Saturday, 7 April 2018

New sea burial facility to be built along Tanah Merah shoreline

Tanah Merah shoreline going towards the sea

Families of the deceased could soon opt to scatter the ashes of their loved ones at sea without having to travel by boat.

A new burial facility will be built along the shoreline in Tanah Merah, with a boardwalk that extends into the sea to allow the scattering of ashes.

The sea burial facility is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of next year, Lianhe Zaobao reported yesterday. It will have four pavilions, each of which can accommodate seven people, and a shelter that can accommodate 28 people, among other features.

The facility will be open to everybody, regardless of race and religion.


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Video: Singapore researchers develop new 'pen camera' for glaucoma detection


Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Eye Research Institute have developed the GonioPEN for a faster and cheaper method of detecting glaucoma. It uses ​​​​​​​high-resolution camera and LED technology to capture high quality images of the eye.

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Cycling tied to urinary infections, but also better sex

Female cyclists may be more likely to develop saddle sores and urinary tract infections (UTI) than runners and swimmers, a recent study suggests.

But the survey of female athletes also found those who participated in high-intensity rides and covered more total miles reported better sexual function than runners or swimmers. This contradicts some previous smaller studies that have linked cycling to sexual dysfunction in women, said lead study author Thomas Gaither of the University of California, San Francisco.

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