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Letters 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Emotional support for troubled people

From ETTA CHATTERJEE, Honorary Secretary, Befrienders KL

Lifestyle 05 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wider nature of autism

B>M/B>ENTION autism to parents, doctors and scientists these days, and among an earful of different theories will emerge a common nod of agreement: the perplexing condition is not nearly as rare as once was thought.

Lifestyle 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Inspired by mother's love

A consultant psychiatrist and analytic psychotherapist, Dr Tan Eng Kong tells CATHERINE SIOW how he helps people through his Metta Clinic.

Health 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aggressive hearts

Many cases of heart failure are the product of our successes, attributable to medications and procedures such as angioplasty that have allowed more people to survive heart attacks and heart disease.

Health 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Washing your kidneys at home

Daily dialysis patients spend half as much time in the hospital and have fewer treatment-related symptoms,writes LINDA MARSA.

Letters 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Helping former drug addicts with new ideas

There needs to be a more effective programme for rehabilitating former drug additos if the government wants to achieve its aim of eliminating the drug menace in this country, writes WONG LI ZA.

Health 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New lease of life

Retired teacher S. Neelam shares her experience of being the first person in the country to undergo total disc replacement surgery in Putrajaya Hospital last August. The procedure was pioneered by clinical orthopaedic surgeon Dr K. Selva Kumar. The following day, R. Rameshvaran, a golf tourney promoter, underwent a similar operaton. Here are their accounts.

Health 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New disc for old

Degenerative disc disease or what is commonly termed as #8216;slipped disc#8217; can bring about chronic pain which diminishes the quality of life. Here#8217;s the good news: a revolutionary new procedure which replaces worn discs in the lumbar spine with state-of-the-art cobalt chromium implants is now available locally. The new technique, known as total disc replacement, promises to put the spring back into your step within a matter of days.

Lifestyle 26 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Seeing your gynae

Gynaecologists today aren#8217;t just physicians #8211; they are also counsellors, educators and health partners #8211; who work hand in hand with women to keep their reproductive health in check. PATSY KAM reports.

Letters 26 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's foolish to attack Iraq

From THE OWL, Kuala Lumpur (via e-mail)