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Nation 07 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Brand-conscious doctors prescribing expensive drugs

Some 'brand-conscious' doctors at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) prescribe imported expensive drugs for people seeking outpatient treatment although inexpensive versions are available at the hospital's pharmacy.

Nation 08 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

'Shed fat and earn a trip'

Fat soldiers should be rewarded with a holiday if they can shed at least 10kg in six months, said Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Zainal Abidin Zin.

Nation 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ex-soldier: NCOs more likely to be overweight

Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are more likely to be overweight because they do not train enough, said a former warrant officer with the army military intelligence unit.

Nation 13 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Study on eating habits to help preventive care

The worrying rise of diet-related diseases has shifted the government's focus towards preventive care as the cost of curative treatment is already eating up 65% of the ministry's RM6.38bil annual budget.

Nation 14 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hospital now has enough for test reagents till year-end

The Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan here has received funds to stock up reagents needed for various blood tests.

Nation 15 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

DAP founder member Dason dies aged 70

DAP founder member and backroom strategist Peter Paul Dason died after being unwell for the past one year.

AseanPlus News 25 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

450,000 prone to killer diseases

Tens of thousands more Singaporeans could be prone to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes than doctors had believed, a new study has found.

Nation 26 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Amputee dealt another blow

Diabetic Tan Quee Eng, who had her leg amputated four years ago as a result of a wound that would not heal, has been dealt another blow. Now the 50-year-old has to undergo dialysis treatment for kidney failure.

Nation 01 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Liau siblings loved reading

The Liau siblings loved reading as storybooks and school revision books could be found in every corner of their home.

Nation 13 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tonic to good health and fitness

More money will be spent on fitness-related programmes and less on building new hospitals.