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450,000 prone to killer diseases

Tens of thousands more Singaporeans could be prone to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes than doctors had believed, a new study has found.


DAP founder member Dason dies aged 70

DAP founder member and backroom strategist Peter Paul Dason died after being unwell for the past one year.


Hospital now has enough for test reagents till year-end

The Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan here has received funds to stock up reagents needed for various blood tests.


Study on eating habits to help preventive care

The worrying rise of diet-related diseases has shifted the government's focus towards preventive care as the cost of curative treatment is already eating up 65% of the ministry's RM6.38bil annual budget.


Ex-soldier: NCOs more likely to be overweight

Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are more likely to be overweight because they do not train enough, said a former warrant officer with the army military intelligence unit.


'Shed fat and earn a trip'

Fat soldiers should be rewarded with a holiday if they can shed at least 10kg in six months, said Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Zainal Abidin Zin.


Brand-conscious doctors prescribing expensive drugs

Some 'brand-conscious' doctors at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) prescribe imported expensive drugs for people seeking outpatient treatment although inexpensive versions are available at the hospital's pharmacy.


Hospitals to set up special counters within six months

The Health Ministry is giving government hospitals six months to set up special counters for patients with chronic diseases, those who are disabled and senior citizens.


Special counters for chronic patients

Separate counters for patients with chronic diseases, the disabled and senior citizens will be set up at all government hospitals as part of the Health Ministry's efforts to reduce waiting time.


Aide: Norjan had appointment

Datuk Norjan Khan Bahadar was to have met a friend at midnight, just hours before she was murdered, the High Court heard Tuesday.