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Traditional Chinese medicine works for SARS patients

TRADITIONAL Chinese medicine featuring herbs, minerals and other natural ingredients has proven useful in the treatment of SARS patients, especially when coupled with Western therapy.

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Haunted by bully's death

A new book reveals how the author of I>1984/Iwas haunted by the early death of a fellow pupil he had made in effigy, reports CATHERINE MILNER from London.

Health

How low can you go?

Fancy the limbo rock? Well, if your bones, muscles and joints are not up to it, it's going to be more limbo then rock, writes Dr KEITH LIM. Or is it stuck between a rock and a place called limbo...

Health

Arthritic pain in the elderly

Over 355 million people worldwide have arthritis. By the year 2025, degenerative bone and joint disorders will be the most important cause of physical disability (up to 25% of all incapacitating conditions). This has led to increasing socioeconomic impact of rheumatic conditions worldwide.

Lifestyle

GRIN and live longer

GERIATRICS researchers are up to their lab rats in work on memory, impotence, menopause, baldness, wrinkles, obesity, deafness, muscle loss, bone loss, cholesterol build-up and general aches and pains. But these relatively conventional research directions, while promising, aren#8217;t the sort of thing that fires up visions of godlike immortality.

Education

Need for Malaysian institutions to catch up

The next thing on the agenda of the Malaysian Education Promotion Council (MEPC) is to bring the World Education Market (WEM), or an Asian chapter of it, to Malaysia in the not too distant future.

Lifestyle

What the boys wear

TURN to the fashion pages of any magazine and you#8217;ll probably see a picture of some sexy, scantily clad male model or celebrity advertising underwear. Big brand names like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have no qualms about letting their labels peek out just above the waistline. All in the guise of being sexy, they say.

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'SARS virus can survive for hours outside body'

B>WASHINGTON:/BThe SARS virus can survive for hours on common surfaces outside the human body, and up to four days in human waste, according to a I>Washington Post/Iarticle yesterday detailing new scientific findings.

Health

High rate of survival

Virologist Prof Datuk Dr Lam Sai Kit, whose team was credited with the discovery of the Nipah virus, allays public fears and misconceptions over the SARS virus. S.S. YOGA reports.

Lifestyle

High rate of survival

Virologist Prof Datuk Dr Lam Sai Kit, whose team was credited with the discovery of the Nipah virus, allays public fears and misconceptions over the SARS virus. S.S. YOGA reports.