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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.

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 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Consequences of a cough

Coughing his way into KL International Airport, British journalist ROD LIDDLE gears up to bravely investigate SARS in Malaysia - in Langkawi. Under some palm trees on a beach, specifically.

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.

Lifestyle 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Green grass for best milk

How does milk get from a cow#8217;s udder to our glasses? LOH FOON FONG is given the lactose tour from farm to factory in North Island, New Zealand.

Health 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The uncommon cold

When experts first heard of a respiratory disease spreading from person to person in Asia, there was fear that this could be the Big One that they had been dreading #8211; a re-run of the deadly 1918-1919 influenza epidemic that killed more than 20 million people around the world. Fortunately, this has proven unfounded, writes RAJEN M.

Health 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keeping informed

Everything you wanted to know about SARS... well, almost everything.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

In the wake of superspreaders

Watching as the mysterious illness called severe acute respiratory syndrome hopped around the world and exploded in new outbreaks, epidemiologists began to ask themselves an unsettling question: Is itcarried by #8220;superspreaders#8221;?

Lifestyle 17 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Health workers in bad shape

The SARS outbreak has affected many of those who were fighting it #8211; the doctors and nurses, writes ROB STEIN.

Lifestyle 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Action, not reaction

Talks about SARS and as it goes about stealing headlines around the world.