There is no age limit to fasting. An older healthy adult may continue to fast. However, an older person suffering from illness might not be able to fast as it may be more harmful to their health.
Fasting during Ramadan carries a high risk of dehydration and low sugar since food and drink are limited to before sunrise and after sunset. We have some tips on how you can fast healthily and safely, also what you can eat during Ramadan.
Our love hate relationship with sugar could be our daily struggle. Do you know too much of it can cause inflammation to your body? Find out how to start an anti-inflammatory diet with Ms Bibi Chia, Principal Dietitian, Raffles Diabetes & Endocrine Centre.
The term ‘superfood’ is a contemporary term. Generally, from the TCM viewpoint, one particular food could be good for one person but not so good for another. How does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) fit into nutrition? Physician Tay Jia Yin, Raffles Chinese Medicine, to tell us more.
Although you may have been vaccinated as a child, the protection from some vaccines can wear off. You may also be at risk for other diseases due to your job, lifestyle, travel or health conditions. Find out why vaccines are safe and what are recommended for the adults.
A lack of sleep may affect your children’s concentration, memory and mood. However prolonged sleep deprivation can also lead to obesity and other physical health problems in the longer term.
Here are some tips to ensure sufficient rest for your child.
Why should an older person get the COVID vaccine? The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the whole world infecting over 100 million people and causing 2.5 million deaths as of 27th February 2021. Studies on the pandemic have shown that COVID-19 has a heavy impact on older people.
Every cancer treatment plan is different and personalised to each patient, depending on the condition. Learning and understanding about radiotherapy treatments may help you or your loved ones feel more prepared and at ease in your cancer-management journey.
You might be feeling anxious and having second thoughts on taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one way to protect ourselves as well as our loved ones. Our Raffles experts share all you need to know before you take your first dose.
As with other established vaccines, in rare instances, a person who receives the vaccine may experience severe allergic reactions. What are some possible side effects of the vaccine? Find out how you can manage them in this article.