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Dealing with Dengue

Dealing with Dengue

Dengue does not strike anyone like a bolt from the blue, bringing death instantly. The signs and symptoms are clear and evident. Be it a man, woman or child, the warning signs and symptoms should be heeded and acted upon immediately, stresses dengue expert Dr. LakKumar Fernando who is attached to the Negombo General Hospital, [...]

Malaria: It’s down, but not yet out

You can get three months’ worth of preventive medicines for free at the headquarters of the Anti-Malaria Campaign on Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 5 or at any one of their 20 regional offices but few travellers find their way to such a centre. Many aren’t even aware that they could be at risk of contracting malaria [...]

How do you solve a problem like Premature Ejaculation?

Premature Ejaculation (PE) is a condition in which a man ejaculates earlier than he or his partner would like him to, causing distress to either or both partners. It is also known as rapid ejaculation, rapid climax, premature climax, or early ejaculation. Many men occasionally ejaculate sooner during sexual intercourse than they or their partner [...]

That perfect smile: Start early

Setting up a good routine for dental hygiene early on should put children on the right path for caring for their teeth as they grow up, as well as creating a healthy environment for their adult teeth to grow in to. Milk or first teeth act as space-savers for adult teeth. If they are lost [...]

The BrainSuite: A one-stop OR at Singapore General Hospital

It is not a run-of-the mill Operating Room (OR), where men, women and children with brain problems are wheeled in for surgery with scans taken elsewhere accompanying them. This is different. It is a BrainSuite at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) – a first in the world. With state-of-the-art equipment and all other facilities, simply [...]

Coffee and cake lower IVF success

Regular trips to the coffee machine or having a diet packed with saturated fat have been linked to lower IVF success rates by fertility experts.One study suggested heavy coffee drinking was as bad as smoking for IVF success rates. Another showed saturated fats lowered the number of eggs that could be used in IVF, while [...]

Parkinson’s: Physiotherapy to the fore

Parkinson’s disease, the most common Movement Disorder seen in the elderly and the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, was first described as “the shaking palsy” by James Parkinson in 1817. Depending on the key observable feature, Parkinson’s disease has two sub-groups: (1)    People who exhibit Postural Instability: have difficulty in keeping their body in a [...]

Malnutrition not only a poor man’s disease

Malnutrition not only a poor man’s disease

There are three naked children in the picture, but only one of them is malnourished. There’s nothing obvious to give it away – the boys look fairly healthy, the first even boasts a little paunch. When Nkosinathi Mbuya, senior nutrition specialist at the Human Development Unit of The World Bank, reveals that despite his round [...]

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