Monday, 25 February 2019

Warning: Crocodile spotted at Lower Seletar Reservoir, water and fishing activities suspended - updated

A crocodile was spotted at Lower Seletar Reservoir on Thursday (14 February) morning, said national water agency PUB in a Facebook post.

The animal was spotted by a PUB contractor, said the agency, which added that it will be working with the National Parks Board (NParks) to capture it.

“For public safety, all water activities and fishing activities at Lower Seletar Reservoir have been suspended until further notice,” said the agency.

“The public is advised to be alert and avoid going near the reservoir water edge.”


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Eat lots of onions, leeks and garlic to slash your chance of getting deadly bowel cancer

It might make you unpopular in confined spaces, but at least you have now got plenty of excuse to add extra onions to your hotdog.

Allium vegetables – which also include garlic, leeks, chives and shallots – dramatically cut the risk of bowel cancer, a study claims. Bioactive compounds in allium vegetables have previously been shown to protect against breast and prostate cancer.

Each year 42,000 Britons are diagnosed with the disease and it kills more than 16,000, but the research suggests one small onion a day could be enough to prevent it.

The study of more than 1,600 men and women found those with the biggest intake were 79% less likely to develop bowel cancer than those with the least.


Stay active and cultural to prevent Alzheimer's

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Staying active and cultural in middle-age lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's, a new study finds.

Researchers said women who exercised and performed activities such as playing instruments or going to concerts were nearly 50% less likely to develop Alzheimer's than women who did not.

Previous studies have focused on how dementia risk is associated with performing physical activities or cultural activities individually.

But the team, from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, says its study is among the first to show how the two work best in conjunction to prevent or slow down the symptoms of the age-related brain disease.


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