Childhood obesity, early nutrition and long-term health

 Childhood obesity around the world Childhood obesity is a significant phenomenon occuring worldwide. The number of overweight or obese infants and young children between 0-5 years old increased from 32 million in 1990 to 41 million in 2016. Childhood obesity is...

Lung Cancer—what you need to know

 What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is a type of cancer which starts in the lungs, but may spread to other areas of the body. It is one of the most common cancers in Malaysia. Lung cancer patients in Malaysia are often only diagnosed at late stages of the disease; it is...

Sleep deprivation – not to be taken lightly

 Sleep deprivation occurs when one does not get enough sleep, or has a disturbed sleep-wake cycle (such as when travelling to different time zones or working shift hours). This may lead to physical and mental health problems as well as loss of productivity. In...

Healthcare for Women in Malaysia

Women in Malaysia In the recent few decades, the government of Malaysia has implemented multiple programmes to raise and safeguard the social standing of women in Malaysia. These programmes were introduced to promote gender equality in healthcare and education, as...

World Autism Awareness Day

 World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd is internationally recognised as the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). The theme for this year’s WAAD is “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”. During this month, autism-friendly events and educational activities will be...

World Cancer Day

 Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, killing approximately 9.6 million people each year. In view of the immense scale of this disease, World Cancer Day was established as an initiative towards creating awareness and unity in the fight against...

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14 every year in commemoration of Sir Frederick Banting, one of the co-discoverers of insulin, whose birthday falls on the same date. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018-19 campaign is “The Family and Diabetes”. Its aims...

World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29th every year to create awareness on the impact, prevention and treatment of stroke, as well as to address the urgent need for stroke education and improved support for stroke survivors. In 2010, World Stroke Organization...

Hands, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

What is HFMD? HFMD is a viral disease commonly contracted by young children under the age of 5, especially between 1-2 years of age. However, it can also infect older children and adults alike. HFMD is mainly caused by enteroviruses, usually coxsackievirus A16 or...

Vaccine refusal in Malaysia

  Vaccine refusal appeared as early as the 18th century, following the introduction of the smallpox vaccine. The movement gained strong influence in the late 1990s due to a (since-retracted) 1998 report on the alleged link between the measles, mumps, and rubella...

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Childhood obesity, early nutrition and long-term health

Childhood obesity, early nutrition and long-term health

 Childhood obesity around the world Childhood obesity is a significant phenomenon occuring worldwide. The number of overweight or obese infants and young children between 0-5 years old increased from 32 million in 1990 to 41 million in 2016. Childhood obesity is...

read more
Lung Cancer—what you need to know

Lung Cancer—what you need to know

 What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is a type of cancer which starts in the lungs, but may spread to other areas of the body. It is one of the most common cancers in Malaysia. Lung cancer patients in Malaysia are often only diagnosed at late stages of the disease; it is...

read more
Sleep deprivation – not to be taken lightly

Sleep deprivation – not to be taken lightly

 Sleep deprivation occurs when one does not get enough sleep, or has a disturbed sleep-wake cycle (such as when travelling to different time zones or working shift hours). This may lead to physical and mental health problems as well as loss of productivity. In...

read more
Healthcare for Women in Malaysia

Healthcare for Women in Malaysia

Women in Malaysia In the recent few decades, the government of Malaysia has implemented multiple programmes to raise and safeguard the social standing of women in Malaysia. These programmes were introduced to promote gender equality in healthcare and education, as...

read more
World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

 World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd is internationally recognised as the World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). The theme for this year’s WAAD is “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation”. During this month, autism-friendly events and educational activities will be...

read more
World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

 Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, killing approximately 9.6 million people each year. In view of the immense scale of this disease, World Cancer Day was established as an initiative towards creating awareness and unity in the fight against...

read more
World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14 every year in commemoration of Sir Frederick Banting, one of the co-discoverers of insulin, whose birthday falls on the same date. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018-19 campaign is “The Family and Diabetes”. Its aims...

read more
World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29th every year to create awareness on the impact, prevention and treatment of stroke, as well as to address the urgent need for stroke education and improved support for stroke survivors. In 2010, World Stroke Organization...

read more
Hands, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Hands, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

What is HFMD? HFMD is a viral disease commonly contracted by young children under the age of 5, especially between 1-2 years of age. However, it can also infect older children and adults alike. HFMD is mainly caused by enteroviruses, usually coxsackievirus A16 or...

read more
Vaccine refusal in Malaysia

Vaccine refusal in Malaysia

  Vaccine refusal appeared as early as the 18th century, following the introduction of the smallpox vaccine. The movement gained strong influence in the late 1990s due to a (since-retracted) 1998 report on the alleged link between the measles, mumps, and rubella...

read more