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Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asean and partners to discuss killer virus

Asean and its #8220;Plus 3#8221; partners #8211; Japan, South Korea and China #8211; will meet in Putrajaya this weekend to discuss the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome affecting the region and ways to combat the threat of the killer virus.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

400,000 on brink of diabetes, says Chua

At least 400,000 Malaysian adults above 30 may become diabetics if they do not change their diet, step up their exercise and reduce their weight, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.

Nation 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic stimulus ready soon

The overdue stimulus package to spur economic growth will be finalised soon. Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said there was an urgency to come up with the broad-based package, now that the situation in the Middle East appeared more certain. He said it would be ready #8220;faster than in the next two months.#8221; The package was initially scheduled for announcement on April 7.

Nation 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

New Socso guidelines on assessing injuries and diseases drafted

Socso coverage is now being extended to include all forms of impairments and occupational diseases which can cause mild to severe disability to affected workers.

Nation 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

MTUC: Probe claims of Socso influence on panels

MTUC claimed that it had received calls from Socso members who have alleged that the organisation had influenced the medical panels.

Nation 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

'The Touch' leaves mark on three charities

I>The Touch/I>, the film helmed by Datuk Michelle Yeoh, has certainly left its mark on three charitable organisations.

Nation 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Give mums due honour, says Khir

Mothers deserve due recognition as the main pillar of the family institution and those who downplay their contributions are ungrateful and arrogant, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

AseanPlus News 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO: Most SARS super-spreaders are elderly

B>BEIJING:/BThe makeup of extremely infectious patients of the SARS disease, known as #8220;super-spreaders,#8221; is becoming clearer, with many appearing to be the elderly or those already suffering medical ailments, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said yesterday.

Nation 15 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dr M calls on ailing Umno member

Kubang Pasu Umno division's longest serving committee member Mohammad Abu Hassan, who is suffering from ulcer and diabetes, had a pleasant surprise last night when the Prime Minister paid him a visit.

Nation 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Use mobile clinics for health check-ups, rural folk urged

Rural folks should make use of medical screening provided by non-governmental organisations and mobile health clinics to detect diseases early to treat and better cope with the ailments.