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 we hold Ramadan bazaars, terawih prayers or balik kampung? Can we follow our religious, community or family traditions?
All of us play multiple roles at the same time: we are Muslims or adherents of other religions; we are health professionals on the frontlines; and we are fellow Malaysians. We want the best health for you and your families, in physical, emotional, spiritual and religious terms.
Continue reading “Ramadan and MCO can co-exist beautifully”
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 wear
braces to belong in a group or social class.
Continue reading “A thorough Oral Examination”
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 feel good and its about educating
them on why the mouth is the most important organ of the whole body.
Wrong, if you perceived it’s just about teeth!
Continue reading “All about studying dentistry”
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?
upcoming dilemma, the Faculty of Dentistry at Lincoln University College
together with MySihat and MAB Academy joined forces as part of their
corporate social responsibility to organise a National Symposium On
Older Population for the public.
Continue reading “More to a mouth than a smile”
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
benefit themselves. We are surrounded by rude youths who don’t have any
respect or regard for anyone else. Without its own code of manners, any
society would collapse.
Continue reading “Making the world a better place”