Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Warning: HSA warns against four skin creams with ‘potent ingredients’ after infant hospitalised

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned the public to stop using four skin creams, used for diaper rash and eczema, after they were found to contain “undeclared potent ingredients”.

The four creams flagged by HSA in a statement on Monday (July 1) are:
  • An unlabelled diaper cream supplied by a traditional practitioner in Malaysia
  • D’Splendid Kidzema Cream
  • Clair de Lune P. Tuberose Day Cream, and 
  • Clair de Lune S. Involcurata Night Cream

HSA’s tests showed that the creams contained ingredients such as steroids, antibiotics and antifungals.

Ref: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/hsa-warns-against-four-skin-creams-potent-ingredients-after-infant-hospitalised

What to know about not having a half-moon on the nails

Half-moon on nails

Most people have a small, whitish, half-moon shape at the base of each fingernail where the nail attaches to the cuticle and finger. Some people cannot see a half-moon, or lunula, on the nail while a missing half-moon may suggest a person has a vitamin deficiency or a serious medical condition.

The following conditions may cause the lunulae to disappear or be less visible:
  • Malnourishment
  • Vitiligo - a chronic skin condition
  • Anemia - blood disorder
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart and lung disease
  • Cirrhosis - may have red lunulae
  • Silver poisoning - deep-blue lunulai
  • Wilson disease - copper in the body, blue lunulae
  • Yellow nail syndrome

When to see a doctor

People who have no lunulae but no other symptoms should not worry unduly. Sometimes the lunulae are simply not visible.

Nevertheless, it is a good idea to see a doctor to rule out possible medical conditions. But when a person has other symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain, fever, etc, it is best to see a doctor immediately.

Ref: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325540.php

How I beat procrastination by doing this 1 thing

Procrastination is not innocent behavior. It is a sign of poor self-regulation, and a habit that just sneaks into your system.  Researchers even compare procrastination to alcohol and drug abuse. It is serious. It is harmful.

When you procrastinate, you might feel better on the short-term, but you will suffer in the long-term. The truth is: Procrastination has nothing to do with what you are trying to do - small or big, it can wait until later. It can always wait, right?

Finally, here is one truth about procrastination that does not get enough credit: Nothing will help you if you do not have an inner drive. So the next time you want to procrastinate, JUST DO IT (the job) without thinking about consequences or reasons why you should do it or not.

Starting is the hardest part to do something. But after you have started, you find continuing the work is smooth. Next time you want to start to do something, it will get easier and easier.

1) https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/how-i-beat-procrastination-by-doing-this-1-thing
2) Nike