Fighting micro monsters

An overview of what bacteria are, and how antibiotics can prevent them from causing diseases Chances are, you or someone you know has been prescribed a course of antibiotics this past year alone. Whether it’s to fight ...

Resisting the cure

Antibiotics are one of the world’s mostly commonly prescribed type of drug, but what happens when they are excessively used? Priya Kulasagaran learns the extent of the problem of antibiotics resistance A few months ago...

The story of antibiotics

The discovery of antibiotics has been a game-changer for modern medicine in fighting off infections. Priya Kulasagaran tracks the colourful history of antibiotics, how they work, and why excessive antibiotic use can be t...

Vaccination for all

Thanks to advances in medicine and better lifestyles, more Malaysians are living longer. But how can we improve the quality of life among older adults. Priya Kulasagaran discovers the way we need to change how we talk ab...
Vaccination myths (and facts)

Vaccination myths (and facts)

Despite the importance of immunisation programmes in public healthcare, a number of myths about vaccines are still causing parents to refrain from getting their children vaccinated. While the number of families choosing ...
Invisible armour

Invisible armour

Vaccinations are said to have saved more lives worldwide than any medical product or procedure in the past 50 years. In a series of three articles, Priya Kulasagaran looks at the history of vaccines, how they work, the c...