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The practice of medicine in the modern era is increasingly becoming more defensive as the fear of litigation increases, with more patients suing doctors over treatments #8216;gone wrong#8217;. COLIN KHOO attends a conference that addresses some of the medico-legal issues that may arise in healthcare practice.
THE cycle of the lemming population and migration southwards has some bearing on the Chinese 12-year zodiac cycle, avers DR. ONG HEAN-TATT.
SEVERAL Muslim men express their take on polygyny in Islam and how they feel about a practice that allows them to take up to four wives. JACQUELINE ANN SURIN speaks to them at a meeting of Islamic groups.
THE issue of young persons being restricted to the house after 10pm has attracted considerable media coverage at the beginning of the year.
The Indian star tortoise is a common sight in pet shops. Charmed by the exquisite star-burst patterns on its shell, many pet lovers may be tempted to carry home a specimen or two, little realising that they are feeding a flourishing international trade in exotic - and sometimes endangered - pets.
Books reviewed this week in I>Reading Room/I>: The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor; Man Eater by Ray Shannon; Escape from Paradise by John and May Chu Harding; Long Lost by David Morrell; and Heaven and Earth: Making the Psychic Connection by James van Praagh.
The life story of a woman who struggled for freedom, fought for women#8217;s rights and became Malaysia#8217;s first woman Minister has been recorded for posterity, writes LI EE KEE.