Sunday, 3 February 2019

Going to university will NOT protect you from dementia

Going to university and having a mentally stimulating job or hobby may do little to stave off dementia, research has found.

A study has found that it is education up to the age of 20 that is the decisive factor whether you will resist the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.

The findings fly in the face of previous research that suggests that keeping your brain challenged throughout life gives you 'cognitive reserve'.

Instead, researchers say that their findings highlight how important good early years and education in the teenage years is vital to keep our brains healthy in our later life.


Video: Commercial airplane landing during strong wind

Public domain photos by U.S. Pacific Fleet

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion

AV-8B Harrier

E-2C Hawkeye

F-35B Lightning II

MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft

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More than 1,000 GP clinics open during Chinese New Year holidays: MOH

In anticipation of the upcoming festive period, the Ministry of Health (MOH) released on Friday (Feb 1) a list of clinics that will remain open during the Chinese New Year holidays.

From Feb 4 to Feb 6, 1,014 general practitioner (GP) clinics will be open at various times of the day, said MOH.

The list of clinics and their operating hours can be found on the MOH website and the HealthHub app.

The ministry encouraged the public to visit a GP or a 24-hour clinic for conditions that are "neither life-threatening nor serious" and only visit a hospital's accident and emergency (A&E) department for "serious emergencies such as chest pain, breathlessness and uncontrollable bleeding", said MOH.

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Why you should NEVER cut carbs from your diet

Whether it is bread, pasta or potatoes, we are often led to believe that carbs are the natural enemy of weight loss.

However, for one dietitian, this could not be further from the truth.

Melissa Meier revealed to Body and Soul the five reasons why she will never cut out the food group from her diet.
  • They boost your energy
  • Science says you should not
  • They are part of a balanced diet
  • We need immune-supporting fruits
  • Starchy food are nutritionally necessary