Illness

CARING FOR DYING PARENTS ENOUGH TO BANKRUPT MOST S'POREANS

This is an issue that has always troubled me. The amount to set aside is highly uncertain depending on how parents die. A slow death will cost a bomb not only in terms of money but in time and energy as well. No matter what, this is a burden that MUST be borne if we call ourselves decent human beings.

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PARENTS TAKE NOTE: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR KID IS STRUCK WITH FEBRILE FITS

I am writing this post for the benefit of all parents who have children below 6 years old. Our son was hospitalized today for febrile fever. He was having cough and fever yesterday and had seen the doctor. The doctor explained he had "febrile fits". Apparently it was quite normal for children below 6 years old and is not life threatening. In case this happened to anyone, these are the things that may happen and what you should do.

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ELDERLY MAN: WITHOUT FREEDOM I WOULD RATHER DIE

A reader contributed this touching story of an elderly Indian man who was found wandering around her neighborhood. The man is suffering from a terminal illness but refuses any form of financial or social welfare because he wants to remain free. Any money that he gets from concerned passersby he donates to the temple or buys food for others. Read this inspiring story about freedom and strength in the face of adversity here.

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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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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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Confession of a lawyer who went from hero to zero

Mr Subhas says he is not afraid of death because he believes he has done "more good than bad". But the traumatic experience did bring some fresh perspective. "I saw my wife, my son, my nephews holding my hand. I thought: 'I am so lucky to have these people with me.' I told myself that if I ever recover from this, I'd spend more time with them, in the last few years of my life. "If I get a few years."

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