Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Flowers, orchids at Jurong Lake Gardens (exhibition already ended)

The orchids are found at the Oval

orchids exhibition

Horticulture competition

Horticulture competition

orchids exhibition

Big insects

You may want to view more pictures of Jurong Lake Gardens

Men twice as likely to commit suicide

The latest statistics show the number of male suicides in Singapore is double that of women, which mental health experts find unsurprising.

They cited various reasons, including men being more unwilling to express vulnerabilities and facing pressures from gender identity.

Suicide prevention service Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said 239 men committed suicide in 2017, compared with 122 women. The majority of the men were 60 years old or older.

SOS senior assistant director Wong Lai Chun told The New Paper that men tend to hide their struggles, making it difficult for friends and loved ones to provide support.

Ref: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/men-twice-likely-commit-suicide

Does natural immunity from infection protect better than vaccination?

Immunisation saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognised as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions.

Yet, there are many who still believe that natural immunity provides better protection for ourselves, which is not true.

There are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Recent outbreaks of the oldest vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, pertussis, diphtheria and polio in developed and developing countries are calling for global vigilance on immunisation programmes.

Ref: https://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/does-natural-immunity-infection-protect-better-vaccination

What 'no added sugar' actually means

Source: thenewpaper 29 April, 2019

Make your morning coffee healthier