Saturday, 10 June 2017

Scam warning: NS50 PAssion Card with $50 stored value


There has been an erroneous text message going around, prompting national servicemen to apply for the commemorative NS50 PAssion Card, but the card provider clarified that it did not send the SMS.

The message claimed that the card comes with a S$50 stored value, and NSmen were asked to SMS their identity card number in order to receive their card.

"We would like to clarify that the commemorative NS50 PAssion Card does not contain any stored value," said the card provider in a Facebook post.

According to PAssion Card's website, invitation letters will be sent to all eligible NSmen with instructions on how to register for the commemorative card.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ns50-passion-card-false-claims-about-s-50-stored-value-8932400

Exceptional people: Singapore shuttler Yeo Jia Min is new world junior No 1


Rising local shuttler Yeo Jia Min added another feather to her cap after she was named the world No 1 female junior on Thursday (June 8).

The 18-year-old displaced Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) junior world rankings to reach the top spot for the first time in her career. Juniors are defined as players under 19 years of age by the BWF.

This is the first time that a Singaporean shuttler has reached the top spot in the junior rankings ever since the BWF introduced it in 2011.

Ref: http://www.todayonline.com/sports/rising-spore-shuttler-yeo-jia-min-new-world-junior-no-1

Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong - updated


If you eat a lot of salt — sodium chloride — you will become thirsty and drink water, diluting your blood enough to maintain the proper concentration of sodium. Ultimately you will excrete much of the excess salt and water in urine.

The theory is intuitive and simple. And it may be completely wrong.

New studies of Russian cosmonauts, held in isolation to simulate space travel, show that eating more salt made them less thirsty but somehow hungrier. Subsequent experiments found that mice burned more calories when they got more salt, eating 25 percent more just to maintain their weight.

What is the lesson here? Salt helps you to lose weight but do not rush to eat a lot of salt now.

Ref: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/health/salt-health-effects.html?_r=0
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4506846/Eating-salt-help-LOSE-weight-study-reveals.html

You may want to read

1) 7 Reasons to Drink Warm Salt Water Every Day
2) The Salt Myth – How Much Sodium Should You Eat Per Day

Health tip: Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium