Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Look far to relax your tiring eyes

The soothing green grass all over Singapore is good for your tiring eyes.
Look far away for your eyes to relax.
Near objects tired your eyes.
Follow the 10-10-10 rule:
After viewing near objects for 10mins, look at some objects 10m away for 10secs.

green plants in bishan-amk therapeutic gardens

Hundreds of Philippine mums in show of support for breast-feeding

Hundreds of Philippine mothers simultaneously nursed their babies in public on Sunday (Aug 5), some of them two at a time, in a government-backed mass breastfeeding event aimed at combating child deaths.

"Breastfeeding is love. It is difficult, but we do it for love," said Abegirl Limjap, a pregnant 38-year-old property manager in a "Super Mom" superhero costume as she nursed her two boys, one aged five and the other 11 months.

The annual event aims to draw public support for a government campaign to get more mothers to switch to breast milk from infant formula, organiser Rose Padua told AFP.

The World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children's Fund recommend that children be given breast milk within the first hour of birth and be exclusively breastfed for their first six months.

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SAF to enhance prevention, management of heat injuries following review

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be implementing several measures to fine-tune its management of heat injuries.

Hands immersed in cold water is one new measurement introduced by SAF

These would include preventive and early detection, providing effective cooling for those with heat injury as well as the rapid evacuation of such cases, as recommended by an external panel looking at its heat injury management processes.

The Ministry of Defence had in May commissioned an external review panel – which includes medical professionals from Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital - on heat injury management to examine the SAF’s heat injury policies and processes.


Studies show that exercise makes the ageing heart more youthful

For lifelong heart health, start exercising early in life and keep exercising often – ideally, at least four times a week, according to a remarkable series of recent studies involving hundreds of people and their hearts.

But even if you have neglected to exercise in recent years and are now middle-aged, it is not too late. The same research shows that you still can substantially remodel your heart and make it more youthful by starting to work out in midlife, provided you exercise often enough.

By the time many of us are in our mid to late 50s, portions of our heart muscle have begun to atrophy and weaken, and our major cardiac arteries – the blood vessels that move blood from our hearts and to the rest of the body – have stiffened.

These changes increase blood pressure and make our hearts work harder and less well, raising the risk for subsequent health problems, including heart failure.

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