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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 ....
12 Aug 2018
From time memorial surgeons have played a significant role in the management of cancers. Drugs generally have been only able to prolong lives of patients with advanced refractory cancers an average of 2.7 months (1).  Interestingly the advance of cancer immunotherapy resulted in....
08 Aug 2018
What is Heart Failure (HF) and how prevalent is it in Singapore?  HF is a clinical syndrome complex that results from cardiac function impairment. HF is divided into 3 categories based on cardiac left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF): HF with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrE....
10 Jul 2018
Heart failure is a serious disease that affects the most important organ in the body after the brain. Heart is a pump that circulates blood around the body, nourishing our organs with oxygen and nutrients. When it fails, our body becomes starved of energy. This results in feeling....
12 Jul 2018
Introduction Rhinitis is a common condition, which affects 25% of the population in Singapore[1]. It has considerable effect on the quality of life, sleep and work/school performance and socio-economic impact due to health care utilization, treatment cost and loss of work/school ....
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