World Tuberculosis Day – 24 Mar 2013

World Tuberculosis day – 24 Mar 2013

So what can you do to stop TB in your lifetime? Beside taking good care of your body. TB can be spread via airborne.

The best is that TB can be detected early, to prevent it from spreading it to more people once the diagnosis is out. Hospitals can help to isolate the TB patients into a negative pressure rooms to prevent the spreading of TB to other healthy people and healthcare personnel should wear protective gears (especially N95 Mask) and take note of infection control measures while handling patients.

Visit http://www.stoptb.org for more updates and information relating to Tuberculosis.

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Walk with AIDS patients on World Aids Day in Singapore

Since World Aids Day is coming soon on 1 Dec 2012, I would like to share with my readers this event on ‘Walk With Me’ at Orchard – Scape warehouse from 2pm to 6pm. Visit http://www.aidswalk.sg to view the details of the event.

AIDS Walk 2012 walking towards zero new infections, zero deaths, zero stigma and discrimination. Registration is free for taking part in this walking event. I am sure many people  can be very fearful of HIV positive patients or patient diagnosed with AIDS and even sitting or walking near them.

I would like to recap that AIDS cant be spread while having a meal together or even walk together on the streets. It only can be spread through exchange body fluids via sexual activity or open wounds and infected needles.

You also can donate some money to help these AIDS patients as the medication for treatment for AIDS is indeed very expensive. Some of the money will be used for subsiding their medications so that they can live longer. Donations which are $50 and above will be available for tax deduction. To allow tax deduction, please include your NRIC, FRIN or RCB number and full name.

Still can remember my previous post on :

Visit to Patient Care Centre @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital & Be positive with people living with HIV

Patient Care Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital – Communicable Disease Centre 1 do sell quite a number of nice handicrafts for raising funds for HIV positive patients. All proceeds of the sales items will go to Patient care centre. If you are interested to purchase them for gifts or yourself, you can go to 1 of the stall located near Kopitiam at Tan Tock Seng Hospital main atrium area level 1 or email to gina_he_quek@ttsh.com.sg to order them.

I also mentioned about Prevention is better than cureIt is best to prevent with ABC which are:

A – Abstain from having casual sex

B – Be faithful to your partner

C – Use Condom Correctly

Visit  http://www.afa.org.sg/bepositive.php on how you can make a difference in AIDS patients’ lives.

I also hope that more people will be aware of this and understand more about this. Do spread this message to your friends and family as well.

Advertisement: Eu Yan Sang Clinics is 10!


In 2002, their first clinic at South Bridge Road opened. Today, Eu Yan Sang has 21 clinics conveniently located islandwide to offer a comprehensive range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies for your health and well-being. In conjunction with 10 years of providing quality TCM healthcare, we are running a series of activities.

First up, reaching out to the community and helping others in need – they have adopted Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society (THK) as our beneficiary. Donation boxes have been placed in all our clinics and we pledge to top up an additional 10% of the total sum collected. Please give generously!

Next, they have sixpegs & shiberty to share their tcm journey to better health.

For more information visit: http://blog.nuffnang.com.sg/euyansangclinic/ and stand to win Eu Yan Sang goodie packs!

World No Tobacco Day 2012

World No Tobacco Day 2012

Image taken from http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2012/en/index.html

31 May marks as World No Tobacco Day.

I am glad that I do not need tobacco to be part of my life and able to resist from temptation. I hope people should try their best to live their life with no tobacco as tobacco is harmful to the body.

Can you be a part of that and live a life with no tobacco? I can do it. So can you.

Towards Tobacco-Free Singapore

Towards Tobacco-Free Singapore

As more and more younger men and women started to pick up smoking at an earlier age, more people are exposed to harmful chemicals from cigarette smoke directly and passively. I do not like that smell and I swore not to pick up smoking at all.

Some people picked up smoking from their peers while some picked up smoking as they seen from their parents. Even a young boy from Indonesia picked up smoking at a young age & now he needed to smoke about 40 sticks/day. Isn’t  it scary?

This campaign – Towards Tobacco-Free Singapore is targeting people  below the age of 12, or those born after January 2000 to educate them on smoking & its harmful effects.

Here are some of the facts quoted on the official website:

The Problem

Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in Singapore:

  • On average, 7 Singaporeans die each day from smoking.
  • At current rates, tobacco will kill 1 out of every 13 Singaporean children born from the year 2000.
  • More Singaporeans die in just one month from tobacco than in a whole year from traffic accidents.

Second-hand smoke kills non-smokers:

  • Second-hand smoke kills 600,000 people, including 165,000 children, worldwide each year.
  • About 250 non-smokers die each year in Singapore from exposure to second-hand smoke.

Tobacco is extremely harmful:

  • Cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
  • Nicotine is highly addictive – 95% of smokers say they would like to quit but two-thirds of smokers remain smokers until they die.

Existing controls are not working:

  • Although smoking rates had been falling for some time, the proportion of Singaporeans aged 18 to 29 who smoke appears to be increasing – from 12% in 2004 to 17% in 2007.

So what can we do to help them? To educate them and be a role model. I do not smoke. For those who are smoking, perhaps you can consider to join IQUIT program by Health Promotion Board Singapore to encourage smokers to quit smoking.

I hope people will come and pledge their support today towards Tobacco-Free Singapore and make a difference in many people’s lives. Visit http://www.tobaccofreesingapore.info/take-action/show-your-support/ for more information on how to pledge your support now! I have pledge my support. Have you?

Visit http://www.tobaccofreesingapore.info/ for more information on the latest updates & join Their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Towards-Tobacco-Free-Singapore/139394729443070?sk=wall.

Postaweek 2011: 1 December World AIDS day

Every year 1 December is observed as World AIDS day. More and more people are getting HIV/AIDS every year. We need to be more aware on this disease and protect ourselves not to get it at all. We also need to create awareness, so that people will be more aware of this disease and educate people on this area.

For more information on World AIDS day, please visit http://www.worldaidsday.org/

L’Oreal Hairdressers Against AIDS

L’Oreal Hairdressers Against AIDS (image taken from http://www.hpb.gov.sg/sexualhealth/article.aspx?id=11386)

Singapore Health Promotion Board also have quite a few article and updates on HIV/AIDs awareness campaign. Right now, there is L’Oreal Hairdressers Against AIDS from 27 Nov to 10 Dec hosted by L’Oreal in Singapore. When you have a hair service done at the participating outlets from 27 November to 10 December 2011, you can get a streak of hair dyed red for FREE at any L’Oreal hair salon to show your support for people living with HIV/AIDS!

There’s Logos Hope’s First Visit to Singapore from 17 – 29 December 2011 at The Promenade, VivoCity.

Logos Hope will be on Singapore docks at Vivocity from 17 – 29 Dec! Come onboard to understand the Life X-perience of a person living with HIV/AIDS. Spread the awareness this World AIDS Day & tell your friends about it.

In addition, the ship will arrive with her international crew and cargo of over half a million books at VivoCity Berth on 17 December. Although her sister ships Logos and Doulos have paid frequent visits to Singapore since 1971, this will mark Logos Hope’s historic first visit to the country. The ship’s purpose is to bring knowledge, help, and hope in each city she visits.

Visit http://www.gbaships.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 for more information & updates on Logos Hope.

Free free to visit http://www.hpb.gov.sg/sexualhealth/article.aspx?id=11386 for more details on Sexual health information and health events.

There are some other informative websites such as Action for AIDS @  http://www.afa.org.sg/aboutafa.php and Love Amp @ http://www.loveamp.sg/#/home. Feel free to visit them too.

Free Health Screening from 1-2 Oct 2011 at Toa Payoh HDB Hub from 9am to 7pm


NUS Medical Society with a host of partners including Active Medical will be conducting a large scale public health screening exercises this coming 1st and 2nd October 2011. For more info please visit their website at www.activemedical.com.sg

Health screenings include:
• Hypertension, obesity and diabetes
• Free Fall Risk and Mental Health screening for aged 65 and above
• Fast for 2 hours before coming for hypo count and blood cholesterol screening

Please bring your NRIC and medications as well.