Inspite of several awareness programs, HIV/AIDS is a major health concern of present era and it continues to take more and more people under its spell, in both developed as well as developing countries. Besides health concern, HIV/AIDS is also considered as a social stigma and therefore people feel embarrassed to talk about their condition and even do not attempt to appear for any diagnostic medical test.
Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is nowadays unable to walk steadily due to a neurological disease, his physician daughter Lee Wei Ling revealed.
Lee Wei Ling, who is serving as the director of the National Neuroscience Institute of Singapore, wrote in a weekly Sunday Times column that his father was suffering from sensory peripheral neuropathy.
The Regional Director of the Western Pacific for the World Health Organization, Dr. Shin Young-Soo has expressed disappointment on reports pinpointing a number of Western Pacific Region countries including Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Vietnam and Cambodia for reflecting a number of dengue cases. Further, Cambodia as well as Singapore was observed with higher number cases than previous year figures.
The Environment and Water Resources Ministry (MEWR) is looking forward to increase the level of land recovery limit by one meter so as to balance with the land lost in the coastal erosion.
In addition to President Tony Tan's speech, during opening on the Parliament on Monday, the Ministry of Health has tailored plans to enlarge the expenditure limit for subsidizing medications as well as outpatient care. The move is inspired to cover maximum number of Singaporeans living with congenital conditions, psychiatric conditions as well as those who are very old under the spell of MediShield scheme.
The residents of Seletar Hills are at a high risk of dengue after a recent case of the disease was confirmed from the region. So far, 13 cases of dengue have been confirmed from the region.
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