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15 Nov 2019

Superbugs kill one person every 15 minutes in US, says CDC report

Drug-resistant germs sicken about three million people every year in the United States and kill about 35,000, representing a much larger public health threat than previously understood, according to a long-awaited...
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05 Nov 2019

How To Choose The Right Probiotic Supplement

Probiotics have gained a lot of attention recently as people are more aware of the importance of a healthy gut on their overall well-being. Many modern day ailments, such as fatigue, weight gain, skin conditions or...
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26 Oct 2019

Colon cancer ranked as TOP Cancer in Singapore

Colorectal cancer starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). It is the most common cancer in developed countries today. People living in these countries have three times the risk of...
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25 Oct 2019

Unique Double Protection on Probiotics

The importance of microencapsulation of probiotics to ensure optimal delivery of strains into your intestines.
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14 Oct 2019

How your gut affects your body

Gut Mircobiome - This is home base for the bacteria in your digestive tract. Here, they help you break down food and turn nutrients into things your body can use. They stop growing when they run out of food, so you'll...
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22 Sep 2019

Cranberry Extract Benefits

Cranberry are powerful antioxidants Cranberries are full of antioxidants, which protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. Interestingly, cranberries contain more antioxidants than many other commonly...
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22 Sep 2019

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to...

The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders. In 2014 John Cryan, a professor at University College Cork in Ireland, attended...
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05 Sep 2019

CNA features on importance of Probiotics

"Adults need about 1 billion to 10 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of probiotics a day, said Jaclyn Reutens, a clinical and sports dietitian, and founder of Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants."This shows...
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18 Aug 2019

Probiotics can improve your child's gut and brain

What are probiotics and are they safe for kids? Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in our gut (mostly intestines) and perform a wide variety of functions including regulating the immune system, digesting...
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28 Jul 2019

Why is digestion important

The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract—also called the GI tract or digestive tract—and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting...
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12 Jul 2019

Is Fruit Juice any good?

A recent study on sugar content in freshly squeezed fruit juices have shown alarming results in high sugar content, low fruit benefits and its no better than canned drinks.
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08 Jul 2019

What is UTI?

Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria is present within the urinary tract in significant numbers. In Singapore, UTIs are common in women, with 1 in 5 adult women aged 20-65 experiencing a UTI at least once a...
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07 Jul 2019

The Rise of antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become...
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02 Jul 2019

Health and Technology

Technology is leading the way towards better prevention, diagnosis and treatment (Straits Times, 10/08/2019) Singaporeans are living longer than ever, and the country has recently topped the world in life expectancy...
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30 Jun 2019

Superbugs can cause UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

"Unlike the outbreaks of diarrhoeal illnesses caused immediately after humans eat contaminated vegetables, the antibiotic-resistant bacteria can hide in the human intestines for months or even years before they cause...
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08 Jun 2019

Gut Bacteria is linked to pregnancy

Results of a study titled, “Progesterone Increases Bifidobacterium Relative Abundance during Late Pregnancy,” were published in the latest issue of the journal Cell Reports. The authors write that pregnancy is...
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15 Apr 2019

Almost everyone loves travelling!

Each travel is a new adventure, new story and new memory… Because of them, not a single travel can be similar, even if we visit the same destination over and over. Each travel story is unique and it stay with us...
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02 Apr 2019

Age Gracefully With Probiotics

Getting older is a privilege that many people want in their own lives. You get to see society advance, your children grow up, and you may even get to accomplish your dreams. One thing that everyone experiences at some...
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19 Mar 2019

Emergence of Antibiotic Resistance: We may think it is OK for now

The use of Antibiotics is not just what your local doctor prescribes to you when you are sick. You might think it is ok to take antibiotics once awhile if my doctor prescribe to me. To a certain extent, yes, if your...
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18 Dec 2018

Microbes and Me

A look at our intestinal tract The intestinal tract is the organ in the body that digests and absorbs food. Home to trillons of microbes. It is populated by trillions of bacteria that are required for keeping the body...
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