Tag Archives: health

OVERSEAS SINGAPOREANS WHO DO NOT PAY MEDISHIELD LIFE PREMIUMS MAY BE JAILED

I just read some things about the Medishield Life a while ago. In news report, they say that Singaporeans or PRs who live overseas are also required to pay Medishield Life premiums!? I am overseas now, and probably will be residing there for a long term. I will not likely benefit from whatever this Medishield Life thing because I am overseas and I have my own private insurance to cover. Yet I am being forced to make payment for insurance that will only benefit other people? How can like this one?

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SINGAPOREAN MEN AGED 40+ MAY HAVE HEART FUNCTION OF 75 YEAR OLD

Young adults with blood pressure near the high end of the "normal blood pressure" range might need to start watching what they eat, exercise and take medication. According to a new US study, patients whose blood pressure fall below 140/90 - the benchmark for a diagnosis for hyperextension - still face significant risk of heart failure if their blood pressure is on the high end of 130/80.

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THESE CONDOMS CAN DETECT SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

These condoms change color when they come into contact with sexually transmitted infections borne by their users, according to a UK medical academy. The 'S.T.EYE' has a built-in indicator to detect infections such as chlamydia and syphilis, turning a different colour depending on the strain of bacteria present.

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PRC MERCHANTS SELLING ROTTING MEAT DATING BACK TO 1970 TO RESTAURANTS

The next time you take a bite out of food in a Chinese restaurant, you might want to take a closer look (or sniff). China's customs have discovered dishonest merchants shipping decades old frozen rotting meat into the China. They hauled over 3 billion yuan (HK$3.8 billion) worth of illegal frozen chicken, beef and pork - some of which had packing dates going back to the 1970s.

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SICK PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WEAR FACE MASKS ARE IRRESPONSIBLE

I sat besides a teenager boy with running nose. I wanted to offer him some tissues but too bad my tissues like left last 1 piece. Too paisei to offer. Today I have sore throat liao. Tomorrow have to wear mask go out Hopefully those with cough/flu pls be responsible and wear a mask or just rest at home pls!

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NUH SUED FOR NEGLIGENCE OVER DELIVERY WHICH LEFT WOMAN COMATOSE

35 year-old Singaporean businessman Chandru Vishindas is seeking damages from the National University Hospital (NUH) and a senior doctor for alleged negligence. This was after the hospital and the doctor allegedly mishandled his 35 year-old wife's delivery, which has left her in a semi-vegetative state since.

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FIRST CASE OF SUSPECTED MERS IN THAILAND

According to Thai media reports on Thursday, the first case of Middle East Respiratory Disease (MERS) was detected in the country. However, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha refused to confirm the reports, saying that no MERS patient had been diagnosed in Thailand yet.

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POPULAR SURIA ACTOR DIES OF HEART ATTACK, AGED 34

Popular local actor Ashmi Roslan died of a heart attack yesterday, according to an announcement on the MediaCorp Suria Facebook page. He was 34 years old. Ashmi gained fame after taking part in Suria's Anugerah Skrin, an acting and hosting competition, in 2006.

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LOCAL CELEBRITY WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDER SCOLDED FOR “WALKING TOO SLOW” AT HAWKER CENTER

Local Channel 8 actor Chew Chor Meng was eating at a hawker center last month, but met with an unpleasant individual who scolded him for "walking very slow". Chew left the hawker center embarrassed and saddened by the incident. Feeling indignant for Chew, Chew's wife accidentally let slip to his young daughter that Chew had been harassed at the hawker center. But her response was heart warming.

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