Ovulation Pain (Mittelschmerz) VS Menstrual Cramps: What’s The Difference?

  Mittelschermz? Is that the name of some fancy German dish? Close enough. Referred to in the medical community as mittelschermz — German for “middle pain,” (how apt!)— Mittelschermz, also known as Ovulation cramps, are the pain some people feel mid-way through the menstrual cycle, approximately during the time of ovulation.   What exactly is Mittelshermz? What…

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What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

October may be ending but that does not mean that we stop caring about Breast Cancer! Each year, about 1900 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Singapore. Between 2011 and 2015, about 2105 women died of breast cancer and more than half were diagnosed between the age of 45 and 64 years old. Those who…

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Period Side Effects: Migraines and Nausea

As if bleeding every month isn’t bad enough, our menstrual cycle comes with various side effects that can be a huge disruption to our daily lives. Apart from cramps, other commonly known and frequently experienced side effects are migraines/headaches and nausea. Sometimes, even though you’ve had sufficient rest and have been eating normally, you might…

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