Kids nowadays are more lucky - or unlucky, depending on how you view it - as they can select what to play and what to watch on a smartphone. This significantly increases the time spent on the screen. Parents are constantly worried about their children spending too much time on the screen. This is understandable as too much screen time can be detrimental to the physical, mental and social development of children.
Essential oils (windy oils) or muscle rubs are widely used across Asia to alleviate various forms of discomfort. We apply these methyl salicylate-containing products to our heads for dizziness, to our joints and muscles when they're sore, and even to our stomachs to "dispel the wind". Many people in Asia agree that these oils or rubs have seemingly magical properties that remedy minor ailments.
While waiting at the airport due to a delayed flight, I couldn't help but tune in when the two individuals in front of me began discussing supplements, given my background as a pharmacist. They were two men in their early 40’s. The loud, outspoken one on the left was telling his friend about this new supplement he just bought, and how it promises to alleviate almost all of his health concerns. When his companion suggested consulting a doctor before consuming it, the first man rebuffed the idea, saying: “Doctors and pharmacists don’t study about herbs or vitamins one…they only know medicine. My friend went through a training course about herbs, and get certificate one. When want to buy supplements you must talk to these people, not doctors or pharmacists”