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How to fall asleep easily
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How to fall asleep easily

“Power down” before bedtime. In other words, shut off all electronics an hour or two before you sleep. The blue wavelength of light from computer screens, televisions, and phones can inhibit melatonin production, which means your body is not making the hormones it needs to enter the phase of sleep. Working late at night can...

Here’s What Happens When You Reduce Meat Consumption
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Here’s What Happens When You Reduce Meat Consumption

Beef production is a major contributor to climate change due to its heavy resource use and high greenhouse gas (i.e. methane) emissions. This is largely due to the fact that there are nearly one billion beef cattle on the planet. Beef cattle are slaughtered at just under 2-years-old. The dairy industry is just as guilty. Dairy cows...

Health Supplements in Malaysia: Here’s What You Need to Know
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Health Supplements in Malaysia: Here’s What You Need to Know

Health Supplement can be in the form of capsules, tablets, powder, or liquids EXCEPT as injections or eye drops. Are health supplements monitored by MOH? The answer is yes. National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) that was established in 1978, under MOH regulates the registration, licensing, surveillance, quality control, and also Good Manufacturing Practice of supplements...

MALAYSIA NPRA Products Search
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MALAYSIA NPRA Products Search

Unsure whether the product you use contains illegal substances? How do you verify that the product is safe to use? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Registration numbers for health or cosmetic products and medicines can be checked via the official National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) online portal. Here is a step-by-step guide for checking...

How to Protect Your Eyes from Computer Screen Damage
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How to Protect Your Eyes from Computer Screen Damage

Staring at computer screens is for most of us an inevitable part of life. And the scary thing is our eyes can be harmed by too much screen time! Fortunately, there are a few simple measures to avoid damage to the eyes without giving up technology altogether. Here’s how: #1 Keep Your Screen Clean Your...

Are you a smart consumer? Knowing What You’re Consuming
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Are you a smart consumer? Knowing What You’re Consuming

If you are consuming any health or beauty or medicinal products, here’s what you need to know. All products containing drugs – medication and cosmetic products (unless specifically exempted by the Regulations) MUST be registered before they can be manufactured, distributed or imported in Malaysia as per the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984....

5 EFFECTIVE Ways To Cope With Stress During The Covid-19 Pandemic
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5 EFFECTIVE Ways To Cope With Stress During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Stress, fear and anxiety can get pretty overwhelming during this difficult time. It’s okay. Here are 5 healthy ways to cope with stress: #1 Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals Exercise regularly Get plenty of sleep Avoid excessive alcohol use and drugs #2 Take breaks from watching,...

5 AMAZING Other Ways To Use Hand Sanitizers
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5 AMAZING Other Ways To Use Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizers. A must bring item wherever we go nowadays. Besides keeping our hands clean when we don’t have access to soap and water, hand sanitizers can be used for other purposes as well. Let’s dive right in. #1 Disinfect Other Things Use your hand sanitizer to wipe the surface of things such as your...

3 Things You Can Actually Do About Climate Change
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3 Things You Can Actually Do About Climate Change

Climate change is a proven fact.   So each and every one of us must take action now. Let’s get into it. Reduce emissions Opt for public transport or car-pooling whenever possible, or use sustainable transportation such as bicycling more often. Make a smart call to choose a new car and bike with a fuel-efficient...

To Mask or Not to Mask, That Is the Question
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To Mask or Not to Mask, That Is the Question

Illustration: Brian Wang Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend the use of masks routinely by the general public but they are in the process of reviewing this decision. Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) follows the guidelines from the more evidence-based WHO. MOH has tweeted that it is not necessary for the general public to wear masks...