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Introduction Malaysia has the highest number of overweight and obese children in the South East Asian region1. This is unsurprising as more than 10% of all Malaysian children are obese2. These numbers are a concern as childhood obesity increases the likelihood for the child to become an obese adult with severe health complications3. This has…

Children get arthritis, too

This EPA article was first published in The Star Fit-for-Life on 19 February 2017. *EPA stands for Educational Press Articles, which are published by Positive Parenting every fortnight. By Dr Cham Weng Tarng Arthritis or joint inflammation is surprisingly common in children. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in 2015 that one in 250 children have some form of joint pain…

Polio News – December 2016

Dear polio eradication supporter, The commitment of polio workers everywhere is a testament to the will of humanity to value and protect the health of every child. As we moved closer to eradication through 2016, this work continues to make a difference in the lives of children, and it remains an ultimate expression of human…

Polio News – October 2016

This month, the polio eradication programme recognised World Polio Day, marking progress against the disease and recommitting to the global goal of eradication. Following the recent setback in Nigeria, immunisation campaigns are ongoing across the region in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. Health workers around the globe continue to inspire the programme with their…