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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!

Dengue cases on unusual year-end high

By |December 21st, 2015|

Dengue cases have hit an unusual year-end high, with 4 cases near our Yishun Riverwalk neighbourhood.
http://www.dengue.gov.sg/subject.asp?id=74

Prevention is better than cure.

Minimise your chance of contracting dengue fever by applying insect repellent and eradicating mosquito breeding sites. More prevention tips can be found at http://www.dengue.gov.sg/subject.asp?id=101

 

Link to Asiaone article

 

178 children being called up for TB tests

By |December 4th, 2015|

If ur child has been warded in NUH ward 47 since July this year, he/she may be called up for tuberculosis tests.

Get to know how tuberculosis can be spread in the article below.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/national-university-hospital-recalls-178-children-for-tb-tests

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!

Hepatitis C outbreak

By |October 7th, 2015|

If you have been admitted to SGH Wards 64A and 67 from January to June this year, you may be contacted for Hepatitis C screening.

Know more about Hepatitis C in the article below.

22 patients infected in SGH Hepatitis C outbreak; 4 have died