Plucking large amounts of hair may permanently damage the hair follicles and lead to bald spots.
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.
So where does all this information leave us? Well, hopefully with a little less enthusiasm for overdosing on “superfoods” and especially antioxidant supplements – the evidence suggests that they won’t fix any major health issues induced by bad habits, and indeed might make things worse.
What can be pretty annoying are things which are extravagantly marketed despite the fact that they cannot possibly match depicted expectations. One such item is a fad called “clean eating” – this irritates me because the term implies that if we do not embrace the foods faddists suggest, then somehow we would be eating dirty rubbish instead.
Initiated by Hospis Malaysia, ‘National Palliative Care Awareness Month’ aims to place the importance of improving access to palliative care services on the national agenda so that unnecessary pain and suffering from a life-limiting illness can be significantly reduced and properly managed.
To lead a hassle-free life when they need care, a joint initiative between Aged Care Group and University of Malaya will be undertaken to provide continuum care for older Malaysians.
To enable Malaysians to enjoy an elevated standard of retirement, accessibility to care services and financial planning services will be boosted in a joint initiative by Managedcare Sdn Bhd and FA Advisory Sdn Bhd.
Starting from July 2016 year, a company in Singapore can apply for up to S$300,000 in grants to fund job redesign projects targeted at workers aged 50 and older under the WorkPro scheme. By Kim Walker
To ensure you cover all bases in your old age, additional savings must be made to cover outpatient treatments that your medical insurance does not cover. Source: Smart Investor, May 2016, Issue 313
The conventional old-age dependency ratio makes the economic impact of ageing societies seem worse than they will be. There are now some better measures that do not exaggerate the effects of ageing. By Kim Walker