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How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?

Scientific research makes clear that sleep is essential at any age. Sleep powers the mind, restores the body, and fortifies virtually every system in the body. But how much sleep do we really need in order to get these benefits? Health experts advise that adults (including older adults) need between 7 and 8 hours of … Continued

Are your Kidneys OK?

About one in ten general populations globally have some form of chronic kidney disease. Are you one of them? Kidney plays an important role in our body such as eliminates toxic from our body and regulates essential hormone. The modern unhealthy lifestyle has given great stress to our kidney as chronic kidney disease (CKD) rising … Continued

Top Causes of Death in Malaysia

What is the main cause of death in Malaysia? Let’s have a look at the statistic! Ischaemic heart diseases are the number 1 cause of death in Malaysia. This happens when plaque builds up in our artery walls, making it narrower and more difficult for blood to flow to the heart. Unsurprisingly, seeking medical treatment … Continued

Does Malaysian lifestyle leads to obesity?

Lifestyle plays an important role to our health. We often pinpoint the reasons why our health decline without looking at the big picture. The truth is, our health is not just determined by a single habit – our overall lifestyle is more important. Here are some key lifestyle practices that can lead to obesity. Obesity … Continued

Understanding Your Body Signal

Our body would often let us know if something is not right. But do we listen to them? If you feel uncomfortable and observe changes to your ability to see, talk, walk, think clearly, or communicate, or if you experience chest pain or shortness of breath – call the ambulance! Don’t wait to see if … Continued

Understanding Body Mass Index (BMI)

What is BMI and how do you calculate it? It is difficult to know what an individual’s ideal weight should be because it is affected by various factors such as age, medical history and daily activities. BMI is used to categorise people into weight categories. The results of a BMI measurement can give an idea … Continued

Malaysia’s Rising Obesity Rate

MCO habits resulting in obesity and chronic diseases Malaysians are experiencing weight gain during the Covid-19 lockdown period! This is unsurprising as people who are homebound tend to do less physical activities and order food easily through delivery services. Leading an unhealthy lifestyle can result in chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, and heart … Continued

Did You Know?

Heart attack remains the leading cause of death in Malaysia  Ischaemic Heart Disease, also known as a Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in Malaysia and is caused by the build-up of plaque inside the coronary arteries. Risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, being physically inactive, overweight or … Continued

Costs of Healthcare

How will the rising costs of healthcare affect Malaysians? Malaysians are likely to experience an increase in healthcare costs every year due to the surge of medical inflation rates.This is due to the rise in non-communicable diseases, as well as longer life-span of Malaysians and therefore increasing demand for long-term medical services and medication.Make sure … Continued

Different Types of Tumours

How do we know which tumours are cancerous? It is important to get regular medical checkups. Through these checkups, doctors will be able to tell if there are any lumps or changes in your body that requires treatment. Early detection is important because the earlier we catch the signs, the higher the recovery rate. Learn … Continued