Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Free funeral services for the poor and homeless

Nam Hong Welfare Service Society

Nam Hong Welfare Service Society has started a new Free Funeral Service for elders who have no relatives, or are poor and destitute, so that they can continue living with the peace of mind and ease of heart. If you have such needs, do not hesitate to give us a call.

We also cater to Muslims & Hindus, according to their religious customs.

For details, please call 6257 9192

Cheng Hong Welfare Service Society’s Afterlife Memorial Service

The Afterlife Memorial Service caters to all needy elderly, regardless of race or religion.

Hotline: 6100 6991

The Singapore Casket

Singapore Casket works with community centers and nursing homes to provide free funeral services to the homeless and destitute, in view that people should have a dignified and respectful send-off as we all rightfully deserve as human beings.

Tel: 6293 4388

Muslim Trust Fund Association 

MTFA provides free burial services for the burial of Muslims who have passed away in Singapore and whose bodies are left unclaimed or who are without next-of-kin in Singapore or whose next-of-kin are unable to pay for the burial rites.

Tel. No. 6747 7556   Ext: 101/102   Fax: 6741 1609

The Singapore Kadayanallur Muslim League Funeral Services

In an endeavour to ensure that the last rites of our Indian Muslims are adequately served SKML have been offering Jenazah services to our community diligently. Our unique services includes offering supplications to the bereaved and also ensure proper explanation of our rights and rituals are well explained.

Please contact Ustad Majeed at 9688 2445 for Jenazah Services

*Direct Funeral Services
*The Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
*Care Community Services Society

* Not sure but you may check with them

Ref: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/more-needy-seniors-signing-free-funeral-services

Obituary: Heimlich, of famed life-saving manoeuvre, dies at 96

Dr Henry Heimlich, the thoracic surgeon who gave his name to a famous technique that has saved the lives of countless choking victims, has died at age 96.

He invented the Heimlich manoeuvre in 1974 after seeing people choke and even die in restaurants.

No one knows how many lives have been saved by the procedure, although reported choking deaths declined after its popularisation.

Trans Fats (part 5 of 5)

There are two types of trans fats: naturally occurring and artificial trans fats.

Some animals naturally produce trans fats in their guts, and food from these animals can contain small quantities of these fats.

However, most trans fats in our diets are in the form of artificial trans fats, which are created by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid, known as partial hydrogenation. Commercial companies trying to make their products look better are the main culprits of using trans fats for frying their food.

These genetically modified cooking oils are not healthy, and they can even become rancid oils that cause even more health problems.

Fats that have a high percentage of saturated fat or trans fat are solid at room temperature, they are typically referred to as solid fats.

Why are trans fats bad
  • They raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, lower good (HDL) cholesterol levels, increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, and raise the risk of diabetes. 
  • Trans fats also contribute to obesity and diabetes as they change insulin sensitivity.
  • In addition, there is no known nutritional benefits of trans fatty acids and clear adverse metabolic consequences.

Some recommended cooking oils that are better for our health:
  • Coconout oil - high heat threshold
  • Olive Oil - great in salad dressings or finished products, not for cooking though
  • Ghee or organic, pasture-raised butter - high heat threshold
  • Red palm oil - made from palm fruit and stable under high heat
  • Saturated animal fats are quite stable in high temperature