Juvenile smokers

Juvenile smokers

New research suggests that vaping not only turns teens into smokers but heavy smokers later in life. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the paper questioned whether e-cigarettes can be an effec...
Out of breath!

Out of Breath!

Your child’s inability to breathe properly and the wheezing sound you hear when they exhale could be signs of childhood asthma. Here’s what you need to know about the chronic disease. The respiratory system is essent...
Get Past Pneumonia

Get Past Pneumonia

Give your lungs the love and attention they deserve. World Pneumonia Day falls on the 12th of November every year. It is celebrated worldwide in the hopes of spreading awareness about pneumonia, which is a condition that...
Breathe easy

Breathe easy

Breathe easy Powered by Apple’s ResearchKit, a team at Icahn School of Medicine (US) have developed an app that not only helps those with asthma to learn more about condition but also collects valuable data for medical...

Courage in the Face of Adversity

A young woman is determined to win the battle of her life  At the age of 18, Jooei Liew May Yee was a vivacious, carefree secondary school student full of dreams for her future when she began to have bouts of fever that...
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Clear the air

Asthma is on the rise. Find out what causes it and how you can deal with it  Asthma is a complicated disease, which can cause great discomfort for both children and adults. Although there isn’t a cure for this con...
asthma

What is Asthma?

Are you Gasping for Air? The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 200 million people are currently living with asthma. Read on to find out more about this common condition. Asthma is a disease that is...
lung health

Caring For Your Lungs

  Take a deep breath. Now, exhale slowly. What you just experienced is a fascinating process. When you breathe in, or inhale, your lungs expand. Your chest moves both upward and outward. As your lungs expand, air is...
pneumonia

Pneumonia: The Value of Prevention

By Dato’ Dr. Hj Abdul Razak Muttalif and Datuk Dr. Christopher Lee   Recent advances in the medical field have allowed us to protect ourselves against many diseases and infections, thereby affording us the opportu...