Watching out for a silent threat

Prostate cancer, a once largely silent disease that was often diagnosed in its more advanced stages has become increasingly identified and treated at an earlier phase in men today. A greater awareness of disease symptoms coupled with improvements in detection and diagnosis, as well as treatment options has led to a huge benefit in survival…

As the winter sets in, we brace ourselves not just for the long dark days and cold weather but the seasonal spike in winter-related illness – the surge in colds and flu as well as several health conditions triggered or worsened by cold weather such asthma, cold sores and circulatory problems.  So what if anything…

Insomnia or difficulty with sleeping is a common problem that has often multifactorial causes. At any one time, approximately 30% of the population are affected by significant insomnia with higher rates in older adults and in those with psychiatric disorders and certain medical and neurological conditions. Persistent sleep loss or poor quality sleep can cause…

We are all familiar with the adage in medicine that “prevention is better than cure,” a thought that should keep all of us focused on doing the right things to stay healthy. While it may not be as easy as ‘eating an apple a day’ to keep the doctor away, optimising our health through lifestyle…