10 Myths About Palliative Care

Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialised medical, dietary, physiotherapy and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses such as end-stage cancer or stroke or conditions requiring long term care such as Parkinson’s disease or dementia.

Age and Fertility in Male

A woman’s chances to get pregnant decline with advancing age. As for men, we used to think that he can reproduce as long as he can produce sperm. That’s not the entire truth. Men’s fertility also decline with age.

What is Infertility?

If you have difficulty to get pregnant after having unprotected sexual intercourse with your partner over the last 1 year, you may have problem with infertility.

One at a Time

Conceiving a child and procreating is a natural human tendency. Many of us are blessed with children. However, some couples do face obstacles in their journey towards parenthood.

Hydrocele and Inguinal Hernias in Children

Hernias and hydrocoeles are the commonest conditions seen by paediatric surgeons as they occur in about 3-5% of children. The cause for both these conditions is the failure of the processus vaginalis to close before or just after birth

Biliary Atresia

Biliary Atresia is a progressive inflammatory fibrosis of the biliary tract and the disease starts in the extra hepatic bile ducts and extends into the…

Hypospadias

Hypospadias is a congenital birth defect whereby the opening of the urethra (where the urine comes out off) is on the underside of the penis instead of…

Diet for Diabetes

A diabetic meal plan is a healthy eating plan which consists of balance nutrition in the right amount of calorie requirement and the right amount of food types.

Diet for Hypertension

The healthy DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet plan was developed to lower blood pressure without medication in research sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health.

Irregular Period

Absent or irregular periods are periods that do not happen at all or that happen less than 6 to 8 times a year. If a woman does not get her period for…

Treatment of Asthma

Although there is no cure for asthma most people who have asthma are able to manage the disease and live normal active lives as long as they take good…

What is Asthma?

Asthma affects people of all ages, but usually starts during childhood. It affects around a quarter of all children and up to15% of adults in Malaysia but only 40% of them feel that their asthma is well-controlled.

Types of Contraception

There are up to many types of contraception available, which means there is definitely one right for you! So discuss with your doctor to help you get the..

Vaccinate to Beat the Flu

Vaccination has been recommended for decades to protect yourself against flu especially during flu season and while traveling. Flu vaccinations can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, and missed work and school due to flu and also to prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

How Can Palliative Care Help You?

The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the person and their family. It is comfort care and supportive care. This care can be provided by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of oncologists, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians and counsellors who work together…

Lupus: Common FAQs

The common FAQs about Lupus and possible solutions to address your concerns and how to look after yourself. The incidence of lupus is around 3-10 per 100,000 people while the incidence of cancer is around 1 in 10 and while 1 in 3 Malaysians have diabetes, hypertension or cholesterol. 

Management of Lupus

Treatment for lupus is very challenging and depends on your signs and symptoms because there will be periods of remission & periods of ‘flare-ups’.

Types of Eye Injury

There are a few types of eye injury which one should be aware of which can be caused by sharp edge objects, welding, grinding, chemical and blow-out fracture.

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