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The state government has formed a committee to watch over those suffering from severe physical problems due to accidents or chronic diseases.
Most women want to look good and feel confident about their appearance. Body image plays an important part in women's self-esteem, and the clothing and cosmetic industries earn millions of dollars each year by promoting the perfect image. Unfortunately, their idea of the perfect body is invariably excessively thin. Indeed, most top fashion models are estimated to weigh 23% less than the average woman. This has resulted in Asian and Western societies promoting thinness as being synonymous with beauty.
What role do dietary supplements play in daily life? TEE SHIAO EEK talks to the scion of the man believed to have created and marketed the first multivitamin/multimineral food supplement in the US.
The issue of dietary supplements is one that has been hotly debated by health authorities worldwide since the first commercial supplement appeared in the market. Today, some experts cautiously nod their heads to the idea of taking supplements, while others stand firm on their position that supplements are not needed as long as individuals follow the principles of a healthy, well-balanced diet.
At the First Malaysian Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine held recently in Kuala Lumpur, doctors and scientists defined the role of anti-ageing medicine in society, writes COLIN KHOO.