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Air China will fire pilots in e-cigarette smoking fiasco that caused plane to drop 25,000-feet in 10 minutes

Aviation authority points finger at co-pilot who while trying to stop smoke from reaching cabin, accidentally turned off air-conditioning unit, causing oxygen levels to drop

Wellness

Residual smoke affects health

Never heard of third-hand smoke? Researchers show why you should care.

Nation

‘E-ciggies may be a thing of the past’

SERDANG: The Health Ministry is seriously looking into banning electronic cigarettes, says Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Children

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy affects children's brains

As the foetal brain hasn't yet developed the mechanisms needed to protect against or remove environmental toxins, it is particularly vulnerable during pregnancy.

Nation

Let’s look at lungs, closely

PETALING JAYA: Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in Malaysia, accounting for 19.8% of all medically certified cancer mortality in this country (Second Report of the National Cancer Registry, Cancer Incidence in Malaysia).

Nation

Risk factors for stroke

IN the case of stroke, some people are fortunate in that they can recover completely, but in general, over two-thirds of stroke survivors are left with some type of disability.

Wellness

An oncologist is optimistic about the future of lung cancer

Lung cancer cases are high in Malaysia, particularly in men, but treatments are allowing patients to live longer, and further advancements are expected.

World

High blood pressure is redefined as 130 in US, not 140

LOS ANGELES: High blood pressure was redefined Monday (Nov 13) by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80 mm Hg, not the previous limit of 140/90.

Letters

Higher prices won’t stop smokers

From HAFIDZ BAHAROM of Kuala Lumpur.

Letters

Women’s groups against kiddie pack

From PROFESSOR EMERITA TAN SRI DR SHARIFAH HAPSAH SYED HASAN SHAHABUDIN, President, National Council of Women’s Organisations, Malaysia.