Tweet An international water expert has predicted a future where mankind’s main water resource comes from used water. With a growing population, water is a prized commodity, and increasingly, pure drinking water has become a scarcity in many countries. According to Dr James Barnard, recipient of this year’s Lee Kuan Yew Water prize, one solution […]

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Barangay Singapore on July 7th, 2011

Tweet Weekly dengue cases so far this year have hit a new high, with 185 cases recorded in the 26 June-2 July period. The number exceeded the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) warning levels of 146 cases per week for the first time this year. And if dengue cases increase to 191 per week, it would […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 27th, 2011

Tweet SIXTY-ONE cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday. The Den-3 virus has, so far, hit the Marsiling area. More than 60 cases of an uncommon strain of dengue has been reported since Friday.   The National Environment Agency (NEA) believes that residents may have little or no immunity against […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 24th, 2011

Tweet THE food safety watchdog here is encouraging consumers to buy more local produce, from farms that have to stick to stringent quality and production procedures. Doing this, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Tuesday, would spur farms here to increase production to meet demand, and ensure their long-term sustainability. This ensures that […]

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Tweet Thomson Medical Centre – 339 Thomson Road, Singapore 307677 THOMSON Medical – formerly known as Thomson Medical Centre – was slapped with the maximum $20,000 fine on Tuesday over lapses in its assisted reproduction services. A representative of the company pleaded guilty on its behalf to failing to comply with directives to ensure that […]

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Tweet The Ministry of Health (MOH) is monitoring the outbreak of haemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) caused by E.coli bacteria in Germany and Europe closely. HUS is a life-threatening disease that is characterized by renal failure. The outbreak appears to be mainly limited to Germany at the moment. A few cases have been reported in other European […]

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Tweet Following reports of beverages manufactured in Taiwan found to be contaminated with DEHP, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has taken samples of Taiwan manufactured  beverages for testing. To date, 26 samples from 13 brands were tested for DEHP. One sample, “Sunlight Brand” Star Fruit Juice, failed the test. AVA has  suspended the import […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 15th, 2011

Tweet A former Indonesian maid is jailed 10 weeks and fined S$2,000 for abandoning her newborn baby in a rooftop garden in Eunos, and overstaying here for 273 days. The mother of the baby abandoned at Eunos is sentenced to 4 weeks jail. Investigations revealed that Indriani, 27, abandoned her baby on 18 April in […]

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Tweet A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman collapsed on Saturday morning while doing his Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). Major Toh Tze Wah Edi, 49, was at the halfway mark of the 2.4km run at Tengah Air Base (TAB) when he collapsed at 9.11 am, said the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in a statement. […]

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Tweet New Minister for Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will be appointing a panel of local and overseas experts to conduct an in-depth review of all flood protection measures that will be implemented in Singapore over the next decade.   The panel, to be appointed within the next two weeks, will assess the […]

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