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-...
Prone to falls and having a bad fracture to top it off? [Read More]
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... [Read More]
Heart failure is not a death sentence. You can still lead a good life with proper treatment. [Read More]
Say hello to the Bifidobacteria, which lives in your gut and helps boost your health in the process. [Read More]
Strep throat can be uncomfortable and even painful. Worse, it’s contagious, so stamp it out before it spreads! [Read More]
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! [Read More]
Mosquitoes are mostly feared because they spread dengue fever and malaria. But did you know they also spread a host of other diseases like Japanese Encephalitis? [Read More]
Men don’t like talking about premature ejaculation, but most of them wonder whether they have it. And if they have it, what they can do to overcome it. [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]
It is not the end of the world. Fertility specialists can offer options to help childless couples welcome their special bundle of joy. [Read More]
can get itchy down there! [Read More]
Just as it is with the heart, diabetes can also affect the eyes. An ophthalmologist or eye specialist explains how people with diabetes can protect their eyes and, should things go wrong, what can be ... [Read More]
High levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides – often seen in patients with poorly controlled diabetes – can lead to negative consequences for the heart and pancreas. [Read More]
You have a sore throat but no signs of the cold or flu. So, what is the cause? [Read More]
The current typhoid situation in Malaysia isn’t too worrying but it’s important to stay vigilant. As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry… [Read More]
We have all had the flu before – nothing surprising there. What’s surprising is that despite how common the bug is, there’s still quite a lot of misinformation out there! Here, we tackle some of it... [Read More]
The nutritious cranberry may be a good way to prevent the annoying, sometimes painful and all too common condition known as urinary tract infection. [Read More]
Are you cleaning your vagina right? [Read More]
You wake up one morning with an agonizing sore throat. But what’s the cause behind your sore throat? [Read More]
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