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What are the causes, symptoms and treatment for eczema?

What is Eczema? Eczema is a common form of skin inflammation that causes the skin to become itchy, red, swollen and painful.  Symptoms can vary from a mild rash that disappears quite quickly to a more severe condition that’s present for a long time.   While there is no cure for eczema, the main goal…

THEO10 Sunscreens

Sunscreens are an important part of a complete sun protection strategy. Given the humid temperature and heatwave in Singapore, it is especially essential for Singaporeans to travel around with sunscreen to prevent tanning or sunburn from the harmful UV rays. Sunscreen has been proven to decrease your risk of skin cancers and skin precancers. Regular…

PVC and plastic barriers as post-COVID measures

Taking a look at  a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, Zig-zagging barriers made from PVC pipes and plastic sheets were erected for diners craving Japanese-style hot pot at a restaurant which reopened for the first time in weeks.  After word came down that restaurants could reopen on the condition they enforce social distancing, restaurant chain Penguin…

11 Ways Germs Are Spreading All Over Your Home

With COVID-19 still looming large around the globe, keeping a clean home has never been a bigger priority. While washing your hands and using disinfectant products to sanitize surfaces is a good place to start, even the most conscientious individuals are likely to still be accidentally cross-contaminating their home, putting yourself and your loved ones…

A Post-COVID World

As Covid-19 cases cross three million across the globe, a Singapore-based university has predicted the end of the coronavirus pandemic in 131 countries with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). The study, conducted by University of Technology and Design (SUTD), used data on the basis of the SIR (susceptible-infected-recovered) model to predict the key dates…

Surfaces where viruses live the longest

Surfaces where viruses live the longest Washing hands may be enough to clean our hands and get rid of possible contact with viruses. However, our ‘itchy’ hands are bound to touch surfaces after washing our hands. For example you who are reading this blog now! Your hands probably touched the keyboard and the mouse, the…

Cleaning vs Disinfecting

We all want to live in a clean and safe indoor environment. However, there is a distinct difference between cleaning and disinfecting. It is true that cleaning helps to cleanse and remove dirt from the surface area , but does cleaning alone guarantee that all phatho germs and bacteria are killed? If you want to…

COVID toes: The new possible coronavirus symptom mostly seen in children

Doctors have identified a possible new symptom of coronavirus which sees purple or blue lesions appear on the feet of otherwise asymptomatic patients.  It is mysterious skin condition that causes purple, blue or red discoloration in toes and occasionally fingers which may be the first symptom of COVID-19. The symptom, which has been dubbed 'COVID…

Flattening the curve

Flattening the curve What is the curve The "curve" researchers are talking about refers to the projected number of people who will contract COVID-19 over a period of time. (To be clear, this is not a hard prediction of how many people will definitely be infected, but a theoretical number that's used to model the…