Entries by Dr Tan Kok Kuan

ZIKA IS AN STD!! – Battling the STD Stigma

The Zika virus gained notoriety in Brazil when it was blamed for causing a spate of birth defects known as microcephaly. Babies born with microcephaly had abnormally small heads and often also suffered concurrent problems with brain development. Some children born to Zika infected mothers had normal sized heads but their heads would fail to […]

People Living With HIV In Singapore

The alarm chimes to life. As the incessant ringing crescendos the clock face starts to flash an LED blue. Mr. J stretches a slim arm out from under the blankets and pushes down on the snooze button. It was 6:00am on another nice balmy morning in Singapore. Because it was approaching the year end it […]

Where To Buy Nicorette Gum In Singapore

Quitting smoking can be very difficult. This is because the nicotine found in cigarettes is highly addictive. When smokers stop smoking, their bodies crave the nicotine and this leads to many uncomfortable symptoms including: Irritability and/or depression Tingling in hands and feet Nausea and tummy cramping Cold sweats Sore throat and coughing Difficulty sleeping Difficulty […]

A Case of HIV from Vampire Facial

Our clinics recently diagnosed a case of HIV from a vampire facial. A Vampire Facial is a type of cosmetic treatment that was made popular by celebrity Kim Kardashian. The treatment involves taking the patient’s own blood and spinning it down until the cells separate out of the liquid portion (plasma). Small needles known as […]

Why Can’t Singapore Just Ban Cigarettes?

Cigarettes are an enigma. They serve absolutely no useful function. They are highly addictive and all they do is harm and kill. Yet, they are freely available as a retail item. While the distribution of other drugs which are as addictive as cigarettes but arguably less harmful like heroin and cocaine carry with it the […]

Tobacco Past & Present

Nicotine in the form of chewing and inhaling smoke from combusting tobacco leaves has been used recreationally, ceremonially and medicinally by humans for more than 2000 years. It started in the Americas and Native Americans used to carry tobacco around in pouches even using it as a form of currency to trade with. It was used […]

Where To Buy Iloprost (Prostacyclin) In Singapore

Where To Buy Iloprost (Prostacyclin) In Singapore Iloprost is a medicine that is used to treat conditions in which the blood vessels are abnormally constricted resulting in impeded blood flow to the affected organs. The common conditions it is prescribed for are: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Scleroderma Raynaud’s Disease The most common way Iloprost is […]

How Many Calories in CNY Snacks

Dong Dong Chiang!  Once again Chinese New Year is just around the corner! It is time to take a break and catch up with your family and friends again. Traditionally, the Chinese New Year is celebrated with delicious snacks and treats. From the delicious Pineapple Tarts to the mouth-watering Bak Kwa. As famous as they […]

Advisory: On the Unauthorised Possession and Disclosure of Information from MOH’s HIV Registry

Singapore, 28 January 2019 – Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) held a press conference to inform the public that the confidential information of 14,200 people living with HIV were leaked. This included 5,400 Singaporeans and 8,800 foreigners (source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/data-of-14200-singapore-patients-with-hiv-leaked-online-by-american-fraudster-who-was). The records of the 5,400 Singaporeans leaked were up to January 2013. The records of the […]