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A rare dengue strain is on the rise here – and Singaporeans have low immunity to it, NEA warns

There has not been an outbreak of DENV-3 virus here in the past three decades, which means that there is low immunity in the population to this serotype.

25% of cancers diagnosed in Singapore are rare cancers – and young people are more likely to have them

Doctors do not fully understand why rare cancers tend to inflict teens and young adults, but it is likely a combination of both complex genetic and environmental factors, Dr Chan from NCCS says.

Funeral parlour suspended, to be charged after wrong body was cremated

The send-off of Kee Kin Tiong, 82, had been done according to Christian traditions and funeral rites, when the man was a Taoist, said aggrieved members of his family.

There’s a building in Ang Mo Kio breeding 5 million mosquitoes every week – here’s why

It will expose female Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes to radiation so they can't reproduce if accidentally released.

Singapore saw 275 new cases of HIV this year – and almost 50% were already in the late stage when detected

The majority - 55% - were detected by HIV tests done in the course of medical care.

WHO says close to 80% of Singapore’s adolescents are not active enough

Singapore was one of only six countries which saw a decrease of more than five per cent in the prevalence of insufficient activity in boys, from 77.7% in 2001 to 69.7% in 2016. 

Half of all hawker stalls in Singapore now offer healthier choices, MOH says

The number of healthier meals sold has increased from 25 million meals in 2016 to 180 million in 2018, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. 

PSI in Singapore close to unhealthy levels on Wednesday but will improve with thunderstorms: NEA

The haze is taking time to clear as winds have remained light since yesterday evening, NEA said.