Sunday, July 25, 2021

Beauty & Health

Working out the new normal

With the closure of gyms and fitness studios, many regular patrons were left to bear the brunt. But after months of adapting to the current situation, many had learnt to workout at home, despite boundaries. Staying fit and healthy in...

Staying healthy and safe during heatwave

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are advised to keep hydrated and watch out for symptoms of heat-related illness caused by dehydration and loss of electrolytes in the current heatwave nationwide, said medical experts. Medical Associate Professor and Public Health Physician Dr Mohd...

Vaccine — effective ‘public health intervention tool’ against Covid-19

By Muhammad Basir Roslan KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should take a risk-based approach in the implementation of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme as it ramps up its vaccination drive, according to public health expert Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman. Dr Lokman Hakim,...

A matter of surviving Covid-19 virus mutation

Dr Kenny Voon, virologist and lecturer at the International Medical University (IMU) explains the journey the coronavirus is on and how its variants affect us in the long run THE MENTION of mutation is enough to give us nightmares of...

Pfizer-BioNTech asks US government to approve booster shot

CHICAGO: Drugmaker Pfizer-BioNTech announced late Thursday that they are asking the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve their new Covid-19 booster shot, which they say would increase protection against the virus. According to Anadolu Agency (AA), the...

BookDoc enters Malaysia Book of Records

KUALA LUMPUR: BookDoc has made it to the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for being the largest healthcare network provider in Malaysia. Its founder and chief executive officer, Datuk Chevy Beh, said BookDoc was extremely proud and honoured to have...

Early detection of depression can avert suicide

By Soon Li Wei KUALA LUMPUR: The relatively high number of suicide cases reported in Malaysia during the first five months of this year has set alarm bells ringing.  The suicide trend is worrying, more so now with the Covid-19 pandemic...

Adenomyosis — heavy and painful periods

While many of the biological occurrence that happen to women are normal, different women still have different experiences. With much societal taboos and misconceptions, most still consider menstruation to be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and not to be discussed openly. Lack of...

5th world conference on exercise medicine to go virtual on Oct

KUALA LUMPUR: Physical exercise could help in preventing and managing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), that viewed as comorbidities that increase risk of deaths in those with Covid-19 infection.  Organising chairman of the International Scientific Committee on Exercise Medicine Datuk Seri Jessy...

Immunotherapy effective treatment for cancer

MELAKA: Previously immunotherapy had been effective in the treatment of skin cancer or melanoma, but today it is widely used to treat various types of cancers including lung and breast. According to Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh oncologist Dr Abel Zachariah,...

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Working out the new normal

With the closure of gyms and fitness studios, many regular patrons were left to bear the brunt. But after...