Dr. Ng Kheng Hong, Contributor, Singapore | Wed, 12/10/2014 11:00 AM
Are you experiencing pain after bowel movements? You may have an anal fissure. Pain during or after bowel movements can be attributed to several reasons. You may have developed an anorectal abscess, prolapsed piles or anal fissure.
Bernard Lee, MD, Singapore | Wed, 10/22/2014 12:41 PM
Lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal disorder and the most
common reason for patients to seek medical attention after the common
cold. It is the number-two cause of missed work and the number-one cause
of disability in patients younger than 45.
Maria Cheng, Associated Press, London | Wed, 04/30/2014 8:03 PM
Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Health Organization.
Marilyn Marchione, Associated Press, Washington | Sun, 03/30/2014 9:10 AM
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.
Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press, Chicago | Mon, 02/10/2014 4:55 PM
Nearly 3 out of 4 US children and young adults consume at
least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge
much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an
increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an often overlooked eye
condition. Many older people may not know that they have AMD, which, if
not treated in time, can lead to blindness. They may miss out on small
changes in vision, and wrongly assume them to be symptoms caused by
aging. By the time their vision has deteriorated enough, it may be too
The most important thing in the treatment of pain is the correct diagnosis.
acute pain problems, this is usually straightforward. Acute pain in the
limbs, joints and the spine is often related to a sprain consequent to
an injury. In severe cases, a muscle tendon or ligament tear is the
reason. In some patients, an acute limb pain is from a sudden slipped
disc compressing nerve roots.
The Associated Press, Washington | Sun, 09/15/2013 2:53 PM
President Barack Obama says an agreement between the U.S. and Russia offers a chance to destroy Syria's huge stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat the weapons pose to the region and the world as well as the Syrian people.
Christian Razukas, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 09/11/2013 12:50 PM
DY Surhaya said that when she returned to Indonesia in 2002, her mother was angry. And confused.
mom was very combative, arguing about little things — very small
things,” the former CNN journalist said at a recent discussion on
dementia at the @america cultural center in Jakarta. “If the ironing
wasn’t perfect she’d get furious at the maid.”
Everyone’s spine has natural curves. These curves round our shoulders
and make our lower back curve slightly inward. Some people have spines
that also curve from side to side. Unlike poor posture, these curves
cannot be corrected simply by learning to stand up straight.
Ann Tan Sian, MD, Contributor, Singapore | Wed, 08/28/2013 12:19 PM
At the end of the day, staying healthy in body and mind is the most important ingredient for a good life.
attain optimal health — and to maintain that level — is the key to
living well and experiencing the best of what life has to offer. We
should constantly be mindful of what we are eating and doing to our own
bodies. It is equally important get regular feedback through health
screenings to check that we are indeed on the right track as our bodies
are in constant state of change as we move through the years.