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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You’re Not Just ‘Growing Old’ If This Happens To You

You’re Not Just ‘Growing Old’ If This Happens To You

By Judith Graham, columnist at Kaiser Health News. When Dr. Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears a similar …

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Food That Promote Brain Health

Food That Promote Brain Health

Experts agree that keeping our brain stimulated and healthy is our best preventive measure to minimise chances of developing the dementia and Alzheimer’s. One of the major factors in doing so is maintaining a healthy diet as our food plays huge part in our lives. Especially for those in nursing homes or in some form of recovering care, eating the right food Is essential to ensure you are giving your body what it needs and promoting a healthy brain.

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Memory loss – is it dementia or pseudodementia?

Memory loss – is it dementia or pseudodementia?

IF YOU are a spouse or a caregiver for an elderly person, you may be familiar with instances where your …

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It’s never too late to quit smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking

KICKING the smoking habit takes months, sometimes years. Some manage to do it the first time they try, others relapse …

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That oral lesion could be cancer

That oral lesion could be cancer

ORAL cancer is usually associated with older patients, although its prevalence is increasing in younger patients. Oral cancer was once …

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Cervical Cancer: 17 Most Asked Questions and Answers in 2016

Cervical Cancer: 17 Most Asked Questions and Answers in 2016

With Dr Zaharuddin Rahmat @ Mohd.Rawi By MyDoc Care Team Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for …

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What you should eat if you’re losing hair

What you should eat if you’re losing hair

HAIR loss can be troubling to both men and women as they age. It can affect self-image and self-confidence, causing …

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Bad breath: Why should you care?

Bad breath: Why should you care?

SOMETIMES we hear grandchildren complain about their smelly old grannies. There’s a distinct smell we associate with ageing and it …

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Managedcare and MyDoc Asia to Create Awareness on Health and Aged Care

Managedcare and MyDoc Asia to Create Awareness on Health and Aged Care

Managedcare and MyDoc Asia have come together to create greater awareness among Malaysians on access to information for health and aged care.

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Treatment options for Parkinson’s

Treatment options for Parkinson’s

THERE are several treatment options for Parkinson’s Disease patients. The treatment for one person will differ from another because of …

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Time to beat diabetes

Time to beat diabetes

TODAY is World Health Day. This year, the theme set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is Beat Diabetes. In …

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Is it wise to switch from cigarettes to vape?

Is it wise to switch from cigarettes to vape?

VAPING, or e-cigarettes, has made the headlines over the past year. There has been a lot of talk and debates …

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Going home after a hospital stay

Going home after a hospital stay

AFTER a hospital stay for a major health event, most families look forward to going home, hoping to return to …

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Be wary of prostate cancer signs

Be wary of prostate cancer signs

PROSTATE cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the fourth most common cancer in Malaysia. The …

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How much is too much alcohol?

How much is too much alcohol?

DRINKING alcohol plays an important social role in many cultures, especially during the festive period at the end of the …

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Providing support to the elderly

Providing support to the elderly

SUPPORT is important to maintain a good quality of life, especially for the elderly. As people age, they develop deficits …

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