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Group stresses importance of early autism diagnosis

One in every 120 children born is affected by autism and early diagnosis is important for them to be trained as a near-normal person.

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Flood alert in Sabah as river reaches danger level

A flood alert is on in the east coast of Sabah with water in the Kinabatangan River close to the danger level.

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Enchanting tales from worlds of wonder

This week, check out the Holiday Read selection at Kinokuniya Bookstores. Glitter and glamour come with Madonna's second tome and Disney's latest movie adaptation on offer.

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High drama as man holds off rescue efforts

A man believed to be mentally unsound was grabbed by firemen on a tower of a giant video billboard on Jalan Pudu in Kuala Lumpur Saturday after holding off rescue efforts for five hours.

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Depression among the young a big concern

The number of children and teenagers experiencing depression and other mental illnesses has been on the rise in Johor since 2000 with up to 24 cases referred to Hospital Permai monthly.

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Singapore faces ‘new poor’ woes

Singapore, which used to enjoy zero unemployment, has a growing number of 'new poor' among professionals who are now jobless and have financial problems, I>Utusan Malaysia/Ireported on its front-page yesterday.

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130,000 Malaysian children mentally ill

About 130,000 or 1.3% out of the 10 million children and adolescents in Malaysia suffer from mental illness, said Sarawak Public Health Assistant Minister Dr Soon Choon Teck.

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Seek help for post-natal blues, mothers urged

At least one in every 10 women is prone to suffer from depression after giving birth, but most of them do not seek treatment because of ignorance, Penang Hospital consultant psychiatrist Dr Lai Fong Hwa said.

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Ways to beat stress

A survey conducted in 1997 showed that about 13% of Malaysia#039;s six million teenagers suffered from some form of mental health problems arising from stress.