Fungal Infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (e.g. tinea), yeasts (e.g. candida) and molds.
A sore throat is a condition characterized by discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat causing swallowing to be difficult and painful. There is often dryness and redness of the throat as well as a raspy feeling when a person has a sore throat.
Smoking Cessation is encouraged to reduce the risk of developing diseases caused by smoking and to improve health in general. Cigarette or tobacco smoking can lead to nicotine dependence and addiction.
Pregnancy brings about physical changes that allow the fetus to develop inside the womb. However, it is also accompanied by a number of possible health-related problems including tiredness, breast soreness, morning sickness, constipation, anemia, backache, leg cramps, frequent urination, urinary infection, hemorrhoids, insomnia, itching, swelling of the feet and ankles (edema) and varicose veins.
Dr Michael Lim, a senior consultant at the Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Division, National University Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the rare disease that is cystic fibrosis.
Co-therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients receiving low-dose anticoagulation and/or aspirin for stable cardiovascular disease confers no benefit for upper gastrointestinal events but may reduce bleeding due to gastroduodenal lesions, a study has shown.
Statins appear to exert neuroprotective effects in diabetic prostate cancer patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), with a recent study showing that the drug confers benefit for the risk of dementia. The benefit is greater with higher statin adherence and intensity.