Can't sit still?

Can’t sit still?

Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU), United States has found that mild toe-tapping while being seated can dramatically cut your risk of cardiovascular disease. The researchers had measured the level of normal ...
No longer outcast

No longer outcasts

People with leprosy used to be feared and shunned by society but this is no longer the situation now. Modern medicine has given them a new lease on life. For centuries, people were terrified of leprosy. Those afflicted w...
Sweating It Out

Sweating it out

Are your hands (and feet) always drenched in sweat? It might be hyperhidrosis. Imagine feeling too embarrassed to hold your girlfriend’s hand because your palms are too sweaty or imagine drenching the application form ...
What's your foot type?

What’s your foot type?

Are your feet flat or do they have a high arch? Knowing the difference will help you keep your feet healthy through the years. A human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 50 ligaments, 42 muscles and 250,000 sweat glands. Your...
Battle of the blisters

Battle Of The Blisters

Outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is relatively common in Malaysia. Early detection makes all the difference. In 1997, the first outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease occurred in Malaysia. Since then, outbreak...

Making Your Feet Fit

You may not run marathons but that doesn’t mean that you have not been using your feet and legs much. Long hours standing and sitting can put a strain on your feet too, which is why you should spend some time giving yo...
hand x ray

Hand Microsurgery

Many sports such as badminton, squash, tennis, golf, martial arts, even swimming require a good, strong pair of upper limbs. Sports that uses the legs also needs the upper limb for balance and coordination. A fully funct...
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Caring For Diabetic Feet

By Joanna Lee Foot infections are one of the most common complications of diabetes. According to Chuah Siok Chin, a nurse at the Sau Seng Lam Diabetes and Stroke Rehabilitation Centre, 70% of all amputation cases in Mala...