Tuesday, 26 February 2019

“Don’t let your child get too close to the maid.” - A Singapore mum's response

“1. Your child should love only you and your family.”

My child has enough love to give anyone who loves her. And anyone who loves and cares for her is family.


2. What if she calls the helper mama?

She’s a baby. She calls her daddy “mummy” and thinks the wind is alive. It’s not that big of a deal for a toddler to anyhow use words.


3. The helper is not family and the child needs to understand that.

I think indoctrinating a toddler with poisonous notions of class, racial and cultural divide in her home is worse than her calling her mama.


4. Your child should only love her mother.

I kinda think the kid needs more than me to form a full life. If anything, I will settle being in the top 10. Ok liao.


Read the full article @ https://sg.yahoo.com/news/don-t-let-child-too-071626200.html

Exceptional people: SAF medics help man, stabilise his spine in Mandai accident

Six medical personnel aid man hit by minibus outside Mandai Hill Medical Centre.

From left: Corporal Joseph Andrei Aczon Dacanay, Third Sergeant Ni Xu Gang Metta, Captain (Dr) Vikram Manian, Cpl B Aravind Krishna, Lance Corporal David Lee Wei Ming and Cpl Kinson Tan Kai Feng. PHOTO: FILE, THE SINGAPORE ARMY/ FACEBOOK

Read the full article @ https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/saf-medics-help-man-stabilise-his-spine-mandai-accident

Rates of cancer are rising five times faster in millennials 'because they're fatter than their parents'

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Rates of cancer are rising quicker in millennials (Gen Y) because they are fatter than previous generations, scientists say.

Obesity-related cancers – including bowel, womb and pancreatic – are significantly increasing in under-50s, suggesting numbers will soar in decades to come.

Experts warned it is further evidence of a time bomb which threatens to reverse decades of progress in cancer survival.

Two thirds of Britons are now overweight and more than a quarter of the population is obese. Being fat is one of the biggest avoidable causes of cancer.

Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6664907/Risk-obesity-related-cancer-increasing-younger-US-generations.html

What your nails say about your health


Source: The New Paper, 25 Feb, 2019