general health

What to Tell Your Doctor to Get the Right Diagnosis & Treatment

“Doctor, I am not well, my fever started an hour ago and I would like to be admitted!” That’s one of the common statements doctors will hear in the emergency department of hospitals. Unfortunately, when doctors hear this, they are unable to provide much treatment except for a couple of strips of Paracetamol and to ask the patient to …

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What Happens When You Hold In Pee For Too Long?

Whether you’re stuck in a 2-hour post-work jam on the highway, or fidgeting uncomfortably at the theater in an unexpectedly long movie, or even just turned off by the quintessentially Malaysian toilets (read: dirty) — you’ve definitely “held it in” before. You probably wouldn’t think twice about it, but does holding off urinating do any …

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Ask the Expert: Can I Stop Taking Antibiotics When I Get Better?

Question: Lately, I have been experiencing a pounding headache, a stuffy nose and muscle aches. I went to see the doctor who told me that I have an infection and must take a capsule form antibiotic called amoxicillin. As usual, I was asked to finish the entire dose. Can I stop taking the antibiotic when I get better? Answer: Amoxicillin is …

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Ask the Expert: Can My Pharmacist Help with Health Advice?

Question: How can my pharmacist help with healthcare advice and consultations? Answer: Being healthy is a lifetime commitment as good health offers a better quality of life and wellness. Just as you rely on your family and close friends to help you through the ups and downs in life’s challenges, you’ll also need a team of healthcare professionals to assist …

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