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August 5, 2022
Sciatica – A Common Complaint and Ways to Manage It
What is sciatica? Sciatica is a condition caused by the inflammation, compression or pinching of the sciatic nerve, which results in radiating leg pain. Sciatica can be severe and even limit daily activities. The pain is often worsened when one twists, bends, or coughs. It has an annual incidence of 1-5%, and a lifetime incidence of 10-40%. Older age (45-65…
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July 4, 2022
Psoriasis- The Unspoken Disease
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see a person with reddened skin patches all over their arms? Eczema, right? But wait. It could also be something more severe called psoriasis. Unlike eczema which is inflammatory in nature, psoriasis is more of an autoimmune disorder whereby the body’s own immune system attacks healthy skin and joint…
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June 14, 2022
World Blood Donor Day 2022 – Donate Blood to Save Lives
Did you know that a single bag of whole blood can save multiple lives? Packed red cells are often transfused during childbirth emergencies while plasma is frequently used in traumatic cases to prevent protein loss from the body. Platelet, on the other hand, is a crucial blood component in treating cancer patients with bleeding disorders. Due to the myriad of…
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May 7, 2022
Text Neck Syndrome – Are you suffering from one?
If you’re a heavy mobile user and always have this nagging discomfort around the neck, you could be experiencing “text neck syndrome”. Guess what? You’re not alone. About 75% of the world’s population have this problem to some extent and it’s not only affecting adults but young children too. The term “text neck” basically refers to the spinal degeneration of…
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December 18, 2021
Ways you can help end mental health stigma
When it comes to physical injuries, we immediately rush ourselves to the nearest hospital, simply because we feel the physical pain and realise the need to be treated. But do we treat our mental health with the same care and urgency? Many tend to delay or avoid receiving treatment for their mental illness due to the prevalent prejudice and discrimination…
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November 20, 2021
Ways to mentally refresh after a stressful day
The day-to-day life is full of stress. Be it dealing with your responsibilities at work or managing your duties as a parent at home, we are surrounded by constant stressors. Many assume that such stress is normal and is simply a part of life. While stress is normal and may even be beneficial in certain situations, prolonged stress can be…
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October 15, 2021
Walking for better health - Small steps to improve overall health
Physical activity during COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has called for lockdowns in most countries. As such, physical activity has been significantly impacted during this time. The closure of gyms and prohibition of recreational activities have led to changes in overall physical activity for better or worse. Walking to improve health Walking is a moderate physical activity that effectively lowers blood…
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August 16, 2021
Malnutrition in the elderly population
Malnutrition in the elderly is associated with a decline in functional status, and can adversely impair one’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, the condition is rather common in the elderly, and it is often underdiagnosed. Elderly people are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. This may be attributed to changes in physiology with increasing age, or due to living/home environment. The issues faced…
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November 4, 2019
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 associated with serious health complications and premature onset of illnesses. The rising numbers of overweight/obese population is related to the escalating…
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September 2, 2019
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 resposible for nearly a quarter of all cancer deaths…
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