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What is a faecal occult blood test?

A faecal occult blood test (FOBT) checks for hidden blood in your stool sample. It is a common screening method for colorectal cancer or other underlying conditions that cause bleeding in the digestive tract. As FOBT can only detect the presence of blood, additional tests will be required to determine the source of the bleeding. What happens […]

Five simple steps to maintain a healthy kidney

What does a healthy kidney do? The kidney performs vital roles to keep our body in healthy balance. It regulates body fluid levels, filters waste products and toxins from the blood, produces hormones that help keep blood pressure in check, activates vitamin D to maintain good bone structure, keeps our body minerals like sodium, potassium […]

THIS YEAR Your FLU vaccination is CRUCIAL

While the flu vaccine is an important protective measure in any year, it’s especially critical this year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The flu can last up to a fortnight and leave you vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections as well as compromise your immunity and general state of health—which also leaves you more […]