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This is the official blog for Medical Student Association (MESTA) of University Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

Friday, 21 December 2012

The KingPin (new)

Hye ..Assalamualaikum…and Hello Readers. ..!  :D

A lot of Medicine stuffs to learn, right. Fuhh~  Breathless. Study, study, study and study but do you ever wonder who discovered ALL of these ‘stuffs’ ? I bet the answer is no. Well, me too. Hehe. :D  
So, here is some useful information that I would like to share.. about our KINGS of medicine -  the people who had discovered ALL about what we learn today. Kings of Medicine ? Who ? Ok, have you ever heard of these name … Avicenna? Or Hippocrates ? I bet yes. But, do you know what did they contribute in medicine ? ?

Oh, yes, welcome to our new segment ; The King Pin ! It’s not compulsory but if you have some leisure times, feel free to spend it here. J

Before I start my real The King Pin session, I would like to show you something. Something that I think we should know first before we know them. I made it myself. But, don’t worry. It’s all based on my readings – published book, text books, and also our beloved fellow Wikipedia.
I present to you. Taraaa…

I’d love histories especially when they’re related to our Prophets. But I’m not a historians though, so I started my timeline with the most well-known ancient kingdoms, which are the Ancient Greece (Unani) and Egypt. I didn’t put the dates for before C.E because it is THOUSANDS and even MILLIONS you know. Whoaa~  I just skip that. I hope that’s okay. My handmade timeline is just a summary of our world’s history. For more details, please read somewhere else. :P

The reason why I started with the Ancient Greece and Egypt is their contributions in medicine are the oldest, since before Common Era. In this time, people believed that all illnesses are because of mystical power. However, Hippocrates (the Greek physician) disagreed and believed that the illnesses occurred naturally. Hippocrates and later Galen (the Persian physician) studied medicine at the temple of Amenhotep (Egypt). And Avicenna, from Umayyad Empire, continued the teachings from them with a lot of his additional scientific information. Finally, from the mystical beliefs, it becomes scientific based medicine.

So, readers, I mentioned some of them. Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna…more and more…Who are they ? I will share about them later.  Check out this segment to know more about our HERO of MEDICINE in THE KING PIN !  

Thank you for reading. J
By. MsJagger.

1.       Nik Hassan Shuhaimi bin Nik Abdul Rahman, Muhd Yusof Bin Ibrahim, Muhammad Bukhari bin Ahmad, Rosnanaini binti Sulaiman. Sejarah Tingkatan 4. Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka. 2010.
2.       Abdul Latip Talib. Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh Penakluk Konstantinopel. PTS Litera Utama SDN. BHD. 2008
3.       Wikipedia – Ancient China, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Khulafa’ Ar-Rasyidin, Umayyad Caliphate, Abbasid Caliphate, Ottoman Caliphate, Hippocrates, Avicenna.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Amazing Sardine

hello and good day, readers! Welcome to Lolol’s Bhealthy.Bgood segment.
Recently we had been informed that JPA scholarship will be given on 12th January 2013. Such a bad news, right? And the worse part is most of us dah kering dah wallet. TT-TT Be strong, guys! We will survive!
So let me introduce to you one of the ways to save our money. Simple. Eat sardine. Hehe. Jimat u’olls. Boleh makan ramai-ramai pulak tu. So, as you can see the title of this entry, today I’m gonna talk about the Health Benefits of Sardine. Well, it’s cheap. It’s delicious. It’s available everywhere. And so I love it! ;p


Based on Wikipedia, sardine is a common name that referring to various small, oily fish within the herring family of Clupeidae. It was named after the Italian island of Sardinia, where sardine were once abundant there. Hehe. I never know about the existence of that island until I read about sardine. ;p

Sardine is a prime source of Vitamin B12. It contains high levels of tryptophan, selenium, Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium and phosphorus. Basically, there are 6 health benefits of sardine.

Number 1 à It’s good for your cardiovascular system.
§   Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA: Lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
§  Vitamin B12: Plays role on maintaining homocysteine balance in our body.

Number 2 à It’s good for your bone.
§  Vitamin D: Help in calcium absorption in gut.
§  Phosphorus: Important mineral for bone mineralization.

Number 3 à It has anti-cancer properties.
§  Selenium: Has powerful antioxidant activity.
§  Omega-3 fatty acid: Effective against the blood cell and lymph cell cancer like leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Number 4à It’s good for your eyes.
§  Omega-3 fatty acid: Protect against macular degeneration. It also reduces the risk of dry eye syndrome.

Number 5 à It’s good for your skin and hair.
§  Omega-3 fatty acids: Regulate oil production in your skin and hence, keeps your skin hydrated and prevents it from drying. It also prevents the release of enzyme that destroys collagen during UV rays exposure. This will make your skin look youthful. Apart from that, omega-3 fatty acid provides nourishment to hair follicles and thus preventing hair loss! So for those who worry about their hair loss, why don’t you try to eat sardine more. It will also maintain good hair luster.

Number 6 à It’s full of protein.
§  It provides us amino acids which are used by our bodies to make new proteins. And I bet each one of us know the functions of protein and its importances.

In conclusion, sardine is amazing!! It’s small, simple and yet still beneficial to this world. I hope that you guys are more interested in sardine after read this entry. Perhaps, a sardine sandwich for breakfast after this?

Oh, by the way, for those who haven’t watch Twilight: Breaking Dawn (Part 2) yet, please watch it. I’m not a Twilight fan actually. But I think this one is the best among the other Twilight series. And it’s worth to watch the movie. In this final sequel, the actors and the actresses gave their best shot in expressing their feelings. Plus, its graphics are so fascinating. I love it the most. ;p

Okay, thanks for reading my entry. Live your life to the fullest, folks! (My boss asked me to put this slogan: In MESTA, we care.) Hehe. Till the next time!
Lots of love,


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Medic Olympic!

Assalammualaikum and a very good sunday everybody!!!

First of all, how are you guys enjoying your weekend? I bet you guys are enjoying it to the fullest but still have enough time to lay your eyes on books. Afterall, its the life of medical student right.

Well, enough with the chitty chat. As well all now, MESTA have organized a very eventful weekend last week, MEDIC OLIMPIC. It is a sport competition between batches in our Faculty of Medicine. Alhamdulillah, there were many participants and lots of students came to give support to their own batchmate.

The two days event started with a rainy day on Saturday morning and fortunately ended well on Sunday afternoon.

Here are the list of champions and 1st runner up for every games.
Champion: year 1A
1st Runner-up: year 3

Futsal (L),
Champion: year 2
1st runner up: year 3
Futsal (P),
Champion: year 2
1st runner up: year 3

Volley (L)
Champion: year 3
1st runner up: year 3
Volleyball (P)
Champion: year 3
1st runner up: year 2.

Champion: year 1
1st runner up: year 5
Champion: year 5
1st runner up: year 1

Badminton (L)
Champion: year 1
1st runner up: year 2
Badminton (P),
Champion: year 2
1st runner up: year 3


Congratulations tu the winners!!! For those who didnt, dont worry, there'll always be a next time k!
Now, let us go through the pictures!!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Assalamualaikum and very good day to fellow colleagues! 

MESTA will once again organize the very eagerly awaits event, MEDIC OLYMPIC!

This two days event will be held this upcoming weekend and we’ll be having a healthy competition between batches! Sound interesting right? Of course it is! This is our time to show the athlete side of us and enjoy the day in full swing. The best part is, well of course its INTER-BATCH.  So seniors... show the junior who’s the boss! And juniors, how about showing the seniors your wild-young-and-free power!

So, cut the chitty chatty  let us go straight to the point.

 Here are the details:

Date & Time: 24 November 2012,  8am-11pm
          25 November 2012, 8am-1pm

                                Venue: Faculty of Medicine, Sungai Buloh
The program and game’s timetable:

Date: 24 November 2012, SATURDAY

8 am – 9 am
-          Registration and breakfast
9 am – 12 pm
-          Futsal  [L]
-          Volleyball  [P]
1 pm – 2 pm
-          Lunch and recess
2 pm – 5 pm
-          Squash  [L/P]
-          Ping pong  [L/P]
5 pm – 8 pm
-          Recess
8.30 pm – 11 pm
-          Volleyball  [L]
-          Netball  [P]
-          Futsal  [P]

Date: 24 November 2012, SUNDAY

8 am – 9 am
-          Registration and breakfast
9 am – 9.30 am
-          Volleyball FINAL  [L]
-          Netball FINAL  [P]
9.30 am – 10 am
-          Volleyball FINAL  [P]
-          Futsal FINAL  [L]
9  am – 12 pm
-          Badminton  [L/P]
Badminton tournament will be held at ‘DEWAN SERBAGUNA ORANG ASLI’
12 pm – 1 pm
-          Lunch and closing ceremony

Good luck and all the best to the players! And for those who did not participate, let us all clear up our schedule and save the dates to cheer for our beloved batch mate. And don’t worry there’ll always be next year to join this joyful event. As for now, how about we find out which batch had the most sportsmanship quality.  hehe

Remember, in each and every game there will be winning and losing. Whatever the outcome will be, the most important things are you enjoy till your heart’s content! Loosen up a bit and show that medicine isn’t just about books and studies, but also about having a healthy and active lifestyle.

Last but not least....Go go Medic!



Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Power of Colours

Good day, readers!
This is Lolol’s Bhealthy.Bgood segment again. For those yang tengah cuti sekarang, I hope you’re enjoying your holidays. And for those yang sedang berjuang di fakulti, chaiyok2!!

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” –Bob Dylan

Okay, back to our original topic today - The Power Of Colours. Have anyone heard of chromotherapy? Well, even if you never heard of it, I bet you can guess what it is. The term chromo come from a Greek word, which mean colours. So, chromotherapy is also known as colour therapy. It’s one of a complementary medicine method.

                It was started one thousand years ago, when Ibn Sina discussed about chromotherapy in his book, The Canon of Medicine. He wrote that "Color is an observable symptom of disease". His view was that red moved the blood, blue or white cooled it, and yellow reduced muscular pain and inflammation. Since then, many researches about chromotherapy were done. It’s a lot! LOL x) But here is what I got.

                Okay, actually by using the colours of the light spectrum, chromotherapy balance and enhance our body's energy centres (chakras) which can stimulate our body's own healing process. See? Bukan dalam badan Naruto jer yang ada chakra-chakra ni. Kita pun ada u’olls. Hehe

                There are 7 main chakra colours basically. They are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Below are possible health benefits of the colours that are used in chromotherapy:

Improve blood circulation and nervous system.

Orange stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion. Increases the activity of the thyroid. Reliefs muscle cramps and spasms.

Strengthen the nervous system.

Preserves and strengthen eyesight.

Nourishes our throat region and acts as pain reliever.

Exerts a soothing effect on the eyes, ears and the nervous system.

Benefits the nerves and lymphatic system. Helps to heal infections and inflammations.
                Actually there are lots more benefits of these colours. In fact, apart from these 7 colours, there are other colours that give many benefits as well. You can find it yourself at google if you’re curious about it. Hehe ;p
                In addition, it is also good for your health to eat colourful fruits and vegetables. Different colours have different natural plant pigments. And different pigments give different benefits.
Benefits and Info
Help to reduce several types of cancer.

It is also acts as powerful antioxidant.
·         Tomato
·         Watermelon
·         Strawberries
·         Cherries
·         Red apples
·         Radishes
Beta-carotene is converted to Vitamin A, which helps maintain healthy mucous membrane and eyes.

Reduce risk of cancer, heart disease and can improve immune system function.
·         Carrot
·         Pumpkin
·         Sweet potatoes
·         Oranges
·         Lemon
·         Papaya
·         Mango
·         Pineapple
Concentrated in macula.
Reduce risks of cataract and age-related macular degeneration.
·         Spinach
·         Cucumber
·         Peas
·         Kiwi
·         Green pepper
Acts as powerful antioxidant.
·         Blueberries
·         Grapes
·         Raisins
·         Prunes

Exhibit antioxidant properties.

Lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
·         Banana
·         Potato
·         Garlic
·         Onion
·         Mushroom

                So that’s it! I hope this entry is informative for you. Good luck on varying your colours of life! And I wish you guys to be healthy and be good all the time.

Lots of Love,

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Ulul Albab Lecture Series: SHORT CASES


for the next Ulul Albab series, it'll be on short cases in Medicine.

The lecture will be given by our favourite Assoc Prof Dr Tengku Saifuddin Tengku Ismail. He would be elaborating on what are the important tips & points when it comes to SHORT CASES & what the lecturers expect from us during medical short cases.

For Year 5, it'll be appropriate as part of your Pro exam preps. For Year 3, it'll be a good exposure for Year 4. So, mark your calendars yea! Monday, 29th October.

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Date: 29th October 2012, Monday
Time: 8.30-10.00 pm
venue: Main Lecture Hall,
Selayang Campus.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Dark Chocolate and its Benefits

Good day, readers..!

This is my 1st time writing here. I’m Lolol and this is Lolol’s Bhealthy.Bgood segment! ;p

Warning: I’m kind of a Jemah type. So, bear with my Jemah style. Hehe

                Basically, in Lolol’s segment I’m gonna talk about things that can make us healthier. So, for this very 1st Bhealthy.Bgood segment, I would like to share with you about the Benefits of Dark Chocolate.

                Before we talk about its benefits, let us know a bit about chocolate. Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical cocoa tree. Do you guys know that cocoa has been cultivated since 1100 BC? Old, isn’t it? But that’s the fact! Well, there are 3 types of chocolates:
§  Dark chocolate: Contain >35% cocoa solids
§  Milk chocolate: Contain 20 – 35% cocoa solids
§  White chocolate: Confection based on sugar + milk + cocoa butter and without the cocoa solids

The main ingredient that makes a chocolate beneficial is cocoa. I think you can figure out which is the best out of these 3 types of chocolates. So, let us talk about its 5 benefits.

1)      Its antioxidant effects are fabulous!
-          Dark chocolate contains flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants which help to neutralize free radicals, protecting our cells from being damaged. With this ability, dark chocolate claimed to have anti-cancer and anti-aging effect. Awet muda, u’olls! Tak pakai SK II pun blh shine jugak. Hehe.

2)      It’s good for our heart!
-          It helps our arteries relax and dilate and thus, promoting good blood flow. This may aid in lowering blood pressure.
-          High amount of antioxidants slow down the process of LDL oxidation. Hence arteriosclerotic plague formation can be prevented. Fascinating, isn’t it?

3)      It’s good for our brain!
-          It contains phenylethylamine (PEA) that encourages our brain to release endorphins. That’s why eating chocolate somehow will make us happier. Stress2, makan la chocolate.. =)

4)      It helps in controlling our blood sugar!
-          Well, most of us (even me myself) think that dark chocolate is just like other sweets. However, despite of its sweet taste, it is actually has low glycemic index! Yes, I know. This is bizarre! Haha.
-          By promoting vasodilatation, dark chocolate keeps our circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 DM. Apart from that, it helps to reduce insulin resistance by helping our cells to function normally and regain the ability to use the insulin efficiently. However, it is still under some researches. So later jgn la ask diabetic patients makan dark chocolate pulak. Kang ada yg kena chased out from the wards. Hehe. It’s good to prevent Diabetes in healthy people but the effects toward diabetic patients are still unknown. Okay? ;p

5)      It’s high in minerals!
-          Magnesium, potassium, iron & copper were found in the dark chocolate. Nice, right?

So, readers, do you have interest to eat dark chocolate now? For those who never try dark chocolate before, try la. But don’t start with high percentage of cocoa. Terkejut nanti rasa pahit sgt. Maybe you can start with the 60 or 70% cocoa-containing dark chocolates. For those yg dah pernah rasa, how about you try other brands as well. For me, I would suggest you dark chocolates from Beryl’s, Swiss, Tugor Gold, Toblerone, Kisses and Ferrero Rondnoir. Try it and you will be healthy and be good.

Sincerely from, Lolol