In Malaysia, unhealthy lifestyles prove increasingly deadly

Apr 11, 21 In Malaysia, unhealthy lifestyles prove increasingly deadly

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PETALING JAYA: Unhealthy lifestyles are killing more and more Malaysians, with deaths linked to ailments such as heart and cererbrovascular diseases nearly doubling from 2000 to 2017. This is among the findings of an analysis done by The Star based on Statistics Department figures on the causes of deaths in the country...

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Hole-in-heart boy, 11, needs N10m for surgery in India

Mar 31, 21 Hole-in-heart boy, 11, needs N10m for surgery in India

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By Damiete Braide Sitting quietly in a chair in his father’s shop at Onipanu, Lagos State, Kelvin Olamilekan Samora was reading materials online on his phone. Looking frail and weak, Kelvin was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, which is otherwise known as hole in the heart, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital...

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Health benefits from sleeping

Mar 21, 21 Health benefits from sleeping

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TODAY is World Sleep Day, a day to advocate and educate the world about the importance of sleep in achieving an optimal quality of life and improving global health. This year’s theme, “Regular sleep, healthy future”, could not be more suitable as chronic sleep deprivation is associated with obesity and non-communicable diseases...

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Exercise could benefit patients with kidney disease

Mar 12, 21 Exercise could benefit patients with kidney disease

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Washington [US], March 11 (ANI): Exercising regularly is known to have many health advantages but did you know it could also benefit people with kidney disease?According to a recent study, kidney disease was less likely to progress in active individuals, who also had less heart problems and improved survival. The first study to...

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Ladies, be aware of heart disease

Mar 08, 21 Ladies, be aware of heart disease

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While chest pain, pressure or discomfort is a typical symptom of a heart attack, women also need to watch out for nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. — TNS Heart disease and stroke continue to be the most dangerous threats to a woman’s health. Cardiologist and Mayo Clinic Women’s Heart Clinic founder Dr Sharonne N. Hayes says...

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Post-menopausal women at high risk of coronary heart disease

Feb 18, 21 Post-menopausal women at high risk of coronary heart disease

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Post-menopausal women lose the protection provided by sex hormones. (Freepik pic) MELAKA: Women are more likely to be at high risk of coronary heart disease, especially after menopause, said a cardiologist. Consultant Cardiologist and Internal Medicine of Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, Dr Lim Kien Chien said this happens as women will...

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