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Physical activity found to protect against ageing and insulin resistance

December 20, 2021

Scientists from Monash University, Australia, have discovered a new enzyme produced through exercise that might help stave off declining metabolic health in older people. Physical inactivity in aging populations leads to the development of insulin resistance: when the body’s cells do not respond well to insulin nor take up glucose as they should, leaving it […]

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Beyond simple “brain tingles”: ASMR videos have health benefits

November 22, 2021

By Mohani Niza Crunch. Tap. Whisper. Knock. Pat. Scratch. These are just some of the various sounds produced by ASMR videos that have had millions of people all over the world hooked to their gadgets. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and refers to what has been described as “brain tingles” or “brain orgasms”: […]

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Diet supplemented with herbs and spices found to lower blood pressure

November 9, 2021

New research has found that adding herbs and spices to meals – instead of salt – not only makes food tastier but lowers blood pressure and significantly improves heart health as well. According to researchers at Pennsylvania State University, just 6.5 grams, or about 1.3 teaspoons, of herbs and spices a day offers people a […]

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Restore smiles and confidence with Straumann dental implants

November 7, 2021

Aesthetic and orthodontic solutions provider Straumann Group (Straumann) is now fully operational in Malaysia, providing modern digital solutions for optimal treatment outcomes for dentists and a wider variety of patients. Straumann partners with the largest global scientific network in creating a leading ecosystem for aesthetic dentistry within the country – the use of digital technology […]

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Maintain good vascular health to avoid varicose veins

November 1, 2021

Vascular health is given comparatively less focus than other health specialties due to lack of public education and awareness. The vascular system is responsible for the circulation of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body, said Dr. Tan Kia Lean, Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Cardio Vascular Sentral, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A healthy vascular […]

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New survey finds health priorities changing in Asia Pacific

October 29, 2021

A new survey examining the awareness and usage of nutritional supplements in the Asia Pacific region revealed that four out of five consumers in believe their health is a “work in progress,” and 86% have been taking steps to improve their health in the past year. The shift to better health goals and priorities was […]

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Buckwheat extract found to promote protein clean-up in cells

October 6, 2021

A type of buckwheat liquor used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was found to influence an important activity in cells: tartary buckwheat extract induces autophagy, a process that cells use to clean up proteins that are damaged or no longer needed. Researchers from Japan’s Osaka University, who made the discovery, also said that a specific […]

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The new immunity toolkit

September 7, 2021

By Susan Bowerman, Senior Director Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife Nutrition The most recent development in world of health and medicine has been the acceptance that we will be living with COVID-19 into the longer term. Masks, social distancing, vaccine passports and travel restrictions will now bean inseparable part of our daily dealings. While […]

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New 5-minute breathing exercise can help with vascular health

July 5, 2021

Scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder (UC Boulder), US, have designed a type of breathing exercise as a form of strength training mainly for respiratory muscles and overall vascular health – it would confer similar benefits as aerobic exercise. Known as High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), the breathing exercise sees test subjects […]

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Functional nutrition products help ensure quality of life

June 11, 2021

Nutrition requirements vary, for the individual and the community at large, based on concerns including aging and chronic illnesses. Proper nutrition can, however, ensure our health and wellbeing. It is thus important to tackle the most concerning nutritional issues with targeted solutions and products. According to Kristina Stuerke, Manager, Medical Nutrition APAC, on behalf of […]

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