Seniors, men, and smokers most at risk for Covid-19
When news portals started reporting that a new coronavirus had emerged from the depths of a Wuhan fresh produce market, fears of infection spread faster than the actual virus. In Malaysia, health officials, doctors, and researchers acted immediately to contain the outbreak, while most of the public scrambled to their nearest pharmacy for some face…The Rakyat Post Health & Fitness
Poor toilet hygiene 'more likely to spread E coli than food'
E. coli is more likely to be spread through poor toilet hygiene than undercooked chicken or other food, researchers report. A type of bacteria common in human and animal intestines, E. coli forms part of the normal gut flora, though some strains cause food poisoning, others lead to urinary tract infections (UTIs), or infections after gut surgery. But E. coli has become considerably more antibiotic-resistant over the past 20 years, and scientists...Cover Media Health & Fitness
Why do my health insurance premiums keep increasing?
WHILE Malaysians are becoming more aware of the need to have medical insurance/takaful, they also have to contend with increasing premiums/ contributions. This second article of a three-part series on medical insurance/ takaful in Malaysia examines the drivers behind this current scenario.New Straits Times Health & Fitness
Breast cancer survivor pays it forward and helps others through their journey
Adeline Joseph has been cancer-free for over 20 years and every year, after her annual doctor’s appointment, she is thankful that she still has her life. She was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in May 1995 when she was 33. She was working as an administrative executive at the National Cancer Society of Malaysia’s […]Star2 Health & Fitness
7 signs you need to visit the dentist
People will good oral health are advised to visit the dentist every 12 to 24 months for a standard check-up. But there are plenty of reasons why you should go to see a dental professional in between those times. Dr. Reena Wadia, gum specialist at RW Perio, has outlined the seven warning signs you should keep an eye out for. Here's her advice: 1. Bleeding gums Bleeding gums are not normal. Bleeding is like an alarm bell - it is a way of your body...Cover Media Health & Fitness
6 ways to support breast cancer survivors besides wearing pink
Chances are you know someone or have someone in your life who has dealt with breast cancer in some way, shape or form. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, regardless of race or ethnicity. According to Breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 women inSheKnows Health & Fitness
M’sian kids are more suicidal; 5 signs you need to look out for
Here’s some stats that raise alarms. The trend of suicide among those aged between 13 and 17 increased to 10% in 2017 compared to 7.9% in 2012. The Health and Morbidity Survey 2017 showed that the depression rate (among those in the age group) is 18.3%, where one in five has depression; while two in […] The post M’sian kids are increasingly suicidal; 5 signs you need to look out for appeared first on The Rakyat Post.The Rakyat Post Health & Fitness
Eating tomatoes could improve sperm quality
A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility problems in men, scientists claim. A new study of a small cohort of men has found that the pigment which gives the fruit its red colour, known as lycopene, could boost sperm quality, specifically around size and swimming capabilities. The researchers say their findings could help reduce the need for invasive fertility treatments in the future as more than 40 per cent of all infertility...The Independent News