Poison Control

Children are notorious for putting everything in their mouths. It is natural and a common way for children to learn about their surroundings. While it is important to encourage our kids to explore and...

When Does an Insect Bite Need Medical Attention?

Although insect bites or stings can cause irritation, redness, pain or itch, most of the symptoms can be managed at home and they settle within a few hours or days. Most insect bites are...

Mind, Body, Health! How Mindfulness will make you happier and healthier

This article is co-written by Dr. Magdalena (Health & Performance Coach) and Dr. Sairupa (Naturopathic Doctor). Mindfulness nurtures a relationship to our body that welcomes healing of the whole self. The Chinese script for “mindfulness”...

I’m exercising so well, why did I get injured?

This is a question often asked when clients come in to see us at In Touch Physio. The best strategy to prevent injury is to modulate your load ! To do this you have to: ...

Children’s Teeth: What All Parents Should Know

For the first time in decades cavities in children are on the rise.  The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that nearly 28% of children aged 2 - 5 develop at least...

Perimenopause: The Facts

What is ‘perimenopause’? Perimenopause means “around menopause.” It is a phase in a woman’s life marked by alterations in the quantity and frequency of oestrogen production, which is the main female hormone produced by the...

Teenage Eating Disorder

What is an eating disorder? There are three main types of eating disorders. The first one is anorexia, where your child or teenager will refuse to eat adequate amount of food/calories due to an irrational...

Mouthguards

Young expatriates in Singapore are fortunate to be able to enjoy participation in sports like rugby, netball and soccer all year round. Indeed, many schools and organisations like ANZA provide ample opportunities to participate...

The Wriggly Issue of Worms

We asked Dr Valerie Druon at International Medical Clinic about the itchy problem of pinworms. How common are worms in children and adults in Singapore?Very common!Pinworms, also known as threadworms (because they look like thin...

Procrastination

Procrastination is the delaying of less pleasurable or more urgent tasks for more pleasurable or less urgent tasks. Many people judge procrastination as our lack of self-control but it might be more useful to...