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Snoring is not to be taken lightly

By Siti Nadirah Che Wel

Seri Kembangan, 10 Feb – Malaysian Research Institute of Ageing (MyAgeing), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) organised a health screening programme targeting participants from among local residents. The programme also allowed MyAgeing to conduct research on snoring and migraine.

The research project leader, Dr. Mohd Hazmi Mohamed, said the programme aimed to raise awareness among community about snoring, especially for people with excessive body weight and who suffer from migraines.

He also said that many people are not aware that they have snoring problem and migraine.

The co-researcher, Dr. Vasudevan Ramachandran also helped to realise the programme together with a student, Dr. Nur Afiqah Mohamad.

The programme was held successfully with the involvement of students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FPSK), UPM, staff from MyAgeing and committee members of local residents. Among the students who took part in the programme were programme director, Siti Nadirah Che Wel, who was assisted by Nur Ain Amir and Nabil Izzaatie Mohamad Safiai.

Also present was Dr. Saraiza Abu Bakar, a Senior Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, Serdang Hospital, who gave a health talk on snoring.

She said snoring should not to be taken lightly by the sufferers as it can cause sleep disorder, which will affect the quality of next-day performance.

The talk on migraine was delivered by a Neurologist from Serdang Hospital, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman together with her colleague, Dr. Liyana Najwa Inche Mat, who is also a medical lecturer from FPSK, UPM.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman said that having a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits could reduce the symptoms of migraine and prevent the risk of getting migraine attacks.

The programme which held periodically was able to bring medical students and staff closer to the community. - UPM

Date of Input: 18/04/2019 | Updated: 18/04/2019 | hairul_nizam

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