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...

Singapore Issues Alert as Akira Ransomware Targets Local Firms

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The notorious Akira ransomware, responsible for stealing $42 million from over 250 organizations across North America, Europe, and Australia, is now targeting businesses in Singapore. Local authorities, including the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, the Singapore Police Force, and the Personal Data Protection Commission, have issued a joint advisory to warn businesses of this rising threat. Several victims have...

Japan Youth International Kyoga Nakamura Aspires to Become Singapore’s Next Naturalized Lion

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When Kyoga Nakamura ventured from Japan to Singapore in 2019, he encountered a trifecta of culture shocks: the sweltering heat, synthetic pitches replacing natural grass, and the piquancy of Indian cuisine. Now a permanent resident eyeing citizenship, the 28-year-old footballer aspires to don Singapore's jersey for a regional tournament later this year. Nakamura's football odyssey traces back to his childhood,...

What’s the Best Sport to Bet On?

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Determining the best sport for betting hinges on various factors, blending individual preferences with market offerings. Popular sports boast diverse markets and abundant tournaments, attracting both fans and bettors worldwide. Sportsbooks cater to mainstream sports while also accommodating niche preferences, granting ample opportunities for informed betting decisions. Ultimately, identifying the most lucrative sport for betting hinges on personal preferences and...

Understanding Testicular Torsion: Risks, Consequences, and Impact on Fertility

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Persistent pain in the testicles is always a cause for concern, and one condition that warrants attention is testicular torsion. Recently, a case emerged where a teenager lost a testicle due to delayed treatment resulting from misdiagnosis. Initially presenting with abdominal pain and increased bowel movements, the teenager was misdiagnosed with stomach-related issues and prescribed antibiotics. Despite repeated visits, his...

The Impact of Cancer on Women’s Sexuality, Self-Image, and Relationships: 3 Survivors Share Their Stories

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When Sarah was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2020, her primary concerns were not menopause or her marital relationship. Having given birth just eight months prior, she suddenly faced the challenges of chemotherapy, lumpectomy, and radiation. By September 2021, her cancer had advanced to Stage 4. A few months later, blood tests revealed she had entered early menopause...