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Malaysian children have right to play without fear of disease, says consultant

Oct 07, 19 Malaysian children have right to play without fear of disease, says consultant

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Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin at a Health Council meeting March 27, 2019. — Picture by Choo Choy May MELAKA, Oct 6 — Innocent children have the right to play without fear of catching measles, pertussis, chickenpox and so many other diseases from their friends whose parents refused to vaccinate them, said paediatrician and neonatologist...

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Increasing heart disease prevalence among women since 2014

Oct 07, 19 Increasing heart disease prevalence among women since 2014

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — The prevalence of heart disease among women in Malaysia has been slowly catching up over the years, from 20 per cent in 2014 to 22 per cent in 2017. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the disease which is traditionally associated with men, has a few differences in...

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SRCC Children’s Hospital announces 200 cardiac surgery per month under Ayushman Bharat

Oct 01, 19 SRCC Children’s Hospital announces 200 cardiac surgery per month under Ayushman Bharat

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The hospital made the announcement on the occasion of World Heart Day 2019 On the occasion of World Heart Day, SRCC Children’s Hospital managed by Narayana Health announced that it will conduct 200 cardiac surgery per month for needy children under various Government schemes as part of its gesture of giving back to society. Dr Devi...

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Things You Should do For a Healthy Heart

Oct 01, 19 Things You Should do For a Healthy Heart

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People with cardiovascular disease should be especially careful to prevent situations that might trigger an onset, as temperatures can change rapidly in autumn, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said on World Heart Day yesterday. In India, until a decade ago, this threshold was 40-50 years which now has further come down to...

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Prescribing growth

Sep 28, 19 Prescribing growth

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“India desperately needs at least 2 million [hospital] beds; we need many more people like B.R. Shetty to change the landscape of Indian healthcare,” says Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, chairman of Narayana Health, which operates over 6,000 hospital beds in India. “I have no doubt in my mind about his capabilities to transform Indian...

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Malaysian study suggests fats not major heart disease culprit

Sep 28, 19 Malaysian study suggests fats not major heart disease culprit

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Dr Kalyana Sundram says the study evaluated the lifestyles and long term impact of different ratios of carbohydrate and fat among Malaysians. KUALA LUMPUR: A newly published Malaysian diet and population study holds vital clues to resolve the global carbohydrate-fat health debate. The study’s senior author Dr Kalyana Sundram said...

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Eat Well : Love your heart

Sep 06, 19 Eat Well : Love your heart

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Of all our organs, the heart is the one we are most aware of. (Photo designed by Freepik)By Indra Balaratnam – September 5, 2019 @ 11:56am I WANT you to close your eyes and place a hand over your heart. I would like you to be mindful of its rhythmic beating and relish it. Of all our organs, the heart is the one...

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Obesity and gadgets keeping many of us awake at night

Aug 26, 19 Obesity and gadgets keeping many of us awake at night

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are increasingly finding it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep and experts are pointing to high obesity rates and growing usage of electronic gadgets as common causes for sleep problems. It’s well known that the country is the fattest in Asia, based on a study by British medical journal The Lancet....

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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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