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Letters 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Need for tighter health checks

Although the incidence of communicable diseases brought into the country by foreign workers is still low, the potential of them spreading warrants attention now, especially with threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases. WONG LI ZA examines the issue.

Health 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Say goodbye to presbyopia

Struggling to see the numbers on your mobile phone, or read a menu in dim lighting because you forgot your reading glasses? With the latest technology, you may be able to leave those reading glasses or bifocals at home. TEE SHIAO EEK takes a peek.

Lifestyle 21 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Blood-letting could help

If pills and potions fail to ease aches and pains, perhaps a little blood-letting might do the trick. GRACE CHEN meets a practitioner who is far from conventional in her approach.

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.

Health 11 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rural fight against diabetes

The National Diabetes Institute (NADI) has joined forces with the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) to conduct a series of #8220;Fight Against Diabetes#8221; road shows aimed at educating the rural community on ways to prevent or manage diabetes.

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 08 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Italy recognises Malaysia's anti-terror fight

Italy has recorded its appreciation of Malaysia#8217;s efforts in fighting global terrorism.

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 26 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hospitals to set up special counters within six months

The Health Ministry is giving government hospitals six months to set up special counters for patients with chronic diseases, those who are disabled and senior citizens.

Nation 25 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Special counters for chronic patients

Separate counters for patients with chronic diseases, the disabled and senior citizens will be set up at all government hospitals as part of the Health Ministry's efforts to reduce waiting time.