All posts tagged: health

Local Mosquitoes To Be Made Infertile

Dengue fighter gets up to speed. #mozziewipeout A photo posted by Benjamin "Mr Miyagi" Lee (@miyagisan) on Apr 18, 2015 at 8:12pm PDT Since May 2014, the NEA has been studying the feasibility of introducing Wolbachia-carrying male Aedes mosquitoes to help suppress the Aedes mosquito population in Singapore. Apparently, when these males mate with the female Aedes mosquitoes, their eggs do not hatch. Here’s hoping that it all works, and we’re able to make these mozzies lose their mojo. In the meantime, community efforts in eradicating mosquito breeding habitats remain key to preventing dengue. At the launch of this year’s “Do The Mozzie Wipeout Campaign”, I learnt of the outreach programme targeted at secondary school students in the South West district. Through the initiative, students are equipped with essential information on preventing the vector borne illness at home and at school, They are also tasked to spread the word about dengue prevention to residents living around their schools. These roving ambassadors are called “Dengue Mobsters”, but don’t be afraid of them when they come knocking …

1 Million kg Challenge: Update

OK the fortnight is almost up, and I think I’ve lost the Blogger Challenge component (to get as many people to sign up for the 1 Million kg challenge) of the campaign. That means a forfeit. Of me wearing spandex and doing yoga or some other exercise designed to make me look more ridiculous than I already do. So please, if you want to save your eyes and those of the nation, do your part and let me not be last if there’s still time. Being a part of this campaign has been interesting. Not least because I got my friends thinking about what they’re eating and what they’re doing about their health. I get lunch reports from friends telling me what they’ve had and what they’ve cut out. A fried chicken meal is now had apologetically. Last week, a friend brought Naomi and I a box of delicious nonya kuehs sprinkled with coconut and guilt. Personally I don’t believe in putting even more stress on myself when it comes to my own health. I …