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Marathon at 81? Why not? says Singapore’s Oldest Marathon Runner Mr Chan Meng Hui

Chan Meng Hui

Chan Meng Hui

HE HAS been running in marathons for more than 24 years. But Mr Chan Meng Hui is hardly an elite runner like Paula Radcliffe or Haile Gebrselassie.

You see, he is already 81 years old, and usually finishes the gruelling 42.195km route in last place.

For example, he took nearly eight […]

Singapore News – More sports doctors seen with growing demand for sports medicine

SINGAPORE: Singapore has seen a rise in recreational sports participation and events, as it played host to marquee events such as the F1 Singapore GP and the Youth Olympic Games.

This in turn, has led to an increase in demand for sports medical expertise, such as sports screening, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

The top […]

Why rubbing it better makes pain go away

Rubbing a sore knee or arm after a bump really does help make the pain go away, say scientists.

Researchers have discovered that gentle stroking activates “pleasure” nerves beneath the skin, which then reduce the sensation of pain from other nerves.

They found that people who were exposed to painful temperatures on the surface of […]

Pain in the Neck (Cervicalgia), Torticollis (Wry Neck)

Pain located in the neck that does not radiate into the arms is called cervicalgia. Torticollis is a painful condition that can occur in young athletes after violent turning movements of the neck, e.g. when diving and when heading or jumping in soccer. It is probable that the nerve roots arising from the cervical spinal […]

Osteoporosis group opens S’pore arm

IT IS a misconception held by many healthcare professionals and patients alike that osteoporosis is a natural process of ageing and should not be taken seriously.

And that is a fallacy the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), which set up its first regional office in Southeast Asia here, wants to correct.

Said the foundation’s president John […]

Doctors warn osteoporosis will be more prevalent in Asia

SINGAPORE : Doctors have warned that osteoporosis, a bone disease that leads to an increased risk of fractures, will become more prevalent in Asia.

The problem could be made worse by the region’s rapidly ageing population, as well as under-diagnosis and treatment.

82-year-old Charlie Daniel had two mild falls two years ago, fracturing his hand […]

Singapore is site of new IOF Asia Pacific Regional office

Singapore is site of new IOF Asia Pacific Regional office Opening address by Senior Minister Professor Jayakumar; focus on impact of osteoporosis in Singapore

Today, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) celebrated the opening of its new regional office for the Asia Pacific region, in Singapore. The well attended media event at the Raffles City Convention […]

Taking a Closer Look at ACL Reconstructions

Can you believe it? Out of 5,000 studies published since 1990, only one compared the results of autograft to allograft reconstruction surgery for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. That’s what orthopedic surgeons report after conducting an extensive systematic review of studies on ACL reconstruction surgery.

When a patient tears or ruptures the ACL ligament […]