Health

Over 800 patients from 104 clinics prescribed medicine with inaccurately printed dosages; More than double of estimated patients affected by GPConnect glitch

More than 800 patients from 104 clinics were affected by the software glitch concerning medicine dosage labels, said Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) last Saturday (1 Sep). Previously, it was estimated that 400 patients from 83 clinics were affected, which was half of the actual numbers discovered and recorded later on. Speaking to The Straits Times, IHiS, the government IT …

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Six free or cheap healthy habits everyone can benefit from

by ValuePenguin Feeling like you're not your best self? Read on find out some of the best health habits to form to get you back on track to a healthy lifestyle. When we think of wellness and health advice advertised to women, we often see advertisements for expensive spa treatments, luxury gym classes and overpriced but under researched health supplements. However, …

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Precautionary recall of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula – Step 1 (850g)

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has announced in a press release on Monday (20 August) that it has detected cronobacter sakazakii bacteria in samples of Dumex Mamil Gold Infant Milk Formula - Step 1 (850g). It further noted that it had directed the importer, Danone Dumex, to recall the implicated batch and that the recall has been completed. According to AVA, …

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HSA alert: ‘Body Slim Herbal’ and ‘Sparkle Twins’ sold online found to contain banned substance Sibutramine

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) alerted members of the public not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Body Slim Herbal’ and ‘Sparkle Twins’. In a press release on Thursday (16 August), HSA stated that it had tested both products and found them to contain an undeclared and banned substance, sibutramine, which poses serious health risks. Both products were detected …

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Five health misconceptions that can burn a hole in your wallet

by ValuePenguin Not all health advice is created equal. Below, we discuss the 5 most commonly held misconceptions about leading a healthy lifestyle and how they can actually take a toll on your finances. Most of us have a desire to be fit and healthy. However, our hectic lives can often get in the way of living up to that potential, …

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Are Singaporean hospitals overcrowded?

by ValuePenguin As the elderly population grows, Singaporean hospitals may soon become resource-strapped, leading to overcrowding and frustration among patients. However, there are some concerns that increased congestion is a current problem as well. Read on to find out whether or not hospitals in Singapore are truly overcrowded. While the Singaporean healthcare system has been ranked as one of the most efficient …

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AVA recalls Pinquin frozen mixed vegetables and sweet corn kernels as a precautionary measure of Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in Europe

Pinguin's frozen mixed vegetables and sweet corn kernels have been recalled by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) as the European Commission’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) issued an alert on a multi-country foodborne outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Europe. It stated in a press release on Monday (23 July) that the incident was possibly due to …

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