Health

Should you really pluck out your grey hairs? Here are the facts

Should you really pluck out your grey hairs? Here are the facts

Plucking large amounts of hair may permanently damage the hair follicles and lead to bald spots.

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For a good, free workout, take the stairs

For a good, free workout, take the stairs

Stair-climbing is a fantastic, free way to get a cardiovascular workout and strengthen muscles in your lower body, without the need for any skill, training or sporting prowess.

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Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. Based on the latest 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, it is estimated that 47.7% of Malaysian adults 18 years and above have hypercholesterolaemia, or high blood cholesterol.

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Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Did you know mental disorders will be the 2nd biggest health problem in Malaysia by 2020. That is 4.2 million Malaysians having depression and anxiety disorder. Check out the infographic to find out what you need to know this debilitating condition in Malaysia and find out how to prevent it.

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Inspiration

Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

By Taunya English, WHYY Dementia has been slowly stealing Ruth Perez’s memory and thinking ability for 20 years. Her daughter, …

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There & Then, She Found Her Independence

There & Then, She Found Her Independence

“There will always be problems. Stay strong. Never give up. Always remember love conquers all things.”

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Miliee Kassim – mother to hundreds

Miliee Kassim – mother to hundreds

SHE is a mother to hundreds and an inspiration to many. She believes in giving back as it gives her …

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Activities

Healthy Relationships Needs Honest Communication

Healthy Relationships Needs Honest Communication

Asians tend to seek help only at the eleventh hour. Do not wait until things get bad, use counseling sessions as a way to keep their relationships healthy. There is no marriage made in heaven. Each one has to invest love, respect and trust in making the relationship work.

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Quarter Life Crisis: How To Handle It

Quarter Life Crisis: How To Handle It

As a counsellor, I have seen many young adults come in claiming that they are depressed. From my perspective what …

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Business Ideas: Why Being Senior Inclusive Adds Value

Business Ideas: Why Being Senior Inclusive Adds Value

How often do businesses engage as well as reach out to the matured and elderly? As the population ages, there would be an opportunity for businesses to fill in the gap. Businesses must move towards marketing that subtly appeal to an ageing demographic.

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Finances

Paying For Aged Care: Supporting Ageing-In-Place With Healthcare & Affordable Housing

Paying For Aged Care: Supporting Ageing-In-Place With Healthcare & Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is more than merely the ability to pay off the house loan. It’s also being able to meet long-term care costs – such as assisted daily living, rehab and medical care – when needed, apart from basic living needs like food, clothing and transportation.

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Paying for Care: Can Malaysians Afford it?

Paying for Care: Can Malaysians Afford it?

The retirement lifestyle is all the rage these days. While choosing either to age in your own home or move into a retirement village is a matter of lifestyle choices – the fact is: receiving care isn’t a lifestyle, it is a need.

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Paying For Aged Care: Trends & Challenges

Paying For Aged Care: Trends & Challenges

To fully capitalise on the trend of self-directed purchases of services, we need to work out the flaws in our aged care infrastructure – namely our payment options.

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Home & Family

Willing But Too Late

Willing But Too Late

Chris is frantic. He was supposed to meet with Mr Lee fifteen minutes ago but he is nowhere near the Lee residence. 45 minutes later, he was in front of the Lee residence. The maid came to the gate and she was not her usual cheery self. “Sir is in hospital,” she said.

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Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

“I have saved up all my EPF (superannuation) money to pay for my funeral expenses. This is not morbid thinking, it helps me and my family plan for the future, lessening the burden for them when the time comes.”

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Legacy of words for the family

Legacy of words for the family

THIS Father’s Day, Luke Teoh would love to have a short holiday on a very quiet beach. He is a …

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News

Through the lens of Taiwan’s Elderly Care

Through the lens of Taiwan’s Elderly Care

Taiwan is considered more advanced in its elderly care services and is said to be facing a social time bomb …

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Managedcare & ReGen Rehabilitation International Signs MoU – Providing Greater Accessibility to Care

Managedcare & ReGen Rehabilitation International Signs MoU – Providing Greater Accessibility to Care

The MOU between Managedcare and ReGen Rehab International is a cooperative endeavour to achieve specific objectives that enables public to easily find the appropriate care services they may require and offering greater outreach to those needing care.

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Healthcare: how human-machine teams beat robots

Healthcare: how human-machine teams beat robots

As robotic and artificial-intelligence (AI) systems become more advanced, will they eventually render doctors and nurses obsolete, with patients consulting a computer instead?

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