Heart disease: The numero uno killer in Malaysia

PUCHONG: Heart disease is the number one killer in Malaysia, especially among smokers and people leading a sedentary lifestyle. In a Facebook post, the Health Ministry said heart disease causes sudden death, where the heart stops pumping blood, nutrient and

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Lack of exercise, unhealthy diet may lead to metabolic syndrome disease

SEREMBAN: Lack of exercise and unhealthy diet practices are among the reasons more Malaysians are at risk for metabolic syndrome disease, according to National Heart Institute (IJN) Clinical Cardiology Specialist Dr Lim Kien Chien. “Most people have become so busy

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Ministry yet to decide on banning vape

IPOH: The Health Ministry is yet to decide whether to completely ban the use of vape or impose stricter restrictions on vape liquid sales. Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye (pix) said the decision would be based on the findings of

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Deepavali 2019: A Fully Planned Menu With Yummy Vegetarian Recipes

The festival of lights is around the corner and we are loving every bit of the buzz that surrounds our vicinity. Rangoli, fairly lights, Deepavali hampers and night-long Deepavali parties, there’s so much to look forward to. If you are

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Prepare This Easy Keto Smoothie As Your Morning Fix

Smoothies are a great breakfast option when pressed with time during the morning rush. Here is a satiating smoothie recipe to prepare at home in a jiffy. Breakfast is said to be one of the most important meals of the

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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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