Tag: health

French journalist urges people to allow mosquitoes to bite them and take “blood donation”

Several countries in the Southeast Asian region suffer from a dengue outbreak. As of August 3, Singapore currently has 9,228 reported cases of dengue since the year started. While the government, health organizations, and local citizens alike are taking part in the prevention of the...

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

by Sara HUSSEIN Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in the country. The cutting-edge -- but controversial -- research involves implanting modified animal embryos with human "induced pluripotent stem"...

Can sugary drinks cause cancer?

Sugar has been in headlines recently with CNN reporting, "Small glass of juice or soda a day can increase cancer risk" and DailyMail.com saying, "Just ONE drink of fruit juice or sugary tea a day can dramatically increase the risk of cancer, major study...

DPM Heng stresses importance of preparing to stay healthy in one’s senior years

Singapore— The country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, participated in a 12-kilometer charity heritage walk, a fundraising activity for Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Sunday, June 22. During his remarks at the event, Mr Heng made reference to the results...

Netizens angered by mum who brought kids infected with HFMD to playground

It is natural for parents to prioritize their child's health and welfare above everything else. A mother's post about taking her ill daughter to the park sparked much outrage from netizens when Facebook user Vivien Weiqi shared a post informing netizens of the dangers of...

Waiter slapped by customer when reminded of No Smoking in Shah Alam, Malaysia

One waiter was slapped in his left cheek by a customer after reminding him of the smoking ban during the first day of its nationwide implementation at all food establishments, including outdoors. The waiter M Selvam is a 25-year-old Indian national who is working at...

Health Minister Gan Kim Yong: War on diabetes winnable, country in the right direction

At the recently held Ministerial Conference on Diabetes, which Singapore hosted, Gan Kim Yong, the country’s Health Minister said that the nation’s efforts to combat diabetes are “generally in the right direction.” He also told the press on Tuesday, November 27, that the war on...

E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

The two largest global brands of capsule coffee, Nespresso and Keurig, are regarded by many as environmental nightmares. Billions of the throwaway nonrecyclable plastic products currently clutter waste dumps, waterways and city streets. Both inventor of the “K-cups” John Sylvanand former Nespresso CEO Jean-Paul Gaillard have publicly bemoaned the environmental consequences...

The Fight Against Sugar

Obbana Rajah When the Budget 2018 was released, many picked up that there was nary a mention about a tax on sugar, despite the issue being brought up in PM Lee’s Mandarin National Day Rally Speech last year. However, it is still a pertinent issue as...

Conversations around mental health remain stifled despite more awareness, options

By Boshika Gupta When I was in my teens, a sudden bout of depression hit me like a big bag of bricks. It took a lot of effort to go to classes, look happy like everything was normal and get through another day. The days...