SCMP: Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis, changing a person’s life in an instant. For my latest article in the South China Morning Post, I had the privilege of speaking to a medical expert in Hong Kong and also the mother of a brave young man recovering from spinal cord injury. Read my article here.

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SCMP: Dental Health

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Good dental health has a big impact on overall your wellbeing. Scientists are finding that dental health influences conditions from heart disease to cancer. In my latest article for the South China Morning Post, I examine how having healthy teeth may make all the difference. Read it here or download the pdf.

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SCMP: Loneliness

SCMP: Loneliness

In a rapidly aging world, loneliness is an increasingly pressing issue. Researchers are finding that loneliness is contagious and could lead to premature death. In my latest article for the South China Morning Post, I look at the health effects of loneliness and profile a new initiative by university students in Singapore to tackle loneliness in the elderly. Read it here or download the pdf.

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SCMP: Cutting Calories For Longevity

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The secret to longevity that many have searched long and hard for may have always been within reach. Cutting calories, as scientists are discovering, not only keeps your waist trim but could also prolong your life. In my latest article for the South China Morning Post, I look at how calorie restriction impacts life span. Read it here download the pdf.

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SCMP: Artificial sweeteners

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In today’s world in love with ‘organic’ and unprocessed food that abhors all things artificial,¬† sweeteners such as saccharin and aspartame have a rather bad reputation. But are these low-calorie sugar substitutes all that bad? In this article for the South China Morning Post, I look into whether these sweet nothings pose a health risk. Read it here or download the pdf.

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SCMP: Cancer Genomics

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The Big C word has been the subject of scrutiny by scientists for decades. But the more we study cancer, the more we realise we don’t know. Now, scientists around the world are joining forces to map genetic changes that cancer causes. Read my latest article for the South China Morning Post here.

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AS: Interview with SMU Kyriakos Mouratidis

Kyriakos Mouratidis

Asian Scientist Magazine is a media partner of the Singapore Management University (SMU) Office of Research. This interview is part of a series profiling SMU academics. I meet Assistant Professor Kyriakos Mouratidis, an expert on databases who is getting them to work faster and harder to solve real-world problems. Read the interview here.

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