Articles
18 Dec 2018
Healthy gut is imperative for a good immune health and in fighting cancer. Unfortunately, cancer treatment such as chemotherapy compromise the gut health in cancer patients. Cancer patients, particularly colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, experience digestive issues during and af....
30 Nov 2018
Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common gynaecology condition presented to family physicians and gynaecologists. About 1 in 4 women will seek medical attention for this problem. The term heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) refers to the cyclical (or ovulatory) menses that are heavy or pr....
11 Oct 2018
Dyslipidemia is a common problem that doctors face in daily clinical practice.  The causes can be broadly divided into primary (genetic) or secondary. The focus of this article is on the primary or genetic dyslipidemias, in particular familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), and why....
01 Oct 2018
Nutrition during pregnancy and in the 1st two years of a child’s life provides the unique opportunity and essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth and a strong immune system. The right nutrition during this 1000-day window has a profound impact on a child....
11 Sep 2018
The French paradox was first discovered from epidemiology data in the late 1980s, It describes the apparently paradoxical epidemiological observation that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), while having a diet rich in meat, fat and dai....
11 Sep 2018
Injuries of the hand can be described based on the six tissues involved: skin and subcutaneous tissues, tendon and muscles, blood vessels, nerves, bones and joints. Fingertip injuries, on the other hand, may involve the nailbed, bone (distal phalanx) and pulp tissue. The treatmen....
10 Sep 2018
What is a probiotic? The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms, which when consumed in adequate amounts confer health and benefit to the host”. Probiotics should not be confused with prebiotics, which are non-digestible ingredients used to stimu....
05 Sep 2018
Haematuria is a commonly encountered problem in general practice. It presents with visible (gross) haematuria, or more commonly as asymptomatic micro-haematuria (AMH). Asymptomatic micro-haematuria (AMH) is most often detected during routine health-screening, or on follow-up for ....
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