Child Diseases, Medical Information

Honey For Babies – Yes Or No?

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A frequently asked question when it comes to infant food is about giving babies honey. Although honey seems like a wholesome and natural food to give your infant, it is advisable not to do it until after the baby is at least 12 months of age. Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby’s immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but possibly fatal illness. 

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Healthy Lifestyle, Medical Information

How often should you see the dentist?

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You may assume you should have a dental check-up every six months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks.

Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is.
The time between check-ups can vary from three months to two years, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of future problems.

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Expert Says, Infertility, Medical Information

Egg Freezing: Is It For You?

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In our previous interview with Dr Helena Lim, we got to know about the book “Catching My Baby Dust” that documents stories of 14 couples who underwent the IVF journey. We continue our talk with Dr Helena and today we will hear from her about Egg Freezing.

Egg Freezing is a process in which a woman’s eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen and stored. Later, when she is ready to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos. Is egg freezing an option for you? Find our more from Dr Helena Lim, fertility specialist in KL Fertility Centre.

 

GetDoc: Hi Dr Helena, Egg freezing technique, what is the trend in Malaysia? Did you see a rise after Apple and Facebook announced last year they’d cover egg-freezing in their employee health plans?

Dr. Helena: Egg freezing has gained popularity in Malaysia over the years; however I do not see the correlation between the increased numbers and the announcement by Apple and Facebook.

However, whenever someone is diagnosed with cancer, the first thing that strikes people’s mind is ‘is my child going to die?’ or ‘am I going to die?’ They are carried away with getting off the cancer, paying attention as preserving fertility seems to be ‘wasting time’. However, patients should not rule out this option, should they want to have offspring in future.

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Medical Information

Piling Up!

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Just the mention of the word hemorrhoids brings back painful memories in many people. Hemorrhoids is one issue that affects every human atleast once in their lifetime. Some might not be too open to talk about this, while others cringe and cry just at the mention. Why is this condition treated with so much pain and hate? Let’s find out.

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Cancer, Medical Information

Liver Cancer – The What & The How?

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We incidentally lost our beloved Tunku Abdul Jalil Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim to killer cancer in 2015, that too at a pretty young age! We have all heard about Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer but Liver cancer, what is this cancer?? We seem to not know anything about it. At GetDoc Says, we try to put together information, so that our readers are not losing out on the knowledge sharing. Let us read on to find out about the disease.

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