Brunei’s battle with the bulge

26 Jun 2016 - THE recent numbers from the Global Nutrition Report 2016 placing Brunei Darussalam as the highest in ASEAN for obesity and diabetes have been received with both shock as well as complacency - a painful reality that fighting obesity in the Sultanate will not be a walk in the park. As if on cue, social media picked it up fast and there was no shortage of comments about how people were not surprised that we, as a nation collectively, are lazy and couldn’t care less about how large our...

The big thank you for giving blood

19 Jun 2016 - THAT first time is always nerve-wracking; watching the needle poke into your arm and you can clearly see the bag fill up with your warm blood but eventually donating blood becomes routine after a couple of times, and you start looking forward to the next drive or event. Old clothes and money aren’t the only things people can give away to help others. Blood, is particularly useful to donate to help those in need especially accident victims, people going for surgery and people living...