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Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Flawed HRT study

A renowned expert in breast cancer and menopause and a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist address the frailties of the Women#8217;s Health Initiative (WHI) study that has led to the current controversy over hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer. MARTIN VENGADESAN has this report.

Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Doctor Sue

The practice of medicine in the modern era is increasingly becoming more defensive as the fear of litigation increases, with more patients suing doctors over treatments #8216;gone wrong#8217;. COLIN KHOO attends a conference that addresses some of the medico-legal issues that may arise in healthcare practice.

Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hairy problem

A potpourri of common ailments and possible herbal remedies.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Do Malaysians need grammar?

MIND Our English is stimulating in some ways. It is a forum where readers can air their views, seek information on English, and ask questions on right and wrong constructions of phrases and sentences.

Lifestyle 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Working at breastfeeding

THE goodness of mother#8217;s milk has been preached to every new mother, yet breastfeeding is not exactly the latest trend in town. Why is this so? CHAN LILIAN gives a candid account of her experiences with breastfeeding and shares useful tips on how to get past sticky problems.

Health 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Handphone hazard

DRIVERS who use a cellular telephone, even with a #8220;hands-free#8221; device, suffer from a kind of tunnel vision that endangers themselves and others, US researchers said.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Coming to terms with SLE

#8220;Systemic lupus erythematosus#8221; or #8220;SLE#8221; for short is an autoimmune disorder that causes the inflammation of connective tissue and is characterised by a variety of symptoms that include painful rashes on the face and body, fatigue, fever and joint pains, ANTHONY THANASAYAN writes.

Lifestyle 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hair gone bad

YOU haven#8217;t read it yet? It#8217;s brilliant. It#8217;s absolutely brilliant. You should get it,#8221; said British writer Peter Milligan with a wry expression on his face. And that was how I>Hewligan#8217;s Haircut/Icame recommended...by the author himself, recounts RiZAL JOHAN.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rotarians, youngsters go caving

The trip to the Gua Tempurung was the culmination of three months of hard work. YONG SIEW ONN only regret is that he didn't get to do this, maybe, 20 years ago.

Health 06 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Improving healthcare

I>StarTwo/Ijournalist LOH FOON FONG received the World Health Organisation Journalism Fellowship recently and visited Switzerland and Sweden to study their healthcare systems. She submitted a report on I>Building an Innovative Healthcare System: Optiions for Malaysia/Iwhich will appear in three weekly segments.