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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.

Nation 18 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Set up counters for SARS screening, colleges told

Institutions of higher learning have been asked to set up three registration counters for new students for the screening of SARS symptoms, Health Deputy director-general Datuk Dr Ismail Merican said.

Education 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Art in the art of medicine

When it comes to diagnosing what's wrong in a patient, medical schools are increasingly telling students to look for answers in unexpected places: in novels, paintings, dance and theatre, writes MIKE ANTON.

Education 08 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taylor's to offer new science courses

Faced with changing student demands, colleges are always rising to the challenge, looking for new dynamic courses.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO praises our efforts in promoting healthy lifestyle

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Malaysia#8217;s efforts in promoting a healthy lifestyle among its people.

Nation 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Drug reduces cholesterol'

A clinical trial using a cholesterol-lowering medication has proven to help prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients suffering from high blood pressure and normal or mildly elevated cholesterol levels.

Nation 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Woman seeks daughter’s help to return home

When 49-year-old Tan Soo Fieck left Malaysia to work in Tokyo eight years ago, all she wanted was to earn enough for her daughter to go through college in Kuala Lumpur. But, according to Tan, her daughter Poh Ying stopped communicating with her after four years and has not responded to her pleas to help her return home, leaving her in dire straits.

Nation 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

230 to receive free artificial legs on Tuesday

Seventy-year-old Thiang Din Puang, who lost both his legs to diabetes four years ago, was almost in tears when his son told him on Wednesday he would be getting free artificial legs.

Nation 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Government to help stranded woman return

The Government has agreed to help bring back the sick Malaysian woman stranded in Japan but first wants a commitment from her relatives to take care of her when she returns.

Nation 25 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Woman gets travel papers to come home

The 49-year-old Malaysian woman stranded in Japan since 1995 after her travel documents expired will get to return to stay with her only daughter here after all. The Government yesterday issued Tan Soo Fieck a temporary Certificate of Identity (CI) to facilitate her travel.