SALIVARY GLAND CANCER

There are 3 major salivary glands on each side of our face which make saliva which is important for our oral health. Saliva contains enzymes which help…

ORAL CANCER

Oral cancer is when a tumour develops in the lining of the mouth. The tumour can be on the surface of the tongue, the insides of the cheeks, the roof…

WHY AM I NOT GETTING PREGNANT AGAIN?

In a natural pregnancy, age is an important determinant of success rate. This is mainly because a woman’s egg number and egg quality declines with age.

STEREOTATIC RADIOSURGERY

Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a highly precise form of radiation therapy which can be used to treat brain tumours, extra cranial lesions (Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy – SBRT), post-operative treatment to eliminate any residual tumour tissue and abnormal blood vessels (known as AVM).

RADIATION THERAPY

Radiation therapy uses controlled high-energy rays to treat tumours and other diseases of the body. The machine used to deliver this treatment is called a…

EYE DROPS: HOW TO APPLY

Follow your doctor’s instructions which will tell you these information: How many drop, How often and Which eye?

PIMPLES AND ACNE: TREATMENT OPTIONS

Most pimples and acne resolves spontaneously after puberty, but there are still people (usually women) who have acne as adults. Many adults do develop…

WHAT ARE PIMPLES AND ACNE?

Acne is so common that it is affects almost all of us at least once in our life especially on our face. About half of us will experienced acne on our back while acne on the chest and scalp is not so common (around 10-15%).

CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN: TREATMENT OPTIONS

Constipation is defined as abnormally delayed or difficulty in defecation (bowel opening). If your child continues to have symptoms despite changing the diet, modifying the lifestyle and increasing fluid intake, then your child may need treatment.

CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN: WHAT IS IT?

The peak incidence of constipation is between 2-4 years of age when parents start to toilet train their children. Around half the kids experience constipation at least once during childhood!

WHY VACCINATE YOUR CHILD?

Vaccines work by introducing a weakened or dead form of either the bacteria or virus (known as the antigen). This vaccine encourages the body to create…

VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN (MALAYSIA)

This is the recommended vaccination schedule for children in Malaysia. Do share this article with your friends with young children to keep as reference and useful reminder.

POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME AND FERTILITY SERIES PART 3

In the last 2 parts of this series, you have come to know more about PCOS and what are the health consequences of PCOS. The last thing that is left is how to take your step to fight back. You must take the first step in this journey towards freedom from PCOS.

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.

NORMAL FERTILITY

Female reproductive organs consist of uterus (womb), Fallopian tubes and ovary. The uterus / womb is a hollow,peared-shaped organ with thick muscular wall.

SLEEP DISORDERS

The normal sleep cycle consists 4 stages of non-REM sleep cycles and 1 cycle of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep throughout the night.

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…

PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when there is a cholesterol plaque on the blood vessel walls causing them to narrow resulting in reduced circulation to the upper and more commonly lower limbs.

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.

SILENT PAIN: ENDOMETRIOSIS (PART 1)

Endometriosis is a condition where the cells of the uterus (womb) lining (endometrium) is found outside of the womb. Endometriosis is often associated…

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…

FERTILITY TESTS SIMPLIFIED

Have you ever gone through a fertility assessment before? For those who had done it , you know that it can initially look very complicated with all those…

BASIC FIRST AID TIPS FOR PARENTS

Every child will definitely experience some falls and minor accidents which growing up. Here are some simple first aid techniques that every parent…

COMMON CONTRACEPTION MYTHS

We have all heard about different ways to prevent pregnancy from friends, family and the social media. Every culture across the world has their own…

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..

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