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Health 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Health in movies

Mr S has just suffered a heart attack. Miss C down the road has breast cancer. J's child was just admitted to hospital for dengue. Such health scares are part and parcel of real life. What about reel life? Let's examine the possibilities as it is near year's end, and a laugh or two would be good. As they say, laughter's the best medicine ...

Health 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Type 2 diabetes complications

In diabetes, the doctor empowers you to help yourself. Without your help, the battle against diabetes is lost, writes Dr PK YAP.

Lifestyle 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Humane treatment

In conjunction with Human Rights Day today, I>StarTwo/Ilooks at the lot of the Malaysian prisoner, his/her right to humane treatment, and what is being done to help convicts rehabilitate and return to the fold of society.

Nation 10 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

USM, Cambridge to develop TB test kit

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will be collaborating with Cambridge University to produce the world's first DNA dipstick diagnostic kit for tuberculosis by end of next year.

Letters 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fake drugs: Stop these sick products

THE East Asian region needs no reminders of how terrible and destructive a deadly contagious disease can be: SARS has been only the latest of such scourges. Our progress today is built on having contained or overcome past contagions and other mishaps of nature.

Business 03 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rafidah: Revive trade talks

Diverging agendas between the developed and developing nations resulted in the failure of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Cancun, Mexico, two months ago. But, writes International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz, the outcome of the meeting should not be cause for despair. She explains why the trade talks collapsed and calls on the WTO to focus on areas where convergance of views exists.

Nation 27 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stepping up health checks for orang asli

The Health Ministry will improve its health services at all orang asli settlements in the country to curb the spread of infectious diseases among them.

Health 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boning up on bones

By RAJEN. M

Lifestyle 15 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Testing protective attire

EVIDENCE-based nursing practice has spurred a hospital in Hong Kong to put Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) protective wear to the test and it was found that the best has its flaws and the most basic can be the most practical.

Health 15 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Testing protective attire

EVIDENCE-based nursing practice has spurred a hospital in Hong Kong to put Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) protective wear to the test and it was found that the best has its flaws and the most basic can be the most practical.