Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Exceptional people: Housewife saves 3 boys from drowning off East Coast Park - updated

"The practical side of me knows that I've saved three boys, but the emotional side of me is never going to be able to let go of that one boy I didn't manage to save," she said.

Plunging into the waters off East Coast Park not once, not twice, but thrice, housewife Silvia Hajas managed to pull three schoolboys to shore before it was too late.

But the triathlete did not manage to reach one of the boys. The body of 12-year-old boy, Muhammad Suhaimi Sabastian, was found three hours later, at 3.33pm, by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Ms Hajas was at East Coast beach with her daughter and was taking photo when she heard more than one of the boys crying for help. She leapt into the water to save the boys.



Risk of heart attack spikes after flu

Coming down with the flu, bronchitis or pneumonia can dramatically raise the risk of a heart attack — up to 17-fold — in the days and weeks following the infection, researchers said.

“A respiratory infection can act as a trigger for a heart attack,” said senior author Professor Geoffrey Tofler.

“The data showed that the increased risk of a heart attack isn’t necessarily just at the beginning of respiratory symptoms, it peaks in the first seven days and gradually reduces but remains elevated for one month.”

So, listen to the doctor when he or she tells you not to exercise when you are having flu.


Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is made from various sources (like coconut shells) and becomes “activated” when high temperatures and gas combine to expand its surface area, making it highly porous. It’s generally used to treat and trap toxins and chemicals in the body. This allows them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. But there are other uses for activated charcoal as well.

Activated charcoal dates back thousands of years. Historically it has been used to clean water and treat various ailments. But the first recorded use of charcoal for medicinal purposes comes from the Egyptians.

Apparently, they used activated charcoal to absorb putrefying odors from rotting wounds and from within the intestinal tract.

Today, charcoal is rated as “safe and effective” by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for acute toxic poisoning.

Other uses of activated charcoal:

  • Gas and bloating
  • Whitens teeth
  • Charcoal mask
  • Toxin and chemical removal
  • Safe and effective treatment of poisoning and drug overdoses
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Treats alcohol poisoning and helps prevent hangovers
  • Water filtration


Eating salt could help you to LOSE weight

Eating salt could lead to weight loss, a new study reveals.

Results show that a high-salt intake does not necessarily increase thirst, yet the amount of urine produced is consistent with non-high salt days.

This suggests that the body breaks down fat to produce fluids.

The findings contradict previous research that suggests excessive salt consumption leads to weight gain by causing the body to retain water.

The research was done on Russian astronauts under the simulation of space travel by Vanderbilt University.

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DO you know where your body fat goes when you lose weight?

Video: Old Singapore Changi Village