Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Exceptional people: Public Spiritedness Award

Some of the recipients of the award: (from Left) Mr Hossen Mohammad Forhad, Mr Islam Zahirul, Mr Hosen Mohammad, Mr Yeo Kok Kien, Mr Sushil Kumar, Mr Harpreet Singh and Mr Kaliyaperumal Asaithambi. Source: The New Paper

10 people were awarded the Public-Spiritedness Award from Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Police Jarrod Pereira, Commander of Clementi Police Division, yesterday for demonstrated commendable acts of valour and public-spiritedness.

Among them was Mr Elhakem Abobakr Mohammad Emadeldeen, 38, an Egyptian cafe supervisor, who helped a man who was attacked in an attempted robbery.

Then, there were 6 construction workers, with their supervisor, apprehended a man suspected of criminal trespass and mischief at a construction site after a few months of night patrolling to catch the culprit who damaged their company's equipment.


My photo: Botanic Gardens Band Stand

A public domain photo by me.

Why more younger Singaporeans are getting gout: Too much beer and protein

According to the US’s National Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases, gout, which doctors consider a common form of arthritis, typically happens between the ages of 40 and 50.

Although there is not a national registry for gout in Singapore, Dr Lui Nai Lee, a rheumatologist with Gleneagles Hospital, said that “certainly, there are more patients in their 30s with gout”.

Dr Cho Jiacai, an associate consultant with the National University Hospital’s Division Of Rheumatology, said that the number of local cases is probably the same as in the UK, which “has seen an increase of 30% in attendances for gout over the last 15 years”.

The youngest gout patient – at least for Dr Cho – is a 17-year-old. “He started getting refractory foot and ankle pain but did not see the doctor for gout initially as gout is not usually thought of at that age,” he said.

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