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In this issue

The articles in HealthToday aren't just mere articles. They are a voyage, taken by all of us together, in hope of seeking a place where we can live in good health and good will. We are what we eat so we kick off the issue with dietitian Edna Loh discussing the pros and cons of various types of noodles. Since the World Autism Awareness Day falls on 2nd April, we have a double feature on autism-related topics for better awareness and how parents can help their children hone their learning skills. Our cover story on page 35, features the young and lovely Oscar winner Brie Larson. On page 39, fertility specialist Dr Agilan Arjunan explains five reasons of infertility among Malaysian women and how to overcome them. On page 48, we unravel the mysteries of love with a chemistry lesson. If you're planning or expecting a baby, we have a double feature on preparing for pregnancy and welcoming your little darling on page 53. Our Cendol for the Soul on page 64 features the enterprising fitness YouTuber Joanna Soh. All in all, we’re certain you’ll enjoy this month’s issue as it is jam packed with a wide variety of health topics. So subscribe now!

It Is Really Good, I Fig You Not

You probably know figs are good for health. We hear of their many benefits and health claims from basically everyone. Are figs’ benefits really substantiated? Well, we did a little digging around into scientific literature and the evidence for figs is quite impressive. Read on!

It Is Really Good, I Fig You Not

4 mins

Autism Spectrum Disorder – At A Glance

It is estimated by the World Health Organization that 1-in-160 children worldwide has autism spectrum disorder. Over the past 50 years, this number seems to be increasing. In this Part 1, an expert explains the increase in prevalence can be attributed to factors such as improved awareness, better diagnostic tools and the expansion of diagnostic criteria.

Autism Spectrum Disorder – At A Glance

2 mins

ABA And Autism

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a therapy for autism, which applies the principles of learning and behaviour, to help reduce negative behaviour and increase positive ones in those with autism. Through the ABA, individuals with autism may improve in their language, social and living skills. Gan Huey Sien, a BCBA certified special education specialist tells us more.

ABA And Autism

3 mins

When You Should Apply Warm And Cold Therapy For Sports-Related Injuries

Are you confused with the conflicting information that you have read online or shared by your friends – why does one injury need ice while another needs a warm compress? Perhaps you are puzzled why a cold and/or warm compress were applied at certain times during physiotherapy sessions. For the fourth article in our series on sports injuries, a sports medicine physician explains when you should apply warm and cold therapy for sports-related injuries.

When You Should Apply Warm And Cold Therapy For Sports-Related Injuries

4 mins

A Brie-lliantly Marvellous Super Hero

Through winning an Oscar just before her 27th birthday, Brie Larson instantly became a household name. The best is yet to come; Brie is excited to bring female empowerment to the silver screen and that’s exactly what she’ll be doing when Captain Marvel – Marvel Studio’s first standalone female superhero movie – hits our cinemas.

A Brie-lliantly Marvellous Super Hero

5 mins

Five Reasons Why Malaysian Women Can't Conceive, And What Can Be Done About Them

Infertility cuts deep into the heart.

Five Reasons Why Malaysian Women Can't Conceive, And What Can Be Done About Them

6 mins

Mommy, I Want A Pet!

From those that peep at us behind a glass to the four-legged furry ones that run between our legs, our friends from the animal kingdom are no stranger to our homes. They’ve found a special place in the lives of many humans for centuries, and the multiple roles they play in our lives have proven how much of our world depends on them. Having a pet is like having a child. But what if it is our child that wants a pet? Should you venture into it?

Mommy, I Want A Pet!

2 mins

5 Fun & Inexpensive Ways To Get Your Kids To Learn New Things

Have your kids measure rainfall using empty drink bottles or jars and record the daily temperature using a thermometer for a start.

5 Fun & Inexpensive Ways To Get Your Kids To Learn New Things

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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