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Young chef scores culinary coup for M’sia

KUALA LUMPUR: Focus, consistency and adaptability in the kitchen saw young chef Amelia Ng Mei Vern scoring a culinary coup for the country when she emerged champion at the 2017 Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Man ends up in ICU after swig of omum water

SINGAPORE: It was a home remedy for stomach discomfort Gunalan Perumal had taken countless times.

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Anti-cancer mango unveiled

Bangkok: Researchers at Nare-suan University in Phitsanulok, northern Thailand, have developed a mango that can reduce the risk of contracting some cancers.

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TCM practitioners pledge to end bear bile use

KUALA LUMPUR: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners in the country have pledged their support to replace the use of endangered wildlife parts with sustainable substitutes.

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Scientists unlock weight-loss drug

BEIJING: Chinese scientists have identified the chemical mechanism of celastrol, which they call one of the most potent natural weight-loss agents, marking another step towards its possible future development into a major weight-loss drug.

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No upside to use of penis rings and sex enhancers

PETALING JAYA: Misuse of sexual enhancers such as penis rings can result in men permanently losing the functions of their genitals, says an expert.

Vietnam

First Vietnamese ginseng seedling and herb centre introduced

THE Nam Tra My district in Quang Nam province has introduced the first ever Ngoc Linh ginseng (Vietnamese ginseng) and medical herbs centre as a major source of seed and sapling in Vietnam.

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Malaysian candle facials craze hit Bangkok

BANGKOK: After a paper-wrapped candle is lit, its end glides over a customer’s face, as it is claimed this will help get rid of Demodex mites in gland secretions called sebum and alleviate allergy symptoms.

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New Zealand closes beach to clear whale carcasses

Wellington: The grim task of clearing hundreds of washed-up whale carcasses was under way in New Zealand with the beach closed over fears the bodies will fill with gas and explode as they decompose.

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Fears of exploding whales as New Zealand clears carcasses

WELLINGTON: The grim task of clearing hundreds of washed-up whale carcasses was under way in New Zealand Tuesday, with the beach closed over fears the bodies will fill with gas and explode as they decompose.