Measles, Rubella, HPV, Tuberculosis. What do these names have in common? Simple. These are all diseases which are easily preventable via vaccination, normally done during childhood as recommended by the WHO and Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). These diseases have little or no occurrences in the past decade, however, recently, there has been an alarming number of these cases being reported, not just in Malaysia, but worldwide. Why so? This phenomena can be attributed to anti-vaccination groups. And the fact that there are several vaccine myths making the rounds that we need to debunk!
The new year is upon us yet again! How were your holidays spent? Most parents would be busy getting back to work, after spending the vacation, planning trips, going places, all for the sake of their kids. Yet, many do not realise they have forgotten one thing; Health! 2 months away from the school has done it’s good for the kid’s mental well being, but how about their physical well being?
Have you ever had a child who is down with the fever and suddenly develops weird jerky movements all over the body? Then you’re probably a parent who has experienced what is known as the febrile seizure. Just what is febrile seizure?
After 9 months of carrying an extra weight in your belly, hours of being in the maternity ward, finally carrying your firstborn in your arms, you marvel at the miracle of life. But as you are admiring the miracle in your hands, the matron walks in, takes a look at your baby, and swoosh! Baby’s being taken away, put underneath a lamp, for being a little yellow? Just what is going on?