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Lifestyle 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Risk of diseases begins in womb

NEAR the end of World War II, Germany blockaded food to the largest cities in the Netherlands. Nearly two decades later, when boys born to women who were pregnant during the ensuing famine underwent military physicals, doctors noticed something puzzling: The young men were unusually prone to obesity.

Health 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Treating problem wounds

FOR most people, wound care means slapping on a Band-Aid. But for those who suffer from certain chronic diseases, a little blister or a bump on the shin can cause wounds that require months of treatment, including surgery, daily dressings or weeks breathing pure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber.

Nation 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chan gets Transport in minor Cabinet reshuffle

Compiled by IVY SOON 22/6/03-29/6/03

Health 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Global health strategy

Sixty public health experts from 19 countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur recently for a consultation aimed at creating a global strategy for healthy lifestyles.

Health 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome

You can help prevent diabetes by lowering your cardiovascular risk factors.

Health 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sugar diaries

Eating smart ? understanding sugar, HFCS and the beginnings of obesity.

Health 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Practical eating for health

There is an easy way to healthy eating, without having to measure our meals, compute our calories, or weigh the fat, oil and sugar every time we eat, writes Dr TEE E SIONG.

Lifestyle 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Elementary diet

IT MAY surprise you to know that there are as many as 21 major minerals and trace minerals that are required in our diet.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK launches scheme to help elderly keep fit

TO encourage the elderly to engage in healthy exercise, a #8220;healthy elderly scheme#8221; will be launched in Hong Kong for senior citizens, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said on Sunday.

Letters 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keep healthy lifestyle campaigns going

By V.K. Chin