SINGAPORE: By 2020, Singapore could see super-fast, more reliable wireless communication with the planned rollout of 5G networks.It has been hailed as a technology game-changer, with supporters saying it will transform the way people live their lives, enabling things from self-driving cars to remote surgery. Yet as with other mobile communication features, some concerns have been raised about potential radiofrequency exposure-related health risks. In Singapore, 24 of the 62 responses garnered by the Info-communications Media Development Authority's (IMDA) public consultation exercise were from people worried about the health risks of 5G networks. IMDA, however, has said that the ambient level of radiofrequency radiation in Singapore is “very low” and typically below international guidelines.So are there risks and where are the concerns originating from? Here's what you need to know.WHAT IS 5G?5G marks the 5th generation of mobile and … [Read more...] about FAQ: How worried should we be about the health risks of 5G?
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Health screenings can be daunting affairs. There are many things to contend with when you reach the medical centre, from long waiting times to settling on a screening package tailored to your needs and requirements. Healthcare provider Healthway Medical aims to improve this process with a comprehensive range of tests and preventive procedures at its new medical centre, Healthway Screening @ Downtown. Learn about the various health screening options that the medical centre offers to meet your needs at various stages of life. In your 20s and 30s You should be screened for cardiovascular risk factors based on your body mass index, blood pressure measurement, and glucose and cholesterol levels. This is especially important for people with a family history of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease, or diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels, is a leading cause of death in Singapore. In 2017, one out of three deaths in Singapore was due to heart diseases or stroke. Women should go … [Read more...] about Which health screening is right for you?
(Reuters Health) - People who eat lots of ultra-processed foods are more likely to develop heart disease and to die sooner than those who stick with foods in their original form, two large studies conclude.Heavily processed foods are often high in sugar, fat and empty calories. Consuming lots of these foods has long been linked to an increased risk of a wide variety of health problems that can lead to heart disease or an early grave, such as obesity, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, cancer and depression.Now, two studies published in The BMJ offer fresh evidence of the health risks of ultra-processed foods. One study linked eating more than four daily servings of ultra-processed foods to a 62per cent higher risk of premature death compared to eating little or none of these foods. The other tied every 10 percentage-point increase in the share of the diet made up of ultra-processed foods to more than a 10per cent increased risk of cardiovascular diseases."In modern society the … [Read more...] about More evidence links ultra-processed foods to health harms
The cellphones known as 5G, or fifth generation, represent the vanguard of a wireless era rich in interconnected cars, factories and cities. Whichever nation dominates the new technology will gain a competitive edge for much of this century, according to many analysts. But a television network a few blocks from the White House has been stirring concerns about a hidden flaw. “Just a small one,” a TV reporter told her viewers recently. “It might kill you.” The Russian network RT America aired the segment, titled “A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity,’” in covering what its guest experts call 5G’s dire health threats. US intelligence agencies identified the network as a principal meddler in the 2016 presidential election. Now, it is linking 5G signals to brain cancer, infertility, autism, heart tumors and Alzheimer’s disease — claims that lack scientific support. Yet even as RT America, the cat’s-paw of Russia’s … [Read more...] about News Russian network links 5G to health risks
By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau Mon., April 29, 2019 As the province now considers offering one-time funding to help offset cuts to Toronto Public Health, Mayor John Tory is targeting MPPs in Premier Doug Ford’s PC caucus with letters outlining the risk of losing vital programs in their home ridings. On Monday, Tory sent personalized letters to all 11 PC MPPs representing Toronto ridings, including Premier Doug Ford, who was elected in Etobicoke North. The letter outlined “front-line programs” delivered in their areas, which, Tory wrote, “are now under review and at risk of being severely curtailed or cancelled.” The letter contains a specific list of programs, including student nutrition in schools and child-care programs are which inspected “to reduce the risk of infectious diseases and other health risks.” The letters end with a request from Tory urging MPPs to speak to Health Minister Christine Elliott about … [Read more...] about Toronto mayor steps up pressure on PC MPPs over public health cuts