Here’s how you can literally starve to death!

How many times have you seen models who look like this..? Or this? Or…this? Doesn’t the model depicted in the above picture remind you of Chuck Noland from “Cast Away” who was stranded on the island for years and looking like she can easily and effortlessly gulp down 10 Big Mac’s at once? Okay..except the gender difference and maybe minus…

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Heart Attack: Women vs Men

Many people are not aware that women may experience different symptoms of heart attack than that of men. No, they may not present with excruciating chest pain that radiates to the left shoulder that causes them to collapse shortly. While this is common among men having heart attacks, but a woman who is having a heart attack might not present…

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Zika Fever- Just One Bite Away

In light of recent Zika virus outbreak in Singapore and now in Malaysia, are you concerned and how would we go about stopping its spread? In contrary to popular belief, the Zika virus is not a new entity. It was first isolated in the 1940’s in Uganda and has gone unnoticed under the category of “anthropod-borne viral disease”. But it did…

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Teeth Grinding: Should You Worry?

Bruxism is a term used to describe people with the habit of clenching and grinding their teeth involuntarily especially during sleep. Most of the people who suffer from bruxism are not aware of the grinding action until it is witnessed by their bed partner. Bruxism is a very common condition that affects both young children and adults. It is estimated…

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery

The heart is located at the center of our chest cavity. It is surrounded by the ribs and protected by the sternum. The main function of the heart is to supply oxygen to tissues and organs in our body. Arteries are vessels responsible for the transport of blood from the heart to all parts of our body while veins carry…

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Nephrolithiasis Overview

What to know about Nephrolithiasis? It refers to a concretion formed in the kidney, also known as kidney stone in laymen’s term is considered as one of the most commonly seen pathological conditions in the urology department worldwide. The severity of presenting symptoms may vary depending on the size and the quantity of the stones formed in the kidney. Typically…

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The Link Between Stroke and Cannabinoid

Stroke is defined as a lack of blood flow to a section of the brain leading to cell death. It is an emergency situation with high rate of mortality that requires immediate medical attention. There are a total of 3 types of strokes, namely ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke and transient ischemic stroke. The prevalence of ischemic stroke is much higher…

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