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Qi in your your food

Fresh fruits and vegetables still have much of the qi or life force that was present before they were harvested.

Nation

230 to receive free artificial legs on Tuesday

Seventy-year-old Thiang Din Puang, who lost both his legs to diabetes four years ago, was almost in tears when his son told him on Wednesday he would be getting free artificial legs.

Nation

Government to help stranded woman return

The Government has agreed to help bring back the sick Malaysian woman stranded in Japan but first wants a commitment from her relatives to take care of her when she returns.

Nation

Woman seeks daughter’s help to return home

When 49-year-old Tan Soo Fieck left Malaysia to work in Tokyo eight years ago, all she wanted was to earn enough for her daughter to go through college in Kuala Lumpur. But, according to Tan, her daughter Poh Ying stopped communicating with her after four years and has not responded to her pleas to help her return home, leaving her in dire straits.

Lifestyle

Doc's steady hand

The dynamic director of the Centres for Disease Control in the United States is admired for her decisive leadership, communication skills and knowledge. DANIEL YEE reports.

Health

Heart benefits from cholesterol reduction

The ASCOT study has revealed that patients with high blood pressure and normal or mildly elevated cholesterol levels could benefit significantly from cholesterol-lowering therapy, writes COLIN KHOO.

Health

Active fun for children

Parents can help children stay active with fun exercise alternatives, writes JUDI SHEPPARD MISSETT.

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Nutrients for the heart

Ten dietary commandments you should follow if you want a healthy heart, says cardiologist David M. Colquhoun, who is also University of Queensland associate professor of medicine.

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Treating problem wounds

FOR most people, wound care means slapping on a Band-Aid. But for those who suffer from certain chronic diseases, a little blister or a bump on the shin can cause wounds that require months of treatment, including surgery, daily dressings or weeks breathing pure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber.

Lifestyle

Risk of diseases begins in womb

NEAR the end of World War II, Germany blockaded food to the largest cities in the Netherlands. Nearly two decades later, when boys born to women who were pregnant during the ensuing famine underwent military physicals, doctors noticed something puzzling: The young men were unusually prone to obesity.