Battling loneliness

By Kasmiah Mustapha - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

All in a day's work

By Aznim Ruhana Md Yusup - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

Faith, acceptance and a passion for work keeps this cancer patient flying, writes Aznim Ruhana Md Yusup

Eat well: How to avoid festive flab

By INDRA BALARATNAM - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

THE holiday festive season is one of those times people are most likely to gain weight. There are usually a lot of open houses and parties — all of which involve glorious foods, sweets and drinks.

Cycling for change

By Aznim Ruhana Md Yusup - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

Philanthropy and active living go hand in hand, writes Aznim Ruhana Md Yusup

Hypothyroidism in elderly


The thyroid disorder can be diagnosed through a simple blood test

Study suggests statins linked to lower dementia risk

By AFP - Tuesday, 13 December 2016.

MIAMI: Some cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, appear to be linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease in certain people, suggested a study out Monday.

UK experts give green light to 'three-parent babies'

By AFP - Saturday, 3 December 2016.

LONDON: British scientists on Wednesday approved the use of so-called “three-parent baby” fertility treatments, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures.

Most patients with depression get poor care, or none at all

By Reuters - Thursday, 1 December 2016.

LONDON: The vast majority of the estimated 350 million people worldwide suffering from depression are not receiving even minimally adequate treatment, according to an international study backed by the World Health Organization.

One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

By AFP - Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

Zika babies can develop microcephaly in first year

By AFP - Wednesday, 23 November 2016.

MIAMI: Some Zika-infected babies who appeared normal at birth still showed significant brain defects and went on to develop unusually small heads, a condition known as microcephaly, researchers said Tuesday.

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

By Reuters - Saturday, 19 November 2016.

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications.

High blood pressure now major problem in developing world

By AFP - Wednesday, 16 November 2016.

PARIS: The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades, with the biggest rise in south Asia and Africa, researchers said Wednesday.

Most child deaths concentrated in 10 Asian, African nations

By Reuters - Friday, 11 November 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Sixty percent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality.

Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

By AP - Thursday, 10 November 2016.

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it’s not the “we need more” news you might expect. Instead, they say there’s too much needless testing and too many people taking too many pills for a problem that few people truly have.

Skin patch could help kids with peanut allergies

By AP - Monday, 31 October 2016.

WASHINGTON: A new study shows a wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein.

Starving to death: Boko Haram's food crisis in Nigeria

By AFP - Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

MAIDUGURI: Doctors crowded around Abdullahi. One squeezed a drip and another prepared a plastic syringe. The young boy didn’t move. Only the shallow rise and fall of his chest indicated he was still alive.

UniKL MICET student conducts research to find Zika vaccine

By Bernama - Friday, 16 September 2016.

MUAR: A final year Bioprocess Engineering student Hariz Haikal Nasuha from Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET) is in the midst of conducting a research to find an effective vaccine against the Zika virus.

Stem cells injected into brain to treat Parkinson's disease in world's first trial

By Bernama - Wednesday, 14 September 2016.

MELBOURNE: A Victorian man has had stem cells injected into his brain in the world’s first trial to treat Parkinson’s disease, reports China’s Xinhua news agency.

US bans antibacterial soap chemicals over health risks

By AFP - Saturday, 3 September 2016.

WASHINGTON: The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday banned several key chemicals in antibacterial hand soap, warning of health risks and saying they were not more effective than ordinary soap.

Zika's origin and global spread

By Reuters - Thursday, 1 September 2016.

The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago:

About 500,000 children suffer from obesity

By Bernama - Tuesday, 23 August 2016.

MEXICO CITY: About 500,000 children suffer from obesity in Mexico City, a figure which represents 35 per cent of school-age children, Cuba’s Prensa Latina (PL) news agency reported, citing the local Health Ministry.

Sick throng Indian capital's new, high-tech clinics

By AFP - Friday, 19 August 2016.

NEW DELHI: For asthma sufferer Mohan Lal, regular visits to the Indian capital’s hospitals were a nightmare of waiting in endless queues in sweltering corridors that swarm with mosquitoes.

UK plan to cut child obesity lacks muscle

By AP - Thursday, 18 August 2016.

LONDON: Britain has unveiled a plan to battle rising child obesity by urging food manufacturers to cut down on sugar and getting primary schools to make pupils do more exercise.

Beyond wheatgrass: vegan junk food is all the rage

By AFP - Wednesday, 10 August 2016.

Having baby at 62 is selfish, says Australia's medical chief

By AFP - Thursday, 4 August 2016.

SYDNEY: A woman who gave birth aged 62 after IVF treatment sparked an ethical debate Thursday in Australia with a medical chief lashing out at the “selfish and wrong” decision.

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

By AP - Tuesday, 2 August 2016.

HOLMDEL: It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.

McDonald's to remove corn syrup from buns, curbs antibiotics in chicken

By Reuters - Tuesday, 2 August 2016.

OAK BROOK: McDonald’s Corp will replace corn syrup in hamburger buns with sugar this month and has removed antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its chicken months ahead of schedule, it said on Monday, moves that are part of its drive to target increasingly health-conscious consumer

Zika travel warning issued for Miami neighborhood

By AFP - Tuesday, 2 August 2016.

MIAMI: Zika fears prompted US health authorities on Monday to issue a travel warning for a small section of Miami where local mosquitoes have spread the virus to 14 people, officials said.

MS patient's war for weed wins Croatia a legal high

By AFP - Monday, 1 August 2016.

BREGI: When Huanito Luksetic was arrested for growing marijuana to help him cope with multiple sclerosis, he could not have known his struggle would eventually pave the way for Croatia to legalise cannabis for medical use.

HIV infections level off at 'worrying' 2.5 mn a year: study

By AFP - Tuesday, 19 July 2016.

PARIS: Some 2.5 million people are still becoming infected with HIV every year even as drugs have slashed the death rate and virus-carriers live longer than ever, a global AIDS study said Tuesday.