Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Written by Go Swee Teng, pharmacist. What is AMD? AMD is a disease that affects the macula at the back of the eye, [1,2] causing the central part of vision become wavy or blurry.[2] Some of the patients might experience a blind spot in the middle of their vision....

Nasopharyngeal Cancer

Written by Pang Tze Yin and Wong Li Shien, AA Pharmacists What is Nasopharyngeal Cancer? Pharynx is the medical name for the throat and it is in three parts. The three parts of the pharynx are the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx. The nasopharynx connects the...

Stroke

What is stroke?   Stroke occurs when the blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is interrupted or reduced (by clots or bursts), depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die within a few minutes.  80 percent of...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition where the blood clot is formed in the deep vein. The presence of blood clots is usually found in lower extremities such as lower leg, thigh, or pelvis but the arms also may be. The blood...

Autism

What is autism? Autism could also be known as autism spectrum disorder. It is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first 3 years of life due to the neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. This disorder is 4...

Malaria Awareness

Written by Angelina Phang, Pharmacist What is Malaria? Malaria is a serious mosquito borne disease caused by Plasmodium genus parasite that transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes, infected mosquitoes. Malaria have been the major public health problem in Malaysia since...