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Letters 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Towards affordable HIV drugs

The high cost of treatment remains a big problem for Malaysians with HIV/AIDS. In conjunction with International AIDS MemorialDay today, IVY SOON reports on the vital need for price reduction programmes that would help to render HIV/AIDS a chronicmanageable disease here.

AseanPlus News 15 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

China to stop spitting to stem SARS spread

B>BEIJING:/BChina is attempting to stamp out spitting with a campaign against the practice, which doctors say spreads diseases such as the flu-like SARS virus and highly contagious tuberculosis.

AseanPlus News 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Over 5,000 cases in China

B>BEIJING:/BThe number of SARS cases in China passed 5,000 yesterday as the disease spread in Taiwan with eight new fatalities and a record jump in infections.

AseanPlus News 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

At the helm of ‘death hospital’

ASK Dr Lim Suet Wun how he feels about heading what some Singaporeans call a death hospital, and he bursts out into a booming belly laugh.

Lifestyle 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vitamin C to protect against viral infections

There are loads of information regarding the efficacy of Vitamin C in protecting against infections in the WHO publications, mainly in the 1950s and 1960s before the formation of the Codex Alimentarius (nutritional standard) Commission in 1963.

AseanPlus News 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

SARS-like illness raises alarm and exposes plight of poor

B>BORGHOK (Cambodia):/BIn a remote Cambodian jungle hamlet, a tribal chief chanted prayers, drew pig's blood and strung up chicken feathers to fight a mystery illness #8211; with symptoms alarmingly similar to SARS #8211; that was sweeping his community.

Nation 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Remind public on need for hygiene, ministers told

Cabinet ministers have been reminded to stress to the people on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in view of resurging old diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and dengue.

Lifestyle 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pill of hope for HIV+ people

The fate of the V1 Immunitor, which is currently being taken by 60,000 HIV+ people in Thailand and some 5,000 abroad with some hopeful results, is in the hands of the Thai health authorities who continue to dismiss it as a potential vaccine in a land stricken with the AIDS epidemic infecting one million people. Last week, the Thai Food and Drug Administration sought to have its manufacturing and sales licence revoked, claiming V1 to be a sub-standard product and accusing its manufacturers of misleading the public.

Lifestyle 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Unwelcome treatment for V1

Thai authorities want V1 banned, citing false claims by the drug manufacturer and dubious results, writes ONG JU LYNN.

Letters 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Of men and microbes

B>A/B>FTER a lapse of some decades, germs and disease have again been very much on our minds, largely because of the dreadful impact of AIDS throughout the world. We have also had a reawakened consciousness that globally prevalent diseases like tuberculosis and malaria remain historic scourges.