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World 01 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mexico begins shutting down as flu fears spread

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico began shutting down all non-essential work and services on Thursday to slow the spread of a new flu strain as new cases were found in the United States and officials urged increased worldwide precautions against an imminent pandemic.

World 01 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mexican flu outbreak may be mild - US CDC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outbreak of a new and worrying kind of influenza in Mexico may not be as severe as it first looked, with many mild cases that were not immediately noticed, U.S. health experts reported on Friday.

World 01 May 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mexico gets brighter picture of flu spread

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico started to get a better picture of its outbreak of a dangerous new flu strain on Friday, widening testing as a conveniently timed long holiday gave people a chance to ride out the epidemic at home.

Nation 29 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Police won’t give permit for group’s naked protest

Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar has make it clear that any application to publicly gather in the buff will be rejected.

Community 19 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Inking deal on R&D

USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the corporate arm of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Allen Healthcare Products (M) Sdn Bhd to collaborate in the research and development (RD) of rapid diagnostic test kits.

Community 17 May 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Eye-opening eco-camp at park

SHRIEKS of excitement filled the air when some students caught a small snakehead fish (haruan), a baby shrimp, some fish fry and tadpoles in a stream at the Bukit Mertajam Forestry Park in Cherok Tok Kun.

Community 20 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Training the trainers

Looking smart in white T-shirts and blue caps, 52 teachers were up early at Berapit, Bukit Mertajam. Carrying files, buckets, test kits and nets, they were eager to start their day.

Community 05 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Students to be roped in as river rangers

Students throughout the country will be roped in to be the 'eyes and ears' of the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) in combating river pollution.

Education 01 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Big turnout at health camp

UCSI's School of Pharmacy's sixthannual health campaign was heldin Ipoh for the first time at theJusco Ipoh Kinta City shopping centrerecently with the theme A HealthyLifestyle for a Healthy Heart.

World 03 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Myanmar restricts fowl movements after H5N1 outbreaks

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has banned the transport and sale of poultry in parts of the commercial capital Yangon where the deadly bird flu virus appears to be spreading, officials said on Saturday.