Health Tips

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beginning Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting – what is it? Intermittent fasting emerged for a long time and received much positive feedback because of its potential health benefits. It was one of the most searched terms for weight loss in 2019. In fact, intermittent fasting has earned its reputations and turned into one of the popular trends in the […]

Why Is Malaysia Adding Iodine To Salt?

On 25th September 2020, the Health director-general of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, announced the implementation of iodised salt throughout Malaysia, further stating that they will be banning all salt without iodine. But why? According to the nationwide study on iodine deficiency disorder (IDD), it has been found that 48.2% of school-going children […]

Fight Or Flight Response & Your Genes

Fight! Run! How will you ACTUALLY respond in the face of imminent danger? That is the question we always ask ourselves when we watch movies. Many of us would bravely say “I will FIGHT for the life of me!” while some would logically argue “I will RUN for the life of me!“. Well, truth be […]