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Breast Cancer..Not Every Woman Needs to Follow Angelina Jolie
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Ridzwan Bakar
Ever since the much-publicised double mastectomy by the famous Hollywood star in May 2013, there has been quite a bit of confusion by women as to whether removing both breasts surgically is the only answer to avoid getting breast cancer. Even today, my colleagues are still being ... Read more
Ballooning Healthcare Costs
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Ridzwan Bakar
The prices of things are going up again they call it inflation, but probably in no other area of industry is the inflation rate going up relentlessly year after year in the region of 10-15. Take a look here The way things are going, this cartoon may not be that funny at all Heres... Read more
Coffee Causes Cancer…No!
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
Around one in 10 British adults mistakenly think coffee causes cancer,so says a survey carried out by the World Cancer Research Fund see here. Nothing can be further from the truth repeat, drinking coffee does not cause cancer. In fact, the benefits of coffee have been largely un... Read more
Back Pain? That Could Be A Heart Attack.
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
I was prompted to write about this when, in the last week or so, a couple of patients presented with upper back-pain in between the shoulder-blades and dismissed them off as muscular aches. In both cases, they turned out to be impending heart attacks. So what kind of symptoms are... Read more
On Death – by Alexander the Great
Monday, November 11th, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
On his deathbed, it was purported that Alexander the Great summoned his generals and told them of his three last wishes 1. The best doctors should carry his coffin; 2. The wealth he has accumulated money, gold, precious stones should be scattered along the procession to the cemet... Read more
Strike Away Stroke..FAST
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
Its World Stroke it might be timely to reiterate what I consider the most important point in handling someone who is suspected of suffering from brain attack acting FAST. Of the four points, perhaps the last is most crucial in determining the chances of survival and the p... Read more
Housework Is NOT Exercise
Monday, October 21st, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
People who count housework as exercise could be fooling themselves, research has suggested. Until now, studies have suggested housework counts towards a weekly round-up of moderate exercise activity.Such housework activities included gardening, DIY, vacuuming or cleaning. In a st... Read more
Get A Second Opinion After Seeing Dr Google
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
I wasnt too surprised reading the other day that health-related matters take up 2 of all queries on internet search engines. In fact, I thought the figure would be higher, judging from day-to-day conversations with patients. The big question of course is how reliable are the fact... Read more
Strike Away Stroke FAST
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
Some readers of this blog asked what they can do to prevent a stroke from hitting them. Plenty A very recent research study just released in the British Medical Journal by 4 authors, one of whom is a Malaysian classmate who now works in the UK, reveals 4 things that people can do... Read more
The Top Ten Irritating Phrases
Monday, August 12th, 2013 by Ridzwan Bakar
Reblogged from Doctor2008's Weblog Life is stressful enough without one encountering, time after time, cliches or phrases which tend to irritate the reader. Quite a number come to mind..take for example, waxing lyrical, a favourite among travel mag writers. Apparently the irritat... Read more
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