Floods and Leptospirosis

Floods and Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by the bacteria leptospira. Though we often hear of outbreaks in Malaysia and also deaths associated with this disease, the incidence can go up during the rainy season and floods. This is due to the contaminated...

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Smoking and Public places

Smoking and Public places

Recently the announcement by the Ministry of Health regarding the ban of smoking in public places next year was welcomed by non-smokers and as expected the smokers were unhappy, but what was surprising was the owners of this restaurants were also...

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The Keto Diet

The Keto Diet

Recently a lot of people have been asking me about the keto diet. They want to know if it works and is it safe to follow. The keto diet also known as the low carbohydrate diet was first made popular by Atkins. He used it more as a weight loss...

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The Soda Tax

The Soda Tax

The National Health and Morbidity study 2015 showed the increasing trend of diabetes and obesity in Malaysia. This are all part of the Metabolic Syndrome caused by our lifestyle. Also called lifestyle diseases, the best treatment is prevention...

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The Dangers of Self- Prescription

The Dangers of Self- Prescription

Recently there have been some articles in the papers about self- prescription and the problems associated with this. Now with the internet and google doctor everybody can try and self-diagnose their own symptoms and then just go to the pharmacy...

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Our Genes and our Heart

Our Genes and our Heart

In Malaysia heart disease is still the leading cause of death. In fact every hour one Malaysian will die of a heart attack. With the Heart Health day been in September and with all our current knowledge and treatment options it is surprising that...

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All Disease Begins in the Gut

All Disease Begins in the Gut

All disease begins in the gut – “Hippocrates the father of modern medicine”. Even during those times the physician knew that a healthy gut was important for our health. The symbiotic relationship that we have with the trillions of bacteria in our...

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ANTI- INFLAMMATORY FOODS

ANTI- INFLAMMATORY FOODS

Inflammation is now regarded as the cause for many diseases including heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases and degenerative disorders. The main cause of inflammation is the change in our lifestyles especially our diets. A diet high in...

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A Painful Disease called Gout

A Painful Disease called Gout

Gout is another common lifestyle disease caused by increased uric acid which can crystallize into joints causing severe pain and inflammation especially the big toe, though other joints can also get involved and in severe disease can have growth...

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Vertigo

Vertigo

Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It is the sensation of everything moving or spinning around you. The sensation might be mild or so severe that it affects your daily activities. Attacks can develop suddenly and lasts a few...

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