Health Risks

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 […]

Challenges of COVID-19 For People With Diabetes

On 11th March 2020, COVID-19 was announced as a global pandemic. It has struck and affected many people, especially the older people and those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, cancers and heart diseases[4]. In fact, it was reported that diabetes is ranked as the second most prevalent comorbidities (more than one disease/condition in […]

Malaysians And Non-Communicable Diseases

World Population Day is around the corner and it is time to cherish the achievements of mankind as well as highlight the rising global issues this year. The dawn of COVID-19 brought upon an unforeseen event of economic depression as well as urged us to reevaluate multiple aspects of our lifestyle. The current age of […]

Myth & Fact About High Cholesterol

Myth: Fats are harmful for your heart. Fact: there are four main types of fats found in our foods and not all of the types are bad. Artificially made trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, are the worst type of fat.Trans fats, found in many pastries and processed foods, which would increase the […]

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Genetic testing was a wake-up call for me. It helped to motivate me to take my drug and give me confidence in my diagnosis of Familial hypercholesterolemia Kari (FH advocate for awareness) let’s understand what is Familial hypercholesterolemia Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) for short, is known as a genetic condition, that passed down through families. It can […]