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Letters 24 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Groups fuming over smoke ‘screen’

A leaked government report that passive smoking dramatically increases the risks of lung cancer and heart disease has fuelled calls for an outright ban on smoking in public places.

Nation 17 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Proposal on youths draws flak

A suggestion that police round up those under 18 found to be loitering in the streets after certain hours drew flak from the House.

Nation 17 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Guides to be set for garbagemen

The Health Ministry is formulating a set of guideline for people handling refuse as they are exposed to sharp objects which could be contaminated with hazardous materials.

AseanPlus News 15 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Need to tackle six major woes

AFTER achieving stable and low birth rate, China must shift from controlling the population number to optimising population structure in its population and family planning work, said Gu Shengzu, deputy governor of Hubei Province and an expert on population economy.

AseanPlus News 11 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Wen: Fight against AIDS must be China’s top priority

Premier Wen Jiabao warned that AIDS has spread to every level of Chinese society and that the world's most populous nation must make fighting the pandemic a top priority, reports said yesterday.

Health 27 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stent proves durable

The first FDA approved drug-eluting stent in the US is proving to be as successful for the treatment of narrowed arteries in Malaysian patients.

Lifestyle 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Truly, it takes a village

An emotional response is rarely a constructive one. Despite all the hue and cry over the recent string of rape cases, little has been achieved. TEE SHIAO EEK speaks to a clinical sociologist to find out why social crimes keep recurring and what we can do about them.

Health 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Influenza wars

Influenza is one of several diseases causing fever and respiratory symptoms that might raise suspicions of SARS. Its resemblance to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) has raised concerns as a recurrence of SARS during the influenza season cannot be ruled out.

Health 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Want a screen test?

By Assoc Prof Dr KHOO EE MING

Nation 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO not issuing travel advisories

There are no plans to issue travel advisories to countries hit by the Fujian flu due to better understanding on control measures to tackle this strain of influenza.