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your friendly surgeon
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I am a practising doctor in the field of General Surgery (Mb BCh BAO, MRCS). Besides my interest in Medicine, I also love to travel to anywhere and everywhere my money can afford to take me. I love to try new cuisines and explore what the world has to offer. 

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by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
4 Reasons Why Surgery Can Be Scarier Than Dating Taylor Swift

First, for the purpose of full disclosure, let me state that I am a practising doctor. In fact, I am practising in the field of General Surgery. I have personally operated on or assisted in operating on more than 2000 patients to date. So,clearly I love my job and...

Health
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Short Notes For The Non-Medical Professional: What Is A Fibroadenoma?

In my time spent taking care of the general surgical outpatient clinic, fibroadenomas made up a large proportion of the complaints that I treated. When a young woman of child bearing age walked into the clinic, almost one in every 5 of them had the same problem. They had...

Health
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Digesting The Paleo Diet

Credit: http://forevertwentysomethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Paleo-Pic.png The Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet has become quite a craze recently due to the endorsement of many celebrities. Although this has been touted as a new fad, it is actually based on a diet millions of years old. In other words, it is what the cavemen used to...

Lifestyle
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
How Well Do You Know The Person You Are About To Marry? - Part 10

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Part 10 contains 10 questions covering miscellaneous topics that don’t really fall into any of the previous categories. I have mentioned before that this article series is not purely for those intending to get married. Despite the title, sometimes it is interesting to just ask our partners these...

Lifestyle
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
How Well Do You Know The Person You Are About To Marry? - Part 9

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This is the second last section of this article series. It covers 10 questions pertaining to community and culture. Community is defined in the Webster dictionary as a group of unified individuals or the people with common interests living in a particular area. It could also be defined...

Health
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Top Anti Aging Supplements Part 2

In current clinical practice, there are two main theories as to why people age. In the previous article, I explained the first theory regarding aging due to the presence of free radicals. I also wrote about how certain supplements can keep aging at bay by mopping up these free...

Travel & Places
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Langkawi: Tiny Island, Big Fun

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Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands, only a few of which are inhabited. It is located off the coast of Kedah, one of the northern states in Malaysia. Their culture originated from the indigenous tribes of Malay people who moved here from Mainland Asia in ancient...

Health
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
What Is The HCG Diet All About?

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Human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) hormone is produced during pregnancy to help mobilise nutrients from the mother's fat stores and be delivered to the fetus. HCG levels rise during early pregnancy and this is what the urine pregnancy test is based on. HCG increases the production of progesterone hormone...

Travel & Places
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
The Best Theme Park In The UK: A Weekend Outing To Alton Towers

I had a fabulous time with my friends at Alton Towers Theme Park in the UK last weekend. The adrenaline rush and the screams of the people, mainly my own if I’m being honest, are still fresh in my head and ringing in my ears. It was an exhilarating...

Lifestyle
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
How Well Do You Know The Person You Are About To Marry? - Part 8

A budget is a huge part of your future married life. This section doesn’t tell you how to come up with a budget but  it does deal with ten questions that will shed some light on to your partner’s financial stability. Credit: http-//www.blogcdn.com/www.dailyfinance.com/media/2013/02/couple-money-435cs020813

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Lifestyle
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
How Well Do You Know The Person You Are About To Marry? - Part 7

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This section of the article series deals with 10 questions about day to day living. Marriage will be a daily challenge and a daily success. I hope that your everyday life with your future partner is full of laughter and I hope that these next ten questions will...

Lifestyle
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
How Well Do You Know The Person You Are About To Marry - Part 6

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We have now passed the halfway mark of our 100 questions article series. How exciting for you and your partner! This next part will be all about children. Some people want 1, some people want 10! For those of you who do not want to have any, this...

Health
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Sialolithiasis: What You Need To Know About Salivary Gland Stones

Sialolithiasis (spelt out pronounciation: see-ya-lo-lee-thigh-ya-sis) is a fancy, complicated-sounding name for salivary gland stones. “Sialo” is the medical prefix for anything related to salivary glands. “Lithiasis” means stone-forming disease. I am sure you have heard of kidney stones (nephrolithiasis), gallstones (cholelithiasis) or bladder stones (vesicolithiasis) before. These conditions are...

Health
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Facts About Hyaluronic Acid

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Hyaluronic acid is a mucopolysaccharide that is found in many tissues in our body. A mucopolysaccharide is a long molecule made up of many sugars. The highest concentrations are found in connective tissues such as the synovial fluid in our joints and in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is...

Sports
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Improving Your Tenpin Bowling Score: Timing Is Everything

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Bowling alleys are a great place to meet up with friends for a night out. But it can also be taken up as a serious sport if you known how to troubleshoot your game. It takes time to master the skills and science behind it so don’t be...

Sports
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Improving Your Tenpin Bowling Score: The Ball

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Just like any other sport, knowing your equipment will help you find success. In tenpin bowling, your equipment consists of the lane, pins, ball, shoes and your body. Some bowlers use extra paraphernalia like wrist position adjusters. Weight, balance and size used to be the only criteria for...

Sports
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Improving Your Tenpin Bowling Score: What You Need To Know About The Bowling Lane

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Knowing how to play on different lane conditions will dictate your versatility and success in tenpin bowling. The beauty of tenpin bowling is that not all bowling alleys are constructed the same way. Unfortunately, this lack of duplicatable standard is also the reason why bowling has yet to...

Sports
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Improving Your Tenpin Bowling Score: Correct Posture Is Key

Credit: http-//injuryfix.com/archives/ezine_images/tenpin-bowling_2 Correct posture is the key to preventing injury in sports that involve repetitive motions like tenpin bowling. 

It has always been said that practice makes perfect. This is certainly true in tenpin bowling where being able to accurately repeat a strike shot can lead to doubles, triples...

Lifestyle
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
How Well Do You Know The Person You Are About To Marry - Part 5

Part 5 of this article series deals with the future. After all, you do plan to spend the rest of your life together, don’t you? With all the advancements in modern medicine, the rest of your life could well be a very long time still! But I hope that...

Lifestyle
by your friendly surgeon
3 years ago
Things That Doctors Can Learn From Their Patients

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Having worked as doctor for the past 6 years, I have, unfortunately, witnessed my fair share of death. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, it is inevitable. Although it is always a difficult experience to go through for a doctor, I have dealt with it by trying to learn...

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