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The Health | jan/Feb, 2020 02 Editor's Note The Team Resolve in life and health EL Law Executive Director Kay Mathy Publisher Law Beng Chee CEO/Editor-in-chief Editorial Department Norman hussaini Editor A s we continue to pursue better health, we often find ways to improve our lifest Like clockwork, a new year comes again. And like many of us, the new year means new year resolutions. Whether it’d be to lose weight, travel more, less procrastinating on doing things, or to just relax bit more than usual — all of it aims to better ourselves in one way or the other. However, sticking to our resolutions is a challenge not many have overcome. There’s always things you find to be barriers, keep- ing you from fulfilling your self-developed targets. And because the time it takes for the earth to circle around the sun is in 365 days, there’s more than ample time for us to procrastinate and take time-off from achieving those new year resolutions. What does it take for us to really achieve what we set out for? What kind of motivation do we need to reach our annual goals? It’s in the name. RESOLUTION. You must have RESOLVE. Signing up for a gym membership at the start of the year is not resolve when you start skipping gym sessions by the middle of the Reenassri Sekaran Writer Syed Zaid Writer a.azam Creative Director Zulaikha Sub-Editor 04-05 Strengthening halal pharmaceuticals Sales and Marketing Department V.Gunasagaram Marketing Advisor Robert Kok Business Advisors Sahana Media Consultants IT & Website Support 06-07 CES 2020 digital health: What to expect Ariel Chew Publishing Permit No: PP19292/03/2018 (034850) Published by: Revon Media Sdn Bhd Revongen Corporation Centre, No. 12A, Jalan TP 5, Taman Perindustrian UEP, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor DE Malaysia. Tel: +603-8025 1603 Fax: +603-8025 1637 Printed by: Percetakan Osacar Sdn. Bhd. No. 16, Jalan IDA 1A, Industri Desa Aman, Kepong, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 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Smart Partnership Duopharma biotech signs MoU with KPJ Healthcare Berhad to collaborate in development initiatives of halal pharmaceuticals • Teaching the real meaning of beauty • Onwards with innovation in healthcare • Go for smoke-free nation • MoH cautions againt purchase of fake 'zam-zam' water • Wishes for underprivilaged children fullfilled • Influenza A outbreak under control • Lifting the spritis of dialysis patients From blockchain to mixed realities, which digital health trends have dominated in 2019, and what can the healthcare industry expect in the coming year • Future is here in Malaysian • The Malaysian standard in halal pharma 14-15 Advocacy in better diabetes care 16-17 Let's talk about stigma 18 19 08-09 Eradicating the eridicated What, when, why and how polio is among us again, after 27 years we have been free from it • Pneumococcal vaccine on its way 10-11 Walking high This is the story of Pak Sheikh, the boy with polio who, againts all odds, grew up to be a champion • MenCare, a project to get men more involved with breast cancer 12-13 Anti-vaccine is not individual right The spread of belief that vaccines are causing diseases instead of protecting us from them is a dangerous misinformation, and can lead to teribble outbreak • Vaccination: The beginning of new era NADI's recent Advocate programme shows promise in delivering better knowledge and and understanding on diabetes care among general practitioners • Quality insulin with biosimilars 20 21 The deterioration of mental health state in Malaysia alarms the governmernt and NGOs alike • Let's TALK Minda Sihat • Managing workspace stress • Speaking out on mental health Aids, polio and sepsis How HIV can increase the risk of indfections and cause sepsis Store your medicines properly As our medicines tend to be an important part to get better, we should know how to store them the right way Tackling childhood obesity Poor eating habits from a young age can lead obesity among our children Her legendary strength Mandy was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, this is her story 22-23 A crown of old age Study shows that men are more prevalent towards baldness than women. What are the cause of baldness and how does it affect the genders differently • Men can get breast cancer