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Nation 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tabs on traditional drug ads

The Information Ministry will monitor misleading advertisements on traditional drugs for slimming and specific ailments in the media, particularly those over TV and radio.

Lifestyle 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Losing a baby

THE most common myth associated with miscarriage among the Chinese has to do with the bed. They believe that a pregnant woman should not dismantle the bed or she will have a miscarriage.

Lifestyle 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pregnancy and the Asian woman

A SINGAPOREAN gynaecologist has written a book on pregnancy which explains the finer points of foetal growth, advancements in medicine and tips for the pregnant woman with an Asian flavour, writes MAJORIE CHIEW.

AseanPlus News 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fortune-teller sues son over promise

B>TAIPEI:/BA fortune-teller who foresaw his son would abandon him tried to avoid the fate of destitution by forcing his son to sign a pledge promising to continue to support him.

Lifestyle 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deadly moves

Books this week in READING ROOM: b>Dead Gorgeous/bby Peter Lovesey; b>The Fall/bby Simon Mawer; b>Any Human Heart/Bby William Boyd; and b>Derailed/bby James Siegel.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pepsi's new challenge

PEPSICO president and chief financial officer Indra K. Nooyi is riled. Outside her third-floor office, snow is piling up around the company's famed sculpture garden in Purchase, New York.

Business 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pharmaforte to market Bayer products

HEALTHCARE-based Pharmaforte (M) Sdn Bhd has been granted exclusive rights by Bayer Diagnostics, a division of Bayer (M) Sdn Bhd, to market and distribute its entire range of diabetes monitoring systems in Peninsular Malaysia.

Health 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rural folk at risk too

A recent study has found that rural folk may not be as protected from heart disease as we think, ALLAN KOAY reports.

Letters 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indians at higher risk of heart disease

From the Tamil Press: The I>Malaysia Nanban/Iand I>Tamil Nesan/Ihighlighted the Malaysian Medical Association's caution to Indians that they faced a 15% higher risk of contracting heart disease and high blood pressure.

Health 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fatty issue

WHAT most of us are not aware of is that 80% of cholesterol is derived from the liver and 20% from our diet.