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Where Did the Idea of Counting Sheep to Fall Asleep Originate?

The practice of counting sheep for sleep is a time-honoured method believed to aid in falling asleep. This technique involves visualising sheep and counting them as they jump over a fence. But where did this idea originate, and does it hold any scientific merit?

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News

National University Spine Institute Opens, Advancing Spine Care in Singapore

The National University Health System (NUHS) has introduced the National University Spine Institute (NUSI), a new specialist institute dedicated to treating spinal diseases and deformities. This initiative aims to meet the growing need for specialised spine care in Singapore’s ageing population. It takes a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to achieve this.

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News

The Proposal for Free Annual Medical Check-ups (HB No.1785) for Filipinos

In response to alarming statistics indicating that six out of 10 Filipinos pass away without receiving medical attention, a proactive legislative initiative has emerged. Bicol Saro Party-list Representative Brian Raymund Yamsuan has taken a bold step by introducing House Bill (HB) No.1785, dubbed the proposed Free Annual Medical Check-up Act.

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Cancer

Ninja Diagnosed with Cancer: A Wake-Up Call for Regular Skin Checks

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a 32-year-old gaming icon known for his Fortnite prowess, has revealed a personal health battle resonating across the digital world. Following a routine check-up prompted by his wife, Jessica, Ninja was diagnosed with melanoma, a potentially fatal form of skin cancer. The source was a suspicious mole discovered on the bottom of his foot.