Friday, 12 October 2018

Exceptional people: Police NSman commended for nabbing shoplifter

Mr Bahari Haron with his Public Spiritedness Award. TNP PHOTO

When he saw a supermarket security guard pursuing a man, shouting "stop, stop", Mr Bahari Haron, 27, instinctively joined the chase.

He ran up two flights of escalators from basement two to the ground floor of Hillion Mall in Bukit Panjang, gaining on the man, who was holding a plastic bag with two bottles inside.

Before the man could get the glass sliding doors leading to the drop-off area outside to open, Mr Bahari tackled him to the ground and pinned him down.

For assisting the guard, an elderly man, to detain the suspect, Mr Bahari was commended for his public-spiritedness by Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Police Devrajan Bala in a ceremony at Jurong Police Division yesterday for helping to catch a thief.


Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

After reading something like a report, just go back and give yourself a little time to reflect on what you just read and ponder on:
  • Mentally identify the main points or concepts
  • Jot down some notes (you can't write everything, so this forces your brain to choose what's most important)
  • Consider the ramifications or implications of the content
  • Think about how the content connects to your personal preferences, personality, and experiences

Why it works?

When you give yourself a few minutes to rest and think about what you just ingested from the page, you're allowing your brain to better connect the new information to what you've already done or understand. And because the brain is wired to respond to emotions quickly and efficiently, connecting them to memory formation and the interpretation of facts and rational thought, if you can allow yourself to really acknowledge and respond to what you feel during your reading reflections, you stand a better chance of the new memories being more powerful and easier to retrieve.


One more reason not to pick your nose: Pneumonia

Parents exasperated by their children constantly ignoring pleas to stop picking their noses, may have finally found an argument to break the habit: It might give you pneumonia.

Pneumococcus, the bacteria that causes pneumonia - a lung condition that can prove deadly if untreated - is known to spread through airborne droplets, often from the coughs and sneezes of infected individuals.

British scientists said Thursday (Oct 11) they had proved for the first time that the disease-causing bacteria can be transmitted manually via the nose and hands.


The One Food This 94-Year-Old Doctor Eats Every Day to Completely Avoid Colds and the Flu

Long after most people would have retired, Murray Grossan, 94, still works as an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) at the Grossan Institute in Los Angeles, California. Every day, he’s around sneezy, stuffy, germy people—yet Grossan has somehow managed to stay free of the common cold and flu for more than 10 years.

He thought it was due to the built up resistance through the exposure to the germs.

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But Grossan also does one thing every single day that could also be helping: He eats yogurt.

“The live bacteria seem to interact with the microbes in our intestines,” explains Steve Bowers, DO, who interviewed Grossan and dozens of other incredible people for his book Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People. “These 100 trillion microbes produce vitamins, such as B6, B12, and K2. They also help fight bad bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella, and they help keep the bowels moving.”

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