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Meditation for cancer care

Being diagnosed with cancer, a life-threatening condition, can be a shock to many patients. Undergoing cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy can be a long and distressing process. The cancer treatment can also bring about many unwanted side-effects such as loss of appetite, hair loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, etc., which can severely affect […]

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Gut microbiota and cancer prevention

Do you know that there is a link between cancer and the bacteria in your gut? Scientists have found out that the gut bacteria can influence the development of cancer in the body as well as how a cancer patient response to the treatment. This has been an active area of research in recent years. […]

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Make your blood thin, it can save your life

High blood pressure, elevated LDL cholesterol, low HDL, type-II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, smoking, age, and male gender; What comes to mind when these risk factors for health are mentioned? Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as Heart diseases and stroke, of course! However, there is one major CVD risk factor is linked to all the other […]

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Five proven natural therapies for relieving chronic low back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem with an estimated 38% of the worldwide population experiencing this condition in a year [1]. Although some instances of LBP can be caused by injury/fracture, infection, tumour, arthritis, or osteoporosis, most of them are non-specific, that is, the pain cannot be attributed to any definite cause […]

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Fasting and health

Fasting is defined as ingesting minimal or no food during a limited period time, forcing the body to use exclusively its energy reserves without endangering health [1]. During the month of Ramadan in Islamic calendar, healthy adult Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset. No food, water, beverages, or smoking is allowed during […]

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Healing eczema

Eczema, or Atopic dermatitis, is a chronic or recurring inflammatory skin disease that affects both children and adults. It usually begins in childhood and can last until adulthood, or even manifests the first time in adulthood. This condition is getting more common now as it affects up to 20% children and 3% of adults worldwide […]

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Quch! I sprained my ankle!

Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries of the lower leg. A simple misstep can twist the ankle unnaturally, damage the ligaments in the ankle, causing swelling and pain. While most ankle sprains are mild, with no ligament tears involved, some can be quite severe with torn ligaments and unstable ankle [1]. Healing […]

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Meditation lowers blood pressure

Regular practice of meditation can lower blood pressure (BP). This is the finding of a recent meta-analysis study that is slated to be published in April 2017 in the Journal of Hypertension, one of the most prestigious medical journal on hypertension [1]. Meta-analysis is a type of research study that combined data from multiple clinical […]

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Walk away cancer!

Walking is my favourite exercise, it is low-impact, free, and a good way to keep fit and healthy. The following poster from EverybodyWalk.Org best summarises the many health benefits of walking. In fact, numerous studies have consistently shown that regular walking has been associated with lower mortality from all causes, regardless of one’s current health […]

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Pap smear, HPV, and natural approach to prevent cervical cancer

I received an email from a friend who became worried after getting an “abnormal” Pap smear screening result. It can be a fearful moment reading report show medical terms such as “low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion”. What does it mean? What is the risk of having cervical cancer? These are questions one will naturally ask. […]