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Health 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Regulating supplements

The regulation of pharmaceutical products is based on evidence of quality, safety and efficacy. For the development of a new pharmaceutical product, the whole gamut of pharmacological and toxicological tests, clinical trials and registration protocol may take up to 10 years or more and costs hundreds of millions of dollars.

Nation 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

New attraction for visitors to Camerons

There will be another attraction for visitors here when an agro-technology park is opened on June 14.

Lifestyle 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal booster

The Kacip Fatimah is a small plant, but it is reputed to have numerous uses, including increasing a woman#8217;s libido. For the first time, a clinical trial funded by the government and involving several universities and research institutes is being conducted to verify the efficacy of the traditional herbal medicine.

Lifestyle 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plant with many uses

MANY local herbs are being looked at keenly as possible cures for AIDS, diabetes and many other ills.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tests on libido effects of local herb

A fully government-funded clinical trial using women volunteers is being undertaken to test the effects of Kacip Fatimah on the libido.

Health 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The humble liver

A healthy body calls for a healthy liver. Rarely anyone realises that. Perhaps it is because the liver does not make itself known in ways that other organs do. It does not beat like a heart or grumble like a stomach.

Lifestyle 20 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Endangered healers

Traditional Chinese medicine has become popular in the West but many are not aware that their medicine may be threatening the survival of animals and plants, write EMMA DUNCAN and JAN VERTEFEUILLE.

Business 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kepala Batas a new hot spot for growth

THE sleepy town of Kepala Batas in North Seberang Prai, which is fast progressing as one of the country#039;s biggest growth centres, is set to play an integral role at international level.

Letters 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal goods and supplements safe

An email from Dr CHOO TAI CHIN, Holistic Wellness Consultant of Kuantan.

Health 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sugar vs salt

Here is a quick question: which is worse #8211; sugar or salt? Give yourself an extra pat on the back if you answer that both are just as bad. However, if you answered that salt is worse that sugar, then your health may be in trouble because you are operating from wrong knowledge.