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3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Foam Roll

By Jonah Tan (guest contributor) This is what a foam roller looks like Foam rolling has recently become very popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Its benefits range from alleviating post-workout muscle aches (also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), to curing pains caused by myofascial tension. Here arethree reasons […]

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Schizophrenia

By Kristen Tang (guest contributor) Schizophrenia is a mental illness which affects about 1% of the general population. It is characterised by at least two of the following symptoms: Delusions Hallucinations Disorganised speech Grossly disorganised or catatonic behaviour Negative symptoms Delusions are beliefs that do not change, even when there […]

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rewards

By Kristen Tang If your child has an anxiety problem, the good news is that anxiety is often amenable to treatment. However, fear and anxiety problems can get much worse if left unaddressed. This is because many people respond to fear with avoidance. Fear conditioning starts from a young age […]

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enjoy life

By Kristen Tang Mindfulness is the practice of “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” This means focusing carefully on the present moment, instead of the past or the future. It also means openly accepting the present moment for what it is, instead […]

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diet

By James Hundson (guest contributor) If your friends and colleagues have told you that you’ve put on a lot of weight and are out of shape, you might be planning to follow a diet or go to the gym. While it is obvious you have to diet in order to […]

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eating disorders

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) Eating Disorders (EDs) are a group of psychological conditions where sufferers have severe difficulties in their eating habits and behavior. They include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-eating disorder and other types of eating disorders. About 1 in 15 females may be at risk of […]

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effect of depression

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) In life, it is not uncommon to be down and out especially if you have experienced an upsetting event. Clinical depression, however, is a separate entity whereby the mood is low for more than two weeks accompanied by various other symptoms. Clinical depression is […]

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Psychiatrists

By Dr. BL Lim (guest contributor) In Singapore, many people do not know what psychiatry is or what psychiatrists do. Even healthcare professionals sometimes get confused between psychiatrists and psychologists. Let me explain what Psychiatry is. What is Psychiatry? (photo: Ted Eytan) Psychiatry is a medical specialization focusing on mental […]

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MH370

By Dr. Brian Scott (Guest Contributor) The continuing confusion and lack of definitive information about the whereabouts of Malaysian Airline MH370 for over two weeks (when this post is written), has focused the world’s attention on the suffering of the family and friends of the 239 missing passengers. It is […]

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