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Man with brain tumour jailed for damaging lifts

A 35-YEAR-OLD man who suffers from an inoperable brain tumour went on a two-month lift-damaging spree around his housing estate.


Ex-sergeant steals to pay for medication

A 52-year-old former air force sergeant is believed to have resorted to burglary to pay for his medical bills over the past two decades.


Cancer a chronic disease by 2015

From the Malay Press: Cancer will become controllable and be defined as a chronic disease by 2015 worldwide, just like asthma and diabetes, according to a study in the United States.


Cooker removes starch from rice

After a year of research, a local inventor has come out with a prototype of what he claims to be a specially-designed rice cooker which can remove starch from rice. Henry Lourdes John, 36, said the cooker would be a boon to diabetics and those on a diet as it could suck out the starch through a pipe-like device when the rice is almost cooked.


Historic stem cell transplant performed at IJN

Malaysia's first cardiovascular stem cell transplantation surgery was successfully performed at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur last Tuesday.

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Get anti-flu jabs, government urges health workers

A PUSH is on to get more people, especially healthcare workers, vaccinated against influenza ahead of a possible new bout of SARS.

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Trials offer hope for kidney transplant patients

CLINICAL trials of a drug in Singapore are turning out results that promise to give kidney transplant patients a better chance of survival.


Three million Malaysians risk grave illnesses

Some three million Malaysians who are on the plump side risk getting serious illnesses associated with obesity, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.


Outpatient dental care

Specialised dental care is no longer confined to government hospitals and will now be allowed under outpatient care at the community level, said Health Ministry deputy director-general Datuk Dr Ismail Merican.


NST Kota Baru correspondent dies at 41

The I>New Straits Times/Istaff correspondent here, Azran Aziz, passed away at a private hospital yesterday following complications from diabetes.