of 20 years and counting, it...

HEALTH

IN RECENT years, bio-active molecules derived from multi-potential cells, such as stem cells or germ cells, extracted either from human or animal sources have been at the forefront of research and...

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HEALTH

ANDROPAUSE? In women, we have a definite menopause with symptoms. However in men, we do not have a definite male andropause, and there is actually lot of difficulty in diagnosing andropause in men...

[BEIJING] China is calling on its people to reduce their intake of edible oils, sugar and salt as part of a nationwide campaign to minimise health risks. The country is the world's top consumer of...

[ROME] Landfills in flames and rats feasting on waste in the streets have sparked health fears in Rome, as doctors warn families to steer clear of disease-ridden curbside garbage and locals launch...

[NEW YORK] It's a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you.

[HONG KONG] In the hyper-polarised world of US politics, there's an issue that unites Democrats and Republicans: the high cost of insulin.