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-...
You are probably familiar with sore throat lozenges but have you thought about what is actually in a lozenge? [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Discover what you should or shouldn’t be eating when having a sore throat. [Read More]
Sniff, sniff, snort, wheeze… it can be annoying and uncomfortable to be stuck with a blocked nose. Fortunately, there are ways to get relief. [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]
If you are reading this Special Report, you or someone close to you may have been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). There must be so many questions in your head. How will this cancer ... [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]
On February 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus as a public health emergency. Let’s take a look at what this virus is and what harm it can bring to us and our loved ones. [Read More]
Just how much do you know about the beneficial compound called tocotrienol? To find out, take this short quiz by answering either TRUE or FALSE. [Read More]
Mucus oozes out from your nose for a reason. But when it changes colour and consistency, look out for allergies and infection! [Read More]
Can you imagine a day when antibiotics would not work anymore? [Read More]
You wake up one morning with an agonizing sore throat. But what’s the cause behind your sore throat? [Read More]
The flu is here to stay, and chances are, you know someone around you who has caught the flu bug. Have you taken your flu shot, though? [Read More]
Is your loved one down with the flu? Here are some ideas for a comforting gift basket! [Read More]
Every cloud has a silver lining – and that also applies to the clouding of the eyes’ natural lens, a condition known as cataract. Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr Shin Hoy Choong tells us about this si... [Read More]
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