Stunting in children still a problem in Malaysia

Aug 19, 19 Stunting in children still a problem in Malaysia

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According to the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), the prevalence of stunting in children under five years of age in Malaysia has increased from 17.2% (2006) to 20.7% (2016). These numbers show that stunting remains a public health concern, with one in five children under the age of five suffering from this condition in...

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Heal with exercise: Make urban living work for your health

Aug 07, 19 Heal with exercise: Make urban living work for your health

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Better urban planning can result in a reduction in non-communicable diseases DOES LIVING IN THE CITY AFFECT HEALTH? Although living in the city will give you access to better healthcare, education, infrastructure and facilities, urban living will, however, increase your risk of getting non-communicable diseases (NCD). Studies done...

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A disease in its own right

Aug 07, 19 A disease in its own right

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Recognising obesity as a medical condition could prevent a host of diseases, especially in cases where being overweight is due to genetics. OBESITY has been described as an epidemic, with the global rates increasing significantly over the past several decades. According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has nearly...

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Obesity on the rise in ASEAN

Aug 03, 19 Obesity on the rise in ASEAN

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There is a growing trend in ASEAN that is not so welcomed – obesity. The prevalence of obesity and being overweight among ASEAN’s citizens is increasing due to rising incomes, and urbanisation. It is also placing a strain on the region’s healthcare systems and government budgets. An obese person can be measured by his or her Body...

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Soybeans’ compound may prevent marijuana-induced blood vessel damage

Aug 03, 19 Soybeans’ compound may prevent marijuana-induced blood vessel damage

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Washington D.C. [USA], July 31 (ANI): While many believe marijuana is helpful in treating a variety of health problems, its exposure actually damages cells of the heart and vascular system. But a recent study found a compound in soybeans, that blocked the damage and may have the potential of preventing cardiovascular side effects...

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