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Voluntary recall of specific batch of Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake Mix

Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake Mix has been recalled due to potential contamination with Salmonella, said the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) in a press release on Thursday (8 November). AVA stated that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted an alert that specific batches of cake mix under the Duncan Hines brand have been voluntarily recalled due …

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Coverage of MediShield extended to three areas

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced the extension of areas covered by MediShield Life to three areas on Wednesday (7 Nov):  One, direct ED-CH admissions, or direct admissions from emergency departments of public hospitals to community hospitals; Two, parenteral nutrition (PN) bags and consumables for patients on long-term PN due to chronic intestinal failure; and Three, surgical interventions for two …

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Ministry of Health to simplify claim process for CareShield Life after Ms Sylvia Lim raised case of former resident who was denied payout

Following investigations into the case of a severely disabled elderly man called Mr K that was raised by Workers' Party Member of Parliament Sylvia Lim in Parliament during a debate on CareShield Life in July, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that family members and caregivers of severely disabled Singaporeans will go through a "simpler claims process which will …

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Singapore to introduce standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings

Following three public consultations and "an extensive process of reviewing and evaluating the available international and local studies, research and evidence" to step up the Government's efforts to create a "tobacco-free Singapore," the Ministry of Health (MOH) is seeking to release and enforce the use of standardised packaging with enlarged graphic health warnings on all tobacco products sold in Singapore …

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Documentation of diphtheria and measles vaccination required for foreign-born children applying for long-term immigration passes

Foreign-born children will have to submit documentation of diphtheria and measles vaccination as a prerequisite for the application of long-term immigration passes in Singapore with effect from 1 February 2019, announced the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday(18 October). In a press release, MOH stressed that vaccination confers a person protection against infectious diseases, and is especially important for children as they …

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Top seven myths Singaporeans believe about critical illness insurance

by SingaporeLife Here’s a sobering fact. The Life Insurance Association of Singapore (LIA) 2017 Protection Gap Report found that Singaporeans require an average of 3.1 times of their annual income to adequately meet critical illness (CI) protection needs. This is after accounting for hospital and treatment fees covered by Medisave. Why are Singaporeans hesitant to acquire enough CI cover? Could it be because of …

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HSA warns public of two fruit juice products, found to contain undeclared potent medicinal ingredients

Members of the public were alerted not to purchase or consume two fruit juice products, ‘Jus Al Sunnah Gold 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’ and ‘Jus Al Sunnah 1001 Khasiat Jus Alternatif’ as both fruit juices were found to contain potent medicinal ingredients when tested. In a press release on Thursday (27 September), the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) stated that five patients, …

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