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Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lingzhi – wonder mushroom

In traditional Chinese medicine, an odd looking woody mushroom (I>Ganoderma lucidum/I>) has a reputation as a panacea matched only by ginseng. This mushroom has been linked with life-giving and prolonging properties. It is praised as the 'Grass from Heaven' and has been proven clinically to prevent and cure diseases, and possibly, even help extend life.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Managing weighty goals

HOOI YOU CHING finds out why you should lose weight and explores some of the problems inherent in any weight loss attempt.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Risky strokes

More people now recognise a stroke and are prepared to act. But people still are not very knowledgeable about the risk factors that can lead to a stroke.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Supplement questions

With the shift in nutrition pattern towards one of unhealthy excess, the role of supplements in maintaining health is becoming more prominent.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

For adults only

In the quest to keep them healthy, many adults are mistakenly putting young children on low fat and sugar diets, which are more suited to adults, and could cause problems, writes REKHA NAIDU

Health 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pining for pineapple

Pineapple in Hokkien is I>ong lai /I>which signifiesI/I>prosperity. Pineapple tarts have become a popular cookie served during Chinese New Year to symbolise prosperity.

Health 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Guide to exercises that heal

CAROL KRUCOFF helps you fill these exercise prescriptions at the gym, outdoors or anywhere you can move.

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

Shoring up your health

LAI CHOON MEI offers suggestions on how to help our stressed out bodies with supplements.

Health 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Restless legs syndrome

THEY roam the night, desperate for relief from a condition no one really understands. Neither vampires nor insomniacs, these driven individuals #8211; and there are millions, many of them elderly #8211; suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome, a debilitating nocturnal neurological disorder that compels those afflicted to leave their beds and pace until the symptoms subside.