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The COVID-19 Vaccination And Kids

As of March 2021, COVID-19 has affected over 200,000 kids in South Asia, as reported by UNICEF5. With unprecedented efforts, the COVID-19 vaccination was finally authorized in adults and the healthy elderly. However, COVID-19 vaccination in kids was still delayed. How would it be possible for the world to socially and economically recover from this […]

Safety Tips For Ramadan During COVID-19

The Holy month of Ramadan is finally here! It is an auspicious festival for millions of Muslims worldwide to celebrate through dawn to dusk fasting, religious gatherings for breaking fast, and prayer to the Almighty for self-reflection. However, most Muslims can only celebrate this Islamic holy festival under a movement control order due to the […]

The Genetics of Reading Ability

To most of us, reading is an automatic process. After learning at a young age, we quite literally never stop reading. Identifying, understanding, and interpreting written words on a page are as important in our daily lives as eating or sleeping. Being able to process words within a short period of time is a common […]

Cognitive Ability & Your Genes

Introduction When we think about what makes a person intelligent, we usually think about academic success or logical thinking. However, there are many ways someone can be intelligent. This is explained by cognition, i.e., the ability to understand and use knowledge. In a world where anything can be looked up on Google, being able to […]

Effects of MCO On Kids With Autism

In its 4-week run, the second Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) has affected every Malaysian of all backgrounds. With schools shut down for most of 2020, the shift to online classes has been set in stone for most students. Having all classes online with no certain date of returning to face-to-face classes has brought up […]

How Our Genes Affect Our Creativity

If you’ve ever had to find answers to complex problems, chances are you’ve also experienced a “Eureka!” or “Aha!” moment while you’re solving. This feeling is actually a creative cognitive thought process called insight problem solving (IPS).  As an ‘all-at-once’ process rather than trial-and-error, IPS is important in our everyday activities and socialisations, such as […]

A Guide To The COVID-19 Vaccines

Since the emergence of SARS-Cov-2 in November 2019, there have been at least 60.3 million cases of infection and 1.42 million deaths by COVID-19 that were reported all over the world. Hence, the need for a vaccine is urgent. READ ALSO: How Genes Make Us More Susceptible To Coronaviruses The Immune System To understand how […]

How Genes Make Us More Susceptible To Coronaviruses

Did you know that our genes can actually influence us to be more susceptible to coronaviruses? But how? The common belief is that everyone has an equal chance of getting infected from coronaviruses upon exposure. However, studies have suggested that genetic variations in immune function-related genes (E.g. human leukocyte antigens) are emerging as a critical […]

Project CoviDNA: Identify Your Coronavirus Infection Risk & Severity

Malaysian health tech startup, Advanx Health, has released a DNA report that identifies your genetic predisposition in infection risk and severity upon exposure to coronaviruses. The coronavirus DNA report, titled Project CoviDNA, is Advanx Health’s first internal research initiative. The coronavirus report will be made available to all Advanx Health customers for free. Petaling Jaya, […]

Is Sugar Really Bad For You?

What do you think of when the word “sugar” comes across your mind? Is sugar really the chief culprit of diabetes, coronary artery disease (CAD) and other chronic illnesses?  READ: Challenges of COVID-19 For People With Diabetes We often hear such words: “Stop drinking carbonated drinks!” or “Stop eating sugary snacks!”. The reason is that […]