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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.

Letters 06 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Medicines becoming useless

The recent World Health Assembly highlighted a major global health problem: that many medicines are becoming ineffective because their overuse or wrong use have enabled life-threatening microbes to become resistant to antibiotics and other drugs. Action to curb irrational drug use is now urgent, yet not much has been done until now.

Nation 27 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Five hospitals to specialise

Five hospitals in the vicinity of the city will each specialise in a particular field of medicine to help ease the congestion at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said.

Nation 24 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Animals seized from smugglers

Months of probing led enforcement officers to a secluded spot in a border forest where they found more than 50 captured protected animals and wildlife specimens.

Lifestyle 18 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Be bold

LAST Sunday was International AIDS Memorial Day (IAMD), the day we take time off to remember the millions of people who have died of AIDS. These people were not strangers to us; they were fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, children and friends, people who left us because of a disease that they did not wish to have.