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Nation 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Socso to give free check-up at 40

Socso contributors who turn 40 will be given free health screening to detect early symptoms of medical problems among the country's five million contributors. The screening will include a physical examination and blood tests to detect health problems, including cancer.

Nation 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

New ways to tackle ‘ballooning’ problem

Faced with a literally ballooning problem of more overweight Malaysians, the Health Ministry is taking a different approach in getting people to lead healthy lives.

Nation 18 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Blood centre low on platelets

The platelet supply at the National Blood Centre has hit a dangerous low level and the centre is now supplying blood only for critical dengue cases.

Community 19 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Spices and everything nice

SPICY Indian food cooked with fresh herbs has created excitement among the more adventurous food lovers. With a number of restaurants along Jalan Tengku Kelana in Klang presenting the normal fare, eating at the Bunga Raya restaurant has become a delight.

AseanPlus News 21 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Study to measure Asian genes

Just how similar are the Japanese and Indonesians, apart from being Asians?

Nation 28 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Kids who think that being chubby is beautiful

About 16.5% of Malaysian schoolchildren are fat #8211; simply because many children think that being chubby is beautiful, based on research carried out by two local universities.

Nation 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pahang Sultan comforts family of blast victim

The Sultan of Pahang has told the family of explosion victim Mohd Azam Mohd Rani that their welfare will be well taken care of.

AseanPlus News 06 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Veteran Singaporean opposition politician dies of pneumonia

Veteran opposition politician Harbans Singh, who once used to enthral and entertain thousands at election rallies with his verbal barbs and fiery rhetoric, died on Saturday at the age of 78.

Nation 11 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Prevent wastage of medicine, doctors advised

Some doctors in public hospitals overprescribe medicine or give a longer course of treatment which results in wastage, Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said.

Nation 12 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

MMA: Government doctors not over-prescribing

Government doctors are not over-prescribing medicine. The high government spending for medicine is because the drugs to treat chronic illnesses such as heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure are generally expensive, said the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).