[OPINION] Eco-Heart Index: The science of loving our rivers

The Eco-Heart Index, as one would imagine, uses the shape of the heart to indicate the quality of the water, in which each shape indicates a different situation for that particular river. A full-plotted heart shape shows that the water is clean whereas broken-hearted shapes such as ‘thin heart’, ‘rabbit ear’, ‘finger’ and ‘diamond’ show the different degrees of water pollution - more 'broken hearts' indicate that these sites are developed and populated by humans.

[RESEARCH] Intermittent Fasting and Fatty Liver

Intermittent fasting or IF is very much the latest and the most popular health trend worldwide including Malaysia. IF is low calorie period lasting less than 24 hours followed by a normal feeding period, and IF may achieve a more consistent weight loss probably because of better adherence than intense caloric restriction. However, what is the impact of IF to our fatty liver?

[RESEARCH] How Hong Kong contained COVID-19 without total lockdown

A study recently published in The Lancet Public Health, reported on the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 in Hong Kong. As one of the most heavily affected countries during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2003, Hong Kong has been prepared to respond to COVID-19 by implementing a range of public health measures to reduce local transmission.

[RESEARCH] COVID-19: Genetic network analysis traced origins of the pandemic

Researchers from Cambridge, UK, and Germany have reconstructed the early “evolutionary paths” of COVID-19 in humans – as infection spread from Wuhan out to Europe and North America – using genetic network techniques. The research also revealed three distinct “variants” of COVID-19 – type A, B and C.