Facts & Statistics

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 […]

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 […]

The Secret to Glowing Skin: Antioxidants

Skin. The largest organ of our body and most of the time, its importance does not match up to its priority. Granted that skincare routines are taking on a more vital role in the lives of people but are they getting its due credit? Skincare, most time, is looked upon as more of a beauty […]

Keto(ned) – The Simple Guide to Ketogenic Diet

What is Keto? The ketogenic diet (commonly called keto diet) refers to the practice of a high-fat, low-carb diet. It is a trending diet mainly focused on weight management, but also possesses various overlooked benefits to all body types. Differences among other types of diets were also discussed in the previous article. This diet mainly […]

How Does Genetic Technology Help In Managing COVID-19 Pandemic?

Throughout the pandemic of COVID-19, have you ever noticed that different people experience the pandemic differently? Some show zero symptoms, others just have a mild cold and unfortunately, some become very sick and pass away. Day by day, scientists are continuing to work hard to figure out the underlying reasons behind this wide variation of […]

Down With A Flu or Having Allergic Rhinitis?

Flu (Influenza) and common cold are among the most common illnesses caused by viral infection, affecting children and young adults. Flu can be more severe than common cold as it takes a longer time to recover. Influenza viruses attack your respiratory system which includes your nose, throat and lungs.  Since the 2009 flu pandemic in […]