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AseanPlus News 06 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Veteran Singaporean opposition politician dies of pneumonia

Veteran opposition politician Harbans Singh, who once used to enthral and entertain thousands at election rallies with his verbal barbs and fiery rhetoric, died on Saturday at the age of 78.

Health 28 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Unhealthy Malaysians

Is it any surprise that Malaysians carry such a high risk of developing heart disease? These alarming statistics point to a dismal state of affairs.

Lifestyle 17 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Big waist, big problem

THE best tool for predicting the risk of heart disease may be a tape measure, researchers said. Studies presented at a meeting of the American Heart Association show that having a big waist may be a fast route to a heart attack or serious heart disease.

Health 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

The low carb diet

It is common knowledge that diabetes is on the rise worldwide and even here in Malaysia. Diabetes is, simply put, a disease where too much sugar is floating in the body. It would make sense to cut down carbohydrates and hence the sugar.

Health 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

The nutrient connection

Studies have suggested that both L-carnitine fumarate and Coenzyme Q10 can be useful in the prevention of complications caused by diabetes.

Health 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Holding back the sweet tide

Today is World Diabetes Day, and the theme for this year#8217;s campaign is I>Fight Obesity, Prevent Diabetes/I>. Here#8217;s a summary of current expert thinking on how and why it#8217;s so important to halt the rising rates of overweight and obesity around the world.

Nation 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

New ways to tackle ‘ballooning’ problem

Faced with a literally ballooning problem of more overweight Malaysians, the Health Ministry is taking a different approach in getting people to lead healthy lives.

Other Sport 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Braveheart strikes again, policeman strikes goalkeeper

Atletico Paranaense striker Washington, who has resumed playing after two heart operations, scored his 28th goal of the competition on Sunday as his side won 2-1 at Fluminense to go top of the Brazilian championship.

Nation 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Socso to give free check-up at 40

Socso contributors who turn 40 will be given free health screening to detect early symptoms of medical problems among the country's five million contributors. The screening will include a physical examination and blood tests to detect health problems, including cancer.

Health 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

What is glaucoma?

An ophthalmology surgeon stresses on regular checks for glaucoma as certain types of the disease may progress without symptoms until significant and irreversible vision loss has occurred.