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Nation 12 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

PM: Go for quality healthcare

PUTRAJAYA: Nations must tackle the challenges posed by non-communicable diseases (NCD) by providing quality care that is co-ordinated and cost effective, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

Community 04 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Star employees sign up for 14-day fitness challenge

EMPLOYEES of Star Publications (M) Bhd who signed up for the Nestlé Fitnesse Shape Up Your Lifestyle: 14-Day Office Challenge (Nestlé Office Challenge) are in for an interesting yet challenging experience.

World 19 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Developing nations to bear cancer brunt, unprepared

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Developing countries will bear 60 percent of the world's cancer burden by 2020 and 70 percent by 2030, but are not prepared for the looming crisis, cancer experts warned in a report on Thursday.

World 19 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Developing nations to bear cancer brunt, unprepared

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Developing countries will bear 60 percent of the world's cancer burden by 2020 and 70 percent by 2030, but are not prepared for the looming crisis, cancer experts warned in a report on Thursday.

Lifestyle 29 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

TB, the diehard disease

Over 1,000 people die from TB in Malaysia every year, and the infection rate is set to rise with migration from high-risk countries.

Nation 14 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Health-friendly spaces in plan

PETALING JAYA: Allocating space in homes specifically for exercise and increasing police presence in parks to keep the public safe while they work out are among proposals in a Cabinet paper to reduce the number of Malaysians with diseases like diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

World 10 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

ANALYSIS - World health gains show goals work, more needed

LONDON (Reuters) - Health targets trumpeted by international bodies are often dismissed as little more than empty promises, but data from the World Health Organisation on Monday show they really can focus minds and deliver results.

Nation 08 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Urbanites face triple health threat due to lifestyle, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative Magda Robalo said many people in cities in the world, are facing a triple health threat, such as infectious diseases, that thrive in crowded conditions.hr noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Health 28 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Guide to good eating

Consistent and scientifically sound messages on eating right should be given to the public.

Health 31 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Poor me, poor you, poor them

The poor's access to healthcare is much more limited than the affluent's, and in many countries, they have little or no social protection at all.