Saturday, 27 April 2019

Deliveroo riders to be trained in first aid by Singapore Red Cross


On April 11, Deliveroo, which has 6,000 riders here, sent the first batch of 20 riders for the course.

The two-hour essential first aid with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator session covered important aspects on emergencies involving bleeding, choking or unresponsiveness in adults.

Mr Siddharth Shanker, general manager of Deliveroo Singapore, said equipping the riders with such essential skills has the potential to make a huge difference in local communities.

He said: "They go above and beyond to deliver Singaporeans' favourite food, and we wanted to empower our riders with the necessary skills and confidence to step in and make a difference in the instance when members of the public need help the most."

Ref: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/deliveroo-riders-be-trained-first-aid-singapore-red-cross

2,700 students vaccinated against cervical cancer so far, more than 9 in 10 eligible opt in

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Some 2,700 female students from 25 secondary schools have received free vaccination against cervical cancer since the programme began this month.

Students from Pei Hwa Secondary School and Anglican High School were the latest to receive their Cervarix shots on Thursday (April 25), and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) is aiming to vaccinate 18,000 girls from 139 secondary schools by September.

The Cervarix vaccine protects against strains 16 and 18 of the human papilloma virus (HPV), which account for 70 per cent of cervical cancers.

HPV, which is mainly transmitted through sexual contact, is a common sexually transmitted infection and certain types can sometimes lead to cancer.

Ref: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/2700-students-vaccinated-against-cervical-cancer-so-far-more-9-10-eligible-opt

Millions of children miss measles shots, creating outbreaks: UNICEF

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More than 20 million children a year missed out on measles vaccines across the world in the past eight years, laying a path of exposure to a virus that is now causing disease outbreaks globally, a United Nations report said on Thursday (Apr 25).

"The measles virus will always find unvaccinated children," said Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations children's fund UNICEF, adding: "The ground for the global measles outbreaks we are witnessing today was laid years ago."

The UNICEF report said an estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 - equating to 21.1 million children a year on average.

As a result of greater vulnerability to the disease, the measles infections worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 against the same period in 2018 to 112,163 cases, according to World Health Organization data.

In 2017, some 110,000 people, most of them children, died from measles - up 22% from the year before, UNICEF said.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/millions-of-children-miss-measles-shots--creating-outbreaks--unicef-11476500

5 ways you could become a memory champion


1) Walk backwards
2) Do a drawing
3) Do some exercise, but get the timing right
4) Do nothing
5) Take a nap

Read for detail @ http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190329-five-ways-you-could-become-a-memory-champion?ocid=global_future_rss

High number of penis amputations in Brazil

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Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday (April 25) expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that occur each year in the country including those due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called "ridiculous and sad."

A spokeswoman for the Brazilian urology society said the figure is based on official data for penis amputations.

The society said the amputations were necessitated by untreatable infections along with cancers and complications from HIV.

Ref: https://www.todayonline.com/world/brazils-bolsonaro-shocked-high-number-penis-amputations