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

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

Monday, 15 October 2012

Words by Mr President

Assalamualaikum w.b.t
First and foremost, I would like to give my deepest gratitude to the Almighty for giving me this opportunity to give something to this blog. A job well done I would say to the people from the Multimedia, Publicity and Information Bureau of MESTA for making such an awesome blog. I would also like to welcome the first year students to the faculty of medicine UiTM.
                It has been 4 years since I first joined the medical school of UiTM back in 2008.  A lot of things and changes had happened and I’m glad to be where I am now. The faculty had made a great change by moving to from Shah Alam to Sg. Buloh campus recently. New facilities were built to accommodate the rising number of students and to provide the most conducive area for learning. I hope that all of us as medical students would grab this opportunity to achieve our dreams. It is said that medicine is one of the toughest course out there. Yes, it is but it is not impossible. Being a medical student is not just about reading books but it is more of a passion. Sacrifices are the norm and it is passion that keeps you going. People always said that medical students have no life. Well, that depends on how someone interprets what life is. We do have a life both as a medical student and as a human.
                Last but not least, I would like to wish good luck to all of us in the upcoming years. set your target, have some passion, work hard and pray for the very best. I hope all of us we’ll be great doctors one day.

Thank you =)

Muhammad Hafiz bin Tajuddin
President, MESTA 12/13

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Assalammualaikum & a very good day,

Praise be to Allah. Now we, the Mesta team will once again activate this blog for the sake of all our colleagues, from the fifth year until our upcoming year one juniors, Insha’Allah.  This blog will be medium for all news updates, upcoming events, and past events. Beneficial segments like  Blog Quiz, You Ask We Answer, and many more.
                And of course this blog is still improving though. We’ll try our very best to make this blog as beneficial as you all prefer it to be.  All suggestions, comments, any complains and anything that wishes to be publicized can be emailed to us at mymedschool.gmail.com. Your words will always be heard. Remember! In mesta, WE CARE.