July 2018

Is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) Contagious?

What is hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)? Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses called enteroviruses. Many different types of these viruses can cause the disease, but in the U.S., the most common cause is Coxsackievirus A16. The disease is called hand, foot, and mouth disease because a few days after the individual develops symptoms of a fever, reduced appetite, sore throat, and feeling weak, painful sores

HFMD outbreak ‘beyond the danger level’ in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak has gone “beyond the danger level” in Penang, says state Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin. On Wednesday (July 18), a further 88 children had contracted the disease, with an earlier 127 cases reported on Tuesday (July 17). From January to July 18 (Wednesday), 2,170 cases had already been reported compared with 1,084 in the same period last year. “We

7 ways to boost your fertility

Malaysia’s total fertility rate in 2016 was the lowest ever recorded, according to the Vital Statistics Malaysia 2017 report. The total fertility rate per woman aged 15-49 was 1.9 babies, which is a decrease from 2.0 babies in 2015. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 10% of women have been unsuccessful in their attempt at pregnancy despite being in a relationship for five years or more. Infertility does

Are Women Being Frozen Out Of Air-Conditioned Work Places?

Almost half of people have experienced tensions at work because of temperature London is the temperature war capital of the UK A quarter of women have taken time off work because of the temperature Temperature wars are costing the economy £13 billion a year Aircon formulas are sexist In the UK the minimum temperature for the workplace is 16°C, with no maximum temperature. The debate over how warm or cold

Eating healthily when preparing for a cycling event

Diet and nutrition are important for cyclists of every ability, whether they are professionals in the midst of training for a race, weekend cyclists getting ready for a charity ride, or occasional riders preparing for an active cycling event. Cycling is a great way to stay fit and good nutrition is important to help you become faster, healthier and stronger. Here are some tips to ensure you stay in tip-top

Green Tea Production Journey: From Harvest to Cup [Infographic]

For many people drinking green tea is not just an ordinary action but an important daily ritual. This aromatic beverage comes from China, the homeland of tea. In fact, green tea comes from the same plant as white, oolong or black tea, called Camellia Sinensis. The way it is processed differs green tea from the other types of tea. Green tea was discovered about 5000 years ago in China but