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15 reasons why you need that blood test

And now you can have your blood test done in the privacy of your home or at your office.

Blood in faeces: Before freaking out, read on

While some causes of blood in faeces are not life-threatening, others are - so it's always best that you see your doctor immediately.

Hypertension: Why you should take it seriously

While hypertension is extremely common and can affect patients at any age, especially the elderly, it can be managed by reducing the risk factors.

How to improve blood circulation to avoid a muscle cramp

Stretching, walking, exercising and mediating are some of the best ways to prevent experiencing muscle cramps from poor blood circulation.

6 misconceptions about HIV/AIDS

Although HIV/AIDS is widespread today, many still consider it a death sentence, when this is not necessarily so.

What ‘prehypertension’ is and how to beat it

If you are experiencing prehypertension, there are numerous effective ways to reverse the condition and keep yourself fit as a fiddle.

Vietnamese Street Food 101: Duck porridge at a roadside stall

The porridge made from broken rice comes with boiled duck meat served with green onions, cilantro, pepper, fish sauce and a spicy condiment.

Diabetes tests: Choosing the right blood glucose meters

Many types of blood glucose meters are available for at-home use, from basic models to more-advanced versions with numerous features and options.

Diabetes: Are you ready to change your habits?

Having diabetes may seem like a world of never-ending restrictions but the good news is that even a tiny change can make a huge impact on your health.

Is blood in the urine cause for concern?

Blood in the urine could be a symptom of a urinary tract infection, kidney infection or stones in either the kidney or bladder.

China orders medical institutions not to use recalled valsartan drug

Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical, is recalling the valsartan drug sold in the US after the European Medicines Agency found it was tainted with an impurity linked to cancer.

Anti-Kremlin journalist smeared in pig’s blood to fool the world

Ukraine's SBU security service said the ruse was meant to foil a real assassination plot against Babchenko ordered by Russia and has arrested the organiser of the crime.

Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards

The lizards' high blood concentration of biliverdin makes their blood green.

Malaysian gets RM1.6 million British grant for heart valve disease study

Dr Masliza Mahmod and her team will carry out a pilot study into aortic stenosis with the grant from the British Heart Foundation.

Japan to trial ‘world’s first urine test’ to spot cancer

Engineering and IT conglomerate Hitachi has developed the basic technology to detect breast or colon cancer from urine samples two years ago.

Pin-prick blood test detects deadly sepsis, study says

Early detection of sepsis can often save lives.

Lead poisoning may hasten death for millions in US, study says

People with at least 6.7 milligrammes of lead per decilitre of blood have their risk of death elevated by 37%.

Vitamin D linked to lower risk of cancer, study says

The higher the level of Vitamin D in one's blood, the lower one's risk of developing certain cancers, especially liver cancer.

Vampire bat’s blood-only diet ‘a big evolutionary win’

"Vampire bats have an 'extreme' diet, in the sense that it requires many adaptations in the organism."

Mattis sees Indonesian forces drink snake blood, roll in glass

While Pentagon chiefs are accustomed to seeing foreign forces carry out more routine military demonstrations, the ceremony in Indonesia was far more theatrical.

Court to decide if stateless children can be made citizens

Affected parents are seeking legal address as the government is not sympathetic to the plight of stateless children, say lawyers.

Blood has got no religion at National Blood Centre

Malaysians share the same blood at the bank, it says in response to needless controversy.

Witness in Kevin Morais trial tells of blood stains on oil...

He says he panicked and began shivering when he saw blood stains on the oil drum at his shophouse.

Cops to quiz Jamal on ‘blood to be paid with blood’...

IGP Khalid Abu Bakar says the statement could be deemed to be seditious.