Choked by neglect: Protect Yourself from the Haze

Every year, between May and October, a thick haze hangs over parts of South-east Asia during the dry season when burning is used to clear Indonesian land for palm oil, paper plantations and other crops, sparking ire from regional neighbours.

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More plant protein tied to longer life

People who eat more plant-based protein may live longer than those who get more protein from meat, a Japanese study suggests. Researchers followed almost 71,000 middle-aged Japanese adults for an average of almost two decades. Compared to people who consumed

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Traditional heritage “Tongkat Ali” now exclusively Biotropics

The Star on 31st July 2019 carried a full page “Warning” taken out by Messrs. Bustaman, the solicitors for Biotropics Msia Bhd, stating that Biotropics is the sole licensee of the Patent over the bioactive components of extracts of the

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50% NCDs patients unaware about it

PUTRAJAYA: About 50% of those having non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country are not aware they have such diseases, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said that was one of the factors that prompted the government to

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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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