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Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Risky strokes

More people now recognise a stroke and are prepared to act. But people still are not very knowledgeable about the risk factors that can lead to a stroke.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Managing weighty goals

HOOI YOU CHING finds out why you should lose weight and explores some of the problems inherent in any weight loss attempt.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Racing hearts

Turns out professional race-car drivers can run with the best of them. For the first time, researchers have measured the heart rate and oxygen consumption of drivers during high-speed sessions - and have found that their cardiovascular health equals that of premier athletes in traditional sports such as football, baseball, soccer and basketball.

Health 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Handphone hazard

DRIVERS who use a cellular telephone, even with a #8220;hands-free#8221; device, suffer from a kind of tunnel vision that endangers themselves and others, US researchers said.

Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

A mother's descent into Alzheimer's


Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Flawed HRT study

A renowned expert in breast cancer and menopause and a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist address the frailties of the Women#8217;s Health Initiative (WHI) study that has led to the current controversy over hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer. MARTIN VENGADESAN has this report.

Health 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rural folk at risk too

A recent study has found that rural folk may not be as protected from heart disease as we think, ALLAN KOAY reports.

Health 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fatty issue

WHAT most of us are not aware of is that 80% of cholesterol is derived from the liver and 20% from our diet.

Letters 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Indians at higher risk of heart disease

From the Tamil Press: The I>Malaysia Nanban/Iand I>Tamil Nesan/Ihighlighted the Malaysian Medical Association's caution to Indians that they faced a 15% higher risk of contracting heart disease and high blood pressure.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bright view to long life

DO happy people live longer? A growing body of evidence suggests they may.