Ice Those Wrinkles Away!
Today, we’re going to talk about Cryofacials.
Awesome Tips To Manage Your Scalp Issues
Having dandruff or a red and itchy scalp can be bothersome, irritating and sometimes embarrassing. Dermatologist Dr Ch’ng breaks down some facts about dandruff and gives us some helpful tips on how to manage our scalp issues
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.
Food And Cancer … Is There A Link?
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”— Hippocrates.
Baby's Best Brain Food?
Breast Milk is called liquid gold for a good reason. It is a nutrient-rich food constantly changing in composition based on the baby’s nutritional needs, as well as a source of antibodies to help the baby fight off infections.
An Inflammation In The Middle Ear
Previously, Professor Dato’ Dr Balwant Singh Gendeh touched on otitis externa, or inflammation of the outer ear. This month, he will take us on a closer look into another type of ear inflammation that commonly affects children—inflammation of the middle ear, or otitis media.
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.
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.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth
Wisdom tooth surgery is one of the most common minor oral surgical procedures performed in the dental clinic setting by a dentist, often under local anaesthesia (LA). But some complex and challenging cases are best undertaken by a trained consultant oral surgeon or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, to minimize post-operative side effects. Dr Andrew Chan Kieng Hock explains the finer points of wisdom tooth surgery and how to survive it with as little discomfort as possible.
The world of a child with eczema is an itchy one.
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.
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.
What Men Should Know Before They Go For The Vasectomy
What men should know before they go for the snip-snip.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keeping The Dream Of Fatherhood Alive
Going through Father’s Day can be hard for men who experience difficulties conceiving a child with their loved one. If you are one of those men, don’t lose hope. Advances in fertility research and treatment have kept the door open even for men with low sperm count to become a father. This month, Dr Agilan Arjunan shares some insights on the options available to transform a man’s dream of fatherhood into reality.
Hole In The Gut!
What happens when a hole forms right through the wall of a stomach, small intestine or large intestine? While not a very common occurrence, gastrointestinal perforation can occur to anyone at any age. This month let’s take a closer look at this condition and how it can be treated.
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
Relationships are all about give and take. But very often, we get to know of extremely unhappy relationships where one person is always giving, and the other is always taking—the roles are never reversed.Many times, situations like these point towards a co-dependent relationship, which is a relationship that is imbalanced and unhealthy mentally. Though it is easy to blame one party over the other, the truth is it takes two dysfunctional personalities to cultivate such a relationship.Counselling psychologist Cathie Wu tells us more.
Let Yoga Heal Your Body And Mind
This may not be the most well-known fact, but June 21 is International Day of Yoga. The worldwide celebrative day is still fairly new as it was incepted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. However, yoga is anything but young. It is believed to have originated in India around 3000 B.C. with stone carvings of persons in yoga poses being found in the Indus Valley, which is one of the main civilizations during the Bronze Age. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit and means to join or unite, which is a reflection of yoga’s aims of uniting the body and consciousness.
Moving House? Don't Break Your Back Over It
Speaking from recent first-hand experience: moving houses is not fun. Whether it’s due to a new college, a new job, or a change in family circumstances, the process of packing up and moving an entire household’s worth of possessions to a different building can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved—and potentially hazardous to one’s health. Read up HealthToday basics on how to stay both sane and safe while dealing with a big move.
Is 8 Hours Of Sleep Enough?
We are often told we need 8 hours of sleep every day. Do you wonder where the number comes from? Well, it seems the number is quite random. There is no definitive length of time for sleep, says anthropologist Dr David R. Samson.
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.
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.
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.
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.