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How To Gain Energy During Your Golden Years

By Edeline Anne Goh Are you in your 50s or older? If you said yes, you may have noticed a decrease in your energy levels compared to your younger years. You probably assume that this is just part and parcel of ageing. Ma...
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Overcoming Malabsorption for Seniors

Aging is an unavoidable process and while many people tend to focus on the outer effects of aging, it is more than just the oxidation of skin cells that cause wrinkly skin. Aging also involves specific functional cell ch...
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Palliative Care: Debunking The Myths

When the family of SS Ng (not his real name) was asked to take Ng home, they knew his days were numbered. Diagnosed with fourth stage throat cancer, bedridden and in constant pain unless he was on strong pain relief medi...
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Stay Interested in the World!

When is the best age to retire? According to Singapore’s Chief Minister, Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, the answer is never/ Retirement is death, he says. Urban Health brings you a transcript of Mr Lee’s inspiring speech on 12...
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MenoMyths

We have come a long way since the word ‘menopause’ was first coined in 1872, yet many women today are still unaware of what happens to their bodies after menopause. Urban Health seeks the expertise of Dr Ho Choon Moy...
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Andropause: The Male Menopause

Guess what: men go through menopause too! Assoc Prof Dr Shaiful Bahari Ismail, Deputy Deacon at Universiti Sains Malaysia, sheds some light on andropause, the male menopause.   What is andropause? Firstly, andropaus...
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Medicines and You

As you grow older, medicine-taking may eventually become a way of life, especially for conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart problems and others. Whether or not you like it, these medicines keep you healthy fo...
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Eat Well, Age Well

Most Malaysians love food. However, once you reach your golden years, it is time you need to start rethinking your dietary habits. Urban Health speaks to Datin Dr Farah Diba Khan, Chief Dietitian from Prince Court Medica...
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Sex In The Sunset Years

By Dr Ho Choon Moy, Consultant Gynaecologist, Pantai Cheras Hospital A hundred years ago, nobody ever thought about whether people still have sex after menopause. Why would they, when they probably don’t survive beyond...

Brisk Walking Improves Memory for Seniors

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Illinois have discovered that brisk walking improves memory for senior people. The one-year study involved 120 volunteers, aged 55 to 80. Half were put on a w...