Monday, 27 August 2018

Blue light from smart devices and monitors DOES affect your vision - updated

We all know that the blue light that emits from our smartphones isn't good for our eyes, but a new study has discovered just how much damage it can cause.

Researchers say that this light is absorbed by vital molecules in our retina and triggers the production of a toxic chemical that kill cells.

This damage can lead to large blind spots in our vision that are the hallmark of macular degeneration, a disease that leads to blindness.


How to prevent blue light affecting your eyes

Exceptional people: Mak Kwok Fai running again after stroke

Source: ST, 15 August, 2018

Free entry to Sentosa during September school holidays

Sentosa will waive island admission fees for all Singapore residents during the September school holidays, Sentosa Development Corporation said on Friday (Aug 24).

Visitors driving into Sentosa in Singapore-registered vehicles, as well as those who enter via the Sentosa Express trains, will gain free admission between Sep 1 and Sep 16, the news release said.

Sentosa will also continue to offer its existing free modes of entry for those who walk or take SBS Transit's bus service 123 to the island.

The island will also be hosting Southeast Asia's largest sand festival, Sentosa Sandsation: Marvel Edition, during the school holidays.

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Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs

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Men trying to become a father the old-fashioned way are better off wearing loose underwear, according to a study published Thursday.

Compared to men who favour snug-fitting briefs, devotees of boxer shorts had a significantly higher count and concentration of sperm, researchers reported in the journal Human Reproduction.

The sperm were also more lively, and levels of a reproductive hormone were more favourable to generating offspring.


The painless, potent ‘shock’ treatment for men who struggle to perform in bed

"Shockwave therapy for the penis” can be an intimidating proposition, admitted Travis (not his real name), a Singaporean male in his late 30s. Yet five months ago he tried the treatment in a bid to fix his erectile dysfunction (ED) - and it worked.

“People might be put off by the word 'shockwave', but there’s nothing to be afraid of. It was painless, there was no discomfort,” he described. “And it is effective. My performance has improved … it’s much better now.”

Despite the name, shockwave therapy actually uses external, low-intensity acoustics to trigger a process that forms new blood vessels, improving blood flow to the nether regions to help enhance the firmness of an erection.

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