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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Traditional Medicine or Complementary Medicine. What is it?

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Traditional Medicine or Complementary Medicine. What is it?

What is traditional medicine?
“Traditional medicine as define as diverse health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating plant, animal, and/or mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises applied singularly or in combination to maintain well-being, as well as to treat, diagnose or prevent illness.”

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Combating Obesity: Societal and Environmental issues and challenges


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MASO 2015 Scientific Conference on Obesity

“Combating Obesity: Societal and Environmental issues and challenges”

Date: 28-29 October, 2015
Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Weight-loss surgery outcomes affected by vitamin D status, study suggests

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Outcomes for patients who undergo weight-loss surgery may be influenced by vitamin D levels, according to a new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine.Exposure to sunlight is a key factor in vitaminD levels; ultraviolet radiation from the sun triggers vitamin D synthesis in the body. As such, people with low sun exposure often have lower vitamin D levels, which has been linked to numerous health problems.Vitamin D plays a number of important roles in the body; it helps maintain bone health, aids immune system function and supports lung and heart health, among numerous other functions.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hepatitis C may raise risk for Parkinson's

[Hepatitis C virus]
While some people with hepatitis C may experience short-term illness that occurs within 6 months of exposure to HCV, around 70-85% of infected individuals experience chronic illness, which can lead to severe liver problems such as liver cancer or cirrhosis.Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is most commonly transmitted through contact with blood from an infected person, primarily through the sharing of needles.

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Move of the Week: Cross-Leg Diagonal Crunches


To achieve a cinched waist, it’s important to target all of your core muscles. This move in particular is fantastic for working out your obliques (those ab muscles on the side of your body.) Learn how to do Cross-Leg Diagonal Crunches with the help of Health‘s contributing fitness editor, Kristin McGee.

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