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Water more important for survival, says doctor

It is possible for a person to survive without food for more than a month as long as there is water and he is not seriously injured, a doctor said.


In competition with himself

You're out at sea. Now take a deep breath, a very deep breath. How long can you hold your breath? How deep can you go? Ten metres? Perhaps 50 metres? Francisco 'Pipin' Ferreras, current holder of the No Limits World Record, can dive to an incredible, heart-stopping 170m. KEE HUA CHEE spent a day with him.


Charting new frontiers in surgery

The advent of laparascopic and endoscopic technologies is paving the way for surgeons to explore new frontiers inside the human body without having to cut the flesh wide open.


Medical studies come alive

Medical students will soon be able to tap into new ways of learning, using 3D visuals with multimedia technology to make organs 'come alive.'

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SARS mystery uncovered

SCIENTISTS in Singapore believe they have uncovered the inner workings of the SARS virus, which will help them develop drugs to fight the next wave of attacks.


New pharmacy option at IMU

Students intent on pursuing pharmacy can now save costs as the International Medical University (IMU) is offering a degree programme that can be completed locally.


Students shine in show

Inspired by Islam, local actress Wardina Safiyyah combined Islamic principles with modern society facets in her final design project at art college Cenfad (Center for Advanced Design). Calling it I>raudatul sakkinah/I(a place for refuge), she explained that it is a shelter for young girls who need refuge from abuse or who face ostracism.


The body knows

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South Korea to produce pig organs

South Korea announced yesterday that it will spend 60.5 billion won (RM197mil) over the next 10 years to mass-produce pig organs for human transplants as part of a government-backed push to excel in biotechnology.


Experts: Okay to mix durians and alcohol

A potent mix it is not, when durians and alcohol are consumed together, say medical experts and the National Poison Centre.