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DENGUE FEVER 2019 UPDATE: An ALERT from MoH

The number of reported dengue cases (Ministry of Health [MoH], Singapore) has increased to 1,447 in the first 7 weeks of 2019 compared to 376 during the same time period in 2018. The National Environmental Agency is conducting vector control measures to prevent further transmission of the disease, and residents who report symptoms of fever […]

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – Treatments Available in Singapore

Erectile Dysfunction Erectile Dysfunction (also known as ED or “male impotence”) is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop and/or maintain a penile erection. The type of treatment will depend on how severe is the erectile dysfunction and whether there are any other medical conditions present e.g. diabetes, heart disease. Drugs (pharmacological) TabletsIn the […]

What is a HIV – Rapid Test (or rapid diagnostic test)

If a healthy person is exposed to blood or potentially infectious fluids from an HIV-positive person, the only conclusive method of diagnosing HIV infection is through HIV testing/HIV screening. A rapid diagnostic test (RDT) is a medical diagnostic test that is quick and easy to perform. RDTs allow point-of-care testing by general practitioners (GPs) for conditions […]

Female Doctor

In view of the private and personal nature of some medical visits, patients  may prefer to consult a female doctor. We are pleased to announce that a female doctor is available at the following times:  Wednesday 9am – 1pm Friday          9am – 1pm We recommend making an online appointment or calling us at +65 65350608 […]

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

After treatment with low-intensity shock wave treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), only half of patients with initial treatment success maintain benefits at 2 years. Low-intensity shock wave treatment is effective for short-term treatment of erectile dysfunction, but its efficacy declines after 2 years, particularly in those with initial severe dysfunction, according to a study published in The Journal of […]

FDA approves expanded use of Gardasil 9 to include women and men 27 through 45 years old

What’s new? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a supplemental application for Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) expanding the approved use of the vaccine from males and females aged 9 through 26 years to include men and women aged 27 through 45 years. Gardasil 9 prevents certain cancers and diseases caused by the nine HPV […]

Australia could eliminate Cervical Cancer soon
Can we eradicate Cervical Cancer in Singapore too?

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30189-0/fulltext In May 2018, at the World Health Assembly, the Director-General of WHO made a global call for action towards the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health priority. The present focus of this initiative is to develop a global strategy and supporting approaches that can achieve this ambitious, but attainable goal in every country within […]

FUTURE IMMUNISATION FOR CHLAMYDIA

The latest research into immunisation against  chlamydia comes from the University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio. “This research emphasizes the pre-exposure of chlamydia to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract as a vaccine,” said Guangming Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., professor at UT Health San Antonio. “The protection is very robust and is across tissues, which is called transmucosal immunity. Protected […]

HOW TO PREVENT CHLAMYDIA

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) noted that the rates of chlamydia infection increased by 5% between 2010 and 2014 across countries in Europe. In 2014, two-thirds (63%) of the 396,000 reported cases were diagnosed among 15- to 24-year-olds. In fact, chlamydia is also the most common STD in Singapore. (Read our blog  April 25, 2018)  Similar to […]

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE – WHERE ARE WE NOW?

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/ecfc-dog083018.php 2018 was the year which saw the emergence of Super Gonorrhea, where the bacteria were resistant to standard antibiotic treatment. There has been a recent update, based on samples collected from patients in 2016. In August this year, results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), were released. From a total of 2,660 samples […]

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