Monday, 28 November 2016

Exceptional company: Charity Run by companies in One-North

Around 2,500 runners from more than 45 companies based in the one-north community took part in the second annual one-north Run on Sunday morning (Nov 27) which raised S$250,000 for charity.

All proceeds from the Run will go to Singapore Children’s Society, and the Community Chest, benefiting Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA), and the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).

Gum disease is a sign of erectile dysfunction as it is tied to stroke and arteries hardening

Erectile dysfunction is more common in men with gum disease, according to a new review of existing studies.

Chronic bacterial infection of the gums, or periodontitis, is common and a major cause of tooth loss for adults, which has been tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and general inflammation, which in turn have been tied stroke and hardening of the arteries.

Stroke and hardening of the arteries are also associated with erectile dysfunction.

"It might still be too early to suggest that men with erectile dysfunction should have their teeth checked;  however, it might be beneficial to inform patients with chronic periodontitis about its association with erectile dysfunction", Dr Zhao said.