Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Authorities issue safety advisory on 17 models of Elmark ceiling fans, products being recalled

Enterprise Singapore on Monday (Dec 23) warned consumers to stop using certain models of ceiling fans by Elmark Marketing, due to safety hazards such as possible electrocution.

Elmark, which distributes fans in Singapore and has a store in Ubi, is recalling the 17 models in question “with immediate effect”, Enterprise Singapore said in its statement.

The ceiling fan models being recalled are:
  1. AC 4054
  2. E502 Aeratron
  3. EC 888
  4. EC 999
  5. ED 866
  6. EL03 Cane
  7. EL03 Leaf
  8. ELS 52 HHA
  9. EL 3888 Elegant
  10. ES 380S
  11. ES 803
  12. ES 803 Mini
  13. Fanaway
  14. Fantasy UFO 38
  15. V6 Mini
  16. V8 Jazz
  17. VIP 99

Read more @ https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/elmark-recalls-17-models-ceiling-fans-due-potential-safety-hazards-enterprise-singapore

Eating chili peppers can dramatically reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack

Adding a little spice to your life may be the key to living longer. Literally. A new report finds that chili peppers can have a dramatic effect on your heart health.

After the study’s lead author, Marialaura Bonaccio, an epidemiologist at the Mediterranean Neurological Institute, analyzed data from 23,000 residents of Italy, she concluded that eating chili peppers at least four times a week can reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack by 40% and your risk of dying from a stroke by more than 50%.  From the report:

“The notion that minor dietary changes, such as adding chilies to the usual diet, could be valuable measures for improving health, especially cardiovascular health, independent of overall diet quality.”

Ref: https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/eating-this-vegetable-can-dramatically-reduce-your-risk-of-dying-of-a-heart-attack

Your desk job may cause cellulite

Ref: https://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/your-desk-job-may-cause-cellulite

Forum: Spare a thought for food deliverers

food delivery

Let's spare a thought for the food deliverers who are barely eking out a living from putting food right at our doorsteps, whatever the weather, all for our convenience (Rising popularity of food delivery comes with unwanted consequences, Dec 18).

We can be far more tolerant of their shortcomings and more empathetic towards their plight.

As part of the gig economy, their job lacks stability, they do not enjoy the benefits and welfare associated with a fixed job, and there is little potential for advancement.

Now, their life has become far more hazardous as the ban on e-scooters on footpaths has forced delivery riders onto the roads, where they must take their chances with fast-moving heavy vehicles.

If they are brusque and always seemingly in a hurry, theirs is the same kind of impatience we display when dealing with inefficient restaurant service and tardy people who get in the way without due consideration for others.

Considering that before the advent of present-day fast, good and cheap food delivery services, all we had on a rainy day to sate a growling stomach were instant noodles and leftovers, do have a ready smile for food deliverers when they appear at the doorstep - and don't forget to tip.

Yik Keng Yeong (Dr)

Ref: http://str.sg/JTqU