Period Colour Indications on Women's Health March being endometriosis awareness month, we discuss several important things that women need to learn about their menses. Although most women may not notice it, period colour can actually relay important information about a woman’s health. If you have at any point been worried about your period blood [...]
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What to expect after donating a Kidney? Did you know that every year over 100,600 organ transplants are carried out globally? Out of this number, approximately 69,400 of them are kidney transplants and 46% from living donors. According to this data, kidney transplants are actually the most common organ transplants. It is, therefore, important [...]
Overview Malaysia as a medical tourism destination is nothing new. In 2019, the country was ranked the top medical tourism destination in the world, by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) having attracted approximately 1.3 million international patients in that year alone. Malaysia even surpassed the US which recorded only about 550,000 international patients [...]
Overview 14th April 2020 will mark the 1st World Chagas Disease Day commemoration. The disease is a neglected tropical disease which mostly affects people living in poverty. World Chagas Disease Day aims at raising visibility and public awareness about people with the disease and the resources needed for its prevention, control or elimination. Understanding [...]
Overview Parkinson’s disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 7 – 10 million people worldwide, have Parkinson’s disease with men having a 1.5 more likelihood to get the disease compared to women. 11th April is World Parkinson’s Day and one of the challenges encountered in helping people with [...]
Overview Immunization may seem obvious in this day and age yet there are nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the necessary vaccines. The role that vaccines play in every person’s life is significant because they save millions of lives every year through disease prevention. Vaccines are actually recognized [...]
Overview Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a respiratory tract infection that affects the upper respiratory tract - the nose, sinuses and throat or the lower respiratory tract comprised of the windpipe and lungs. The virus is one of the 7 types of coronavirus which include those that cause other severe diseases like sudden [...]
What is the Difference between Active and Latent TB? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis that affects the lungs. The disease is spread from an infected person to an uninfected person through the air when the person with lung TB coughs, sneezes or spits. TB can either be Active or [...]
Overview Quarantine can be easily confused with isolation. However, there is definitely a difference between the two terms. While isolation refers to an ill person or someone displaying presumptive coronavirus symptoms and is separated from those who are healthy to prevent the spread of the virus, quarantine, on the other hand, is when a [...]
It’s Time to End TB TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer taking the lives of over 4,000 people every day. Nearly 30,000 people get infected with this preventable and curable disease daily. Therefore, more needs to be done to end TB. 2020 Theme World TB Day is commemorated on the 24th of March, [...]