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...
COPD

Understanding COPD

By Yeo Li Shian Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterised by chronic coughing, coughing out mucus, breathlessness and chest tightness. Smoking has been listed as the main cause of COPD....
stop smoking

Willpower Alone is Not Enough!

What would you do if you had diabetes, heart disease, even a cough or cold? Chances are that you would probably head to the doctor for some medications to get healthy again. However, not many would do the same if they we...
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Just A Flu? Think Again!

Mention influenza and no one even takes notice. But mention H1N1 and people begin to sit up. H1N1, a type of influenza that claimed several lives over the last few years, is easily transmitted from one person to another ...

Lungs

You might probably have seen pictures of lung cancer on the outside of cigarette packs. These important organs are pinkish and not grey as depicted, so please love your lungs. There is something you do 24 hours a day, wh...

Enzyme that Predicts Lung Cancer Survival

Recent research has suggested that vitamin D may be able to stop or prevent cancer. Now, a new study at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found an enzyme in vitamin D that can predict lung cancer...