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Nation 08 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Health check within 30 days for new foreign workers

From Aug 1, all new foreign workers are required to undergo a health examination within a month of arrival to ensure that they are free from contagious diseases, especially Hepatitis B and tuberculosis (TB).

Nation 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Penang and Alor Star jails for HIV-positive prisoners

Prisoners with HIV and other infectious diseases will serve their sentences at the Penang and Alor Star prisons.

World 28 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

China bird flu could threaten neighbours, WHO says

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wild birds infected with bird flu in China could spread the virus to neighbouring regions in the next few months during their annual migration, health officials said on Tuesday.

World 28 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

China bird flu could threaten neighbours, WHO says

BEIJING (Reuters) - Wild birds infected with bird flu in China could spread the virus to neighbouring regions in the next few months during their annual migration, health officials said on Tuesday.

Health 26 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Say ‘No’ to drugs

Medicine Cabinet By Diong Swee Hoon

Education 26 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Smart partnership results in five new commercial medical diagnostic kits

Five products for detecting infectious diseases have reached their 'commercialisation' stage, and will be made available in the market soon.

World 24 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Experts question medical ethics at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Military interrogators at the Guantanamo prison camp may have breached medical privacy and encouraged doctors to violate professional and legal standards, two medical ethics experts said in an influential U.S. medical journal on Thursday.

World 24 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Experts question medical ethics at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Military interrogators at the Guantanamo prison camp may have breached medical privacy and encouraged doctors to violate professional and legal standards, two medical ethics experts said in an influential U.S. medical journal on Thursday.

Health 19 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Good bacteria

AN expert panel commissioned by FAO and WHO has defined probiotics as #147;live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host#148;.

World 15 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

WHO sees number of vaccines doubling in decade

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of vaccines available to prevent diseases is likely to double from the current 20 in the next decade or so, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.