Posts Tagged ‘health’

New arrival: Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan in Singapore

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The latest version of Dyson’s Pure Cool purifying fan adds an LCD display, a new filter and 350⁰ degree oscillation. Prices below.

The new Dyson Pure Cool purifying fan comes in Desktop version (S$699, White/Silver) and Tower version (S$899, White/Silver, Black/Nickel, Iron/Blue).

In the new Pure Cool purifying fan, Dyson leverages its in-house expertise in electronics, filtration and airflow to clean every corner of the room.

The new LCD display reports pollutants in the home in real time, and then reacts automatically using a Dyson algorithm.

The purifying fan features a 360 degree fully-sealed filter system combining an activated carbon filter to remove gases, and a Glass HEPA filter that captures 99.95% of microscopic allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns.

Air Multiplier technology and new 350⁰ oscillation project and mix purified air around the whole room to purify every corner.

A new diffused mode offers users from temperate countries the option, in winter, of purifying the air without the cooling effects of the fan.

More details below from the press release.

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New arrival: Dyson Cyclone V10 cord-free vacuum cleaner

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The latest stick vacuum cleaner from Dyson has a smaller but lighter motor and new in-line format for linear airflow path and “point and shoot” bin emptying mechanism. Prices below.

Dyson launched its new Cyclone V10 cord-free vacuum cleaner together with the new Pure Cool purifying fan in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum.

Dyson’s new V10 digital motor boasts 20 percent more suction power than that found in the V8 cord-free vacuum.

Yet it is almost half the weight of its predecessor.

The new Dyson Cyclone V10 comes in three configurations: Fluffy (S$899), Absolute (S$999), and Absolute + (S$1,199).

Dyson’s fastest and most power-dense digital vacuum motor spins at up to 125,000 rpm.

The new battery in the V10 now adds 50 percent more juice, extending the V8’s 40min use-per-charge to 60 minutes.

More details below from the press release.

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New arrival: Fitbit Versa health & fitness smartwatch in Singapore

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The new Fitbit Versa smartwatch is now available globally and in Singapore at S$318, with accessories ranging from S$50 – S$140. Includes female health tracking and quick replies to mobile Android device messages (from May).

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Versa is Fitbit’s lightest smartwatch, featuring a modern design, advanced health and fitness features, 4+ day battery life, smart features and cross platform compatibility.

Beginning in May, these new Fitbit features will be available:

Quick replies

“We’re thrilled for consumers around the world to experience Versa, a beautifully designed smartwatch for all with advanced health and fitness features, access to our large global social network and smart features people find most useful at an approachable price. We believe Versa is a smartwatch that will have mass appeal, attracting new audiences and helping us capture a previously untapped segment of users in this growing wearables category,” said James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.

Android mobile device users can respond to messages on the go using Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Ionic smartwatches.

Create and send up to five custom pre-populated quick replies of 60 characters or less to text messages and messenger apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Female health tracking

Available to all adult users who identify as female in the Fitbit app to track their menstrual cycle and symptoms.

Makes it easier to manage their cycle with a more complete picture of health and fitness data all in one place.

Versa and Ionic users will also be able to view female health tracking information on-device.

More details below from the press release.

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World Health Day 2018 – Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Today is World Health Day. It falls on 7 April every year – the purpose is to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. In 2018, it is one of 9 official campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

* This article first appeared in HalenessMe2018.wordpress.com.

At least half of the world’s people is currently unable to obtain essential health services. Almost 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty, forced to survive on just US$1.90 or less a day, because they have to pay for health services out of their own pockets.

At least half of the world’s people is currently unable to obtain essential health services. Almost 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty, forced to survive on just US$1.90 or less a day, because they have to pay for health services out of their own pockets.

“Health for All” has been the WHO’s guiding vision for seven decades, since the Organization’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948.

In this 70th anniversary year, WHO is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed in 2015 on the UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals”, and commit to concrete steps to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030.

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World Tuberculosis Day 2018 – 24 March: Tuberculosis today

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Today is World TB Day. It falls on 24 March every year – the purpose is to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impact of tuberculosis (TB) and urge acceleration of efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

Editor’s note:

This article first appeared in HalenessMe2018.wordpress.com as the final piece in a 6-part series leading up to World TB Day today.

Hope you’ll find some time to read the series to learn more about tuberculosis.

TB was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2016, ranking above HIV and malaria.

TB was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2016, ranking above HIV and malaria.

One of the targets of WHO’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 is to end the global TB epidemic.

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New arrival: Essilor launches Varilux 3 progressive lenses in Singapore

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The new Varilux 3 series includes the Physio 3.0 (S$540), Comfort 3.0 (S$420) and Liberty 3.0 (S$300).

Presbyopia is set to be an increasing concern as Singapore’s population’s median age hits 40.

Presbyopia is set to be an increasing concern as Singapore’s population’s median age hits 40.

The entry-level Varilux Liberty 3.0 offers “effortless sharp vision at a competitive price”.

The mid-tier Varilux Comfort 3.0 promises “effortless, sharp and natural vision no matter the distance or lighting condition”.

The top-end Varilux Physio 3.0 boasts – on top of that – “the ability to easily change focus from something near to another at a distance”.

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Essilor launched the new Varilux 3.0 in Singapore at the South Beach Hotel this morning.

Below are more details from the press release.

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New fitness trackers: Fitbit Charge, Charge HR & Surge

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The new lineup from Fitbit features continuous, automatic heart rate tracking; GPS; smartwatch functionality; plus all day activity and automatic sleep tracking.

Fitbit Charge (S$169), Fitbit Charge HR (S$199) and Fitbit Surge (S$329) will be available broadly in early 2015.

Fitbit Charge ($169) is available in black, slate, blue* and burgundy*; Fitbit Charge HR ($199) will be available in black, plum, blue* and tangerine*; Fitbit Surge ($329) will be available in black, blue* and tangerine*. * indicates colors that are coming soon. Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will be available in small, large and extra large sizes (extra large only available through Fitbit.com).

Fitbit Charge (S$169) is available in black, slate, blue* and burgundy*; Fitbit Charge HR (S$199) will be available in black, plum, blue* and tangerine*; Fitbit Surge (S$329) will be available in black, blue* and tangerine*. * indicates colors that are coming soon. Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will be available in small, large and extra large sizes (extra large only available through Fitbit.com).

Fitbit has unveiled three new activity and sleep-tracking products: Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge.

  • Fitbit Charge – a high-performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID right on the wrist for people who want to step up their everyday activities to improve their overall health.
  • Fitbit Charge HR – an advanced tracker that delivers continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate, Caller ID and all-day activity tracking for active users: regular exercisers looking to push their fitness further.
  • Fitbit Surge – a sleek Fitness Super Watch that offers the best of GPS, continuous wrist-based heart rate, all-day fitness tracking, and smartwatch functionality in one device, for people dedicated to reaching their peak performance.

More detailed descriptions extracted from the press release below.

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Infographic: Internet of Things for the COO (2 of 3 by IDC)

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

“A Day in the Life of a Chief Operating Officer” in Shenzhen, China.

See how the Internet of Things will help him better manage his electronics manufacturing company, monitor his personal health and remote check in on his home surveillance system while having lunch with his wife at the restaurant.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

Click on the image to view/download the entire infographic.

This is the second of three infographics that IDC has released on the impact of The Internet Of Things on all aspects of everybody’s lives.

The infographics illustrate how being connected would mean better productivity, being connected at all times to the larger ecosystem and how this would change things for all users.

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Charity run against cancer: Run For Hope 2013 on 17 November

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Run For Hope 2013 will flag off at 7am on 17 November at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Registration is now open.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore have been supporting cancer research through their annual charity run for the past 21 years.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore have been supporting cancer research through their annual charity run for the past 21 years.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore, together with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), have opened registrations for this year’s 3.5/10km charity run.

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Bits of Hope, Gifts of Life for kidney patients of the KDF

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) of Singapore is launching a campaign to raise funds and to collect well-wishes and encouragement from members of the public for kidney patients and the healthcare professional looking after them.

Campaign by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation to raise funds and garner moral support for patients and staff.

Campaign by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation to raise funds and garner moral support for patients and staff.

The “Bits of Hope, Gift of Life” campaign will be held in conjunction with World Kidney Day on 14 March and as part of the celebrations for World Kidney Month in March 2013.

You can help the KDF in two ways.

1. Well-wishes and encouragement

Send your well-wishes and encouragements to KDF here.

Check out how you can support the KDF.

Check out how you can support the KDF.

These will be compiled into an e-Book at the end of the project and be published on KDF’s website.

This collection of well-wishes and encouragements would serve as a symbol of hope and encouragement for KDF’s patients to strive on and not give up.

It would also let them know that there are many others around who care, thus giving recognition to this vital group of healthcare workers for their hard work and dedication towards their profession.

2. Fundraising

You can donate directly to the campaign, to help defray the costs of dialysis for patients and lighten their financial load. For every donation of minimum $2, supporters will receive a specially designed KDF Post-It sticky pad as a token of appreciation.

The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) is a non-profit charitable organisation, established in February 1996 by Dr Gordon Ku, a kidney specialist.