My Child & I: Vaccination – Part IV

In Parts I, II and III, we’ve learnt about vaccines, how they work and what vaccine series and boosters are. In this section, we’re going to look more in detail regarding the particular vaccines you should be giving your child. Part IV: Vaccine Recommendations  & the Law How do I know what vaccines I should get for my child? Identifying what vaccines should be given to your child can be a major challenge indeed. Recommendations for vaccines change from year to year, and vaccines against new diseases are being developed all...

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My Child & I: Vaccination – Part III

In Part I of this series, we discussed the basic workings of vaccines, while in Part II we described the differences between the different types of vaccine available and how it can affect your child’s vaccination. Here we shall learn a bit more about vaccination series and boosters. Dont forget to read Part IV for more information. Part III: Vaccine series & boosters What is a vaccine series? In Part I of this series, we had mentioned how vaccines try to lock the immune response into the long-term memory cells of the immune system....

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My Child & I: Vaccination – Part II

In Part I of this series, we discussed the basic workings of vaccines. Here we will talk about the different types of vaccines available and how this affects your child. Don’t forget to read Parts III & IV for more information. Part II: Vaccine types & series As we have mentioned in Part I of the series, vaccines are medical products given to immunise the body against specific diseases. This is to prevent serious, often life-threatening complications that may accompany certain infections. A tribute to the success of the vaccine...

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My Child & I: Vaccination – Part I

Welcome to the first article in a new series, designed to give you a little more information regarding vaccinations. We hope to clarify some common doubts as well as give you a clearer picture as to why vaccines are important for the well being of you and your loved ones. Don’t miss Parts II, III & IV for more information. Part I: The Basics Vaccinations are a common rite of passage for the new parent and child. During the first few years of your child’s life, a trip to the doctor’s for their shots is often one of the...

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Contraception after delivery

After delivery, your body will readjust itself including the return of your menstrual period and with this fertility as well. Usually at your post-natal check (usually around 2 -6 weeks after delivery), your doctor will usually take this opportunity to discuss with you regarding contraceptive options. The type of contraception method that is suitable for each woman varies as it depends on you and your partner’s preference, your past medical history and also whether you are breastfeeding. When will I be fertile again? The time for fertility...

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Common Lumps & Bumps – Haemorrhoids

What are they?  Haemorrhoids, otherwise known as piles, are a common lesion experienced by many people. They consist of engorged veins in the anal mucosa (lining). They may arise in the anal cavity itself (internal) or near the opening of the anus(external).                                                                                                         Depending on the site and size of the hemorrhoid, they may present either as a sensation of something in the anus ( often with the...

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