Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

April 25, 2008

“It won’t happen to me”. “Better not to know”. “I don’t think I will be infected”. “I thought it was suppose to be hereditary?” These are just some thoughts that races through a person’s mind when it comes to the much dreaded word “CANCER”. In a recent poll, cervical cancer is the second most feared cancer after breast cancer among Singapore women. What causes cervical cancer? Read the story about “Singapore women know little about causes of cervical cancer”. Here’s some helpful information on cervical cancer from the Singapore Cancer Society.

Perhaps it’s a good opportunity to go for that long awaited screening especially if someone in the family has cancer before.

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Chikungunya

January 18, 2008

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Singaporeans to have a heads-up on this article. A new strain of viral disease called Chikungunya, transmitted by the Aedes mosquito has been detected. Read the story at Channel News Asia. Adopt measures to prevent mosquito breeding.

ADD, ADHD

December 6, 2007

An article “FOCUS ON THE FAMILY” in TODAY newspaper to share with all parents.

ADD KIDS MAY JUST BE SLEEPY. Here’s another reason not to be so quick to diagnose kids with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Researchers recently discovered that a lot of young kids who were thought to be suffering from ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) were really just having trouble sleeping. Some were heavy snorers. Others simply didn’t go to bed early enough. They studied a number of kids between five and seven years old who showed symptoms of attention deficit or hyperactivity, and found that about a quarter of them snored. Some even showed signs of sleep apnea, where breathing is blocked throughout the night. The researchers found that when they treated the sleeping problems, a lot of the kids were able to sit still and focus better. Too many kids are being misdiagnosed today. If you think your child may have ADD or ADHD, make sure you’ve looked into other possibilities. It could be that they simply need more sleep. FOCUS ON THE FAMILY BY DR BILL MAIER.