Influenza or the “flu” – Is it simply having a bad cold?
Influenza, more commonly referred to as the “flu”, is not the same as having a bad cold. Influenza is a respiratory disease with symptoms common to a cold – runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing and coughing. However, influenza can be more severe than a cold and often associated with high fever and chills.
HFMD in Childcare Centres: What Should Parents Know?
If you are a parent of toddlers or children soon entering childcare, you would likely have heard of Hand, Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD). Outbreaks of HFMD are common all year round in childcare centres and kindergartens across Singapore.
If you are planning to travel to another country with your kids, being familiar with the risks of travel helps to keep them stay safe and healthy. This may include getting prior travel advice, vaccines or certain medications – even if the destination is not considered exotic.
At this stage, your baby will progress from a milk-only diet to one that also includes solid foods.When starting your baby on solid foods, establish a timetable for breakfast, lunch and dinner timings so your child can get used to it.
Incorporated in 2005, Singapore Medical Group (SMG) is a private specialist and primary healthcare provider with a network of more than 20 medical specialties. The Group is committed to its promise of providing patient centred medical care and experience to every individual. SMG has 35 clinics and a growing network of SMG Associates all across the island.