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Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Racing hearts

Turns out professional race-car drivers can run with the best of them. For the first time, researchers have measured the heart rate and oxygen consumption of drivers during high-speed sessions - and have found that their cardiovascular health equals that of premier athletes in traditional sports such as football, baseball, soccer and basketball.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

A higher energy in food

By Jaguar Singh

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Healing a brain injury

High-tech medicine can now save the lives of people injured in accidents that a generation ago would have proved fatal. But it still can do little to heal a severe brain injury.

Lifestyle 11 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cleanup of another kind

THE oystermen of the Bay of Arcachon in Cap-Ferret, France, like to call themselves #8220;farmers of the sea,#8221; working their crops in the middle of this quiet bay on the Atlantic coast of France.

Lifestyle 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Adding the fun

Compiled by IRENE KIEW

Health 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Going for insurance

In the second part of the report on Building an Innovative Healthcare System: Options for Malaysia by LOH FOON FONG, who received the World Health Organisation Journalism Fellowship recently and visited Switzerland and Sweden to study their healthcare systems, she writes on the issues involved in a national health insurance scheme.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Paradise isle escapade

Bali aka paradise isle, woos us with her idyllic beaches, Zen-inspired spas and surfing Utopia. But when the rain pelts and the wind goes AWOL, don#8217;t pack your bags just yet. LEONG SIOK HUI headed inland to shoot some gut-churning rapids, traipse through a postcard-perfect village and ride piggyback on a Sumatran elephant.

Health 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Teeth-stroke connection

DENTISTS often warn patients that inadequate toothbrushing and flossing habits could lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Now a study by Harvard University researchers suggests that losing your teeth also might heighten your risk of suffering a stroke.

Health 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sieving through food myths

WANT to find out more about common food myths and their real facts? While the Internet is guilty of being a major perpetuator of many food myths, there are sites that offer sound, unbiased scientific information as well.

Lifestyle 17 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Going potty in the garden

KATHERINE KUAN provides some tips on how seniors can maintain pretty gardens without suffering from slipped discs.