• This article is proudly sponsored by The term ‘telemedicine’ which was first coined in the 1970s, should not sound foreign to us in this digital era. However, in this day and age where almost everyone owns a smart mobile device, many have yet to come into contact with such service.   So, what exactly is telemedicine? Telemedicine is defined by the WHO (World Health Organization) as The delivery of health…

  •   Manuka honey has been claimed to: kill bacteria heal wounds and burns help with allergy boost immunity – protect against common cold and flu improve dental health prevent diabetes improves sleep help with skin complexion and has anti-ageing properties prevent hair loss and protect damaged hair Manuka honey does sound like magic, doesn’t it? Do not get overexcited because like everything else, T&Cs apply!     Firstly, not all…

  • The American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 50% of Americans are not aware that being overweight or obese can increase their risk of cancer. In the United Kingdom, Cancer Research United Kingdom (CRUK) have predicted that more than 1 in 20 cancer patients were either overweight or obese. GLOBOCAN project also predicted that the number of new cancer incidence increases with the number of…

  • Holiday season is here again! Whether you are heading for a warm sunny beach getaway, mountain hiking or a snowy winter ski holiday; don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and sunglasses. Fresh snow reflects up to 80% of incident UV rays compared to approximately 15% by sand and 10% by grass and water. The UV rays, primarily UVA and UVB are known to cause premature aging, wrinkling, tanning and sun-burn.…

  • End-stage kidney disease is on the rise in Malaysia. It is estimated that nationally, the number of patients will rise to 10,208 in 2020. Globally, there are 2.6 million patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis in 2010 and this number will almost double by 2030. End-stage kidney disease happens when both kidneys in an individual fail completely. This causes toxins such as urea, which are usually removed by the…

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease. It is scary because of its high death rate. Some people may claim that human created cancers just like how we created genetically-modified (GM) fruits. Unfortunately, the claim is not true simply because cancer has existed way before our knowledge of genetics. Cancer is derived from the Greek word ‘karkinos’ which was used to describe cancer as how we…