Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Warning: HSA raises alert on two health products containing potent steroid


A Singaporean woman in her 70s was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious post-surgery complications while a man in his 60s developed Cushing's syndrome after consuming health products taken for pain relief obtained from Malaysia, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Monday (May 14).

HSA has warned the public not to consume two health products: Ausbee Australia® Ausbee Herbal Powder Capsules and Shen Loon She™ Edoly Capsule.

In a news release, HSA said that that several potent Western medicinal ingredients that are prohibited were found in the products, including ibuprofen, dexamethasone and chlorpheniramine.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/hsa-raises-alert-on-two-health-products-containing-potent-10230876

Can't hold in your urine? You might be in trouble


Urinary incontinence - the uncontrolled leakage of urine- can hit young and older adults.

Dr Tan Yung Khan, a senior consultant urologist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, emphasised the importance of seeking medical assistance early, as incontinence can severely impact a person's quality of life.

He told The New Paper: "As adult incontinence is also a symptom for bladder cancers, urinary tract infections and spinal cord injuries, getting diagnosed early allows the patient to detect those severe conditions before it deteriorates."

Ref: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/cant-hold-your-urine-you-might-be-trouble

Elderly-friendly ‘vertical kampung’ with housing, healthcare facilities opens in Woodlands

Source: channelnewsasia video
Singapore's first public integrated development to be extensively designed with elderly-friendly features was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (May 12).

The 11-storey Kampung Admiralty, located next to Admiralty MRT station, houses about 100 flats for seniors, along with healthcare, wellness and commercial facilities like a supermarket and hawker centre, all under one roof.

The pilot project, which was conceptualised by the Housing and Development Board more than four years ago, aims to encourage active living among seniors, as well as inter-generational bonding.

Ref: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/elderly-friendly-vertical-kampung-with-housing-healthcare-10227962

Ginger beer and ginger biscuits could cure children's stomach bugs and overcome morning sickness

Ginger beer is classified as non-alcoholic as they are manufactured rather than brewed.

As Enid Blyton knew when she created the Famous Five, children love ginger beer.

Now it seems lashings of ginger beer with ginger biscuits might help children who are struggling with sickness.

A study has found children with stomach bugs given droplets of ginger suffer fewer and less severe bouts of vomiting, and are less likely to need time off school.


While ginger has been found to work for morning sickness in pregnant women, with the Duchess of Cambridge trying ginger biscuits for hers, there had been no previous research into children.

Read more @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5716205/Ginger-beer-ginger-biscuits-cure-childrens-stomach-bugs-study-suggests.html#ixzz5FSDue6GF

Children who are made to walk or run a mile a day are significantly healthier than their sedentary peers


Children who are made to walk or run just one mile a day are significantly healthier than their sedentary peers, new research suggests.

Schools who take part in the Daily Mile initiative are more likely to have students of a healthy weight, who can also run faster, a study found.

The Daily Mile scheme was set up by a former headteacher in 2012. It involves pupils leaving the classroom for 15 minutes every day to walk, jog or run a mile by going around the playground several times.

According to the Daily Mile Foundation, more than 2,265 UK schools take part in the scheme, which has also been taken up by 3,600 schools worldwide.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5717159/Children-walk-run-Daily-Mile-significantly-healthier.html#ixzz5FSEGWAbs