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Cancer: Singapore’s Deadly Enemy

August 19th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Health - (0 Comments)

While Singaporeans strictly follows a rule wherein it has health benefits, the most common sickness in the world conquers Singapore – Cancer. While many specialists continue to make research for medication, cancers continue to grow as time passes by. And in an uncontrollable manner, the number of death in the country increases due to this deadly disease.

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Cancer

This is an ailment wherein the cells in the body abnormally grows and will eventually form a tumor which will clog the blood way and/or infect other areas inside the body which causes malfunction or worse, death.

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In Singapore, Cancer is the number one cause of death. For males, the cancer that has produce more death is lung cancer while for females, breast cancer is the most common.

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Be Health Conscious

Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer are cancer cases that are only periodic which means it is not hereditary. However, there may be chances that you may be diagnosed with common cancers like lung and breast cancers.

Prevention

Today, there are a lot of treatments that is made to combat and eradicate cancer. Since the technology advances and there might be possibilities of treating the disease through medications, it is much better if we prevent it to happen. There are many people who have been diagnosed with cancer but it’s already too late. Treatments for severe stage of cancer are inadequate and incomplete. However, if in early times, the diagnosis has been made. There could be chances that the cancer will be treated medically.

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What You Need to Know About Influenza

June 26th, 2014 | Posted by Editor in Health - (0 Comments)

There are many infections out there. Some are deadly, some are harmless but regardless of the nature of the infection, it is important that we consult the doctor right away. Singapore, however the modernity or “perfect medical” treatments we have, is still susceptible to infections and viruses. We should be vigilant because this can be the difference between life and death. Children and adults are all susceptible to infections. It is crucial that we read MOH’s (Ministry of Health) bulletin or medical news for outbreaks or better yet watch the television.

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Our greatest tool is knowledge. We should learn how to deal with infections to increase our chances of survival. In this case, have you heard about influenza? Influenza is quite popular not only here in Singapore but also in Asia and around the world. Influenza is a flu but many people confuse this as a common cold. Influenza is more severe than common colds and at some point in time, it can be deadly. It is crucial for Singaporeans to know influenza. Here are some basic things that you need to know about influenza:

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Influenza is spread by direct or physical contact. It can spread from one person to another through coughing and sneezing. Aside from that direct contact, influenza can also be spread indirectly through touching objects. Influenza is widespread around the world that if there are outbreaks reported on the news, airports are well guarded. If you may notice, airports are installed with thermal scans to make sure that influenza will not enter the country.

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The Singapore government is encouraging its people to be aware of the diseases and illness roaming around. This awareness can be the only difference between life and death. The government is encouraging its people because no matter how the healthcare system provides the perfect medical treatment, there are things that are beyond their capacities. The government thought that the spread of the diseases could be curbed at the onset, if only people know or understand. So, the Ministry of Health constantly reminds and teaches the people about common diseases prevalent here.

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If in this case you are experiencing abdominal cramps these past few days, you should not take chances and see your doctor right away. You may be suffering from gastric flu. What is it? Here are some of the things that you need to know about gastric flu:

Transmission: Gastric flu is not related to influenza; it is also prevalent here in Singapore. It is often called Gastroenteritis and it is characterized by swelling of the intestines and the whole of the stomach. The swelling can be caused by an infection of a bacteria or taking of certain medications. Gastric flu are spread through eating or drinking contaminated foods and beverage, direct contact with a person who is infected and touching of things that are contaminated then putting the hands in the mouth.

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Symptoms: The symptoms of gastric flu include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If children are infected, they will likely to experience more vomiting than adults. There are also certain cases where fever are noted. The illness will suddenly begin but its visits are usually brief. It will last about one to two days. There are others that experience more.

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Eliminating the Culprit

June 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Editor in Health - (0 Comments)

The government is doing its best to protect the citizens. The NEA (National Environment Agency) specifically released dengue prevention guidelines. NEA also added three hundred more health officers to inspect and check households and its surroundings. Health officers are quite helpful when it comes to searching mosquito habitats. Health officers need to conduct house to house inspections in order to do their job.

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When health officers knock at your doctor, you should welcome them and assist them. The government is not only responsible for dengue prevention because the public is encouraged to join the force. If all join hands, dengue prevention is possible. The first thing that you should do is get rid of mosquito population. By getting rid of it, you will lessen their existence. Here is an updated list of NEA’s guidelines:

Change water

If you have vases and bowls, make sure to change it every other day to get rid of mosquito eggs.

Remove water

If you have flower pots, make sure to remove water every other day.

Turn over

If you have pails, automobile tires and other containers, you should turn it over after use or you can consider covering it.

Cover

You should make sure to cover pole holders after every use.

Clean blockages

You should clean blockages. Make sure to take away leaves as it may cause blockage. You should also apply BTI insecticide in gutters regularly.

NEA calls this guideline “Do the Mozzie Wipeout”. If you are vigilant, you can protect your household and the whole of the community. It is important that you implement the guidelines and stay faithful to it. Dengue can be serious if not taken care of. Do your best to reduce the population of mosquitoes.