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Health 25 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fighting fat with a prescription

The use of drugs to reduce weight has long been a thorny issue. Side-effects were commonly associated with drugs used in the past for weight control. Is the situation any different today?

Health 25 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

A quick look

Consultant cardiologist Datuk Dr Khoo Kah Lin explains the workings of orlistat and sibutramine, two weight-loss medications currently available in Malaysia.

Education 25 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Art therapy for young diabetics

ONE in every 450 children has Type One diabetes and almost 65,000 are newly diagnosed each year, global statistics reveal.

Nation 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Chua: New SARS virus less dangerous

The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus, which re-emerged in China recently, is not as dangerous as the previous strain, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Health 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

New stents reduce repeat treatments

One way to prevent arteries from closing up again is to insert an expandable metal tube (during angioplasty) into the blood vessel. These tubes are called stents. COLIN KHOO has the details.

Health 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Raw energy for health

Today Dr AMIR FARID ISAHAK will teach you a simple exercise to help you build up your qi (life-energy) and physical fitness.

AseanPlus News 13 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

More women opting for caesarean

MORE women here are giving birth by caesarean section every year, and doctors expect the number to keep on inching up.

Nation 13 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

New drug for erectile dysfunction now available

A new oral treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), called tadalafil, is now available in Malaysia.

Health 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Protection against stroke

An eighteen-year prospective cohort study of over 40,000 Japanese men and women found a lower risk of stroke associated with regular consumption of green-yellow vegetables and fruit.

Health 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Want a screen test?

By Assoc Prof Dr KHOO EE MING