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AseanPlus News 15 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Need to tackle six major woes

AFTER achieving stable and low birth rate, China must shift from controlling the population number to optimising population structure in its population and family planning work, said Gu Shengzu, deputy governor of Hubei Province and an expert on population economy.

Nation 08 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Microbiologist honoured by university

Microbiologist Datuk Dr Lam Sai Kit, 66, who headed a medical team that discovered the Nipah virus, has been appointed Professor Emeritus of Universiti Malaya.

AseanPlus News 26 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu ‘may be in Asia to stay’

World health officials who only a few months ago were confident of controlling a fatal form of bird flu that keeps popping up in Asia are now less certain that they will be able to do so.

AseanPlus News 29 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Coal mine blast kills eight

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AseanPlus News 31 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Beijing outlaws blood trade

THE National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliament, has passed a law banning the buying or selling of blood to prevent the spread of AIDS and outlawing discrimination against victims of infectious diseases, Xinhua News Agency reported.

Nation 10 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian firm opens its first clinic in Vietnam

Malaysian-based Health Solutions Group accomplished a major milestone by launching the first of its chain of eight Family Care International Clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, marking its maiden entry into the Vietnamese market.

Nation 06 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

‘Tuberculosis on the rise among HIV patients’

Six per cent of the total number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Malaysia involved HIV patients and the number is increasing yearly.

AseanPlus News 16 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Change diet and exercise, people told

The Chinese have been told to eat less fat and more cereals, exercise more, smoke less and cut down on liquor.

AseanPlus News 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hong Kong warned of diseases spreading from China

A top Chinese health official warned yesterday of the increased risk of infectious diseases such as SARS and bird flu jumping the border next year as more Chinese travel to the southern city for work and play.

AseanPlus News 12 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Farmers in rural Tianjin start ‘toilet revolution’

Zheng Enguang, 70, a farmer on the rural outskirts of northern China's Tianjin municipality, no longer has to walk some 40m to a public toilet. Using funds from the local government, Zheng has built a bathroom inside his house.