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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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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The bitter truth about sugar

Jul 28, 19 The bitter truth about sugar

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SUGAR is sweet. But the bitter reality is that too much intake of sugar is poisonous to our bodies. Per day, men, according to the American Heart Association, should not consume more than nine teaspoons of sugar and women should not take six teaspoons. Going over that limit can lead to health problems such as weight gain, diabetes,...

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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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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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