Monday, 17 July 2017

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Liver cancer study gives doctors and patients more info on treatment options

For a long time, patients with intermediate-stage liver cancer, where the tumour is too large to be removed with surgery, had no clear data on which treatment worked best.

One type of treatment directs tiny radioactive spheres to the tumour, while the other is an oral medication, which has 50% of the patients experienced side effects.

And of the people who completed the radiation treatment, 23% had their tumours shrink, compared with 2% for oral medication.

When the tumours shrink, it means doctors can potentially treat the problem with surgery or a liver transplant.

Liver cancer is most common in Asia and Africa, and is often caused by the hepatitis B and C viruses or fatty liver disease.

Ref: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/liver-cancer-study-gives-doctors-and-patients-more-info-on-treatment-options

Sports: New ActiveSG hockey academy aims to grow talent pool

The ActiveSG Hockey Academy opened to much fanfare yesterday morning, with nods to the sport's glorious past even as hopes are high that this new production line will eventually churn out talent to win silverware for Singapore again.

According to Singapore Hockey Federation president Mathavan Devadas, there are some 3,000 to 3,500 players in the Republic, of which 600 are below the age of 12.

A major problem facing the sport is that young players drift out of it if it is not offered as a co-curricular activity in school, or when work and study commitments take priority.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam taking a shot with Team Singapore hockey player Ian Vanderput looking on during the launch of the ActiveSG Hockey Academy at Sengkang Hockey Stadium yesterday.

Ref: http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/new-activesg-hockey-academy-aims-to-grow-talent-pool

Types of wills and trusts



Ref: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/why-many-delay-making-their-wills-and-trusts

How much freedom should a kid have?



Read the article by Clara Chow on freedom for your kids here.


Do YOU live in the world's laziest country?

Smartphone data from more than 700,000 people has been collated by scientists to show just how active different parts of the world are.

Top 10 most active people

Bottom 10 most laziest people

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4688148/Do-live-world-s-laziest-country.html