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07 Apr Cord Blood Stem Cells

In 1963, scientists discovered blood-forming stem cell in mice. These stem cells are specialized in producing blood cells which are origins of the body's immune and blood system. The blood within the umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells. These...

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07 Apr Sexual Intercourse during Pregnancy

There is no hard and fast rule on sexual intercourse during pregnancy. Scientifically, there is no evidence to suggest that it causes problems such as miscarriage or premature birth.Theoretically seminal fluid contains substances called prostaglandins which might stimulate uterine activity. Orgasm has been shown to...

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07 Apr Breast Cancer in Pregnancy

In Singapore, breast cancer is one of the top killers for women. It usually occurs in women aged 50 and above but in 30 % of cases, it is present in women of childbearing age. Breast cancer in pregnancy is not common occurring one in 1000...

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07 Apr Caffeine during Pregnancy

Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. Some consume it in the morning for its gentle stimulatory effect while others who are addicted to it claim that it helps the brain stay alert and concentrate better. In a recent workshop, I was asked...

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07 Apr Twin Pregnancies

She could not have wished a better way to celebrate last Christmas. Her dream of motherhood came true when her urine tested positive for pregnancy. M, a 32 year-old teacher has been married for 5 years and had been trying to conceive for the past 3...

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07 Apr Blog on Miscarriage

She rushed into my consultation room worriedly with tears in her eyes. “Doc, please help me save my baby. I am having stomach cramps with heavy vaginal bleeding since this afternoon. I think my baby is coming out.” She pleaded Just two weeks ago, Mrs...

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07 Apr Prenatal genetic screening tests

Most expectant women would like to know whether their unborn babies have any genetic abnormalities. Now, there are screening tests available to evaluate such risk. These tests, usually done between the late first trimester and early second trimester of pregnancy, involve measuring the level of...

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