Friday, 29 June 2018

Warning: Worms causing Anisakiasis disease found in canned sardines from China - updated

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The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services has revealed that it found worms that can cause the anisakiasis disease in humans in samples of a brand of sardines from China brought in through the North Butterworth Container Terminal in Penang on May 14.

Anisakiasis is a parasitic and zoonotic disease brought about by a congenital fish causing the Anisakis spp nematode (worm) that attacks the gastrointestinal system such as the stomach and intestines of humans and can cause gastrointestinal problems or symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting.

Ref: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/worms-causing-anisakiasis-disease-found-163150951.html

You may want to read Six more sardine brands taken off market

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1.6 million Singaporeans to receive S$1 billion in GST Vouchers and MediSave top-ups


A total of 1.6 million Singaporeans will receive notifications by Jul 6 on their 2018 GST Voucher (GSTV) benefits and MediSave top-ups, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Thursday (Jun 28).

In addition to the GSTV scheme, as announced at Budget 2018, Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2018 can receive an SG Bonus of up to S$300 at the end of the year.

Check your GSTV here with Singpass.


Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singaporeans-gst-vouchers-medisave-10478124

Olympic champion Joseph Schooling launches swim school


Singapore Olympic champion swimmer Joseph Schooling launched his own swimming school at the Our Tampines Hub on Wednesday (Jun 27).

Called Swim Schooling, the school will start with an eight-stage progressive learn-to-swim programme for children aged between three and 11.

“My own father almost drowned twice, so that’s why he put me in swim school," said Schooling. “Who would have thought that swimming would define who I am? Swim Schooling is all about empowering kids to be water-safe and to be confident in the water.”

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/olympic-champion-joseph-schooling-launches-swim-school-10476812

Want to boost your child's language skills? Get them piano lessons!


The smartest children don't read books — they play piano, a new study has found.

Playing an instrument for just six months can noticeably improve a child's linguistic ability, according to the latest research.

Compared to children who read, those who have learnt to play the piano were far superior in their detection of various sounds.

But while the instrument can help with children's understanding of pitch and conversation, tickling the ivories has no affect on IQ, attention span or memory.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5870773/Want-boost-childs-language-skills-piano-lessons.html


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