Can We Fight Depression?

25 Nov 2016|Health|

No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. Depression is not an emotion. Depression has no cause. Too often depression is conflated with sadness or anxiety. It is often treated as a taboo subject. It is like dropping a D-bomb in a conversation. How prevalent is depression? Table

World Diabetes Day 2016: Eyes on Diabetes

17 Nov 2016|Health|

For World Diabetes Day 2016, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has launched the campaign under the theme Eyes on Diabetes, focusing on two key messages:  Screening for type 2 diabetes is important to modify its course and reduce the risk of complications; and  Screening for diabetes complications is an essential part of managing

Chiropractic 101

14 Nov 2016|Health|

Many times a mention about seeing a chiropractor elicits a response along the lines of “Oh, did you get your back cracked?” Fact: chiropractors do not crack backs. Okay, so what do chiropractors do then? The World Federation of Chiropractic defines a chiropractor as “a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of

The Twelve Steps to Foster Your Posture

10 Nov 2016|Health|

Humankind is now sitting more than ever before. The benefits of manual labour have been exchanged for sedentary lifestyles. According to the World Health Organization, one in four adults is not active enough and over 80% of adolescent population is not active enough. As a result, beyond the normal challenges in a workday, many also

Cupping for Medals

20 Oct 2016|Health|

After all the discussion and debate about the purplish marks found on the bodies of so many athletes at the recent Rio Olympics, most notably Michael Phelps, there’s a high likelihood you have heard about cupping by now. But before we delve into the procedure for cupping, let us first take a look at its

Dissecting Distress Over Diphtheria

12 Oct 2016|Health|

Is it not incomprehensible that, since 2004, the United States has had only two documented cases of diphtheria infection, whilst in Malaysia we’ve had 15 confirmed cases in the last six months with at least five (5) fatalities? Seven cases with one death were reported in Kedah; three with one death in Melaka; four with

Coping With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

30 Sep 2016|Health|

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease where breathing becomes difficult and worsen over time. Common signs and symptoms are: ● Frequent coughing with phlegm ● Easily tired during physical activities (e.g. climbing stairs, walking for a long distance) ● Increased effort to breathe (’hungry’ for air) As a progressive disease,

Safety at Home

15 Sep 2016|Health|

Your home is the place where accidents are most likely to occur. Accidents happen, right? Not necessarily. In fact, some of the most common injuries that occur at home do not have to happen. Thus, everyone should be aware of the dangers in the home so that accidents can be avoided. The purpose of this

Aesthetic Dentistry 101

9 Sep 2016|Health|

What’s the difference between a regular dentist and an aesthetic dentist? Can both treat a patient for the same things? We take a look at the specialised role aesthetic dentist play in helping people to not only look better, but feel better as well. What does an aesthetic dentist do? While traditional dentistry focuses on

Fight the Bite

2 Sep 2016|Health|

MOSQUITO, THE SILENT KILLER What could be the most dangerous creature on Earth? Many of us would assume those with razor sharp claws or gnashing teeth. Lions, tigers, jaguars, sharks, and grizzly bears would definitely fit those criteria which instigates plenty of fear in us. However among the deadliest of them all would the small,

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