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AseanPlus News 16 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

China all set to deal with deadly disease

By KATHY FONG

World 28 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

China official HIV count rises 50 pct in past year

The number of Chinese medically diagnosed with the HIV virus, which leads to AIDS, had grown to 135,630 by end-September, Wang Longde, director of the State Council AIDS Prevention and Treatment Work Committee, told Chinese health officials.

Nation 02 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Extra funds to fight avian flu approved

The Cabinet has approved an additional allocation of RM60mil for programmes to check avian flu, including stocking up anti-viral drugs for 2.5% of the population.

World 21 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu virus survives for days in droppings -WHO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The H5N1 avian influenza virus can survive for more than a month in bird droppings in cold weather and for nearly a week even in hot summer temperatures, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Health 25 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tough bug

The H5N1 avian influenza virus can survive for more than a month in bird droppings in cold weather and for nearly a week even in hot summer temperatures, the World Health Organization said.

Nation 23 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

AIDS awareness crucial

Although social discrimination against AIDS is difficult to change, efforts by large organisations can help eliminate stigmatisation facing the HIV-positive, said Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) chairman Prof Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman.

Health 12 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pay attention to your breasts

The death of Dana Reeve from lung cancer has cast the spotlight on women's lung cancer risk. However, the fact remains that breast cancer is the number one cancer killer in Malaysian women. A recent development in breast cancer treatment is the approval of a drug (in the United States) called letrozole as initial therapy for treatment of postmenopausal women with early breast cancer after surgery. Here, we have consultant surgeon Prof Yip Cheng Har's thoughts on this recent development as well as the breast cancer situation in Malaysia.

Nation 18 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sweet advice for Kelantanese

Kelantanese should go for routine checks for diabetes and kidney-related diseases as the state has among the highest number of diabetics in the country.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Chinese bird flu vaccine found safe

A CHINESE-developed vaccine against the H5N1 strain of bird flu in humans has been found safe in its first round of tests, a government news agency reported yesterday.

Health 12 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Oh, my poor heart

Understand the heart and the risks it may face, and take steps to increase the likelihood that life remains safe and sound.