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Affirmation April 14, 2007

Filed under: Family,Health & Awareness — mummydear @ 10:15 pm

Every day,

in every way,

I become better and better,

stronger and stronger,

happier and happier!

 

Tamiflu March 22, 2007

Filed under: Health & Awareness — mummydear @ 11:35 am

For your awareness … …

Also fr today’s ST, “No Tamiflu for Teenageers, Japan Orders”:

>>> Japanese Dr were ordered not to prescribe Tamiflu to teenagers after several patients reportedly exhibited dangerous behaviour (such as jumping off their houses/buildings).

>>> Roche (the manufacturer) found “no established causal link between neuropsychiatric symptoms and treatment with Tamiflu”.

At the Forum page:

From Deputy Dir of Health Products Regulation Group, Health Science Authority,

>>> Tamiflu contains anti-viral drug oseltamivir. WHO recommended tt oseltamivir be used for treatment of avian influenza caused by the H5N1 virus, in view of the serious public-health threat and limited treatment options.

>>> HSA will monitor the overseas situation closely and take action to safeguard the public health when warranted. Should patients taking oseltamivir experience any untoward reaction to the drug, they shd consult their doctor immediately.

 

Dun Play Play with Crabs & Seafood

Filed under: Health & Awareness — mummydear @ 11:16 am

For your awareness … …

Read tis in today’s ST, “Man Dies after Crab Pricks Him”:

>>> He was preparing some live crabs for his family when one crab pricked him. At nite, he began vomiting and diarrhoea. The nxt day, he was admitted to hospital with irregular heart beat and low blood pressure. Within 48hrs fr tt incident, he died. He was infected by a rare flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio. Apart fr crabs, it can be found in other seafood like fish and prawns.

>>> 1) There are many kinds of flesh-eating bacteria. When enter the body, they produce toxins tt destroy the soft tissue. Vibrio species live in salt water, and can be found particularly in OYSTER, CLAMS, CRABS and SHELLFISH.

>>> 2) One can get infected thru’ a break in the skin or a bite. The bacteria, however, are destroyed by cooking.

>>> 3) It produces an endotoxin which spreads rapidly to organs like kidney and liver. The sick and elderly are more at risk. People with weak immune systems, like those with diabetes and HepB, can be more susceptible to it.

>>> 4) If infection is caught early and person is young & healthy, treatment is often effective. Seek medical advice immediately if wounds rapidly become red, swollen or painful.

>>> 5) Do not eat RAW crabs, oysters or clams; and be careful when handling live or raw ones.

 

Heartburn = More Hair February 28, 2007

Filed under: Health & Awareness — mummydear @ 5:54 pm

Read tis interesting findings in today’s ST “Mind Your Body” (Pg 20).

Researchers @Johns Hopkins Uni has confirmed a myth that women who suffer heartburn during pregnancy will hv BB with full heads of hair, to be true.

So, heartburn is afterall a good thing :).

P/S: Did Bibo cause a lot of heartburn and Noelle oni a little???

 

Cervical Cancer Month May 19, 2006

Filed under: Health & Awareness — mummydear @ 12:29 am
  • Do u know that cervical cancer is the 5th most common cancer in Singapore women?
  • Do u know that cervical cancer may be prevented?
  • Do u know pre-cancer and early cancer of the cervix can be detected by Pap Smear?
  • To learn more about cervical cancer, attend this FREE public forum organised by Singapore Cancer Society

    • 20 May 2006, Saturday, 1pm – 5pm
    • Sheraton Towers Singapore, Grand Ballroom, L2
    • For registration, call 6421 5838