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Mounting a Response to Physical Inactivity: Two-Wheels at a Time

While the recent entry of bike-share companies into Singapore’s already compact urban space has been met with backlash on improper parking and conflicts on right of way, continued support for these services along with policies to increase bike usage and i...

May 25, 2018

Bone Health Today for a Better Tomorrow

Osteoporosis means “porous bone”, describing a magnified view of a bone that has lost significant bone density and looks porous compared to a bone’s typical honeycomb pattern. A person is diagnosed with osteoporosis when their bone mass has deteriorated o...

May 08, 2018

Is Your Diet Causing Your Allergies?

Singapore based clinical naturopath and nutritionist, Christina Franco, shares how you can come to understand and control your reactions to various foods. Is your diet causing your allergies? Most people struggle with certain dietary triggers causing t...

Apr 30, 2018

RingMD and Ministry Of Health: Inside A Regulatory Sandbox

Today we are proud to officially announce that RingMD has entered into a regulatory sandbox with Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH). This arrangement came to fruition in order to promote the responsible inclusion of telemedicine as a part of the Singapo...

Apr 18, 2018

8 Reasons Why Regular Exercise Helps With Mental Health Issues

Physical exercise as a means of improving mental health? You better believe it. A lot of evidence suggests that physical activity, regardless of the shape you are in, can do wonders to reduce stress and anxiety, and improve self-worth. --- Mental h...

Apr 16, 2018

Self-Affirmation: A Way of Coping With Everyday Stressors

In Singapore’s fast-paced working environment, we are often bombarded with a revolving door of stressors that can take a toll on both our mental (and physical) health. Self-affirmation is a tool you can use: there is substantial research supporting the...

Apr 10, 2018

Plant-based Diets: Practical Or Food For Thought?

There is no one-size fits all solution to healthy eating. The importance of eating food that makes you happy should not be understated. That being said, more and more evidence is starting to suggest that a Plant-based diet has many merits. Read on to u...

Mar 23, 2018

A First-Hand Guide to Antidepressants

The idea of taking a pill to change your mood is oftentimes shrouded in mystery or fear. Nonetheless, antidepressants are popular solutions for those diagnosed with mild to severe clinical depression, and are worth considering in tandem or in lieu of t...

Mar 22, 2018

Are We Sleeping On Sleep Deprivation?

When stress builds up, work piles on, and life gets busy, sleep is often the first thing many people--students and working adults alike--sacrifice first in order to accomplish more. However, the immediate gratification of supposedly higher productivity...

Mar 19, 2018

Speak With A Doctor And Get Medicine Without Leaving Home

Feeling sick? Perhaps it's better for you, and those around you, that you stay at home. We can bring the doctor and medication to you. Now, when you're sick with a common acute self-limiting condition, such as a cold or flu, you can just stay at home an...

Mar 12, 2018

Top 8 Nutrition Tips To Boost Your Immune System

Tired of getting sick? Sometimes it's out of your control, but, in addition to basic hygiene, there are indeed steps you can take to reduce your chances of falling sick. It turns out there might be some truth to the age-old adage "you are what you eat....

Mar 07, 2018

How To Find A Doctor In Singapore– Overview Of Primary Care Services

To help you find the right doctor for you, this blog post gives a general overview of where you can go to see a doctor in Singapore: highlighting factors like waiting times, fees, opening hours, location, and auxiliary comforts. Need a doctor but no...

Mar 01, 2018

How To Make The Most Of Your Online Doctor Consultation

Online physician consultation platforms have evolved since the 1980’s when first pioneered by the U.S. Army. Today, online interaction is almost seamless with the proliferation of the Internet and smartphones making audio, video, and high-resolution graph...

Feb 28, 2018

10 Dietary Tips To Soothe Menstrual Cramps

Did you know that the food you eat can influence your menstrual pain? Singapore based clinical naturopath and nutritionist, Christina Franco, shares what foods you should look to eat, and what to avoid, in order to soothe your menstrual cramps. Prim...

Feb 26, 2018

Social Responsibility Not To Make Others Sick

Do your part! Practice good hygiene to take care of yourself and others. You don't want other people to make you sick, so why is it fair for you to put others at risk? Here's some food for thought. In today’s globalized interconnected world, everyth...

Feb 01, 2018

How To Identify A Reliable Telemedicine Provider

In a world full of constantly blossoming attractions and distractions that grant instant gratification, it's more important than ever to keep your guard up against tempting new experiences. When considering the utilization of new technologies, there ar...

Jan 31, 2018

Germs In The Doctor's Office? The Low-down On Healthcare-associated Infections

Unfortunately, it is possible to get sick from going to visit a doctor. This phenomenon is typically known as a healthcare-associated infection, and it's more common than you think. Here's what you need to know, and why it's challenging to combat. ...

Jan 16, 2018

Everyday 32,000 Singaporeans Spend Valuable Time And Energy Doing This One Thing. Are You One Of Them?

Going to the clinic or hospital to see a doctor for a common cold or flu? You're spending valuable time and energy. You are not alone. Every single day an average of 32,000 Singaporeans sacrifice the time to travel to a doctor and wait in a waiting roo...

Jan 15, 2018

2017 at RingMD - Year in Review

Working closely with government, industry and tech leaders around the world, 2017 comes to an exciting end for the RingMD team. In the last calendar year, our team is proud to have served and delivered tech wellness and healthcare solutions to tens of ...

Dec 29, 2017

Prescription Drugs Making You More Sick? Why Playing It Safe Can Be Dangerous.

Society values preventative measures to stop bad things from getting worse. Unfortunately, these measures are often executed in the face of vast uncertainty. In the healthcare world, this means that patients are actually suffering. Sometimes no med...

Dec 24, 2017