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Health 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mixed ginseng studies

In Chinese medicine, ginseng is used as a general tonic to enhance overall health, particularly among the elderly. The most popular among several types is the Panax ginseng species, also called Chinese, Korean or Japanese ginseng. The active ingredients, called saponins, are found in the roots of the plant.

Health 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Locking free radicals

This is not the first time that you are reading about free radicals and it certainly will not be the last. Let us first define the term.

Health 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

I am woman

Yesterday was International Women #8217;s Day,an occasion rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men.Let #8217;s take this time to look at a vital aspect of women #8217;s lives #8211; the issue of healthfrom birth to the end of life.By PAUL YEO .

Letters 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Leave healthcare to doctors

From HEALTH CARE MONITOR of Penang.

AseanPlus News 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign news briefs

Foreign news briefs including from Jerusalem that a 58-year-old woman has given birth to twins after receiving fertility treatment.

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Benefits of soups

Is soup nutritious? Chinese mothers are always telling their children who are in a hurry to go to work to sip some soup, which has been boiled for hours, to replenish their energy.

Lifestyle 13 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wonder drug aspirin

For the first time, researchers have shown in the most rigorous kind of studies that they can reduce the risk of developing colon and rectal polyps, the precursors of almost all colon cancer, with aspirin.

Nation 14 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lawyer fit to own gun, says witness

Lawyer Datuk Balwant Singh was certified by a doctor to be physically and mentally fit to own a gun about two months before he allegedly shot dead a man after a heated argument last year, the High Court heard Thursday.

Health 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

What's up with aphrodisiacs?

Are there really such things as aphrodisiacs to boost the human libido? COLIN KHOO talks to a Western and Chinese health practitioner about things libidinous in nature.

Health 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sweet experiment

Some diabetics have found success in an experimental treatment that injects insulin-producing cells into the body, writes JAMIE TALAN.