Snoring occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is partially blocked during sleep. The sound of snoring is caused by the vibration of the tissues in the upper airway, including the throat, palate, uvula, and nasal passages. Various factors contribute to snoring and some of them are obesity, weak muscle tone in the throat and tongue, pregnancy and more.
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In this article, we explore the potential benefits of using AI chatbots for health diagnosis and the challenges associated with implementing AI in the healthcare industry.
Need a cup of coffee? Most of us reach out for that hot brew effortlessly without even realising that a complex system of musculoskeletal and brain processes is hard at work. However, for patients with reduced mobility, even grabbing a simple spoon may prove to be rather challenging.
Acne, commonly found in the face, chest and back regions, can be a frustrating problem that many young people (and adults) deal with regularly, resulting in social embarrassment or detrimental psychological effects. Acne is a condition which develops in and around the hair follicles and their oil-producing glands (sebaceous glands) have the potential to scar a person’s face.
Constant vigilance of the situation and long-term preparations must be carried out in anticipation of dangerous mutations as the virus continues to evolve, and the possibility of the next big pandemic.
Traditionally, there are several proven ways to manage stress. Stress management methods include regular physical activities, relaxation techniques, getting enough sleep, social support, having a balanced diet, and positive thinking among a slew of recommendations by mental health professionals.
With the rise in computing technology, the development of smart wearables has grown significantly, allowing users to track and monitor various health and fitness metrics. In addition to the development of hardware, the rise of computing technology has also led to the development of sophisticated software and algorithms that can analyse the data collected by smart wearables.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative condition of the brain associated with motor symptoms (slow movement, tremor, rigidity and imbalance) and other complications including cognitive impairment, mental health disorders, sleep disorders and pain and sensory disturbances.
Injuries to the spinal cord can lead to some extent of paralysis, causing permanent paralysis to a body region. In recent years, medical exoskeletons have attracted global attention to the possibility of being able to walk again.
While many of us are fortunate enough to be able to eat almost everything we fancy without any serious reactions on a regular basis, there are a significant number of the global population who are allergic to certain types of food, some even potentially life-threatening.
According to the World Health Organisation, falls are the second leading cause of death from unintentional injuries globally. As seniors advance in age, many may need a holistic support system, including family, caregivers, and a residence that has been outfitted to accommodate the common frailties of age: reduced vision, decreased mobility, increased risk of falls and more.
With the increasing advancements in technology, living with diabetes can be a lot less stressful. Choosing cost-effective and the right storage equipment for your insulin medicine is important to a better quality of life, especially when you are someone who travels frequently.
Globally, with the predicament of declining fertility rates among many countries, especially in the developed economies, couples desiring children are becoming more open to exploring new and innovative ways to conceive a child.
As technology improves over time, new and innovative body hair removal techniques present a variety of choices for people to go for the optimal hair removal method that suits their preferences and budget best.
Open surgery fundamentally requires the highest degree of clear visibility to work on the tissues or accurately diagnose a condition. That includes having the best illumination within the tight confines of the surgical field to reduce the risk of tissue burns and potential errors and to enhance patient safety.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes is a major cause of lower limb amputations, among other serious health complications.
With a significant proportion of the general population experiencing headache disorders, many of us are familiar with how debilitating migraines can be.
For many of us, the stresses of work and modern day living in the digital era have encroached into our bedtime, eating away the precious hours of sleep that our body requires for the healthy functioning of both the brain and the physical body.
We all know that too much exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are harmful to our skin, and yet that doesn’t keep us from having a whale of a time at the beach from time to time. What if there are smart swimwear that detects and measures our exposure to UV rays accurately and in real-time?
According to the Singapore Cancer Registry, breast cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in females and the leading cause of cancer death in women.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in many parts of the world, asthma is often the most common chronic disease among children. In Singapore alone, approximately one in five children has asthma.
Enlarged prostate in men will cause slower urine flow, frequent urination or urination problems. There are new innovations to treat it without surgery.
Since 2019, there have been several 5G virtual and remote surgeries performed on humans around the world, upping the ante in surgical treatment profoundly.
Thinking of quitting smoking? Here’s a look at some Nicotine Replacement Therapy products such as nicotine gum and patches that may help you do so.
Advanced prostate cancer is usually detected late. Treatment options include higher-risk surgery, radiotherapy, hormone therapy or chemotherapy.
While the traditional wheelchair design has been unchanged for decades, there are some new groundbreaking designs that are vast improvements.
Modern walking canes are packed with all sorts of smart technology, to help both the old, and the blind too. Others often double up with alternate functions.
With wearable blood pressure watches, high blood pressure patients will be able to monitor their levels constantly, and hopefully prevent serious disease.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device. For a long time to diabetics, fingerprick tests were a regular affair when it came to monitoring their blood sugar levels. However, a recent generation of devices called Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) have risen to give accurate blood sugar readings in almost real time. Follow us on Telegram for the latest […]
Today, Bluetooth technology is fast becoming the industry standard in hearing aids. We take a look at a few prominent models available today.