CHILDHOOD TANTRUMS

Tantrums represents a child’s way of communication being upset in the absence of matured language or expressive skills. They can involve sudden bursts of…

NASOPHARYNGEAL CANCER

Nasopharyngeal cancer (also known as NPC) is when a tumour develops in the lining of the nasopharynx which is the area of the upper part of the throat…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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