Friday, October 22, 2021

Beauty & Health

Keeping kids safe during interstate visits

BY NURQALBY MOHD REDA WHEN the government gave the green light for fully-vaccinated people to travel interstate beginning Oct 11, many Malaysians hit the road almost immediately to go on a holiday or visit their parents or family members who...

A public health expert’s view on booster shots

KUCHING: Will booster shots help the public ride through Covid-19 when it is declared endemic? According to public health expert Prof Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman, this depended on the efficacy of the vaccine and the epidemiological pattern — how...

Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatrics Society: A focus on healthy aging

Retiring does not mean expiring. In the hope of keeping senior citizens busy, the Sarawak Gerontology and Geriatrics Society (SGGS) actively holds events and seminars. Despite the pandemic, the society continues its aim via the internet. Full and productive lives in golden...

History of Padungan’s oldest traditional tea shop

Over the centuries, when immigration between countries was popular, the Indians and the Chinese brought their culture and traditions into Malaysia. So, when Grandfather Chang came to Kuching from China, he brought along his skills of making spices and...

Crucial role of physiotherapists in recovery on Covid-19 patients

By Rafe'aton Md Ali KUALA LUMPUR: “Mama, I pray to Allah for your speedy recovery from Covid-19 each day. I hope and pray that you can come back soon and hug me. I don’t want you to die, adik loves...

Suicide can be prevented

KUCHING: Much more can be done by the government, the media and the community as a whole to address the people’s mental health, especially during the pandemic, as this is a crucial move towards tackling factors that could contribute...

Mental healthcare amid the Covid-19 pandemic

By Petronella Langita Felix & Aisyah Azzahra Suhiri KUCHING: Good self-esteem and interpersonal relationship, ability to perform daily routines, sense of satisfaction and gratefulness are some of the many indicators of good mental health, said senior lecturer with Universiti Malaysia...

Hairstylist twins pursuit of success

BY NUR QURRATU AIN YUSUP KUCHING: Utilising the skills they possess, hairstylist duo, Al Nezirul Aljapri and Al Nezuri Aljapri embarked on a journey to pursue their dreams of opening their barbershop. Today, the twins - founders and resident stylists...

The race to herd immunity

After months of battling the Covid-19 pandemic, people around the world race to get vaccinated as reaching high vaccination rates will be the key to achieving broad protection against the coronavirus. Fortunately, Sarawak has achieved herd immunity for its...

Ivermectin medication

Clinical studies only way to end polemics IS Ivermectin really a wonder drug capable of saving the lives of severely ill (category five) Covid-19 patients? Armed with the findings of a few small-scale studies done overseas, Malaysian pro-Ivermectin groups, including some...

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Keeping kids safe during interstate visits

BY NURQALBY MOHD REDA WHEN the government gave the green light for fully-vaccinated people to travel interstate beginning Oct 11,...