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Health 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Happy New Year and all that ?

Why start the new year with a story about depression? Because we understand that for some people, there's no cause for celebration. But have hope, writes TEE SHIAO EEK, for depression can be treated.

World 14 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tamiflu link probed in deaths of two Japanese youths

The news weighed on shares in both Chugai and Roche. Tamiflu is considered one of the best defences against bird flu in humans and is in great demand as fears grow about the spread of the deadly virus.

World 10 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Want to win a Nobel Prize? Live long and prosper

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Psst! Want to win a Nobel Prize?

Lifestyle 17 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Misunderstood lonely

From Crestfallen

Community 25 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Many suicides ‘planned ahead of time’

MANY suicides are thought about well ahead of time and carefully planned, Befrienders Penang chairman Saras Pillay said.

Health 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Depression – a treatable illness

Depression is a common illness. It is more common than hypertension or diabetes. The lifetime occurrence of depression in any country is between 8% and 10%. Contrary to common belief it is not an illness of developed countries alone. It occurs in developing countries like ours just as commonly as in other countries.

Lifestyle 27 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Protein the key to our memories

THE latest news from the world of contemporary scientific research.

Nation 13 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Exam pressure link to suicide

Examination pressure is one of the causes of suicidal feelings among youths, said National Befrienders chairman Saras Pillay.

Lifestyle 03 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Teetering on the brink

From Stranger in a Hailstorm

Lifestyle 29 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Building new harmony

THE family system suffers an imbalance when someone in it has problems such as money, career, depression and bad relationships. By exploring the family system, one can see the causes of the imbalance, disengage oneself from the past and make resolutions for change.