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February 11, 2020 Health and Fitness
A new study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows how a natural compound found in many well-known and widely consumed vegetables can also be used to fight fatty liver disease.
February 03, 2020 Health and Fitness
BEIJING: A claim by Chinese scientists that a liquid made with honeysuckle and flowering plants could help fight the deadly coronavirus has sparked frenzied buying of the traditional medicine, but doubts quickly emerged.
January 28, 2020 Health and Fitness
I have been residing in the United States, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and mainland China in the past decade. Very often have I been talking to local born and bred Asians who either study or work in Asia or in a native-English-speaking country.
January 09, 2020 Health and Fitness
In 2015, I was living with a Malaysian Chinese flatmate in the United Kingdom. Smiling. Greetings. Smart-causal outfits. Everything from her seemed fair. I took several weeks co-living in the accommodation did I realise some abnormalities from her. She would easily get outrageous, emotional and sometimes very hyper. All these “abnormalities” were, at first, covered by her 10 A*s and 4 A*s scoresheets in Malaysia’s IGCSE and A-levels respectively, alongside her good-looking figure – a promising young lady, as many might conclude.
December 17, 2019 Health and Fitness
The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain (right), abdominal tenderness and abdominal guarding which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum eg coughing (forced cough may be used as a test), flexing one’s hips or eliciting the Blumberg sign (aka rebound tenderness, meaning that pressing a hind on the abdomen elicits less pain than releasing the hand abruptly, which will aggravate the pain, as the peritoneum snaps back into place).
November 26, 2019 Health and Fitness
Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics (right) is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease according to a recently published study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.
October 22, 2019 National
Kuala Lumpur: It happened suddenly. One morning in 2006, Lokasundari Vijaya Sankar, a former lecturer from Petaling Jaya, woke up with her whole body feeling stiff.
October 08, 2019 Health and Fitness
ANTIBODIES that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report.
September 30, 2019 Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Traditional and complementary medicine also referred as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has become popular among the population of Malaysian for health maintenance and disease prevention, especially cancer. A holistic approach of “emphasising on health rather than on disease” has greatly influenced the development of CAM and prevalence of CAM usage.
September 27, 2019 Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: ‘Are these medications safe to be taken in pregnant women?’ ‘Can I take these medications if I’m pregnant?’ These are important questions yet rarely asked by patients when they’re collecting their medication at the pharmacy.
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