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Ramadan and MCO can co-exist beautifully

WE write this as scholars of Islam, family physicians, pharmacists, medical doctors and public health specialists. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Malaysia medically as well as in emotional, psychological and spiritual ways. The holy months of Ramadan and Syawal will soon be upon us. As a nation, Malaysia must soon make very difficult choices. Should … Continue reading “Ramadan and MCO can co-exist beautifully”

A thorough Oral Examination

WHEN it comes to orthodontic treatment, the basic question to be addressed first is whether everyone needs it. The answer is no, although there are individuals with genuine problems who need to be treated. Research findings in some countries showed the treatment has become trendy among adolescents and adults as they perceive they need to … Continue reading “A thorough Oral Examination”

All about studying dentistry

IF you are thinking of doing dentistry, do read on. With 42 years experience behind me as an academician in this area, I can tell you dentistry can be as fun as it can be stressful. It’s a course blending the Science and Art of education. It is about healing people, making them look and … Continue reading “All about studying dentistry”

More to a mouth than a smile

THE greying population is on the increase in Malaysia. Come 2025, we can expect some 15% to 20% of the estimated 32 million people to be expanding the population pyramid. Are we ready to serve them? How much do we know about them, be it physically, economically, environmentally or health wise? Realising the upcoming dilemma, … Continue reading “More to a mouth than a smile”

Making the world a better place

IN today’s society, many people, young and old, seem to have forgotten that being polite and respectful means considering how others are feeling. Sadly, everyone is subconsciously only out for themselves and has no concern for the effects their behaviour has on others. Simply put, the vast majority are selfish and do things just to … Continue reading “Making the world a better place”

Dealing with addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle

SUBSTANCE abuse, such as drugs, alcohol and smoking, is easy to define. However, defining non-substance abuse, also referred to as behavioural addiction, is difficult. Non-substance abuse includes the use of technology, the Internet and social media; photographing; gaming; gambling; sex; bullying; shopping; exercising; and eating excessively.

Create a culture of respect to fight bullying

A few days back, a friend shared a gruesome 42-second clip of three school-going teens in uniform bullying another student. Such incidents are not only frequent but are also turning into tragedies. Bullying should neither be condoned nor brushed off as something that people have to bear with. It does not only affect the victim’s … Continue reading “Create a culture of respect to fight bullying”

A balanced diet will keep the doctor away

DESPITE the age-long quote — ‘eat your food as your medicines, otherwise, you have to eat medicines as your food’ — many people do not understand the power of nutrition. We have to be aware of the fact that health status is mainly determined by the food we eat and our dietary patterns. Non-communicable or … Continue reading “A balanced diet will keep the doctor away”

200,000 students by 2020

THE number of foreign students studying at public and private learning institutions in Malaysia is expected to reach 200,000 by 2020. Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said there would be an increase by 30,000 students following improvements in the quality and education performance at higher learning institutions.

Get to the root of oral cancer

“TIME is shortening. But, every day that I challenge this cancer and surviving is a victory for me,” said Ingrid Bergman, a Swedish actress and winner of three Academy Awards. I am starting with this quote because a sufferer can understand real suffering, irrespective of his or her stature.Oral cancer occurs in the head and … Continue reading “Get to the root of oral cancer”