RSSCategory: Community

American researchers introduce healthy salt blend

April 16, 2019

The US Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has noted that the consumption of salt is much more than necessary in typical American diets – the maximum recommendation per day should be less than 2,300 mg. The average American adult female consumes 2,980 mg per day, while males average a whopping 4,000 mg per […]

Continue Reading

Controversial ‘three-person’ baby born in Greece

April 12, 2019

In “medical history” which could help infertile couples around the world, Spanish and Greek fertility doctors have genetically engineered a baby from three people bar a woman’s infertility. The baby boy was born a healthy 2.9kg (6lbs). The 32-year-old Greek woman had endured four unsuccessful cycles of IVF previously, but her son now has a […]

Continue Reading

Horrific discovery of live bees in woman’s eye

April 11, 2019

He, a 29 year-old Taiwanese woman, was tending to a family member’s grave on tomb-sweeping day when she felt something enter her eye. Suspecting soil, she washed it out with water, but by night felt a sharp stinging pain under her eyelid, which had begun to water profusely and swell. A subsequent check at Fooyin […]

Continue Reading

New bat-borne virus discovered in China

March 29, 2019

Bats are particularly well-known carriers of viruses which can be fatal to humans – the recent discovery of an Ebola-like virus by Chinese and Singaporean scientists in the liver of fruit bats in Yunnan Province, China, is therefore potentially dangerous. Named after Mengla County, the ‘Mengla’ virus belongs to the small but deadly family of […]

Continue Reading

Women in Malaysia more prone to kidney disease

March 27, 2019

Kidney or renal function is typically measured by the glomerular filtration rate, with kidney failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) staged accordingly: stages 1-3 do not show any symptoms; stages 4-5 requires maintenance of remaining kidney function; and patients at late stage 5 normally cannot survive without dialysis. The latest data from World Health Organisation […]

Continue Reading

Knee surgery is best for ailing knees, regardless of age

March 25, 2019

Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is an operation for the treatment of degenerative knee conditions– increasing TKRs are performed annually, after which most patients are relieved of their chronic pain and enjoy an improved quality of life. A Malaysian consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gandhi Nathan Solayar, does not believe age should be adeterrent. Dr. Solayar […]

Continue Reading

Singapore ‘Wheelchair Brigade’ ropes in seniors

March 20, 2019

Wheelchairs are a key mobility device for frail seniors, who regularly need some help with their wheelchairs – sometimes dirt and hair is trapped in the wheel with regular use, or the tyres deflate, or the nuts and bolts loosen, or the wheelchair just doesn’t move well. Hence, a pilot programme that enables active seniors […]

Continue Reading

School children suffer in toxic waste dumping case in Malaysia

March 15, 2019

An easy discharge of chemical waste believed to contain heavy metals into a river has escalated into a respiratory hazard for residents along the Straits of Johor, Malaysia. There have been three consecutive waves of air pollution as the chemicals got washed along Sungai Kim Kim, where at least seven schools are located. A local […]

Continue Reading

New technologies for low-cost treatment

March 1, 2019

Communicable illnesses thrive in tropical conditions, where people who live in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors are most affected. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to affect over a billion people and is very costly to developing economies. But new medical technologies have […]

Continue Reading

Vaccinate children vs measles and diphtheria, Malaysian doctors urge

February 27, 2019

Reports of recent diphtheria cases in the Malaysia, and the spate of measles cases in its neighbouring  country,  the Philippines,  and has prompted Malaysian doctors to call for urgent vaccination against these two diseases for all Malaysian children. The Health Ministry has reported that previous misinformation about vaccination led to a sharp increase in the […]

Continue Reading