Health & Wellness

Caring for Breast Cancer Victims & Survivors

“Just because you’ve got (breast) cancer doesn’t mean you lose your femininity.” By Dessirae Foo | WD Unique, Cancare Sabah Most women who have just undergone a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast) are forced to deal with a body image that is completely different from their previous one. Feelings of inadequacy and loss of …

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Liver Cancer: Symptoms and Prevention

By Dr. Nerenthran Loganathan Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital INTRODUCTION Liver cancer or also known as Hepatoma / hepatocellular carcinoma has been on the rise and is now a leading cause of cancers in the world according to the recent detailed health screening program conducted by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. According to the research, liver cancer is the third highest leading …

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Kota Kinabalu’s Ballerina Seeks To Inspire More Young Dancers

Interview & Photos by Stella Matilda Charlotte Chan Kota Kinabalu’s Favourite Ballerina Seeks to Inspire More Young Dancers.   How long have you been dancing and when did you start? At the age of 10 when my mother put me and my sister in our first ballet class. I just thought that it would be for fun, not knowing what it would …

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Mommy, my tummy hurts!!! Abdominal Pain in Children

By Dr. Alvin Khoh | Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist | Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital Abdominal pain in children is a common occurrence. Thankfully, in most cases, it is not caused by a serious condition. Irregardless, it does cause a lot of discomfort and distress to both the child and the family. It tends to interfere with the …

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Benefits of Infant Massage & Hydrotherapy From Birth

Benefits of Infant Massage & Hydrotherapy From Birth Infant Massage Course For Parents and Baby The benefits of infant massage have been enjoyed in other cultures for centuries, and now parents in Sabah can learn the techniques to help their babies enjoy this gift of loving touch as well. Learning infant massage is made easy …

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Dr. Fauziah Zainal Abidin Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in Developmental Paediatrics Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital 088-518 888 “Ahmad’s mother has been concerned about him for sometime now. At three years of age, he has not started talking like the rest of his siblings. He has not even called her “mama” and sometimes she …

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Pregnant Women Should Not Travel to These Countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued an alert for travel to countries and regions experiencing Zika virus outbreaks. Some of these countries include Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Thailand and the Philippines. (View the full list here.) Recent reports from Brazil indicate that the virus, which is spread to humans through mosquito bites, is responsible for a …

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Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Infancy

Blergggh!! Regurgitation in young infants – should I be worried? By Dr. Alvin Khoh, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital | Tel: 088-518 888     A newborn baby! Congratulations all around! The birth of a child is definitely a joyous occasion for the family. One can spend hours just staring at a newborn baby – watching …

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