Antibiotics: Friend or Foe?

29 Mar 2017|Health|

Most of us have been prescribed with antibiotics by doctors when we were sick. But do we know what exactly antibiotics do to help us get well? What Antibiotics Do? Bacteria are microorganisms that live all around us and in us. There are good bacteria that are essential to us such as lactobacillus which helps

Quit Smoking? Me?

9 Mar 2017|Health|

Have you ever said to yourself or heard a friend say, “I’m trying to quit smoking”? It is undeniable that no matter how long you have been smoking, quitting smoking will bring about tremendous health improvements. However, most people who are addicted – yes, smoking is an addiction - find it challenging to break free

IMU Launches Quit Smoking Service

28 Feb 2017|Health|

Oral Health Clinic to champion initiative along IMU Healthcare and IMU Kuala Lumpur, 22 Feb 2017 – IMU, today launched the IMU Quit Smoking Service (IMU-QSS) that is aligned with Malaysian National Tobacco Control Program based upon World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) and MPOWER measures to reduce the consumption and demand

Malaria: Stopping the Bite

16 Feb 2017|Health|

Malaysia is once again on high alert for malaria due to increase in number of cases and detection of a new malaria parasite in three villages in the town of Kuching, Sarawak. The newly discovered malaria parasite is identified as Plasmodium knowlesii, which is transmitted from infected monkeys to Anopheles mosquitoes which is then passed

Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Knowing is Better than Wondering

23 Jan 2017|Health|

Everyone gets aches and pains over time, but if you experience pain across your whole body for a lengthy period, you may want to consult  a medical practitioner. You may have a condition known as fibromyalgia. For people with fibromyalgia, the pain becomes a daily experience. According to U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal

Food, Glorious Food: Can It Be Still Healthy?

4 Jan 2017|Health, Staff|

Eating is one of the most basic activities of daily living to sustain life. Eating is not just about satisfying our hunger. Food plays a major role in health as the saying goes: You are what you eat. Hence, eating should be done in a healthful manner as good nutrition is very important in enhancing

Caroline Tan Phaik Choo Appointed Director for IMU Healthcare

15 Dec 2016|Health|

28 November 2016 – IMU Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Tan Phaik Choo as Director, IMU Healthcare. Caroline will be overseeing the entire IMU Healthcare operations. Prior to joining IMU, Caroline was the COO of Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre. Before that she was the Chief Executive Officer of Tung Shin Hospital from 2012-2014. Overall,

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Babies

9 Dec 2016|Health|

10-months-old Zara has been having high grade fever with chills for the last few days. Her parents had been dutifully giving her Paracetamol every few hours but the fever does not seem to abate. Apart from the fever, Zara did not have any other symptoms so her parents continued to just monitor her at home.

Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk of Broken Bones?

3 Dec 2016|Health|

What is osteoporosis?  Osteoporosis means spongy (porous) bone. Osteoporosis is a condition where there is “thinning” of the bones and that affects bone strength (the word osteoporosis literally means "porous bones"). Bone is made of tough, elastic fibres (collagen fibres) and gritty, hard material (minerals). In childhood and adolescence, new bone is formed very quickly.

Shedding Light on Juvenile Arthritis

2 Dec 2016|Health|

What makes a childhood? Idyllic days playing with friends at the nearby park? Scribbling strange words and doodles in the back of school workbooks? Happy days with the family at the beach? Perhaps childhood is best surmised with a mindset: the innocent mind without a care in the world, full of curiosity of the wonders

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