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Nation 13 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

New drug for erectile dysfunction now available

A new oral treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), called tadalafil, is now available in Malaysia.

Health 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Regulating TCM

Traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) has over the years been sought by many to cure illnesses and ailments. AUDREY EDWARDS spoke to Health Deputy Director-General, Datuk Dr Ismail Merican, on efforts to ensure TCM is safe and beneficial for those who use it.

Health 04 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

The art of hospital food

Don't knock hospital food. Catering for a hospital is completely different from catering for a restaurant. One, it's a far more complex process because the requirements of a diverse group of patients with different nutritional needs has to be met. Two, most patients have poor appetitie due to their medical condition or refrain from certain foods due to pantang larang (taboos). Mix the two togehter and it can cuase quite a headache, writes HOOI YOU CHING.

Health 04 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

From luxury to therapy

Health spas providing more specific health therapies that cater to a customer's needs are making their way into the spa scene in Malaysia. TEE SHIAO EEK checks out the phenomenon.

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.

Health 21 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Weight-loss methods

Nation 20 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Diabetes centres for all govt clinics

The Health Ministry plans to set up diabetes centres at all government health clinics nationwide to treat and counsel patients.

Education 14 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baking and bread-winning

Baker's blood runs in the family for baking technologist Don Yong whose parents opened a bakery in the 1960s. One of his earliest memories is of icing a birthday cake as a 12-year-old at the bakery.

Nation 12 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boy drowns in Kelantan floods

The state capital and Pasir Mas district in Kelantan were hit by floods after Sungai Kelantan overflowed its banks, forcing more than 500 people to evacuate and causing a two-year-old toddler to be drowned in Kota Baru Thursday.

Letters 24 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hidden dangers of coronary angioplasty and stenting

From Eng Ji Bah, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Penang.