What’s the big deal about snoring?

Most of us have poked fun about a family member or friend who snores loudly. It is of course no laughing member when it is your spouse you sleep with every night as it can cause severe sleep disturbance, especially if you are a light sleeper. Thankfully, most Asian wives (yes guys, you snore more than your wives!) are quite tolerant of their husbands or divorce rates would have been much higher!...

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Is there hope when I lose my sense of smell?

I was asked at short notice to write this article but agreed as I knew I was going to be taking a break from my busy clinical schedule to go sailing for 5 days. This was however no luxury cruise but part of my reservist training with the Navy. Knowing this, the person requesting this article jokingly wished me inspiration with the sun and surf! After being stuck with my team of 57 men at sea...

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Thyroid Cancer

What’s that lump in the neck? If it moves as you swallow, it might be a thyroid nodule. The thyroid gland normally produces the thyroid hormone which affects our heart rate, body temperature and energy level (basal metabolic rate). In addition, special cells within the thyroid gland known as C cells make calcitonin which controls the level of calcium in the blood. Most thyroid nodules...

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Managing Allergy Patients

Latest edition of SMA News (Vol 46 No 9 Sept 2014) has published “Managing Allergy Patients – Perspectives from a GP and Specialist”. Dr Samuel Yeak provided his insight as an ENT Specialist. For full details, read the following article -> Managing Allergy Patients – perspectives from a GP and...

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Active with Allergies

The 45th SMA National Medical Convention was held on 30 Aug 14 with the theme “Active with Allergies”. There was a Public Symposium followed by a Medical Symposium. Dr Samuel Yeak spoke on the topic “Understanding the different types of rhinitis”. For full details, see the following link -> 45th SMA National Medical Convention 30 Apr...

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