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From NIROSHA SEN Ipoh, Perak


Under the mistletoe

IT#8217;S debatable whether mistletoe inspires passion and increases fertility, as legend has it. It may, however, help some cancer patients.


An old man's friend

LAI CHOON MEI looks at the clinical outcomes of saw palmetto in relieving symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland).


Tears in my eye

A potpourri of common ailments and possible herbal remedies.


Fresh look at garlic

A new study finally will provide some much-needed clarification on whether garlic supplements works in lowering cholesterol.


Seasick but still gorgeous

Almost everything a woman can hope to be, that is what Cindy Crawford is. ANN MARIE CHANDY looks for chinks in the beautiful armour, if any.


Experience the world of ginger

Already known for its various 'intelligent' and futuristic buildings, Cyberjaya now boasts one of Malaysia's unique parks - one with the largest collection of ginger species in the country.


Mixed ginseng studies

In Chinese medicine, ginseng is used as a general tonic to enhance overall health, particularly among the elderly. The most popular among several types is the Panax ginseng species, also called Chinese, Korean or Japanese ginseng. The active ingredients, called saponins, are found in the roots of the plant.


Bangi's best kept secret

Mention Bangi and you#8217;re bound to be greeted with, #8220;Where#8217;s that?#8221;, #8220;So faraway!#8221;, and #8220;What#8217;s there in Bangi?#8221; For those who rarely venture out of KL, Bangi seems light years away. In reality, this growing township is a mere 30-minute drive away from the city centre, located between the famous I>satay/Itown of Kajang and the upcoming areas of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.


This one mostly works

A handy medical reference book which will make an essential addition to the home medical library.