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“I’m Only 20 Years Old But I Already Have Gray Hair,” This Doctor Shares The Causes And How To Overcome It

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Nowadays, it can be frequently seen that many young people already have grey hairs during their age. It is actually not a very rare phenomenon to see and also not something that someone should be so worried about. This particular Malaysian doctor named Dr. Samhan has shared some reasons why young people have grey hairs on his own Twitter social media page. He also elaborates all the reasons that he mentioned in his Tweet so that many people could easily understand with his posting.

Grey hair is formed because the follicles where hair grows have a group of cells called melanocytes. These melanocyte cells function to produce melanin or pigments that give the hair a darker color. The doctor stated as we age, these melanocytes begin to die which causes their melanin production to decrease. Eventually, the hair color will gradually become grey, silvery, until white because the production of melanin stops. This is what then causes grey hair on the hair.

Factors That Caused Young People To Have Grey Hairs:

1) Heredity Factors

Grey hair that grows at a very young age may be due to heredity. If the father or even mother has grey hair at a very young age, the probability for their children to have grey hair also at a very young age is very high.

2) Thyroid Disease

An overactive thyroid can interfere with melanin production and eventually causes grey hair.

3) Vitamin B12 And Iron Deficiency

Having grey hair at a very young age can also be due to low levels of vitamin B12. In addition to these vitamins, iron is also very necessary as a portion of hair food. So it is highly recommended to always take foods rich in vitamin B12 and iron.

4) Stress

Stress is one of the causes of various chronic diseases and this level of stress can also lead to hair loss and greying.

5) Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition of the autoimmune system that can damage melanocytes which are the cells that produce the pigment for hair color.

6) Smoking

A study conducted by J.G.Mosley at the British Medical Journey in 1996 found that smokers would experience four times faster grey hair problems.

7) Eat Junk Food Often

Eating junk food is not only not good for health but also for hair. The content of junk food can interfere with the production of melanin in the hair.

8) Use Hair Dryer

You can use it but not too often because it can cause the hair to become weak and brittle quickly. Hot temperatures will cause disruption to melanin production, therefore hair quickly turns grey.

9) Use Hair Dye

Chemicals contained in hair dye can damage melanin cells.

Ways To Avoid Having Grey Hairs At A Young Age:

  1. Avoid smoking and increase your intake of foods rich in antioxidants such as green tea.
  2. For those who suffer from premature greying due to a lack of vitamins and minerals, it is recommended to take vitamins (supplements) or through natural food sources such as eggs, seafood, and salmon.
  3. Eat calcium-rich foods and foods high in copper including beef liver, almonds, dark chocolate, and asparagus.
  4. If the problem of premature graying is caused by vitiligo or alopecia areata, it can be treated with steroid swabs, injections on the affected part, and phototherapy.

Sources: Twitter Dr. Samhan

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Don’t Believe Fake News About COVID-19 Vaccines – Senior Citizens

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KANGAR, May 11  — Senior citizens who successfully completed two doses of COVID-19 vaccine under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme yesterday urged the public to stop worrying about getting vaccinated.

Nearly 1,000 senior citizens who received the vaccine at the Dewan 2020 vaccination centre (PPV) expressed their gratitude for not being easily swayed by the spread of fake news on social media claiming that the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine shot causing complications to the recipients.

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM)’s Quick Response Team’s statement described the claims as untrue and advised the public not to disseminate such information which could cause confusion and anxiety among the community.

Meanwhile, one of the vaccine recipients, Shukor Shamsuddin, 74, from Taman Guru Jaya, hoped that the public would not be affected by the negative claims as the vaccine administered was safe.

“I wonder why there are still those, especially educated people, who are still afraid to get vaccinated. In fact, there are still many who have yet to register,” told Bernama yesterday.

Shukor, former director of the Perlis Social Welfare Department, said he did not feel sick during or after receiving the second or first dose of the vaccine.

Another recipient, former Perlis footballer, Salim Muhamad, 72, appealed to those affected by the negative claims to immediately register for vaccination as it would not only save themselves but also helps others to form group or herd immunity.

“Those who are afraid of getting vaccinated are lying to themselves as we all know that we need to put efforts when facing a disaster or disease,” he said.

Former lorry driver, [email protected] Hassan, 73, from Nesam, Bintong said he wondered why many urban residents and educated people were afraid to get inoculated, while he and many friends who were lorry drivers and farmers were responding positively to the government’s call to get vaccinated.

“For us villagers, in our minds, if we don’t get the vaccine shot then we will be more susceptible to COVID-19 virus. If we contract the virus, it will not only threaten our own lives but also the lives of our family members, neighbours and the general public,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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China’s CoronaVac Vaccine Safe: Azerbaijani Acting Health Minister

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BAKU, May – Azerbaijan’s acting health minister Teymur Musayev on Thursday said the CoronaVac vaccine made by China’s biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech is fully safe.

Speaking at a press briefing of the operational headquarters for COVID-19 prevention and control, Musayev said that 1.6 million people in the country have got their first dose of the Chinese-made vaccine so far, while 600,000 people have received both.

According to Xinhua news agency, Musayev said Azerbaijan enrolled the CoronaVac vaccine for mass vaccination, describing it as “completely safe.”

Infection cases among those who received both doses were minor, he said.

“We embark on a new phase of vaccination against COVID-19 in Azerbaijan from May 10 that will enable citizens above 18 to be vaccinated. This means we now have sufficient quantities of the jab,” Musayev said.

Azerbaijan launched the mass vaccination in January.

Source: BERNAMA

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COVID-19 Developments Remain Complicated In Regional Countries

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HANOI, May 6  — The COVID-19 development in several countries in the ASEAN region remain complicated, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

In Laos, the Health Ministry had confirmed 46 new COVID-19 cases on May 5, mostly in Vientiane and Bokeo province with 19 and 15 cases, respectively.

From May 4, the Lao government decided to apply lockdown for additional 15 days until May 20.

So far, Laos has discovered 1,072 COVID-19 cases, including 99 recoveries and no death.

Meanwhile in Thailand, the pandemic is still developing complicatedly with 2,112 new cases confirmed on May 5 and 15 deaths, raising the total cases to 74,000 cases, with 318 deaths.

Bangkok is still a hot spot of COVID-19 with 789 cases, VNA reported.

In Indonesia, 155,000 soldiers and policemen will be deployed within the framework of Operation Ketupat Jaya 2021 from May 6 to 17 to minimise the spreading of COVID-19 during the Muslims Eid al-Fitr holidays from May 13 to 14.

Some 4,276 personnel will be stationed in the capital city and its adjoining areas. The Jakarta Police will deploy these personnel at 14 isolation points and 17 check points.

The Operation Ketupat Jaya 2021 is being conducted to block access to and from Jabodetabek, to maintain security, and to monitor the implementation of health protocols to stem the transmission of the coronavirus disease before, during, and after Eid al-Fitr, among others.

Meanwhile, spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito armed that all forms of homecoming activities, including the local homecoming, are banned during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr to lower the rate of COVID-19 infection.

At the same time, Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur will re-apply movement control order (MCO) from May 7. This will be the third time the city is placed in MCO to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysian Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the order is given after 17 new clusters were recorded.
The order will be applied until May 20. Food premises, such as restaurants, food trucks, hawkers and kiosks, are allowed to operate from 6am to midnight only. Dine-ins are not allowed and food served are for delivery and takeaways only.

Malaysia on May 5 logged 3,744 new cases in the last 24 hours to bring the total to 424,376. There were 17 more deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 1,591.

The MCO was applied for the first time on March 18, 2020 and the second time on January 13, 2021.

The same day, Executive Secretary of the Philippine Presidential Office Salvador Medialdea said that the Southeast Asian country will ban tourists from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from May 7 to 14 as part of efforts to prevent the entry of SARS-CoV-2 variants found in India.

Travellers coming directly from those countries, or with a history of travel to any of them within the last 14 days, would be barred from entering, he said.

Earlier, the Philippines banned travellers from India from April 29 to May 14.

On May 5, the country confirmed 5,685 new COVID-19 cases and 178 deaths, raising the count to more than 1 million with 17,800 deaths.

In Cambodia, VNA reported that Prime Minister Hun Sen had on May 5 ordered to vaccinate more than 52,000 people in all areas in the red zones of Phnom Penh with COVID-19 vaccines, with the administration of the rst dose to be completed soon and the second dose to commence once the stipulated time frame has been
reached.

To date, more than 1.5 million people have been vaccinated with either Sinopharm, Sinovac or Covishield (AstraZenacca vaccines) since February 10.

The same day, the Cambodian Ministry of Health confirmed 672 new cases, raising the total cases to 16,971, including 110 deaths.

Source: BERNAMA

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