Education Health Singapore 

Singapore firm’s new product may help diabetics avoid sugar spike from food

A home-grown company has created a product that adds fibre to food and may lower the glycaemic index (GI) of high carbohydrate meals, preventing them from causing the sudden spike in blood sugar levels that is so damaging to people with diabetes. Food companies such as Han’s, Lim Kee Food Manufacturing, Gardenia and Tan Seng Kee Foods are now testing the product by local food-tech start-up Alchemy Foodtech. Alchemy said at the launch of its new laboratory yesterday that the product lowers the GI without changing the taste, colour or…

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Health Singapore 

New medical centre at Changi General Hospital clusters different specialties to care for complex problems

SINGAPORE – Changi General Hospital’s new medical centre housing 14 specialist clinics and centres was officially opened on Friday (Nov 2). The centre will better serve its increasingly older patients, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the opening ceremony. A key feature of the centre is that doctors are organised into teams of different specialties so as to treat patients with complex problems, he added. The new nine-storey building, which is linked to the main hospital, has a corridor running behind the clinics so the doctors can easily pop…

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Health Pattaya Thailand 

Cure diabetes, allergies, viral hepatitis, psoriasis and other illnesses Read on

Vantage Natural Health Center treats all energy deficiency degenerative diseases and they are about 60 kinds of diseases but without medications and diagnosis! We use body’s own healing system. Vantage Natural Health Center is a place where you will feel like at home, not in Hospital or clinic. Because we do not use any medical procedures, do not use any medicines, do not deal with blood! We don’t need any diagnostic procedures as western medicine do. When we see patients and share their feelings, we understand what specific guest needs from us. We consider…

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Health News Singapore 

Greater protection of patient data when national electronic medical records become mandatory

When the new law comes into effect under the proposed Healthcare Services Bill, those who violate it could be fined up to $100,000 and jailed for a period not exceeding 24 months.PHOTO: ST FILE SINGAPORE – Employers and insurers will be prohibited from accessing a person’s medical history in the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) once the new Healthcare Services Bill comes into effect. This move should allay concerns that have surfaced repeatedly during feedback sessions on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) announcement that all healthcare institutes must input patient…

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Economy Education fine dining Food Health Singapore 

‘Diabetic-friendly’ noodles developed to encourage healthier eating

The participants were presented with the diabetic-friendly and conventional versions of the noodles. (Photo: Wendy Wong) SINGAPORE: A healthier version of mee rebus and chee cheong fun might soon become a reality, thanks to “diabetic-friendly” noodles being co-developed by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and the Food Innovation Research Centre at Singapore Polytechnic. At an engagement and tasting session for local noodle manufacturers on Monday (Sep 25), two new noodle prototypes with a lower glycemic index were introduced.  The first prototype, which was yellow noodles, was made with beta-glucan – an…

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Asia Health Singapore 

19,000 tickets issued last year for smoking at prohibited areas: NEA

A man exhales smoke from his cigarette on Apr 7, 2012 in Jakarta.  (Photo: AFP/Oscar Siagian) SINGAPORE: About 19,000 tickets were issued last year to offenders caught smoking at prohibited areas, and of this number, more than 2,600 were for smoking in food establishments, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor said on Tuesday (Oct 3). Replying to a parliamentary question filed by Jalan Besar GRC Member of Parliament (MP) Denise Phua, Dr Khor said her ministry’s long-term goal is to prohibit smoking in all public…

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Education Health National Day Parade Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Singapore 

National Day Rally: 1 in 9 Singaporeans has diabetes; problem ‘very serious’, says PM Lee

An average of about 1,200 diabetics undergo amputations every year. A woman has gauze applied to her finger after a blood sugar test at the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia, U.S., July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong painted a stark picture of the diabetes situation in Singapore during his National Day Rally on Sunday (Aug 20), as he encouraged citizens to exercise more, go for regular medical check-ups and eat healthier. He spoke at length about diabetes as one of three key long-term issues…

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Education Food Health Singapore 

Love of food, lack of activity leave Singaporeans vulnerable to diabetes

Are we eating too much calorie-rich food every day? (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman) Diabetes is a serious condition that Singaporeans need to take seriously, argue two experts from NUS’ Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. SINGAPORE: Last week, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted that Singapore must “go all out” to fight diabetes in his National Day message. He said a big reason for ill health in old age is diabetes, with almost a third of those over 60 having this disease. “At first diabetes is an invisible disease, but…

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Education Food Health Singapore 

Is Singapore’s “miracle” health care system the answer for America?

When liberals talk about their health care utopia, they have scores of examples to choose from. Some name France’s high-performing multi-payer system (No. 1 on the World Health Organization’s rankings, in case you haven’t heard). Others point to Canada’s single-payer simplicity. The Scandinavian countries all do health care well, and there’s much to recommend Germany’s hybrid approach. Conservatives really only have one example of a free market health care paradise to point to: Singapore. But oh, what an example it is! In a New York Times column called “Make America…

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Asia Food Health Singapore 

Push for Singaporeans to eat healthier hawker food

Health Promotion Board draws up list of shop-bought dishes under 500 calories. Four in 10 hawker stalls will sell at least one healthier dish by 2019, if the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) latest effort to get Singaporeans to choose healthy food pays off. This will mean almost doubling the proportion of such stalls that currently offer healthier choices. Of the 13,000 hawker stalls today, only 2,700 sell certified healthier items. They cover over 60 hawker centres and 450 coffee shops. To help diners identify lower-calorie dishes, the HPB has drawn…

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