Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Good deeds deserve another, even for animals

You saved mine, I save yours

Scary reasons your stomach is hurting

Your stomach pain could be due to...

Symptoms: Fever, abdominal swelling and inability to pass gas.

Kidneys stones
Symptoms: Severe pain in the back and side that shifts to the lower abdomen and groin area, blood in your urine and frequent urination.

Gastroenteritis (or stomach flu)
Symptoms: Vomiting, diarrhea and fever.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Symptoms: Bloating, flatulence and irregular bowel movement such as constipation or diarrhoea.

Ovarian cancer
Symptoms: Abdominal swelling, bloating, flatulence and change in bowel habits. Symptoms usually develop only when the cancer is advanced.

In addition,

Stomach or colon cancer
Symptoms: Stomach pain, blood in stool, vomiting, swelling in your stomach, constipation or diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, weakness or feeling tired.


A simple posture that will straighten your back and relaxes your eyes

When walking, or jogging, or sitting, keep your eyes forward, not looking down. Instead, your focus should be about 20 feet ahead of you. This way you will be able to see your path and anything coming at you from the sides.

If you need to look down, adjust your eyeballs downwards, not your head.

Ideal postures

Not ideal postures

Once you keep looking straight, your back will automatically straighten. When you look far, your eyes relax.

This is why many Singaporeans are wearing spectacles. As we live in confined space like in a flat, we tend to focus more on the inside of our flat, which is stressing our eyes.

We should look out the window or somewhere far once in a few minutes when reading, watching the TV or the monitor screen. This will relax your eyes.


Exceptional people: Donations to two causes after inspiring musical

After the curtain call of Tropicana The Musical, which was inspired by the iconic 1960s nightspot, Mr Shaw Jia Hong went on stage on behalf of his father, Mr Preston Shaw, to present a cheque for $30,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

His late grandfather, Mr Shaw Sung Ching, had founded Tropicana, which was Singapore's and South-east Asia's first entertainment complex to feature a cabaret theatre, nightclubs and restaurants in Scotts Road.

Mr Shaw also donated $20,000 to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, which helps artistically gifted children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Inactivity tied to loss of independence

Source: ST

New programme aims to entice seniors to stay active through water sports

Source: ST