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In this issue

Malaysia has a high incidence of stones in the urinary tract because we lie in the ‘stone belt’. A urologist shares the details. A psychiatrist talks to us about suicide and some of its risk factors. Learn more about hearing loss and how hearing aids can help. In our beauty section, we speak with a plastic surgeon about double eyelid surgery. In our nutrition section, we have three ‘Malaysianized’ recipes for trout. Read all these informative stories and many more in our August issue. Subscribe now!

Let's Talk About Suicide

Suicide has once again come to the fore with the deaths of two well known personalities just a couple of months ago. HealthToday speaks with a psychiatrist and discovers some surprising and little-known facts and statistics about this public health issue.

Let's Talk About Suicide

5 mins

Can Tocotrienols Protect The Brain?

In a paper published in the journal Stroke in 2014, a team of Malaysian researchers together with some of their colleagues from the UK raised the exciting possibility of tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E found in palm oil among others, being able to weaken the progression of white matter lesions in the brain.

Can Tocotrienols Protect The Brain?

2 mins

South Asian? Your Ethnicity Puts You At Greater Risk Of Heart Disease

You’ve heard of fitness, lifestyle and food habits affecting your heart, but did you know that ethnicity could play a vital role in cardiovascular health too? South Asians, listen up! Increasingly, studies are pointing towards a correlation between ethnic origin (no matter where you live) and risk of cardiovascular or heart disease.

South Asian? Your Ethnicity Puts You At Greater Risk Of Heart Disease

4 mins

Ouch In The Mouth

Oral or mouth ulcers are one of the most common discomforts experienced by many, affecting about 20 percent of the population. It is more predominant among those who are 16 to 25 years old and rarely affects those over 55 years of age. It is a discomforting disorder, as it can get quite painful and may cause difficulties in speaking and swallowing.

Ouch In The Mouth

2 mins

Stones, Stones, Stones

One more reason to drink plenty of water throughout the day: dehydration is a key risk factor for the development of kidney tones. Stones in the urinary tract can be very painful and can even lead to a medical emergency.

Stones, Stones, Stones

6 mins

Ginger's Good For Kids With Stomach Flu

Ginger, a common Asian cooking ingredient, is effective in treating vomiting in children with acute gastroenteritis, according to a new study.

Ginger's Good For Kids With Stomach Flu

2 mins

Milk & Solids

For many parents, it is a joyous milestone when their little one begins eating complementary foods. Even when the toddler is eating solid foods, however, milk continues to have an important place in his or her diet.

Milk & Solids

1 min

An Epidemic Of Allergic Diseases

In 2014, allergic diseases affected more than 1 billion people which was about 13 percent of the world population.

An Epidemic Of Allergic Diseases

1 min

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Health Today Malaysia Magazine Description:

PublisherMIMS Pte Ltd

CategoryHealth

LanguageEnglish

Frequency11 Issues/Year

HealthToday is your award-winning guide to living a better and healthier life. For more than a decade, HealthToday has consistently raised the bar in providing readers with information on diseases and health-related topics, in an interesting and entertaining manner. This is our commitment to ‘Empowering you to Healthy Living’.

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