Monday, 22 May 2017

Singaporeans can expect longer, healthier lives than most other nationalities

People from Singapore live longer, healthier lives than those from almost any other country, based on the latest World Health Statistics report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Singapore ranked third for life expectancy at birth across both genders, behind Switzerland (second) and Japan (first), out of all countries for which there were data. According to the report, the average life expectancy at birth for Singaporeans is 83.1 years. Swiss nationals can expect to live for 83.4 years, and life expectancy for Japan is 83.7 years.


Woman, 28, used natural oxygen therapy to CURE her stage 4 mouth cancer

Sabrina Gauer was 27 years old when she learned a sore on the side of her tongue was actually stage 4 mouth cancer.

The singer had to have part of her tongue removed and reconstructed in an intensive surgery to carve out the aggressive oral squamous cell carcinoma tumor in October 2015.

When Gauer was told the next step in her treatment was radiation therapy, she opted for a controversial method against her doctor's recommendation: oxygen therapy.

Now, the 28-year-old from Rochester, New York, has been cancer-free for 20 months after spending six weeks in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy tank - and can still sing.


Video: Learn how to make traditional bak chang

Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with your own bak chang or 粽子.

The 6th edition of DBS Marina Regatta returns from 1 to 4 June 2017


Let kids read what they like

James Patterson spoke at a conference for middle school principals in New York City and he said: Convince these kids to read more for fun.

So much reading they are forced to do is just tedious.

That is not the way, especially with little kids, to get them to read.

It should be more of a joyful experience. Why is it important for kids to be readers? I tell parents that you teach your kid to ride a bike, catch a ball. That is good. But keeping them reading, that is the most important thing.

Why? Because you are building their character, preparing them for school, for life.

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