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TECH 25 Mar 2019 | 2:30 AM

A niche no more: What today’s modern medical wearables can do for you

Most people are probably familiar with blood-pressure gauges. They have an inflatable cuff, air tube, measuring unit and sometimes a small built-in computer. But that was yesterday.

TECH 18 Dec 2018 | 11:30 PM

Stop Googling your symptoms right now, health experts say

Although more and more people are turning to the Internet for medical advice, “Dr Google” is no substitute for an actual visit to a doctor, health experts say.

TECH 10 Sep 2017 | 4:00 AM

‘Cyberchondria’ costs the UK health service £56mil a year

Health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, cost the British healthcare system around £56mil (RM310.45mil) a year, researchers said, blaming the Internet for a rise in "cyberchondria".

So Aunty, So What? 24 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

A winner fuelled by nostalgia

Our longing for the past is actually hypochondria of the heart, so say experts.

AseanPlus News 18 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

A little knowledge...

Is a dangerous thing, which is why our columnist is trying hard to avoid reading up on medical conditions on the Internet.

Health 21 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Mired in malaise

Hypochondriasis is a mental disorder characterised by excessive fear or preoccupation with a serious illness.

Lifestyle 09 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Journey through Europe

The European Union Film Festival features award-winning fare.