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Lifestyle 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

In the wake of superspreaders

Watching as the mysterious illness called severe acute respiratory syndrome hopped around the world and exploded in new outbreaks, epidemiologists began to ask themselves an unsettling question: Is itcarried by #8220;superspreaders#8221;?

Health 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

We are the children

It's World Health Day tomorrow, and the theme for this year is I>Healthy Environments for Children/I>. HOOI YOU CHING and MENG YEW CHOONG explore two ends of the spectrum to find out how the future of life is shaping up to be.

Letters 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Problems of dealing with the unknown

From NIPAH, Kuala Lumpur

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cheer up with financial planning

AS people around the world pray for a quick resolution to the American-led invasion of Iraq, one thing is evident: The affluent among us are growing convinced we live in an increasingly unpredictable era.

Nation 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Children are the real victims

Daily at media briefings in Amman, international relief agencies are expressing growing concern for the welfare of Iraqi children caught in the current war.

Lifestyle 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kenya hear the call of the wild?

Growing up on a diet of wildlife documentaries, movies and TV fare set in Africa, b>N.H. Petra/bmade up her mind that one day, she would go and see the real thing. When she finally did, it was in grand style: a custom-made safari with three children in tow. In this exciting, humourous two part story, she recounts the sights, sounds and smells of camping in Kenya.

Lifestyle 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enter the Devil

EVER heard of Daredevil? Ask the common man on the street and you#8217;ll possibly get a #8220;Duh-devil who#8221; reply? Ask an Image-generation comic fan, and you#8217;ll hear #8220;he#8217;s the B-grade Spidey#8221; reply.

Nation 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Papa welcomes second test for foreign workers

The Malaysian Foreign Maid Agency Association (Papa) has welcome the Cabinet's decision to make medical screening compulsory for all foreign workers entering the country but urged the Government not to restrict the check-ups to clinics appointed by Fomema Sdn Bhd.

Letters 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt must act fast to protect health of Malaysians

By V.K. CHIN

Nation 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Compulsory tests to weed out sick foreign workers

All foreign workers will have to undergo compulsory medical check-ups the moment they enter the country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri AbdullahAhmad Badawi said the move was being intro-duced with immediate effect to prevent peoplefrom being infected by foreign workers suffering from communicable diseases.