Eat Breakfast to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Washington…Men who skip breakfast face higher risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks than those who did not, according to a research study in the US. The study followed up on dietary habits for mostly Caucasi...

Millions of Girls at Risk of Genital Mutilation

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reported that 30 million girls around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation in the next decade. These grim statistics emerged despite downward trends across some...

Worth their Weight in Gold

Dubai authorities have launched the ‘Your Weight in Gold’ initiative. This unique weight loss project rewards citizens with a gram of gold worth USD$45 for every kilogram shed. “Golden losers”, as the participant...

School Tragedy in India

23 children between the ages of four to 12, died from insecticide-laced school lunches in the state of Bihar, India. Another 30 children received hospital treatment and were eventually stabilised. The free midday meals ...

Diary – September 2013

21 May 2013 Left to right: Indra Balaratnam, Consultant Dietician and Dr. Nazirin Ariffin, Consultant Dermatologist from Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur with members of the media at a luncheon, which was organised by Bio-Oi...

Coronavirus Patient Dies in France

France… A sixty five-year-old man is the first patient to die from coronavirus in France. The virus, which can cause coughing, fever and pneumonia has spread from the Gulf to certain parts of Europe predominantly in Fr...

Babies Born to HIV-Positive Moms Remain Uninfected

Kuala Lumpur… Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development said in her speech at the Parliamentarians’ forum in conjunction with the 3rd Global Conference on Women Deliver 2013, that ...

Double Jaw Surgery, South Korea’s New Craze

South Korea’s cosmetic surgery craze has reached a whole new level. It is no longer just about standard eye and nose cosmetic procedures. The trend of the moment is the double jaw surgery which often involves months of...

Newspaper Ink Danger to Health

Petaling Jaya… Dr T. Jayabalan from the National Poison Centre said that the habit of using newspapers to absorb oil from fried foods is unacceptable as it poses health risks. The ink is believed to be carcinogenic and...