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Reviving an ancient system of healing

Ayurveda is perceived as an idea and practice that is well established as the national health system in Nepal. But this claim is not backed by research. Research helps to delineate an objectively false statement from fact. This statement is

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Malaysia the only nation in SEA with triple malnutrition burden

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is the sole Southeast Asian nation that is facing triple malnutrition burden, stated the Malaysian Dietary Supplements Association (MADSA) in its report on the industry status and outlook report for 2019 to 2020. Referring to Global Nutrition

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Doctors a barrier to dietary supplements?

PETALING JAYA: Medical doctors pose a barrier to the growth of dietary supplements even though such supplements complement medication partly due to their training, revealed a forum panelist at the launch of Malaysian Dietary Supplements Association’s (MADSA) report launch and

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The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of

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Rwandan prescription for Depression: Sun, drum, dance, community.

As a consequence of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, prevalences of mental disorders are elevated in Rwanda. More knowledge about determinants of mental stress can help to improve mental health services and treatment in the east-central African country. The present study

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Deadly manganese poisoning among Batek in Kg Kuala Koh

PETALING JAYA: Dr Steven KW Chow revealed that the manganese poisoning level of the water that they collected from Kampung Kuala Koh was deadly. “The manganese poisoning level is 2,500% more than the threshold. It is toxic water. Drink it

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Fast-food shrinks your brain

STORY AT-A-GLANCE People today are consuming about 650 kilocalories more daily than they were in the 1970s, an amount equivalent to a fast-food meal consisting of a burger, fries and soft drink Poor diet and lack of activity may lead

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Suicide rates reaching new highs: GABA could be to blame

Suicide rates are at an all-time high since World War II, and there are several different reasons for this. One of the factors that are often ignored is the influence many medications have on your mental stability.  Antidepressants are perhaps the

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Woman dies, brought back to life after 27 minutes

An incredible story of a woman, who died for 27 minutes before being brought back to life, has gone viral on social media. Her message though is incredible. A picture of a tattoo inked on a woman’s wrist has gone

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Depression, Inflammation and Women’s Mental Health

The link between depression and the body’s inflammatory response continues getting stronger, with more research showing an ever-tighter correlation. Whether inflammation causes depression has been difficult to nail down, but findings from a new study suggest we could be getting closer to an answer. For women,

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