Archive for the 'Health Notes' Category


   Mar 09

A Guide to CHAS

The Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) is a programme under the MOH (Ministry of Health) that gives citizens subsidies in their dental and medical needs. The programme is specifically designed for low and middle income families. Since its introduction in 2012, the number of participating GP (General Patronage) clinics grew to 600. As for the […]

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   Mar 06

Handling Food Poisoning

On January 19, 2014, New Straits Times reported that there are six hundred prison inmates from Penang who suffered food poisoning. The inmates were eating “ayam masak merah”. According to the Deputy Health Minister, the food was not cooked properly. Out of the six hundred inmates, there were only two who suffered serious poisoning but […]

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   Jan 03

How to Prepare for a Run

There are many fun runs and marathons held every year here in the country. These runs are joined by many organizations and people from all walks of life. Runs not only promote healthy living, it also promote awareness and social responsibility. For example, on November 17, 11000 runners joined Run for Hope Singapore. The event […]

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   Jul 22

Coping With Losing a Limb

Losing a limb will stress and depress you. It is important that you get through the depressing part so you can finally move on and make the most out of your life. For others, moving on is difficult because when you lose a limb, you literally lose a part of you. However, you should not […]

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   Jun 23

Health Screening – Need To Know

Health screening is a program aimed at the purpose of identifying an unrecognised disease in an individual not exhibiting any signs or symptoms. Intrinsically, screening tests are performed on an individual seemingly in good health. Screening Interventions in a Community In some cases, screening program and tests are carried out to a community for earlier […]

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