Health

Bone Fracture

Calcium Supplements: Are They Useful and How Do You Know if You Need Them?

During one of the Chinese New Year nights, while everyone was busy preparing for the next night’s “bai ti gong”, my four-year-old niece, Stephanie fell off her bed mid somersault and broke her arm. This unexpected incident left everyone’s nerves wrecked, especially her parents. They were obviously worried and were full of queries.  “How can …

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Soft contact lenses or GP contact lenses?

Which Kind of Contact Lenses Should You Pick? Soft or Rigid Gas Permeable?

Having choices can sometimes be baffling. Ais kacang or cendol, work hard or procrastinate, GSC or TGV? Every bit of life is a choice. And the situation only becomes even more complicated when the choice involves something as important as your eyesight. We’re here to make this difficult decision just a little bit easier. Right …

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World Kidney Day 2014

What You Need to Know About Your Kidneys and Kidney Failure (Infographic)

  Your kidneys are some of the most hardworking organs in your body, but are you taking care of them well? It’s important to care for your kidneys before kidney failure symptoms start popping up. What’s the first thing you will do for healthier kidneys? How about trying these kidney-friendly recipes? Let us know in …

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Ask the Expert: I Already Have Kidney Problems, How Can I Avoid Kidney Failure?

Question: For many years, I’ve had some kidney problems and had to go on a very strict low-salt and low-protein diet. Recently, my urine test result showed more than 300mg per litre and high glucose content. What should I do to avoid kidney failure? Answer: Your recent urine result was actually a simple test for albuminuria (protein in the urine) to determine …

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Stroke victim survivor story

“I Can’t Break Down Because My Husband Needs Me”. Read Puan Saodah’s Story.

With International Women’s Day coming up tomorrow, we got up close with a wonder woman who took charge of her family’s well-being after her husband suffered a stroke. Your Everyday Malaysian Yaacob Bin Jamil, or Pakcik Yaacob as he’s fondly known, is a loving husband and a caring father. A businessman before he retired, Pakcik …

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Signs of food intolerance

Do You Recognize These Signs of Food Intolerance?

Food intolerances can be tough to figure out. Unlike immediate-type food allergies which exhibit severe symptoms pretty quickly, these are not as easy to detect as symptoms usually do not appear till long after you’ve digested the culprit. So are your sniffles part of a cold, or a result of some sensitivity? What’s that weird …

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Urinary incontinence in women

Ask the Expert: I Have Difficulty Holding in My Pee, What Should I Do?

Question: I am a 53-year old woman and I have been experiencing difficulty holding in urine, especially when I sneeze or cough. Is there any treatment for this condition? Answer:  Incontinence is quite a common problem among women after menopause. Treatment is available to control incontinence though many people are too embarrassed to seek medical help. Some treatments for incontinence include hormone replacement therapy, …

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how to know if your hymen is still intact

Ask the Expert: I’m a Virgin. How Do I Know if My Hymen is Still Intact?

Question:  I am still a virgin and with my marriage to be held soon, I’m a little worried about what I might find out on our first conjugal night with my future husband. How can I know ahead if my hymen is still intact or torn? Does the hymen get torn only during sexual intercourse? …

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birth control, contraception,

11 Birth Control Methods to Stop Unplanned Pregnancies

If you’re sexually active, you’ll probably have wondered about the different forms of birth control available. Most people know about the withdrawal method, the condom, and The Pill. But how much do they really know about effective contraception and the options they have? 52% of sexually active Malaysian women don’t use any form of birth …

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