2018 saw a number of alarming headlines affecting the health and wellbeing of children, including the rise of vaccine-preventable diseases, concerns surrounding underage marriages and teenage pregnancies, as well as the World Health Organization’s decision to classify gaming disorder as a mental health condition. BFM's Health & Living Jr 2018 by AIA Vitality carried the theme of 'Growing Up in the Digital Age', and focused on raising children in the age of technology. The main highlight of the event was the town hall session with the Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Hannah Yeoh about their points of focus and goals related to children’s healthcare and welfare.
BFM Health & Living LIVE is back again for another year! This year, we'll be talking about ''Creating Urban Happiness''. There'll be a variety of professionals like Rajiv Rishyakaran, and Consultant Urologist Dr. George Lee, to discuss how your brain is affected by urban living. It will be held on the 8th of April, 10AM - 4PM, at Sime Darby Convention Centre. The event is now open for registration, sign up NOW at http://www.bfm.my/health #BFMhealth #urbanhappiness #happiness #mentalhealth #health
On November 13th, we organised our second health event; the Health & Living Jr. to equip parents, caregivers and educators with the knowledge to make the best health decisions for the little ones. With a panel of experts in children's health, fun-filled booths and other activities, we hope we have done what's Best For Munchkins. Here's what some of the attendees have to say about the eventful family day!
The National Health and Morbidity Survey indicated that in 2015, 29 per cent of Malaysians had depression and anxiety disorder compared to 12 per cent in 2011. In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, we spoke to Kero Ong, who has been diagnosed with clinical depression. She gives us her perspective on what it is like to live with a mental illness.
We held our inaugural Health & Living Live 2016 event to answer Malaysia's most pressing health questions. Topics on the day included the likes of heart disease, the management of cancer, the perils of aging, infertility and more. We spoke to some of the attendees and panelists for their thoughts on the event.