Diabetics’ Dilemma: To Puasa or Not to Puasa? Last updated on
It’s the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from sunup to sundown for 29-30 days. Healthy Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking, taking oral medications, smoking and involving in sexual activities about 12-14 hours daily in Malaysia. Individuals with chronic diseases including diabetes are exempted from fasting if their condition is severe or [...]
Hand Sanitizers – A new way of life Last updated on
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to leave our norms into an uncharted course of life. Let’s just get it straight, while all of us do practice personal hand hygiene,not all of us are into it; “Water is enough”, “No dirt not very dirty leh”. However, ever since the global emergency, the Ministry of Health [...]
Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine: NOT The Magic Bullet Last updated on
Exploring the possibilities of a cure for COVID-19 As Malaysians, you probably had one of these statements popping up in your conversations’ in your family’s Whatsapp chat: How to prevent disease XYZ: take herbs ABC because it has vitamin Z46 which can cure ANY disease, yadda yadda yadda.  As the world enters a third month [...]
Phases of House Quarantine Last updated on
“But they said you will get a fine from the police if you’re not wearing a mask when you are out buying your groceries” “But he said you will need to stock up as much medicines as the government is running out of stock” “But she said there will be not enough food to go [...]
Roles of a Pharmacist in a Pandemic Last updated on
As we all (should) know by now, the COVID-19 outbreak has recently been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Does this mean we are now given a ticket to ‘appropriately’ panic? The cases in Malaysia have risen dramatically since the first wave. This can be due to a few factors such as [...]