Do Your Part, Care For Your Heart

We live in good times – social advancements such as better literacy rates, housing conditions and cessation of wars mean that we now get to live much longer. The average life expectancy in 2022 was 72.98 years, compared to 50.09 in 1960. However, with longer life expectancy comes another set of issues – health concerns. Cardiovascular disease has surged over the past few decades globally due to evolving trends of dependency on technology and dietary choices. Deaths from cardiovascular disease jumped globally from 12.1 million in 1990 to 20.5 million in 2021, according to the World Heart Federation.

Your Guide to Optimal Breastfeeding Nutrition

Adequate nutrition during infancy and early childhood is crucial to clinch the growth, health, and development of your child to the best of one’s ability. Breastfeeding has been well recognised as the gold standard for both mother and child, as it is the best source of nutrition for an infant.

World Lung Cancer Day : Early Detection and Prevention Matters

According to the Ministry of Health, lung cancer is the third most common cancer in Malaysia. Apart from being the cancer with the highest mortality rate, lung cancer is usually only picked up at a later stage. This World Lung Cancer Day, let’s educate ourselves about the importance of early screening and detection for lung cancer!

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and The Role Of Vitamin E

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by the accumulation of more than 5% of fat in the liver, not attributed to alcohol consumption or the use of certain medications. The condition affects individuals who are obese, diabetic, suffer from dyslipidemia,advanced age, genetically inclined to the disease.

Vaccination: Safeguarding Our Health From Hepatitis

Did you know that hepatitis is a major public health problem in Malaysia? The Ministry of Health reports a significant rise in the mortality rate from hepatitis cases in 2021, when compared to the figures from 2016.This World Hepatitis Day, let’s play our part and spread awareness on the global healthcare burden that hepatitis poses and the importance of screening and vaccination!

World Hepatitis Day

Viral hepatitis is a major global health problem, resulting in more than one million deaths each year. World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on 28 July to raise awareness of the disease and to promote prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The date of 28 July was chosen in honor of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who discovered the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.