A food allergy is an abnormal reaction to allergens in food by the body's immune system. If one parent is suffering from a food allergy, there is a 20-40% probability that the child will also suffer from it. The probability increases to 40-60% if both parents suffer from a food allergy. Foods that commonly cause allergies include seafood, milk, eggs, soy, wheat and nuts such as peanuts, cashews, walnuts and pecans.
Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or more commonly known as a stroke, occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted. The signs and symptoms of stroke can occur suddenly and usually affects only one side of the body and worsen within the first 24 to 72 hours. Stroke is the fourth principal cause of death in Singapore.
Understand how your kidneys function and learn about its most common disorder- kidney stones, in this article. Also known as urolithiasis, kidney stones is an illness which can lead to Chronic Kidney Disease. Chronic Kidney Disease is a worldwide epidemic. In Singapore, 2.3% of the residents aged between 18 and 69 years old had Chronic Kidney Disease in 2010 based on the National Health Survey 2010. It is paramount that we understand how kidneys are important in maintaining our daily health and best practices to keep our kidneys healthy.
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is found naturally in the digestive tract and birth canal in about one in four pregnant women. It is important to raise awareness of this strain of bacteria because a mother can pass it to her baby during delivery or during the baby's first six months of life.
Cancer survivors go through two stages: having no signs of cancer after finishing treatment, and living with, through, and beyond cancer. With that in mind, cancer survivorship begins at diagnosis. This blog article features the memoirs of Ms Wei-Qing, a cancer survivor.