Health

Hip replacement may improve sex life

SINGAPORE — It is well known that total hip replacement improves mobility and reduces pain. Now, new research shows the surgical procedure offers an unexpected bonus in the...

Dying with dignity

SINGAPORE — When 28-year-old Christopher Hawkes succumbed to a four-year battle with cancer in August, he did so in his own bed, surrounded by his family, partner and six pet...

When early detection is not good for you

NEW YORK — The incidence of thyroid cancer in South Korea has increased 15-fold in the past 20 years. But cancer experts agree that the reason is not a real increase in the...

Guidelines for stroke prevention updated

CLEVELAND — New tools for preventing strokes include new blood-thinning medications to reduce the risk of stroke among people with atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm...

Recognising anxiety disorders in seniors

Recognising anxiety disorders in seniors

SINGAPORE — Complaining of heart palpitations and pain, a 76-year-old diabetic woman checked herself into the same restructured hospital three times within a year. The doctors...

Diabetes fuels rise in TB

LONDON — Cases of tuberculosis (TB) are set to accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the...

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