Month: December 2018

The statistics make for grim reading: Approximately two-thirds of Malaysians have at least one of three lifestyle (non-communicable) diseases (NCDs) – diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or hypercholesterolaemia. This is according to the 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS). In fact, 7.2% of Malaysians have all three NCDS, while 26.3% have two. Hypercholesterolaemia The
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Malaysian Football Club JDT Eyes Asian Success Five-time Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) have set a new benchmark for football clubs in Malaysia. Now, they’re game for more. The Southern Tigers is the first Malaysian football club to compete in the AFC Champions – the Asian premier club competition under the guidance of
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What does retirement mean to you? If you’re thinking rocking chairs, knitting needles, gardening tools and TV remotes, you’re way off. Older adults in their 60s, 70s, 80s and even 90s are ditching stereotypes on what the golden years should be like. More and more seniors are pushing conventions aside and reinventing life after retirement.
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Never let age stop you from pursuing your dreams. This was the advice Lily Fu, 70, gave her course mates in her valedictorian speech when she graduated with a Masters of Science in Applied Gerontology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2018. Fu truly embodies that philosophy. She was the oldest in her class, but
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines the environment in relation to health as “all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related behaviours”. There’s no avoiding interaction with the environment as we go about our daily business of living. And as the world changes and gets more polluted, these
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