Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Vesak Day 2018

CareShield Life to replace Eldershield

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The severely disabled who join an enhanced ElderShield scheme from 2020 will receive lifetime payouts as long as their condition continues, following recommendations by the scheme’s review committee.

This is an improvement over the six-year limit to payouts under the ElderShield scheme, which will continue in its present form for existing policyholders.

Under the enhanced scheme, to be called CareShield Life, the severely disabled will also receive higher cash payouts of at least S$600 per month. The monthly payouts that people will be eligible for when they become disabled will increase over time.

The higher monthly payouts that people are eligible for are expected to increase by 2% per year for the period that premiums are being paid, subject to regular review by an independent council. It will be supported by regular premium adjustments to account for inflation.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/higher-lifetime-severe-disability-payouts-careshield-life-10281944

You may want to read Six things you should know about CareShield Life

Kurosu - the latest brilliant puzzle from Japan

Samples on how to play Kurosu

All you have to do is fill in the 6x6 grid with noughts and crosses, just like the old game of tic-tac-toe.

The challenge is never to have more than two of each symbol next to each other in any row or column — and you must have three of each symbol in every row and column.

Read more @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5774235/Prepare-Kurosu-ed-latest-brilliant-puzzle-Japan.html#ixzz5GmSyGvvF

Blood test may predict who is most at risk for diabetes

Adding a test normally used for diabetes monitoring to employee wellness exams could identify people who do not have the disease but are at high risk of developing it, a recent study suggests.

Researchers looked at results of blood tests showing so-called hemoglobin A1c levels, which reflect average blood sugar levels over about three months. Readings above 6.5% A1c signal diabetes, and none of the participants had readings this high.

But people who started the study with readings closest to a diabetes diagnosis – above 5.9% A1c but less than 6.5% - were more than eight times more likely to develop diabetes over about four years of follow-up than participants who had readings under 5.7% to begin with.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/blood-test-may-predict-who-is-most-at-risk-for-diabetes-10270906