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Friday, December 13, 2019

Health

7 psychological benefits of smiling your brightest

Besides boosting your mood and lowering stress levels, smiling costs nothing and is contagious - in a good way.

Statewide polio immunisation in Sabah after Tuaran case

Health officials will start with nine districts to stop the spread of the disease, and urge the public to cooperate with the immunisation campaign.

Sabah vows to avert polio outbreak

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says the state health and wellbeing ministry has been instructed to do whatever it takes to prevent the disease from spreading.

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

Nipah, a virus carried primarily by certain types of fruit bats and pigs, can also be transmitted directly from person to person as well as through contaminated food.

First case of polio since 1992 reported in Tuaran

Study shows it shares the same characteristics as the strain reported in the Philippines in September.

Time to find out if vape is the new ‘gateway drug’

If you are transitioning from smoking to vaping, the best option is to seek medical help from doctors or resort to healthier alternatives.

Debate brews on about pros and cons of coffee drinking

While there are health benefits to drinking coffee, there are also health risks that people should be aware of.

Understanding supersets and compound sets

It requires the proper knowledge and discipline to practise supersets and compound sets.

Doctors now free to set their own consultation fees

Health ministry opens private clinics to free-market forces.

Japan launches human trial of new Ebola vaccine

It is the 2nd deadliest virus to date, which has killed 11,000 people.

Why immunisation can safeguard the elderly from illnesses

Incidences of infectious diseases like influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster infections are highest among the elderly.

Study finds vaping link to rare lung disease

E-cigarette user diagnosed with illness only seen in industrial metal workers.

Why sleep deprivation is dangerous

Chronic insomnia means whatever deep-seated fears you are not dealing with in your waking hours are affecting your sleep.

Early cholesterol control cuts heart disease risk

Study reveals link between fat levels and ill health can be drastically reduced for those below 45.

Everything you need to know about pet therapy

Pet therapy helps reduce blood pressure, boost cardiovascular health and release endorphins in the brain to provide a calming effect.

Keep your elderly loved one safe during daily activities

Your elderly loved ones will need ample care and attention to maintain their health.

Food poisoning: Symptoms and how to treat it

In the food poisoning is severe, take no chances and consult a doctor immediately.

10 foods to stay clear of if you have joint pain

Gluten, dairy, omega-6 fatty acids and red meat including certain vegetables can cause painful inflammation of the joints.

A guide to washing an elderly person’s hair

Growing old is not an excuse to let cleanliness and hygiene stop being important.

Does how you sleep worsen your back pain?

Understand how sleeping on your back, side or stomach can either worsen or give relief to nagging back pain.

For cancer patients, Nobel research helps save lives

Research in this area now means prolonged survival for what was once thought to be a sure 'death sentence'.

7 ways to ensure your work life isn’t a pain in...

Taking frequent breaks from sitting, minimising texting and drinking sufficient water help prevent pain, tightness and soreness of neck muscles.

MMA petitions to raise fees of private doctors

500 clinics closed in the past 5 years, with many clinics struggling to stay open, says medical association.

Smoking-related deaths among workers alarming, says Dzulkefly

The health minister says a survey shows smoking is the lead contributor to 20,000 deaths each year.

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