TYPES OF SKIN CANCER

TYPES OF SKIN CANCER   Did you know that skin cancer can be life threatening if detected and treated late ? Early detection and understand the basics of skin cancers are crucial Please seek medical help if you are unsure or concerned. Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on […]

Chickenpox and its prevention

  Most people get chickenpox during their childhood. However, there is a possibility that chicken pox occurs in an adult who has never had it before. Did you know that chickenpox is highly contagious? It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which spreads from person to person easily, especially to those who have never had […]

What causes food poisoning?

Being the frugal that I am, I refused to discard a block of expensive gourmet cheese (which I consume little at a time just so that I don’t finish it too soon) despite it looking a little ‘odd’ and smelling a little ‘funny’ after few weeks. No prizes for guessing that I ended up with […]

PAINFUL PERIODS: DYSMENORRHEA

PAINFUL PERIODS: DYSMENORRHEA by Pou Wee Gan from Dosing Health Painful periods, also known as dysmenorrhea, are caused by chemicals called “prostaglandins”. A woman’s body produces these chemicals which cause the uterus to contract and expel its contents. During menstruation, these prostaglandins will shed the tissues lining the uterus causing menstrual bleeding while during child birth, to […]

PARACETAMOL IN CHILDREN: DANGERS OF OVERDOSE! (PARACETAMOL DOSE CALCULATOR INCLUDED)

PARACETAMOL IN CHILDREN: DANGERS OF OVERDOSE! (PARACETAMOL DOSE CALCULATOR INCLUDED) by Pou Wee Gan from Dosing Health Paracetamol comes in many forms and names. Locally, it is widely known to the public as Panadol®, but other brand names include Uphamol®, Fepril®, etc. In the US, it is known as acetaminophen and a common brand name it goes by […]