IN BLACK, IN THE CHURCH … DANCING & CRYING
In legendary R&B diva Patti LaBelle’s music video If You Asked Me To, she was seen in tears. Most people assumed that she was being a consummate showperson, overwhelmed by her emotional performance, but the story behind the video was far more heartbreaking.
Celebrating The Legacy Of A Legend Lee Chong Wei
The legendary shuttler needs no introduction. His recent retirement from professional badminton left friends and foes shattered and the badminton scene will never be the same.
A Father's Voice
Michael Bublé is arguably one of the best performers of our time. Through his career, he has touched the hearts of millions by bringing old forgotten tunes back to life, and putting his own modern spin on them. This Father’s Day, we explore Bublé’s other voice, which is that of a father; and we get to know the heartwrenching journey he took supporting his young son through cancer.
The Cheat Sheet - For Post-raya Damage Control
To all my Muslim friends, I know the last month has been a struggle. I also know a number of you might have put on a little extra weight over the fasting month. Does it come as a surprise? Not really. You would expect to lose weight if you’re only eating half as much as you normally do. But that isn’t the case, is it? Think about it, the heavy breakfasts in preparation for the day ahead, all the Ramadan bazaars conveniently popping up after work, the sudden cravings for pizza and deep-fried chicken (which you would otherwise try to avoid). Dietary habits definitely change during the fasting month and some people would consider it as an opportunity to indulge (excessively). Fret not, as HealthToday has come up with a cheat sheet for those of you who need a little help getting into that pair of jeans you used to fit in back in April.
Fancy A Date? Heck, Why Not 10?
Who could forget the famous sultry whisper of “Yusuf Taiyoob” come every fasting month. The name is synonymous with dates and is a testament to its marketing success. Dates (Phoenix dactylifera) are very much part of Southeast Asian culture and was probably introduced into the region by the spread of trade. We did some digging around and found that dates are as potent as figs and perhaps that’s the reason our forefathers took such a liking to them.
Warning: It's Going To Get Corny
Longing for smooth, baby-soft feet? Can’t seem to find a way to get rid of those pesky hardened skin known as corns and calluses? HealthToday talks to a podiatrist to find out ways to eliminate corns and calluses safely, and for good.
Cervical Cancer Elimination Receives A Boost With Rose
A multinational effort by stakeholders from University of Malaya (UM) and VCS Foundation Australia has resulted in an innovative approach to reduce and eliminate cervical cancer in Malaysia. Known as Removing Obstacles to cervical ScrEening (ROSE), the pilot programme integrates self-sampling, human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and e-health technology to improve cervical cancer screening uptake among Malaysian women.
Surfing Through Life … Zhariff Afandi - Motivator, Life Coach & Author!
Being motivated takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and to remain motivated in an ever challenging world can be quite a task, but that’s not the case for Zhariff Afandi.
When Chikungunya Rears Its Head
During the first few weeks of 2019, Thailand experienced a sustained increase in chikungunya infection rate in the southern part of the country. According to Thai health officials, the outbreak was a continuation from 2018. More than 700 cases have been reported for this year mainly from the provinces of Songkhla, Pattani and Phuket.
Dental Care: Brushing Up On The Basics
This World Oral Health Day, let us all remind ourselves to keep our teeth and gums healthy and looking good.
Everything You Need To Know About Thyroid
With January being “Thyroid Awareness Month”, it is the best time to understand a bit more about one of the hardest working organs that ensures the proper functioning of other bodily functions right from our birth till our final breath.
Caring For Your Child's Pearly Whites
The advent of your childs first tooth marks the milestone in their year of exciting firsts.
Steaming is one of the healthiest ways of cooking food preserving nutrients and flavour and without the use of oil. Our contributing dietitian and chef lists the many benefits of steaming and provides a tasty recipe for you to try.
Milky Goodness In Every Way
A child has different nutritional needs at different stages of life to sustain their energy levels and to promote good health, growth and development as they head towards adolescence.
Meet The Sporty Surgeons
If you want something youve never had, you must be willing to do something youve never done. - Thomas Jefferson
The Effervescent Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt burst into our collective consciousness as the caustic and acerbic Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada more than 12 years ago.
As We Grow Older, Which Of Our Five Senses Will Be The First To Go?
“There is no clear-cut answer to that question,” consultant geriatrician Professor Dr Tan Maw Pin says when we ask her this question. “There are many factors to consider.”
Budget Talk: Improving Cancer Care In The Public Sector
Before Malaysia’s Budget 2019 was announced, leaders in cancer care and support discussed the current shortcomings and presented recommendations for improvement. HealthToday was at the front row to bring you the updates.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Review By Hannah May-lee Wong
Dive Into the World of Wizardry Once Again
Safety Tips For Children
The school holidays are upon us! Here’s a timely reminder from a paediatrician about keeping kids safe at home, at play or while travelling.
The Superhero Of The Sea
Get to know the handsome hunk in the big, splashing year-end movie, Aquaman. Say hi to Jason Momoa.
Diabetes Management: Tips From A Pharmacist
World Diabetes Day falls on November 14 each year. In conjunction, our contributing writer, who is also a pharmacist, provides 10 practical tips on managing diabetes.
The Health Benefits Of Hiking
Hiking offers many benefits for your physical and mental wellbeing. Studies have shown that it helps to reduce anxiety and depression, and of course, gives your bones and muscles a workout.
Ouch, My Knee!
In this first article in our new series on sports injuries, we look at a common affliction: pain in the knee. A sports medicine physician (who is also a sportswoman) takes us through the details of iliotibial band syndrome, a form of knee pain caused mainly by overuse.
When Depression Strikes Teenagers
It can be difficult to imagine that those in the carefree days of youth can be hit by such a somber illness. However, the numbers don’t lie: a significant number of young people suffer from depression and this figure is on the rise. Our contributing psychiatrist reveals the facts about teenage depression and how to spot the signs.
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.
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.
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.
Need A Face Lift?
Botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers may seem similar, but they are two very different things. Although they are both injectable cosmetic treatments performed by aesthetic physicians, that’s pretty much where their similarities end. An expert in the field answers some frequently asked questions and tells us all we need to know about these two popular non-invasive procedures.
Brain Tumor Is Not Avenger Mark Ruffalo's Endgame
Mark Ruffalo may be the incredible Hulk on screen. But in real life, he proves himself just as remarkable with the many obstacles he overcame. In the past, he has battled with depression, ADHD and suffered a brain tumour which left him deaf in one ear. Despite all that, he still hulks through and continues to find success as an established actor.