Self Care

Chinese New Year Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy & Still Have Fun

Festivities are truly dangerous times for your fitness and health goals. Not only do you have to deal with a thousand and one temptations (pineapple tarts anyone?), you also have to deal with the relatives and party hosts who can’t let you out of their sight until you’ve piled your plate with a generous assortment …

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Ask the Expert: Do White Patches On My Skin Mean I Have Vitiligo?

Question: I recently heard about a pigment disorder called vitiligo. What are its symptoms and causes? Is there any cure? I have some white patches on my arms and breasts and I can’t help wondering if it is vitiligo. Answer: Vitiligo is a disorder due to the loss of pigments in certain areas of the …

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[Infographic] What The Colour of Your Snot Says About Your Health

You’ve probably not paid much attention to your snot the last time your blew your nose, as it’s probably not the most pleasing of images, but your snot can actually be the sticky, slimy window to the state of your health. While the colour of your snot on its own isn’t going to pinpoint any illnesses, …

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Stressed Out? Try Drinking a Glass of Water

If you’re stressed out at work, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by Regus, a global workplace provider, about 70% of Malaysian employees suffer from stress-related illnesses. The study also revealed that 48% of Malaysians felt that their stress levels have risen and are sleeping less thanks to work concerns. There are plenty …

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How I Quit Smoking: Real Advice from Ex-Serial Smokers

You know smoking is bad, you know that with every cigarette you inhale, you’re shortening their lifespan. If you don’t, you must be very good at ignoring the efforts of the anti-smoking advocates, what with all the gory images on smoking packs, and the ads strewn all over the media, as well as the tut-tutting from well-meaning relatives. I’m sure you’ve tried …

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6 Everyday Ingredients that’s Keeping You Healthy: Are You Eating Any of Them?

While our modern lifestyle may seem to be filled with drugs and supplements of all kinds for various ailments to be kept in check, a closer look at our diets may surprise you about the curative properties we’re already boosting our health with. Anyone familiar with traditional Chinese medicine or herbal remedies would already know that …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Detect it Early for Better Outcomes

The Gist of It Alzheimer’s is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that alters the brain, causing impaired memory, thinking, behaviour and functional activity. Although there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, the earlier it’s treated, the better the outcomes. There are Alzheimer’s support groups in Malaysia like Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia which patients can reach out to for …

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