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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A higher nose bridge without surgery? Yes, it is possible.

Wish to have a sharper and higher nose bridge but too afraid to go under the knife for a nose surgery (rhinoplasty) and having to worry about the post-surgical complications? This is easily achievable with nose fillers, also known as non-surgical nose augmentation. The procedure takes only a few minutes and generally very safe. The best part is you are able to see the effects immediately without any downtime. While nose reshaping surgery will require you to take time off work to recuperate from post-operative bleeding and swelling, with nose...

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Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID)

PID is caused by infection of the upper female genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes, ovaries and nearby pelvic structures. The importance of diagnosing and treating PID early is related to its complications which can have major detrimental effects on a woman’s fertility and health. What causes PID? PID is caused by infection that moves upward from the vagina and cervix into the upper genital tract. Commonly the infection is sexually transmitted and the woman may or may not have any symptoms suggestive of an infection. The...

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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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