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Asthma: Is it all just in the head?
by Island Hospital | May 3, 2021 3:38:01 PM

Asthma is a chronic, long-term condition that affects the lungs. It causes your airways to narrow and become inflamed, interrupting the flow of oxygen and making it harder to breathe properly.

Testicular Cancer: Rare but also common
by Island Hospital | Apr 19, 2021 5:00:08 PM

Testicular cancer is cancer that occurs in the testes (testicles) of a man, which are located inside the scrotum; a loose bag of skin underneath the penis. It is the most common cancer that occurs in men between the ages of 15 to 40 worldwide, and can be considered a cancer that tends to affect young men more than the elderly. This is in contrast to prostate cancer, which tends to be more prevalent in men as they grow older.

The different types of treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
by Island Hospital | Apr 8, 2021 4:35:56 PM

It is not uncommon for a man to have problems with erections from time to time. In fact, millions of men struggle with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) across the world, yet not all of them seek treatment for this condition. Some might even believe that the condition is rare and that there is something wrong with them, but in truth, erectile dysfunction is a very common and treatable condition.

Shock Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
by Island Hospital | Mar 16, 2021 8:12:32 PM

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a method of treatment for men with erectile dysfunction. Low intensity shock waves have angiogenesis properties, which encourages the formation of new blood vessels at the targeted area.

Tips to help your child sleep better
by Island Hospital | Mar 10, 2021 4:42:48 PM

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, many people are quick to list down healthy eating and exercise; but neglect having good sleep. The same also applies for children. The average child is busy with school, with their friends, their hobbies and homework. Even if their bodies feel fine, their brains require sleep.

Looking out for skin cancer
by Island Hospital | Feb 22, 2021 5:17:39 PM

Alongside cancers of the lung, breast, and colon; skin cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting the human population. While it often develops on parts of the skin exposed to the sun, skin cancer can also occur on parts of your body that are normally covered from sunlight.

The Importance of a Thalassemia Test
by Island Hospital | Feb 1, 2021 5:26:05 PM

Getting a Thalassemia test done is simple, quick and effective. It can prevent a lifetime of complications and financial burden simply because: you can prevent Thalassemia major by getting a Thalassemia test done.

Cervical Cancer: The second most common cancer in women
by Island Hospital | Jan 21, 2021 5:09:56 PM

After breast cancer, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Malaysia. In parts of the world where pap smear tests are not available, then it becomes the most common cause of death by cancer for women.

While cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women, the good news is that it is also the easiest one to prevent through routine screening. What causes cervical cancer? How can I prevent it? Does it take a long time for cervical cancer to develop?

Here are the answers to some of the questions you might have.

Heart Health: Frequently Asked Questions
by Island Hospital | Dec 28, 2020 11:52:17 AM

Taking care of your heart health means being mindful of what you eat to keep your cholesterol level down as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here, we shed more light on diet, cholesterol medications, hypertension and related issues

Source of FAQ courtesy of Healthy Heart Score, a patient resource from Upjohn Malaysia (a Viatris company).

Not Quite My Tempo: A Guide to Arrhythmia
by Island Hospital | Dec 10, 2020 4:22:51 PM

Think of your heart as a drummer. It works non-stop to provide a steady, consistent beat throughout your lifetime. Every beat this drummer hits sends oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body. When you’re engaged in exercise, it plays a faster tempo to supply more blood. When you are sleeping or in a state of deep relaxation, the drummer slows down.