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    Why Do A Mammogram?
    According to the 5th Malaysia Population and Family Survey, 2014 only 27.3% of married women aged 40-59 years had ever done a mammogram. Out of that, more than two-third had their screening sometime within the last 3 years. It’s clear that the number of women going for mammogram is far too low and the majority ...
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    Malnutrition & Pregnancy
    Malnutrition is a broad term for: under-nutrition or over-nutrition insufficient intake or exceeding nutrient requirements for healthy growth and maintenance The main causes of malnutrition: Inadequate intake of nutrients/calories that fall short of pregnancy demands. Lack of knowledge about adequate prenatal nutrition, or dietary taboos associated with pregnancy. Loss or lack of appetite due to ...
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    Your Child's 'Little' Helper
    Did you know that your child’s digestive system starts from his mouth and ends in his anus? This includes the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract that comprises organs such as the stomach, intestines, liver, gall-bladder and pancreas. In order to support his healthy growth and development, a healthy digestive system is very important. One of the ...
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    Is Your Child Allergic to Cow's Milk Protein?
    Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is an inappropriate immune system hypersensitivity response to one or both of the proteins found in cow’s milk, Casein & Whey. When cow’s milk is consumed, the body is confused & recognises the protein as a threat. The immune system attacks the protein & releases histamines. Histamines triggers allergic reactions.
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    Understand Eczema & Help Your Child Through It
    Atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema, is the commonest skin disease of childhood, constitutes 40% of referrals to the Paediatric Dermatology clinic and affects 10 – 14% of children below the age of 14. What is atopic eczema (AE)? ‘Eczema’ or dermatitis simply means skin inflammation while ‘atopic’ is a term used to describe the tendency ...
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    Preventing Pneumococcal Infections
    Pneumococcal infections are caused by streptococcus pneumoniae commonly referred to as pneumococcus. Globally, more than 2 million people die of pneumococcal infections every year of which a million are children below 5 years. Common cause of: Pneumonia Meningitis Bacteremia Otitis media Sinusitis Joint & bone inflammation Cardiac infections Conjunctivitis Prevention through immunization: The number refers ...
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    Travel Vaccines for Your Child
    Did you know? Malaysia’s Ministry of Health provides the rakyat with mandatory vaccines to prevent certain major childhood diseases for free. However, there are also other diseases from which your child can get protection through various optional vaccines, especially when travelling to countries where these diseases are endemic to. These include: When travelling, consider the ...
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    Vaccination Saves Lives
    The World Health Organization reported that 5.9 million children below five years of age died in 2015. Sadly, more than half of these deaths were due to preventable causes, especially diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, and diarrhoea, all of which could have been prevented by vaccination. Even in Malaysia, there is a small group who ...
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    Paediatric Pneumococcal Infections
    Survey: 96% of Malaysian mothers are clueless about pneumococcal disease, whilst 97% are not aware that it can be prevented through vaccination. Latest data shows that pneumococcal disease (PnD) kills close to half a million children less than 5 years old worldwide every year. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries. In Malaysia, the ...
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    Genetic Disorders Affecting Children
    The familial bond is a strong one, so strong is this bond that parents or grandparents may even pass certain genetic disorders, or traits to their children or grandchildren. Yearly, around 3% or 16,500 of Malaysia’s 550,000 babies are afflicted with congenital abnormalities and about one-third may succumb to these illnesses before reaching their first ...