Don’t Sweat It

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.

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Health: Tips on diabetes management

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.

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Slowing the HFMD Epidemic

A paediatrician provides updates about the hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak and advises on how we can help to slow its spread.

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Let’s Talk about the Cantonese Cancer

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.

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“Doctor, Make My Eyes Prettier.”

HealthToday talks with a plastic surgeon about one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in Asia: double eyelid surgery.

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OHHHH… Why Is the World Spinning?

Dato’ Paduka Dr Balwant Singh Gendeh talks about vertigo, conditions it is associated with and their treatments.

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

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?

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What are Your Screening Options?

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...

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It’s (Not) All in the Genes…

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.

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So, How’s the Head?

Migraine or headache? How can you tell the difference?

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The Unexpected Flu Car-rier

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!

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The Bare Bones of Arthritis

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-...

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  • October 2016

    Soaring Despite Psoriasis

    Patients with psoriasis now have a new treatment option that has a higher chance of reducing the severity of the disease. [Read More]

    TLC for Your Tonsils

    Your tonsils can get infected. When that happens, you need to shower your tonsils with tender, loving care. [Read More]

    Are You Doing It Right?

    Working out and playing sports regularly are great for boosting one’s health and fitness but they can do more harm than good if performed incorrectly. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Manimaran Subr... [Read More]

    I mQUITting... How about You?

    On May 29, 2016, Malaysia launched the ambitious mQuit quit smoking service programme for the estimated 4.7 million smokers in this country. We talk to an expert who is actively involved in mQuit, to ... [Read More]

    Something Doesn’t Smell Right?

    It is not something we like to talk about, but it’s something we should discuss. The smell from down below can sometimes be a sign that there is a problem you should look into. [Read More]

    A Bloody Problem

    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]

    The Butterfly Children

    Consultant Paediatrician & President of DEBRA Malaysia Dr Leong Kin Fon lifts the curtain on epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin condition which causes the skin of children to become as fragile as a bu... [Read More]

    There’s Fungus Growing in My Mouth!

    You have a sore throat but no signs of the cold or flu. So, what is the cause? [Read More]

    What’s in a lozenge?

    You are probably familiar with sore throat lozenges but have you thought about what is actually in a lozenge? [Read More]

    Goodbye, Acne Scars!

    Thanks to research in aesthetic and skin treatments, we can now do something about those unsightly scars. [Read More]

    The Revenge of Shingles

    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]

    The Power of Smell

    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]

    The Anti-Cancer Factor

    We have already heard about how tocotrienols can boost our immune and nervous systems. What about cancer, then? We talk to a researcher who is actively involved in studying the potential anti-cancer b... [Read More]

    ‘Safe Than Sorry’

    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]

    Ana, Mia & Me

    Eating disorders can sneak up on a loved one and cause severe repercussions, so look out for the signs. [Read More]

    Surviving Anxiety

    A dramatherapist shares how one can understand and manage anxiety disorder. [Read More]

    Our Children’s Kidneys

    A consultant paediatric nephrologist shares how healthcare specialists such as herself strive to offer treatment, comfort and hope to children with kidney diseases. [Read More]

    Quit Like a Champ

    When it comes to quitting the smoking habit, the first week is crucial. Fail the first week, and you have a high chance of lapsing back a year later. Here are some tips to help you stay smoke-free the... [Read More]

    Not so sweet after all

    Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is typically brought on by uncontrolled blood sugar but the complications that accompany it aren’t so sweet. [Read More]

    Natural Immunity Boost

    More and more, we are starting to learn that palm oil contains natural substances that can give our health a boost. In this article, an experienced researcher and immunologist highlights the benefits... [Read More]

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