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HPB launches weight management scheme

Posted: 15 Mar 2014 09:00 AM PDT

Singapore's first national-level weight management initiative was launched.

An initiative of the Health Promotion Board (HPB), the One Million KG Challenge is designed to link incentives directly to the outcome of losing excess weight, and aims to get Singapore residents to lose 1,000,000kg collectively in three years.

It is open to residents in Singapore aged 18 to 64, whose Body Mass Index (BMI) ranges from 18.5 to 37.4. To calculate BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres.

Singapore's obesity prevalence has increased 0.7 percentage points a year since 2004 to reach nearly 11% in 2010.

The National Health Survey 2010 shows that 1.7 million Singaporeans with a BMI of 23 or greater are vulnerable to developing obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases.

HPB hopes to round up 300,000 participants over three years. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

Vietnam ends search, India intensifies mission

Posted: 15 Mar 2014 09:00 AM PDT

HANOI: Vietnam has decided to end the search mission for MH370, a senior military officer said at Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue.

Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief of the General Staff of Vietnam People's Army, told reporters that the decision was made after Vietnam had received information from Viet­namese Ambassador to Malaysia Nguyen Hong Thao yesterday afternoon that Malaysia has decided to end the search in the South China Sea.

Meanwhile, Indian navy ships supported by long-range surveillance planes and helicopters scoured Andaman Sea islands for a third day yesterday without any success in finding evidence of the missing jet, officials said.

Nearly a dozen ships, patrol vessels, surveillance aircraft and helicopters have been deployed, but "we have got nothing so far", said V.S.R. Murthy, an Indian coast guard official.

The Indian navy's coordinated search has so far covered more than 250,000sq km in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal "without any sighting or detection", the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

The search has been expanded to the central and eastern sides of the Bay of Bengal, the ministry said.

India intensified the search yesterday by deploying two recently acquired P8i long-range maritime patrol and one C 130J Hercules aircraft to the region. — Agencies

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