Education Ministry bans 'pass-out game', warns action

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry has banned the “pass-out game” that is gaining traction in schools with immediate effect, warning that students face action if they get themselves involved. Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the ministry would not hesitate to act against these students, after videos emerged online showing several students playing the game, which involves one person pressing another person’s chest until he or she is rendered unconscious.

The best shoes for healthy feet

Wearing a pair of ill-fitting shoes can make walking across the room uncomfortable. Mayo Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Dr Glenn Shi says shoes that are too tight, too small or don’t give enough support can cause pain and other issues. Poorly fitting footwear can cause foot pain, injuries, and even deformities. “Oftentimes, people wear shoes that are not fitted for them,” he says. Dr Shi says opting for style over a

5 Precautions to take if you have elderly at home

The elderly are weak and have no less strength even to stand on their own. Therefore they need the full-time assistance of either their loved ones which can be their children, friends or relatives or any caregiver. Having elderly at home brings lots of responsibility on you. To perform their daily tasks, they need help. It is important for them to have a responsible person around them who can take

3 Factors That Could Raise Your Risk of Bloodstream Infection

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Serious bloodstream infections are more common among smokers who are both obese and inactive, a new Norwegian study reveals. The bloodstream infection is known as sepsis. People who develop sepsis have an over 20 percent risk of death from the infection, the researchers noted. Each year, sepsis claims the lives of 6 million people worldwide. To see what might boost the risk of

Wildfire Smoke Can Be Terrible For Your Health. Here’s How to Stay Safe

More than a dozen wildfires in California wine country have destroyed at least 1,500 homes and killed at least 13 people in the last few days, and the numbers are expected to rise as more information is reported. The city of Santa Rosa and surrounding Sonoma County are among the hardest hit areas, with smoke reported as far as 60 miles away in San Francisco. These wildfires bring health risks

Stay strong from inside

Our modern urban lifestyle is rather different from the traditional lifestyle that people led decades ago. Constantly being on the move with busy work schedules and various family or social demands, we may sometimes find it difficult to keep going throughout the day because of the lack of energy. Lifestyle issues such as lack of sleep and not exercising enough can cause tiredness, but experts say that vitamin and mineral