Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Mediterranean diet 'raises IVF success rate by 70%'


A Mediterranean diet can greatly increase a woman’s chances of having a baby through IVF, scientists say.

Adopting the healthy diet – which is loaded with fruit and veg, whole grains, olive oil and fish – boosted the chances of successful fertility treatment by almost 70% for some women.

Researchers from Harokopio University of Athens believe antioxidants in fruit and vegetables improves the quality of a woman’s eggs and also protects the womb, as when its lining is damaged it can be harder to become pregnant.

The diet contains only a small amount of red meat, which has been found to cut the chances of pregnancy, while it is rich in whole grains, which can boost the quality of an embryo. Dr Nikos Yiannakouris, co-author of the study, said: ‘Women attempting fertility treatment should be encouraged to eat a healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, because this may help increase the chances of successful pregnancy.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5327459/Mediterranean-diet-raises-IVF-success-rate-70.html

How To Buy Chinese New Year Delicacies for CNY


Ref: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/chinese-new-year-chinatown-waxed-meat-mushrooms-ingredients-9948768

Vitamin D can repair and prevent the damage caused by diabetes and high blood pressure

Vitamin D from the sun

Vitamin D is an 'inexpensive solution' to drugs as scientists discover the sunshine supplement repairs and prevents damage to the heart caused by diabetes and high blood pressure.

The sunshine supplement stimulates the production of nitric acid, which is involved in regulating blood flow and preventing the formation of blood clots, according to the first study of its kind.

It also reduces 'internal stress' in the cardiovascular system, which could avoid heart-related incidents, the research adds.

Study author Dr Tadeusz Malinski from Ohio University, said: 'There are not many, if any, known systems which can be used to restore cardiovascular cells which are already damaged, and vitamin D can do it.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5334515/Vitamin-D-repairs-damage-heart-caused-diabetes.html

Tips For Getting Rid of Bad Breath Once and For All


  • Do not use alcohol-based mouthwash
  • Eat more of parsley and spearmint
  • Brush and floss twice daily
  • Clean your tongue
  • Quit smoking and stop using tobacco products
  • Drink less coffee
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Get your acid reflex in check

Ref: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/8-tips-getting-rid-bad-223500373.html

S$99 million lost to scams in 2017: Police


It is not just Internet love scams that are on the rise, but various forms of fraud as well, with at least S$99 million lost to scammers last year, said the Singapore Police Force.

Email impersonation scams raked in the highest amount, with victims losing at least S$43 million - the most in the last three years and a 70 per cent spike from 2016. The largest amount swindled in a single case last year was S$5.7 million.

There were 328 cases of email impersonation in 2017, an almost 30 per cent jump from 257 cases in 2016.

Most of the victims were businesses who were deceived into transferring money to fraud bank accounts of their business partners.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-99-million-lost-to-scams-in-2017-police-9945700