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Distinguishing Between Food Poisoning, IBS, and Irritable Bowel Disease: Symptoms and Signs

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In the realm of gastronomic delights and occasional culinary gambles, encountering a tummy upset or gastrointestinal discomfort isn't uncommon. Whether it's from indulging in exotic foods or less-than-ideal sanitary conditions, the aftermath often involves symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, or irregular bowel movements. However, not all stomach pains are mere consequences of food poisoning. There exist several other bowel conditions...

Why Your Collagen Soup or ‘Beauty Pot’ Isn’t Delivering the Skincare Benefits You Expect, and How to Improve Your Skincare Routine

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Beware of the marketing claims surrounding collagen-infused foods like collagen broth or the "beauty hot pot," promising a youthful glow and reduced wrinkles. As a consumer, it's crucial to understand the science behind these claims rather than being swayed by enticing promises. Collagen, a protein crucial for skin elasticity and structure, is naturally produced by the body from amino acids...

Purchasing an HDB BTO Flat in Singapore: Comprehensive Steps for 2024

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The June 2024 BTO sales exercise has arrived, sparking fresh interest in acquiring a BTO flat. Acquiring an HDB BTO flat marks a significant milestone for many Singaporeans. It signals readiness to embrace full-fledged adulthood and proudly declares independence from parental chores like laundry. For first-time applicants, the extensive process can appear daunting and complex, with bewildering acronyms that might induce...

Nvidia Surpasses Microsoft to Become the Most Valuable Public Company

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Nvidia, long recognized in the gaming community for its graphics chips, has now become the most valuable public company in the world. On Tuesday, Nvidia's shares rose by 3.6%, pushing the company's market cap to $3.34 trillion, surpassing Microsoft's $3.32 trillion. Nvidia first hit the $3 trillion mark earlier this month, surpassing Apple in the process. Nvidia's shares have surged more...

Managing Caffeine-Induced Anxiety: Strategies and Causes

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Brian Byrne, a tour manager based in Los Angeles, encountered a frightening episode a few years ago while enjoying a cold brew. He suddenly felt clammy, followed by shallow breathing, a hollow sensation in his chest, and a rapid, thumping heartbeat. Concerned, he stepped outside to get some air. "At that point, I was having racing thoughts, feeling like...

A beginner’s guide to male hair loss: What to know about treatment and prevention

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For many men, the day they acknowledge their receding hairline or thinning crown can be daunting. Studies show that up to half of men will experience some form of male-pattern baldness by age 50, with prevalence increasing over time. While genetics and hormones primarily drive hair loss, the exact mechanisms are still not fully understood, complicating efforts to effectively...

How to Ease Painful Muscle Knots in Your Neck and Back for Lasting Relief

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If you’ve ever had a shoulder massage or used a foam roller, you’ve likely encountered those small, painful bumps deep in your muscles. Known as myofascial trigger points or muscle knots, these bulges can be tough to ignore once you’re aware of them. But what exactly are muscle knots, how do they form, and can they cause long-term issues? More...

Why Does Watching TV Make You Fall Asleep? How Different Sounds Affect Focus, Learning, and Sleep

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The sound of raindrops gently tapping against the window might be a soothing balm for some, while others find solace in a Lo-Fi playlist on Spotify to block out distractions. Meanwhile, ASMR enthusiasts enjoy the tingles from ear brushing, whispering, and gentle tapping. Clearly, different sounds appeal to different people, and the same noises can evoke various responses depending...

This Common Condition Can Damage Joints Long Before Detection

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It may begin as a slight twinge in your knee or hip when you get out of bed. Over time, that twinge may turn into persistent pain, swelling, or reduced range of motion—symptoms of a condition called osteoarthritis. However, like many chronic conditions, doctors typically cannot diagnose osteoarthritis until it has significantly progressed and interfered with daily activities. Scientists are...

How to get a vehicle entry permit before driving into Malaysia

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Starting October 1, all foreign-registered vehicles entering Malaysia by land from Singapore must obtain vehicle entry permits (VEPs). Failure to comply may result in fines of up to RM2,000 (US$425) or imprisonment for up to six months, as announced by Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Tuesday, May 28. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about VEPs...