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Education 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Medical schools in doubt

A HANDFUL of medical schools in the United States and abroad graduate troubled doctors at about 10 times the rate of the best schools, an eight-month I>Hartford Courant/Iinvestigation found.

Education 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Art in the art of medicine

When it comes to diagnosing what's wrong in a patient, medical schools are increasingly telling students to look for answers in unexpected places: in novels, paintings, dance and theatre, writes MIKE ANTON.

Health 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stand and de-liver

Should we allow organ donation from non-related living donors? Dr ROSNIZA ABD AZIZ examines this prickly issue.

Lifestyle 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ethics and semantics of managing an epidemic

A WHILE ago, a friend asked me, what makes an epidemic take off? Mendacity, I replied, among other things.

Education 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cut out for medical school

B>D/B>O you really have to cut up dead bodies in your first year of medical school? Thanks to an amazing technology called plastination, medical students these days do not have to dissect a cadaver to learn anatomy.

Health 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The sweet affliction

There are presently 177 million diabetics in the world and this will hit 300 million in 2025. Now that's a lot of sweetness that we can do without, writes Dr P.K. YAP.