With January being “Thyroid Awareness Month”, it is the best time to understand a bit about one of the hardest working organs that ensures the functioning of other bodily functions right from our bi...
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing condition. A dermatologist tells us that, fortunately, there are many treatment options available.
World Diabetes Day falls on November 14 each year. In conjunction, our contributing writer, who is also a pharmacist, provides 10 practical tips on managing diabetes.
A paediatrician provides updates about the hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak and advises on how we can help to slow its spread.
Nasopharyngeal cancer is sometimes known at the Cantonese cancer because it affects a high number of people who originate from the southern Chinese area of Guangdong, formerly known as Canton.
HealthToday talks with a plastic surgeon about one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in Asia: double eyelid surgery.
Dato’ Paduka Dr Balwant Singh Gendeh talks about vertigo, conditions it is associated with and their treatments.
We all lose hair. On average, we lose about 100 hairs a day and that’s perfectly normal. But what happens when your locks start to thin and they don’t seem to be growing back?
We have seen how mutations in the gene can give rise to inheritable disorders. Now, let’s take a look at how genetic screening can help detect such disorders and prepare parents-to-be deal with any u...
We take a look at some of the common genetic and chromosomal disorders in our country today. And yes, they are two very different things. Read on to find out how.
Migraine or headache? How can you tell the difference?
Just when you thought flu-proofing your home was enough to keep you and your family safe, think again. There’s another flu hotspot – and it’s none other than the family car!
It is time to shed that belief that arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, is an “old people’s disease”. It affects people as young as 40. An orthopaedic surgeon offers more insight into this joint-...
The deadly threat of dengue doesn’t just lie in a single attack. A subsequent attack can happen, possibly deadlier than the one before. [Read More]
Spine and orthopaedic surgeon Dr Eugene Wong addresses some common concerns on a familiar predicament – neck pain. [Read More]
Lung cancer is one of the most serious and common cancers, and yet it is often one of the most misunderstood. [Read More]
Dengue is a threat to all Malaysians, regardless of age and health status. A clinical microbiologist reviews the current dengue situation of this country. [Read More]
The first dengue haemorrhagic fever epidemic in Malaysia occurred in Penang in 1962. Here is that story. [Read More]
“Mommy, You Look Horrible!” [Read More]
A consultant dermatologist explains how psoriasis can affect the skin and what can be done to treat this condition. [Read More]
Maria Shriver is on a crusade to bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease. [Read More]
A consultant dermatologist shares some great news for people who are living with psoriasis. [Read More]
Are there moments when you feel that, perhaps, some of the things said by the anti-vaccination people (or anti-vaxxers) make sense? We pose some of the most popular anti-vaxxer beliefs to a vaccine ad... [Read More]
With 25% of heart attack patients dying before they reach the hospital, the MySTEMI programme couldn’t have come at a more crucial time. National Heart Institute’s Chief Clinical Officer and Senior ... [Read More]
Living with diabetes means making adjustments to the way you live your life. It is not an easy thing to do for many people, so here are some tips to help you stay motivated and healthy, despite the up... [Read More]
Can tocotrienol provide relief for patients with rheumatoid arthritis? [Read More]
Patients with psoriasis now have a new treatment option that has a higher chance of reducing the severity of the disease. [Read More]
Wait! If you’re ready to turn the page thinking that this is yet another article about periods, don’t. This month, we’re dealing with a ‘bloody’ subject of another sort – iron deficiency, otherw... [Read More]
You are probably familiar with sore throat lozenges but have you thought about what is actually in a lozenge? [Read More]
Thanks to research in aesthetic and skin treatments, we can now do something about those unsightly scars. [Read More]
Just when you thought you have had enough of shingles, you might find yourself with a new problem … post-herpetic neuralgia. Consultant Dermatologist Dr Lee Yin Yin tells us more about this condition... [Read More]
Most of us love the aroma of coffee, perfume, scented soap and other sweet-smelling stuff. But what happens if you were to lose your sense of smell? [Read More]
Eating disorders can sneak up on a loved one and cause severe repercussions, so look out for the signs. [Read More]
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