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Nation 04 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 30 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 23 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 20 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

AseanPlus News 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 29 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Nation 27 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal drinks firm gets two weeks to back claims

The company that produces the I>Orang Kampung/Ibrand I>Kacip Fatimah/Iand I>Tongkat Ali/Iherbal drinks has been given two weeks to respond to an allegation of misleading the public with false information about its products.

Nation 26 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Herbal drinks seized in Perak

Two popular herbal drinks with the brand name of Orang Kampung have violated the Food Act and Regulations 1985 by having misleading claims on the labels.