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10 Best Pulse Oximeters and Where to Buy in Malaysia 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world. With the number of cases increasing daily, people have already started looking for methods to keep a check on their own health. The pulse oximeter is one such device that has been widely used since this coronavirus pandemic started spreading in different countries. It is a small electronic device that measures your oxygen saturation level and your heart rate as well. Collecting data on oxygen levels is crucial because people with COVID-19 may suffer from "silent hypoxia", a dangerous condition in which they do not outwardly appear to be short of breath, but are confirmed to be so through a pulse oximeter test. Pulse oximeters, or pulse ox, measure the amount of oxygenated blood (SpO2) in your body, giving medical professionals an idea of how much oxygen your body is carrying to vital organs and tissues.  Patients with COVID-19 who don’t need immediate hospital attention but are at high risk of developing serious symptoms a

Can You Buy Ivermectin in Malaysia?

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Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug widely used for treating several neglected tropical diseases, including onchocerciasis, strongyloidiasis and helminthiases for more than four decades.  The “off-label” use of Ivermectin gained global attention due to some promising results by case studies and clinical trials. The US FDA has not approved Ivermectin for use in treating or preventing Covid-19 in humans, and the WHO only recommends the use of Ivermectin in the setting of clinical trials, in which patients are monitored closely by experienced clinicians and researchers for safety and efficacy.  There is an on-going need for adequately powered, well-designed, and well-conducted clinical trials for evidence-based guidance on the role of Ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19. Under the circumstances, the Ministry of Health Malaysia and the Institute for Clinical Research (ICR) have initiated a multicentre open-label randomized controlled trial. The  I vermectin  T reatment  E

Best 6 Retirement Homes in Malaysia for the Year 2021

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Yet again, Malaysia has been selected as one of the top 10 retirement destinations in the world, based on the Annual Global Retirement Index for the year 2020 . Malaysian cities are clean and modern, its public transport unrivalled, and its people the friendliest in Asia. According to International Living, the cost of living is four times cheaper than it is in the U.S., and as an added bonus, Malaysia’s street food is hands down the best in Southeast Asia. And while other Asian countries offer great budget holidays, and some offer first-class vacations, Malaysia manages to cater extraordinarily well to both. For those who wish to retire or spend extended periods here, the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme; launched in 2002 by the Malaysian government offers a renewable, ten-year, multiple entry visa for qualified applicants. For the retirees, the next obvious question is where exactly should you stay? You'll need to understand the various ‘levels of care’ that you migh

6 Best Multivitamins in Malaysia 2021

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With hundreds of supplement brands out there, how do you know which brand is the best for you? Are they all the same? If you are looking for a guide on how to choose the best supplement brands in Malaysia, you've come to the right place. It is widely accepted by experts that the best source of vitamins and minerals should be from eating fresh fruits and vegetables. However, vitamin and mineral deficiency or rather inadequacy is common in adults and  elderly adults  in Malaysia due to a variety of reasons ( Fakhruddin, 2016 ). Research has shown that supplementing with certain vitamins, minerals and other substances can improve immune response and potentially protect against illness. The FLCCC (Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care) Alliance have developed the  I-MASS protocol  to lessen the impact and spread of COVID-19. A multivitamin is recommended as part of the prevention protocol, to be taken on a daily basis. Multivitamin supplements are available in the form of tablet, capsule o

6 Best Medical Cards in Malaysia 2021

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If you're looking for the best medical card in Malaysia , you've come to the right place. Private hospitals in Malaysia will normally require a deposit before they admit you. This can usually be paid by cash, debit card or credit card. However, if you have a medical card, most private hospitals will accept admission without the deposit (cashless admission), after receiving the guarantee letter from the medical insurance company. If you do not have a medical card, you might want to consider having one. Given the options available, it's not easy to decide which of these to choose from. We take a look at the most popular medical cards in Malaysia and try to assist you in deciding which gives you the best value. Compare best medical cards offering cashless admissions with flexible benefits and paying 100% of your medical bills, from major insurers in Malaysia. Here is the list: 1. AIA Medical Card Malaysia WEBSITE:  www.aia.com.my ADDRESS: Menara AIA, 99 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kua