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In July, HealthToday zones in on Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke who had to battle for her life TWICE! (page 33). The highlight of our Nutrition section is oats with two yummylicious recipes for you try (page 7). We bring you a special piece on hepatitis, a liver disorder, in conjunction with World Hepatitis Day. Did you know our liver is one of the major organs that works nonstop to purify our blood? (page 19) An expert highlights the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound to treat fibroids and adenomyosis which affect the womb. (page 24) In our inaugural Oral Health article, a consultant oral surgeon discusses the safety of dental amalgam. (page 43) So what are you waiting for? Subscribe now!

A Cuppa Joe, Anyone?

Coffee, one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, is derived from the beans of Coffea canephora (best known as robusta) and C. arabica. Coffee is unique in terms of its perceived and actual effects on the body and is also loved for its distinct aroma and taste. Our general perception about coffee is that it can keep us awake. However, its benefits go beyond the “wake-me-up” action and it can be categorized as a health drink.

A Cuppa Joe, Anyone?

4 mins

5 Things You Should Know About Probiotics

If you haven’t heard of probiotics or have been wondering what they are, here are some basics on the topic to get you started.

5 Things You Should Know About Probiotics

2 mins

8 Facts You Need To Know About Hepatitis

Our liver is one of the major internal organs of our body that works nonstop to purify our blood as well as to produce and store essential micronutrients that are required by our body. When the liver is infected or sore, it fails to perform its functions and this results in the signs and symptoms manifested by hepatitis. The word hepatitis is a combination of hpar or hpat, which means liver in ancient Greek, and itis (the Greek word for inflammation). Thus, hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver.

8 Facts You Need To Know About Hepatitis

4 mins

Emilia Clarke - Conquers Real-life Adversities

Her on-screen character, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones was meant to be a blend of Napoleon, Joan of Arc and Lawrence of Arabia—courageous heroes of the past. But when illness struck actress Emilia Clarke, she had to channel some of that strength and bravery into her real-life situation.

Emilia Clarke - Conquers Real-life Adversities

4 mins

The Cancer-Causing Stomach Bug

Cancer refers to a group of diseases caused by abnormal growth of cells, which have the ability to spread to other parts of the body. Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is the fifth most common cancer globally. In 2018, there were over 1 million new cases diagnosed worldwide. Did you know infection caused by Helicobacter pylori may lead to stomach cancer? Read on to find out more.

The Cancer-Causing Stomach Bug

2 mins

What Men Should Know Before They Go For The Vasectomy

What men should know before they go for the snip-snip.

What Men Should Know Before They Go For The Vasectomy

4 mins

The Amalgam Dilemma

The debate over the safety of amalgam fillings has been going on for decades and has caused much confusion and anxiety among consumers. The presence of mercury in amalgam has often been blamed for ill-health by some misinformed groups or parties with personal interest in this matter, in particular manufacturers of tooth-coloured dental materials. Dr Andrew Chan Kieng Hock discusses objectively the toxic effects of mercury as an element and presents a holistic view on the safety aspect of amalgam in dentistry.

The Amalgam Dilemma

3 mins

Laser Your Way To Perfect Skin

Can you believe that zapping your skin with laser beams can vaporize some of your deepest insecurities? This technology has come a long way in the aesthetic industry. Laser therapy for the skin can be used to resurface acne scars, remove freckles and tattoos, lessen wrinkles and more.

Laser Your Way To Perfect Skin

5 mins

Internet Safety For Children

There’s nothing more comforting than to have your chicks safely back in the roost as they unwind on their gadgets in the solace of their rooms. But are they truly alone in their rooms and are they truly safe? Online gadgets are windows to another world, and no one is looking out for your child there. So how do we shield them from the unwarranted possibilities that lie in that realm?

Internet Safety For Children

5 mins

Suiting Up In A Time Of Disaster

In mid-March 2019, news of the Sungai Kim Kim chemical pollution disaster and its impact on thousands of Johor residents caught national attention. As healthcare services rushed in to provide medical aid, a temporary command centre was set up at Pasir Gudang Indoor Stadium to centralize efforts. HealthToday speaks to three pharmacists about their experiences as volunteers there.

Suiting Up In A Time Of Disaster

5 mins

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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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