The HEALTH

Infections associated with getting down under

There are a very big spectrum of STD’s, but only a few can be transmitted through oral sex.

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Faces of stroke – Inspirational journey of survivors

“My greatest achievement was taking part in NASAM’s colour walk a year after my stroke, volunteer myself in speech therapy and taking part in NASAM’s 2017 Stroke Games.” – Ng Shai Hoong.

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FAT to FIT 

“My daily routine today consist of a 30-minute jog five to six times a week, I still adhere to the four principles as when I started, I abstain from processed food and opt for natural food and I do not take any supplements. I depend on natural foods and proteins such as chicken breast, fish, eggs and vegetables,” Ridwan said.

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The value of ultrasound in pregnancy

What is ultrasound? Ultrasound is a high frequency sound which is beyond the hearing range of humans. It uses frequencies in a pulsed fashion from the probe, which is applied on to the abdomen or into the vagina to produce the image. The frequency of the sound wave varies with the probe used – transvaginal […]

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Be conscious of the glycemic index in products consumed

THE high sugar intake among Malaysians is at an alarming rate and it is the main reason behind obesity and chronic diseases. Based on the recent case of Malaysians favourite chocolate malt drink that contains 40 percent of sugar– we should not just be wary of the level of sugar intake but also the value of […]

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Jared Lee donates hair for cancer patients

Aspiring  producer does his bit to help Locks of Hope Association make human hair pieces. AMERICAN naturalist, John Burroughs once said, the smallest deeds is better than the greatest intention. Perhaps that is one of the many reasons Malaysia Youtuber Jared Lee of GrimFilm decided to donate his hair as a gesture of providing hope for […]

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Is the health information on social media truly legit?

On my Facebook wall at the time of writing this piece, I searched for the words “cancer cure” and found a total of 20 posts; of which only four had any kind of factual basis. The rest had no grounding in science whatsoever; including one on “how eating lemons are better than chemotherapy in curing […]

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Protect yourself with Allianz diabetic essential

Allianz now offers a choice of four medical plans for type 2 diabetics that can help to cover the cost of hospitalisation and surgery, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and obtaining a second medical opinion.

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Are you fit for your job?

THE fundamental of receiving an employment contract is you must be fit for employment hence the moment you are found unfit, the employer — private sector — will ask you to exit the company.
Now the question is what determines whether you are fit or unfit for your job?

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