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1st Zika virus reported in Singapore today

By |May 13th, 2016|

1st Zika virus reported in Singapore today. Consult a doctor if you have slight fever, rash, conjuctivitis, headache as well as joint and muscle pain and have travelled to Zika-affected countries.

More details:

https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/pressRoom/pressRoomItemRelease/2016/first-case-of-zika-virus-infection-in-singapore0.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/6-things-to-know-about-the-zika-virus-spread-by-the-aedes-mosquito#xtor=cs1-10

High Carbohydrate Content in White Rice

By |May 7th, 2016|

Do you know that one bowl of white rice contains two times the carbohydrate content of a can of sweetened drink?

Read more here.

The Fight Against Diabetes: A Nationwide Effort

By |April 13th, 2016|

Diabetes have become a growing problem in Singapore., with nearly 1 million person expected to be diabetic come 2050.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/…/new-taskforce…/2691422.html

Join in the nationwide effort against Diabetes! Eat Right, Exercise More and go for regular health screening!

Advisory on Zika virus infection

By |January 24th, 2016|

“Currently, 22 areas in Latin America and the Caribbean have active Zika virus transmission.” .

While there has been no known cases of Zika virus infection in Singapore so far, travellers should take precautionary steps to prevent yourselves from being bitten by Aedes mosquitoes.

Know more about Zika virus in the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/sghealthministry/posts/10153770152330631?fref=nf
http://www.straitstimes.com/…/6-things-to-know-about-the-zi…

For Diabetics going on holidays soon

By |December 15th, 2015|

Worth a read for diabetics going on holidays soon!

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/travel-safe-even-with-diabetes

Update on GBS Infection Investigation

By |November 27th, 2015|

Findings of the GBS infection finally out. Indeed, there is an association between the consumption of Chinese-style ready-to-eat (RTE) raw fish dishes and Type III GBS disease.

Important points from NEA’s advice:
1. Most fish sold at Singapore’s general markets and fishery ports are intended for cooking, and should not be eaten raw.

2. Vulnerable groups of people, […]

All About Flu Seasons

By |October 31st, 2015|

Do you know that there are two peak flu seasons in Singapore? Get to know more about them!

Red and processed meat cause cancer?

By |October 28th, 2015|

You might have read an article circulating around on red and processed meat causing cancer.

Bottomline is: always eat in moderation. Complement your meals with plenty of fibre, fruits and vegetables and reduce your intake of red and processed meat, salt and alcohol. Healthy living starts today!

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2015/10/26/processed-meat-and-cancer-what-you-need-to-know/

Recommended calorie intake for average Singaporeans

By |October 27th, 2015|

An interesting video on the recommended calorie intake for an average person.

https://www.facebook.com/hpbsg/videos/1196039270413334/Preview

Healthhub launched by MOH

By |October 19th, 2015|

MOH just launched an online portal (web + app) for checking your health records with public health institutions. You can also view your child’s immunisation records, access useful health information and earn NTUC linkpoints along the way!

http://www.healthhub.sg/