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Nation 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Keep diseases at bay with good hygiene

Like everyone else, a certain reporter was worried about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome when she became unwell.

Lifestyle 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Greens amid natural splendour

B>P/B>LAYING golf in Sri Lanka is no walk in the park. There are three courses, and all are tough. Two courses, Nuwara Eliya Golf Club and Royal Colombo Golf Club, are more than 100 years old and steeped in history. Victoria Golf Club is the latest addition, built in 1999.

Lifestyle 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

US under attack

From Europe to China, Prague to Pretoria, the United States is not popular. And it#8217;s a dislike with roots reaching much further back than the anger caused by the current US-led attack on Iraq. Yet, American popular culture is eagerly absorbed and even emulated worldwide. Andy Beckett examines an intriguing book that attempts to explore this dichotomy.

Nation 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jeweller: Focus on education

Parents should place great importance on their children#8217;s education and no amount of sacrifice is enough, said prominent businessman Datuk Ng Teck Fong.

Nation 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Abu Zahar: Same-religion ruling in hiring foreign maids

The Home Ministry will introduce regulations to ensure that foreign maids are only employed by individuals having the same religion as them.

Health 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Identity of virus revealed

IT has finally been confirmed #8211; the virus that leads to Severe Acute Respiratory Disorder (SARS) is a mutated form of coronavirus never seen before in humans, and it has been named, surprise, surprise, the SARS virus.

Health 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Oh those viruses

VIRUSES are no stranger to humans. After all, they are responsible for a range of human diseases like the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the Ebola haemorrhagic fever, hepatitis, herpes, the common cold, and a host of other diseases. Scientists are now racing to determine the source of the SARS virus.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tissue engineering offers hope for replacement body parts

PEOPLE suffering from liver failure, heart attacks or worn knee joints often need replacement parts, and researchers around the world are working to develop artificial tissue so these patients can be helped.

Business 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Worth his weight in gold

Jeweller Datuk Ng Teck Fong, the executive chairman of Tomei Gold and Jewellery Corporation, may now run a company with an annual turnover of about RM150mil but he will never forget his humble beginnings in a small village in Malacca.

Health 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The uncommon cold

When experts first heard of a respiratory disease spreading from person to person in Asia, there was fear that this could be the Big One that they had been dreading #8211; a re-run of the deadly 1918-1919 influenza epidemic that killed more than 20 million people around the world. Fortunately, this has proven unfounded, writes RAJEN M.