Breakfast cereal linked to lower BMI in kids

New York… A new study has shown that children who ate cereal for breakfast tend to maintain a healthier weight. The results of the study also showed that each time a child had cereal for breakfast, his intake of certai...

A bright future for Malaysia’s medical tourism

Kuching… Malaysia is quickly becoming a popular destination for medical tourism in Asia. Despite playing second fiddle to neigbouring countries such as Singapore and Thailand, investors have noted that Malaysia’s med...

Free medical check-up for senior citizens

Elderly residents were given free health checks at the 1M People’s Health Clinic at Section 17. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim, who graced the event, said that providing free medical check-ups to the elderly ...

Najib urges Malaysians to practice healthy habits

Kuala Lumpur… Statistics have shown that in 2012, daily salt intake among Malaysians was 1.7 times higher than the recommended rate by the World Health Organization (WHO). In view of this and other alarming statistics,...

Obesity poses health risk for pregnant mothers

Experts say that women who are obese or overweight have a higher chance of developing health complications during pregnancy. Women who are not within a healthy weight range are more likely to deliver prematurely, 3 times...

Malaysia’s healthcare an investment, not cost

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai spoke about Malaysia’s growing healthcare at The Economist’s Healthcare in Asia 2013 conference, which was held in Kuala Lumpur. Liow stated that healthcare is viewed as “a...

Jogging to good health

Los Angeles… A study conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine has tracked 500 older runners over the past 20 years. The study found that participants, who are now elderly runners, have a longer life span. Th...