Paralympian Joyce Chan had her right leg amputated above the knee and now wears an artificial limb that allows her to walk, climb stairs and bend. Photo: KOH MUI FONG
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Amputees enabled by computerised prostheses WHAT’S NEW?

March 25
High-tech artificial limbs allow amputees to walk at various speeds, climb stairs

Slow and steady running wins the race, health-wise

COPENHAGEN — Vigorous running — faster than 11kmh, more than 2.4 hours a week, more than three times a week — could be almost as harmful as sitting around doing nothing, said a...

Smarter eating for Chinese New Year

Smarter eating for Chinese New Year

SINGAPORE — A bite of bak kwa (barbecued pork), some pineapple tarts and a few sips of a soft drink can amount to more than 500 calories, said Ms Lynette Goh, senior dietitian...

Gallery: Glaucoma affects younger adults too

Glaucoma affects younger adults too

SINGAPORE — Permanent vision loss is not something most 26-year-old adults think about. For Ms Patricia Poo, however, it is a worry that has plagued her since she was diagnosed...

Using an East-meets-West approach

Using an East-meets-West approach

SINGAPORE — For years, persistent back and neck pains made Mdm Anisah’s life miserable. The 35-year-old housewife (she has requested to withhold her full name) said the pain...

DASH named best overall diet for fifth year

NEW YORK — The Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which is rich in vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, has been named the best overall diet for the...

A medical doubled-edged sword

A medical doubled-edged sword

SINGAPORE — Although deemed as one of the most effective methods of joint pain relief, steroid injections may not always be prescribed by doctors as the first course of treatment.