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05 Jun 2020
Fungal infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (eg, tinea), yeasts (eg, candida) and molds.
25 Jun 2020
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition which develops when reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications.1 Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Tan Chi Chiu, gastroenterologist and senior consultant, Gastroenterology & Medicine International at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore, to discuss how GERD can be addressed in the primary care setting.

Nutrition & Care for Infants (Patient Counselling Guide)

05 Jun 2020
An infant is a human child from birth to the end of the first year of life. A newborn or neonate refers to an infant in the first 28 days of life (less than a month old). The term “newborn” includes premature infants, postmature infants and full term newborns. A newborn’s shoulders and hips are narrow, the abdomen protrudes slightly, and the arms and legs are relatively short. The average birth weight of a full-term newborn is approximately 7 ½ lbs.(3.2 kg), but is typically in the range of 5.5–10 lbs (2.7–4.6 kg). The average total body length is 18-22 inches (45.7-60 cm), although premature newborns may be much smaller. The Apgar score is a measure of a newborn’s transition from the uterus during the first minutes of life.The newborn infant will feed between 8-12 times a day. As weight is gained, the infant will take more at each feeding and the number of feedings per day will decrease. An infant who is receiving adequate feeds will have at least 4-6 wet diapers a day, regular bowel movements, will appear satisfied after a feeding, and will follow the established growth curve. Breastfeeding is the recommended method of feeding by all major infant health organizations. If breastfeeding is not possible or desired, bottle feeding is done with expressed breast milk or with infant formula. Infants are born with a sucking reflex allowing them to extract the milk from the nipples of the breasts or the nipple of the baby bottle, as well as an instinctive behavior known as rooting with which they seek out the nipple.

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Most Read Articles
05 Jun 2020
Fungal infections are generally mild and commonly affect the outer layer of the skin, nails and hair. Fungi that commonly cause infections include dermatophytes (eg, tinea), yeasts (eg, candida) and molds.
25 Jun 2020
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition which develops when reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications.1 Audrey Abella speaks with Dr Tan Chi Chiu, gastroenterologist and senior consultant, Gastroenterology & Medicine International at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore, to discuss how GERD can be addressed in the primary care setting.