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Health 26 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Double jeopardy

High blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are complex co-morbidities that greatly increase the risk of diabetic kidney disease and eventual kidney failure. Carrying out a simple test and instituting the appropriate anti-hypertensive therapy could well help preserve kidney function.

Health 12 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Type 2 diabetes primer

The pancreas of a person with insulin resistance is always working overtime. Working overtime over a long period might cause a breakdown of that organ. When this happens, it results in diabetes (Type 2).

Letters 01 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

School buses must stop junk food sale

From S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS, President, Consumers Association of Penang.I>(via e-mail)/I>

Health 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heart disease and stroke in women

It's World Heart Day today, and this year's theme is stroke and heart disease in women. It's a timely look at such diseases in women because the fact is, heart disease has been found to be the most serious health threat for women globally.

Lifestyle 24 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lower risks for diabetics

A new cholesterol-lowering drug from the statin family shows promise of reducing heart attacks and strokes among diabetics, reports LOH FOON FONG.

AseanPlus News 23 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ex-minister held in Indian sex scandal

A former government minister in India's largest state has been arrested over allegations that he arranged the killing of a local poet after she became pregnant with his child in an extramarital affair, officials said.

Health 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Continuing a change of heart

This week, as promised, Dr AZHARI ROSMAN continues with coronary artery bypass surgery and angioplasty as modes of intervention for coronary artery disease.

Health 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enjoying avocados

Enjoy your fat-laden but heart-healthy avocados, write Dr SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR.

Lifestyle 31 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

The naked card

To the unnamed wit who came up this joke, we salute you.

Lifestyle 31 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

A guy's best friend

By VICKNESH ALAGU