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SIZING UP THE ISSUE

I was born with a right undescended testicle and was operated on as a 2-year old. I noticed that that this right testis is very small even though it does not cause me any problems. Should I be concerned at all? I am in love with this wonderful woman and plan to get married soon. However, I was born with two tiny testicles.They are the size of peas and I am too embarrassed to tell her. I am also wo...

Brain Aneurysm

Many are unaware as to what a brain (cerebral) aneurysm is and further, many don’t realise that if managed early, multiple lives could be saved through early intervention. So, what exactly is a brain aneurysm? I often tell patients that a brain aneurysm can be described as a ticking time bomb that lays silently in the brain and could at any point explode due to a myriad of factors or in certain in...

Hemorrhoids (Piles)

WHAT ARE HEMORRHOIDS? Hemorrhoids are abnormal swelling of blood vessels lining the lowest part of the rectum and anus. They developed when the veins in the anal canal get swollen and congested, just like the varicose veins in the leg, due to the weakness of the vessel wall and increased localized pressure in the vessels. With increasing age, the connective tissue degeneration leads to prolapsed b...

Vaccination Myths

In this modern and fast-paced age of advanced communication, healthcare professionals can encounter patients who have reservations about getting vaccinations for themselves or their children. There could be a myriad of reasons for this “fear-of” or “opposition to” vaccination. Some people have religious or philosophic objections. Some see mandatory vaccination as interference by the healthcare sys...

CANCER – Who seeks world’s attentions

Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs, the latter process is referred to as metastasizing. Metasta...

Greater Healthcare Accessibility for Malaysians via HealthTech

On 3rd of May 2019, Enterprise IT News (EITN) organised a Healthtech round table that aimed to discuss how Technology can Enable Better Access to Healthcare. It seemed a fitting follow-up to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) industry event the day before which wanted to invite ideas on how to deliver better health services. Moderator for the (EITN) event, Mohan Manthiry, who is also founder and CEO o...

Gut Problems with an Irritable Bowel? A panel of health experts share facts on Digestive Heath in conjunction with World Digestive Health Day on May 29

Digestive health disorders and diseases affect millions of individuals worldwide and its impact is reflected in decreased quality of life for the patient, healthcare costs and work absenteeism. In putting digestive diseases in perspective, most disorders can be compartmentalised into two disease categories ie; Organic and Functional Digestive Disorders. Organic diseases are serious illnesses marke...

Huggies Platinum with ZeroFeel™ Technology, the first of its kind diaper that brings comfort for both babies and parents!

Petaling Jaya, 3rd May 2019: One of the greatest challenges for parents of young children is the ability to adjust to your child’s sleeping patterns; not so much that babies and toddlers do not sleep, but more on the right amount sleep and when they sleep as this has a significant impact on the sleep patterns of parents as well. Studies claim that most parents with babies, get less than five hours...

InfoMedOnline Interview – Dr Ralph Rogers

Regenerative Medicine Conversation with DR RALPH ROGERS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Consultant, ROGERS REGENERATIVE MEDICAL GROUP (RRMG), Harley Street, London

Herbalife Nutrition Survey Reveals 8 In 10 Asia Pacific Consumers Strive for Healthier Breakfasts, But Majority Still Make Breakfast Decisions Based on Convenience

HONG KONG, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As a company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, today released findings from its Asia Pacific Healthy Breakfast Survey 2019. Conducted in March 2019 with 5,500 respondents in 11 markets – Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Tai...

PRINCE COURT MEDICAL CENTRE ADOPTS AND EXHIBITS CIK KELABU IN CONJUNCTION WITH PALLIATIVE CARE AWARENESS MONTH 2019

May 9, 2019, Kuala Lumpur – In conjunction with Palliative Care Awareness Month (PCAM) 2019, Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) will be exhibiting Cik Kelabu, a life-sized baby elephant sculpture created by renowned naïve Art artist, Yusof Gajah at the centre’s lobby. The exhibit will be from the 22nd of April till the 30th of June 2019. Cik Kelabu is one of ten life-sized baby elephant sculptures...

The journey of being a parent in medical school

By Amy Zhang, MD | Education | May 7, 2019 One big life event for me was having my son Matthew during medical school. It has been a fulfilling and interesting journey. I met my husband Andrew during college, and we were lucky to matriculate together at the University of Minnesota Medical School. I decided to do a dermatology research year between the third and fourth years of medical school, and A...

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