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AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Year of the Horse ends with baby boom

AS THE Chinese prepare to welcome the Year of the Goat in just a few weeks, maternity hospitals throughout the country are packed with women waiting to have their babies born before Jan 31, the last day of the Year of the Horse.

Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tobacco smoke contributes to crib deaths

Babies whose mothers are exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy stand a higher risk of dying suddenly in their sleep, according to the National Clearing House for Tobacco Control (C-Tob), an organisation based at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign news in brief

Foreign news in brief including that Singapore#8217;s opposition party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has urged the republic to review its decision to bar Muslim schoolgirls from wearing the I>tudung/Ito school.

AseanPlus News 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baby boom for giant pandas

CHINESE scientists succeeded in breeding 10 giant pandas, a rare species on the brink of extinction, in 2002.

AseanPlus News 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Market for 24-hour baby care

SOME parents are paying up to S$1,400 (RM3,094) a month to leave their babies at a childcare centre.

AseanPlus News 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Romantic cruise with Dr Love

THE Love Boat has docked, with Singapore#8217;s own self-proclaimed #8220;sex guru#8221; at the helm.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baby boom before goat year

B>BEIJING:/BMaternity wards in the Chinese capital are seeing a baby boom as women rush to give birth before the Year of the Goat, which is believed to bring life-long bad luck.

AseanPlus News 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dishes cooked with human breast milk spark public fury

Revelations that a restaurant in China is serving dishes cooked with human breast milk farmed from mothers living in rural areas have sparked public fury, newspapers reported yesterday.

Nation 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Phuah quintuplets blossoming

A little over a year ago they entered the history books of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital where they were born #8211; all five of them. Today the Phuah quintuplets have blossomed from tiny fragile creatures into active one-year-olds.

AseanPlus News 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

India mourns woman with dreams

B>KARNAL (India):/BWhen she left here more than 20 years ago, it was not what small-town India expected from its young women. They were #8211; and in most families still are #8211; supposed to get married, have babies and settle into lives dictated by generations of tradition.