Lifestyle

Make merry on the 15th, and final, night of the Chinese New Year with fireworks and lanterns burning bright. But as the festive celebration draws to a close, there is one last thing left for some people to do: to write their name and phone number on a mandarin orange and toss it into a
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Spanish celebrity chef Ferran Adria is to reopen his once world-famous elBulli venture next year – but not to serve food. The former three-Michelin-star restaurant on the shores of Catalonia’s Costa Brava, once considered the world’s best for four years in a row, will instead house a laboratory and museum of culinary innovation, Adria said
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Whenever Norhidayah Jamaludin sends her three young sons to the daycare centre, she brings along their packed breakfast, lunch and teatime snack. Although the daycare centre provides meals for the children, her sons cannot eat the catered food as they need a special diet. Her boys – Adam Haris Mohd Faris, seven, Aiman Haris Mohd
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There is more anecdotal, rather than conclusive scientific, evidence that dietary intervention is beneficial for children with special needs. But many parents have tried food therapy, hoping their children’s condition would improve. “There are studies claiming certain food may reduce symptoms of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But there isn’t
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  Parents and caregivers should educate children on hand hygiene habits to avoid infectious diseases, says Hospital Sungai Buloh Department of Medicine head and senior infectious diseases consultant physician Datuk Dr Christopher Lee. He advises people to wash their hands at critical times to avoid spreading germs. “Wash your hands before eating, when preparing food,
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Whenever Ng Kai Jin, 10, and his younger sister Ng Kai Ann, eight, are at Caring Hands Centre (CHC), a shelter home for underprivileged children in Chiang Mai, Thailand, they forget their smart gadgets and toys. The siblings are volunteers at the centre. They are too preoccupied with activities, which include teaching the shelter’s children the
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EVERYBODY is now probably aware that for some time, we have been living with strains of bacteria which are immune to many common antibiotics. This is not unexpected as it is one of the logical (and short-sighted) consequences of adding vast quantities of antibiotics into animal/poultry feeds. In fact, over 80% of the antibiotics produced
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  SOME kids like scary stuff, and some kids hate it. Movies with fearsome images, intense danger, loud noises, and – above all – blood and gore can create all sorts of problems, so it’s wise to take it slowly. Children younger than seven can’t easily distinguish between fantasy and reality, even if you tell
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Kamilia Mohammad Khatib has dedicated every alternate Sunday to teaching children living with HIV at PT Foundation, a community-based non-govermental organisation that gives support services to the disadvantaged in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur. Among their clients are the homeless, drug users, sex workers and those infected and affected by HIV. “Part of my three-hour volunteer
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Siti Rose Khairina Tay is not scared of dentists nor intimidated by dental instruments like mouth mirrors and periodontal probes. She is only three years old and has visited the dentist four times, probably more times than most children twice her age. Unlike most Malaysian parents, Siti Rose’s mother Dr Siti Salmiah Awang started teaching
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