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Lifestyle 10 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Smoking out the reasons

Women are lighting up faster than ever and they are starting at a younger age too. Why is that so? And will the present government campaign to get them to snuff out work? DAPHNE LEE seeks some answers.

AseanPlus News 14 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Jiang yet to give Hu full control

When Chinese President and Communist Party boss Hu Jintao convenes a key party meeting on Thursday he will mark his first two years in power, a period that has been shadowed closely by his predecessor, military supremo Jiang Zemin.

AseanPlus News 07 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Asia’s new health threat

Cardiovascular disease is set to pose a major new threat to health and wealth in Asia, with smoking, increasing obesity and rising levels of cholesterol and blood pressure sparking an epidemic, a new medical report released yesterday showed.

Health 18 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Handling the metabolic syndrome

Diabetes, obesity, hypertension, low levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and high levels of triglyceride compound the risk of heart disease and significantly increases the risk of death and disability, writes COLIN KHOO.

Health 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Appetite enigmas

Of course, we all know that the main role of food is to satisfy hunger and to provide essential nutrients for growth and maintenance of health - yet so much of what we choose to eat is influenced by other factors such as the palatability of foods available, our emotional state, and social factors, such as the expectations of those around us.

Lifestyle 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Local boy struts his stuff

SHAILAJA MENON talks to Gavin Chan, the world acclaimed Salsa dancer, winner of the People's Choice Award at the recent Sydney Latin Fiesta.

Lifestyle 12 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Studying the pain of rejection

The feeling is familiar to anyone who has been passed over in picking teams or snubbed at a party #8211; a sickening, almost painful feeling in the stomach.

Lifestyle 03 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Harping on ‘carbs’

DANIEL Q. HANEY writes on the controversy concerning different types of carbohydrates and how they can lead to diabetes.

Health 03 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Harping on 'carbs'

DANIEL Q. HANEY writes on the controversy concerning different types of carbohydrates and how they can lead to diabetes.

Nation 29 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

US award for public health advocate

Malaysian public health advocate Mary Assunta has been conferred a prestigious award for outstanding individual leadership by the American Cancer Society for her contributions to the tobacco control movement.