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Health 25 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

Fast foods under scrutiny

THE topic of fast foods has been highlighted in this paper and other local press this past week. Several reporters have called me to seek information and explanation on the issue. Questions were mainly related to the ill effects of consuming fast foods and how to educate the consumer.

Health 28 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Eating in 2007


Health 14 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

United against diabetes

The 19th World Diabetes Congress held recently in Cape Town, South Africa, saw international experts discuss the latest issues and advances in diabetes.

Nation 19 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Chua leads delegates to WHO talks on new diseases

With the emergence of new diseases in the Western Pacific region such as bird flu, the World Health Organisation is seeking the views of health experts and key government officials in the region on ways to fight the diseases.

Health 09 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sweet, sweet Asia

The recent international summit on Asia's growing diabetes crisis held by the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) in Hanoi, Vietnam, saw many diabetes experts expressing the view that the disease is set to be one of the 21st century's biggest health challenges.

World 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Asia-Pacific battles rising cancer, heart disease

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Reuters) - Asian and Pacific nations are struggling to stem the rise in cancer and heart diseases which kill 25,000 people a day in the region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 04 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wanted: Four million food cops

A RECRUITMENT drive for nutritionists has been launched to persuade Chinese people to eat healthier food.

Letters 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Need for tighter health checks

Although the incidence of communicable diseases brought into the country by foreign workers is still low, the potential of them spreading warrants attention now, especially with threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases. WONG LI ZA examines the issue.

Business 31 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Higher allocation for social development

THE revised allocation for social development programmes for the 8th Plan period is RM24.5bil #150; an increase of 62.7% compared to the original allocation.

Health 10 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Local study on men

The Women and Family Development Ministry is supporting a local study that will look at various aspects of men's health.