Monday, 25 June 2018

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Seafood tied to more sex and faster conception

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Couples who eat a lot of seafood may have sex more often and get pregnant more quickly than those who shun the shellfish and sardines, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers followed 500 couples in Michigan and Texas for one year, asking them to log their seafood consumption and sexual activity in daily journals. Couples had 39 percent higher odds of having sex on days when both partners ate seafood, the study found.

And by the end of the year, 92 percent of couples who ate seafood more than twice a week had conceived, compared to 79 percent of couples who ate less fish and shellfish. The association between seafood and fertility remained even after accounting for how frequently couples had sex.

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Forum: HDB needs to be more responsive to complaints, feedback

I empathise with Ms Cheong Huixin's plight (Upset over unexpected cost during HDB flat renovation; June 9).

Ms Cheong write that despite eight months of chasing, there was no response from the Housing Board to her e-mail.

It is similar to my experience with the organisation. My letter (Protect air-con technicians working at HDB blocks; Oct 31, 2017) was published in The Straits Times Forum around seven months ago, but has garnered no response from the HDB.

This is an era of increased transparency, yet the HDB seems uninterested in responding openly in the press on issues that residents care about.

Compare this to organisations such as the Land Transport Authority, which responded to a letter published on June 2 by June 13 - even if it was only a holding reply.

I hope the authorities will be able to address the issue I surfaced in my previous letter.

Work at heights should preferably be carried out from the safety of a platform with suitable edge protection.

Sometimes, this may not be possible for air-conditioner technicians working with bulky, multi-split air-con units in older HDB flats.

As the largest housing developer in Singapore, the HDB needs to keep up with the evolving reality.

It should be providing permanent solutions to prevent workers from falling from heights in older blocks.

Perhaps, the Building and Construction Authority also could address the issue of whether it is the responsibility of residents to engage a professional engineer to design and install appropriate fall prevention measures inside or outside their old HDB flats.

Loong Chik Tong


Rare Timelapse Of Incredible Storm Phenomenon - sky downpouring tons of water

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Take care of your mental health

Source: thenewpaper, May, 2018