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Kitchen celebrity

Jul 10, 19 Kitchen celebrity

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Turmeric has gone from humble spice to health powerhouse writes Meera Murugesan IT’S a simple unassuming ingredient in the Indian kitchen but one that’s now taking the world by storm. You would be hard pressed to find an Indian home without turmeric as this gloriously yellow powder is used in everything, from religious rituals to...

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Four reasons why Malaysia’s healthcare system is ailing

Jun 24, 19 Four reasons why Malaysia’s healthcare system is ailing

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Patients waiting even during the lunch hour at the BM General Hospital Privatisation has not led to any appreciable savings but has worsened problems like the brain drain from government hospitals, says Jeyakumar Devaraj. Health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of...

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Four urgent ways to tackle Malaysia’s obesity problem

Jun 24, 19 Four urgent ways to tackle Malaysia’s obesity problem

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Obesity is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted solution, says Noor Asmaliza Romlee. The Eid al-Fitr season has just ended and once again, we were bombarded by deliciously addictive sugary and food high in saturated fat content at open houses. Yum! The charm of Raya or any other festive seasons lies in gatherings of...

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The Impact Doctor: A Day in the Life of Devi Shetty

May 16, 19 The Impact Doctor: A Day in the Life of Devi Shetty

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Devi Shetty is chairman and founder of Narayana Health, a low-cost hospital network in India that brings high-quality, affordable healthcare to the masses. Founded in 2000, it now has 49 hospitals and care facilities across India, plus a hospital in the Cayman Islands, and about 17,000 direct employees. The company listed on the...

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Daily exercise does work

May 09, 19 Daily exercise does work

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Sporting activities can improve senior citizens’ physiological and psychological wellbeing. By C.SATHASIVAM SITHERAVELLU, S. NATASHA – May 8, 2019 @ 12:13am REGULAR physical activity improves physical and mental functions, as well as reverses effects of chronic disease to keep senior citizens mobile and independent. Despite...

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Healthcare: The right prescription

May 04, 19 Healthcare: The right prescription

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Tech advancements are creating new opportunities in healthcare with artificial intelligence, blockchain, and data analytics leading the way.  By DEBOJYOTI GHOSH AND ASHISH GUPTA,  May 1, 2019 11 min read   Ranjan Pai, chairman of Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), had a simple...

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The importance of companionship for the elderly

May 04, 19 The importance of companionship for the elderly

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“No man is an island”. As one gets older and the number of family members, friends and relatives dwindle, companionship becomes more of an invaluable asset than simply a basic need for the elderly. Nowadays, more children are living in different states or different countries, wrapped up in their careers, families, and daily chores,...

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How screen time impacts your health

Apr 29, 19 How screen time impacts your health

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NBC, (WILX) – Two new warnings came out just this week about how much time we’re spending in front of our screens and the consequences for our health. The World Health Organization just released new guidelines about kids and screen time. It says children under 2 should have no screen time at all. For kids ages 2 to...

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This Malaysian Doctor Shares 5 Lifestyle Choices We Make Daily That Can Lead to Cancer!

Apr 22, 19 This Malaysian Doctor Shares 5 Lifestyle Choices We Make Daily That Can Lead to Cancer!

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Did you know that about 100,000 Malaysians suffer from cancer every year? What’s more, 1 out of 4 Malaysians is statistically proven to develop cancer by the age of 75. Scary! Even scarier is that most cases of cancer are actually avoidable and stem from improper lifestyle choices. So what are these lifestyle choices that...

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Ladies below 55, you could be in danger of heart problems

Apr 15, 19 Ladies below 55, you could be in danger of heart problems

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Young women do not exhibit the usual signs of CAD, so, for example, if you have stomach pains on and off, don’t automatically assume it is gastric pain and do go see a doctor. APRIL 15, 2019 FAMILY, HEALTH, WELLNESS BY REVATHI MURUGAPPA As long as the heart is ticking and pumping, we stay alive. But if the...

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Malaysians consuming salt at alarming level

Apr 13, 19 Malaysians consuming salt at alarming level

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Salt intake among Malaysians is at an alarming level. — AFP-Relaxnews pic KOTA SAMARAHAN, April 13 — Salt intake among Malaysians is at an alarming level, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. He said this based on the study titled the Malaysian Community Salt Study 2017-2018 (My CoSS 2017/2018), where the findings...

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The World’s Cheapest Hospital Has to Get Even Cheaper

Mar 27, 19 The World’s Cheapest Hospital Has to Get Even Cheaper

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Cancer surgery for $700, a heart bypass for $2,000. Pretty good, but under India’s new health-care system, it’s not good enough.  An operating theater at Bangalore’s Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences. PHOTOGRAPHER: ANSHIKA VARMA FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK By Ari AltstedterMarch 26, 2019, 1:00 PM GMT+8 It was only...

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