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Large Bowel Cancer

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Latest statistics and treatment options in Singapore

Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon and rectum (large intestines) which arises from the mucosa (inner lining) of the wall of the intestines. Most of these cancers begin as a small non-cancerous polyp (growth), which may become cancerous[...]

A Simplified and Safer IVF

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Prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

The inability to conceive is something many couples never expected to face when they make the decision to start a family. However, the reality is that, in most populations, at least one in six couples has issues conceiving a child.[...]

Colorectal Cancer in Teenagers

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Can Young People get Colon Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in Singapore, having overtaken lung cancer as the top cancer for men and remaining second for women. The lifetime incidence of colorectal cancer in Singapore is roughly one in 50 patients. This means[...]

Peritoneal Dialysis

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An alternative dialysis treatment for kidney failure

Started in 2006, World Kidney Day is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March. Its mission is to raise awareness on the importance of our kidneys and the impact of kidney diseases worldwide. Do you know that three[...]

To Cut or Not to Cut

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The circumcision decision

Being a parent is hard enough without being bombarded with so many decisions to make for your newborn child. Perhaps one of the most important decisions you will face even before you take your baby boy home from the hospital[...]

Suffering from Backache?

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Learn the crux of back pain and sciatica

Back pain is a common complaint. Most people above the age of 65 years would experience some form of back pain. It can also occur at a much younger age. While it is a leading source of disability, limiting one’s[...]

Children’s Dental Accidents

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What to do during dental emergencies at home

Ezyhealth spoke with Dr Elizabeth Tan, Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry at Specialist Dental Group, about some of the common issues relating to children’s dentistry. Here are some useful tips for parents on how they can ensure that their children’s teeth[...]

Hope for Blurred Vision

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Latest treatment options for Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. It affects more than 80% of Singaporeans over 60 years of age. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery done in Singapore. A laser that vaporises cataracts in[...]

Gout – The Rich Man’s Disease

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A disease caused by overindulgence in food and drink, gout may have long-term complications

Some people look forward to the Chinese New Year festivities with much joyful anticipation and a tiny bit of dread. That tiny bit of dread is the anticipation of waking up after a night of feasting with a painful, swollen[...]

Heart Attack Kills

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Recognise it and learn what to do when it happens

If you think YOU or SOMEONE you are with is having a heart attack, call for medical assistance immediately. Dial 995! Thousands of people die each year because people did not seek medical help in time. THE BAD NEWS is[...]

Bone Health

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How Vitamin K2 Protects Against Osteoporosis

Bone is living tissue that is in a constant state of renewal. The maintenance of bone first requires old bone to be dissolved by cells called “osteoclasts”. When the activity of osteoclasts is too high, large holes develop that weaken[...]

Fibroids and Endometriosis

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Two common gynaecological conditions that women should be aware of

Fibroids and endometriosis are two common conditions that a gynaecologist will encounter in his daily work. When one mentions fibroids, most women seem to know a fair bit about the condition and its management. But surprisingly, much fewer women are[...]

Female Surgical Sterilisation

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What every woman should know

Female tubal ligation or female surgical sterilisation is a low risk, highly effective and safe form of contraception that permanently prevents a woman from being able to fall pregnant. The surgery usually involves cutting or blocking the fallopian tubes, which[...]

The Core of Goodness

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Raising a socially empathetic child

Empathy has been recognised as one of the most important qualities of a leader in any field and in any culture. It is a skill children learn, unlike intelligence and looks, which depend a great deal on genetics. More than[...]

Whooping and Wheezing

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Understanding your Child’s Coughs

One of the biggest challenges about being a parent is dealing with a sick child. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a slight fever, a simple cold, or a bad case of dengue, parents worry just the same. With the impossible[...]

Breast Cancer

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What you need to know about the top cancer killer in women today

The most common cancer among Singaporean women is also the top cancer killer today. Each year, more than 1,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Each day, four women are given the bad news while one dies from it. The[...]

The Big Deal About Snoring

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Beyond sleep disturbance, snoring is associated with obstructive sleep apnoea

Most of us have poked fun about a family member or friend who snores loudly. It is, of course, no laughing matter when it is your spouse you sleep with every night who is snoring loudly, as it can cause[...]

Beyond Memory Loss

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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia refers to a condition in which there is gradual loss of memory and decline in thinking ability, typically progressive, initially affecting higher levels of functioning, and eventually severe enough to impair many activities of daily living. Alzheimer’s disease (AD)[...]

Being Born Small

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What can be done about it?

Severe growth hormone deficiency is said to be a rare condition, yet many of us have friends who are height challenged. Some of them cope very well, but others seem to lose out when it comes to job opportunities, sports[...]

Chronic Sinusitis

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More than just a blocked nose

Chronic sinusitis affects one in 10 people in Singapore, or roughly half a million people.1 Often confused as a common cold or allergic reaction, research shows that this debilitating condition may have a greater impact on productivity and relationships for[...]

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