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Software error caused 7700 Singaporeans to receive inaccurate CHAS subsidies, says Singapore’s Health Ministry

Due to an error in the software administered by NCS Pte Ltd (NCS), about 7700 individuals received inaccurate healthcare and intermediate and long term subsidies, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on February 16 2019. The individuals affected were those who had their Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) card applications and renewals processed from September… Read More »

Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned, says top doctor

Social media companies should ban “damaging” celebrity-endorsed social media ads promoting weight loss aids, England’s top doctor has said. Some celebrities with large followings are promoting products such as diet pills and detox teas on social media. Prof Stephen Powis, NHS medical director, argues these products have a damaging effect on the physical and mental… Read More »

Skinny people owe their good fortune to lucky genes, says new DNA-focused study

Skinny people should not act as if they are “morally superior” to those struggling with their weight because the likelihood is they simply have lucky genes, a groundbreaking study by Cambridge University has found. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, focused on healthy adults with a low body mass index (BMI), and revealed… Read More »