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AseanPlus News 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Trials offer hope for kidney transplant patients

CLINICAL trials of a drug in Singapore are turning out results that promise to give kidney transplant patients a better chance of survival.

AseanPlus News 20 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Get anti-flu jabs, government urges health workers

A PUSH is on to get more people, especially healthcare workers, vaccinated against influenza ahead of a possible new bout of SARS.

Nation 23 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Historic stem cell transplant performed at IJN

Malaysia's first cardiovascular stem cell transplantation surgery was successfully performed at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur last Tuesday.

Nation 30 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cooker removes starch from rice

After a year of research, a local inventor has come out with a prototype of what he claims to be a specially-designed rice cooker which can remove starch from rice. Henry Lourdes John, 36, said the cooker would be a boon to diabetics and those on a diet as it could suck out the starch through a pipe-like device when the rice is almost cooked.

Nation 04 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cancer a chronic disease by 2015

From the Malay Press: Cancer will become controllable and be defined as a chronic disease by 2015 worldwide, just like asthma and diabetes, according to a study in the United States.

Nation 04 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ex-sergeant steals to pay for medication

A 52-year-old former air force sergeant is believed to have resorted to burglary to pay for his medical bills over the past two decades.

AseanPlus News 09 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Man with brain tumour jailed for damaging lifts

A 35-YEAR-OLD man who suffers from an inoperable brain tumour went on a two-month lift-damaging spree around his housing estate.

Nation 11 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Have more anti-drug activities, NGOs urged

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Johor have been urged to be more aggressive in supporting the government's anti-drug campaign, especially in Felda schemes and fishing villages.

AseanPlus News 12 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Risk of death in heart bypass higher in women

MORE women than men tend to die shortly after a heart bypass surgery because they tend to seek for treatment very late, said Dr Lim Chong Hee, a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the National Heart Centre.

AseanPlus News 29 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foundation funds research on diabetes

THE promise of stem cells for curing diabetes has convinced an international research foundation to pump millions into such work in Singapore.