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Lifestyle

Eat right for the baby too

Unhealthy diets and 'faddy'' weight-loss regimes may be condemning a generation of babies to heart disease, strokes and diabetes, says an expert in foetal medicine.

Nation

New Socso guidelines on assessing injuries and diseases drafted

Socso coverage is now being extended to include all forms of impairments and occupational diseases which can cause mild to severe disability to affected workers.

Health

Cry me a river

B>HOOI YOU CHING /B>sings the blues as she parts the dark clouds that represent clinical depression, a bona fide disease just like heart disease or diabetes, only a bit more insidious.

Nation

Economic stimulus ready soon

The overdue stimulus package to spur economic growth will be finalised soon. Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said there was an urgency to come up with the broad-based package, now that the situation in the Middle East appeared more certain. He said it would be ready #8220;faster than in the next two months.#8221; The package was initially scheduled for announcement on April 7.

Lifestyle

Trim till the end

Advocate of the high-protein-no-carbo diet, Dr Robert Atkins drew lots of criticism from the scientific community but made millions from his books and nutritional products.

Nation

400,000 on brink of diabetes, says Chua

At least 400,000 Malaysian adults above 30 may become diabetics if they do not change their diet, step up their exercise and reduce their weight, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.

Nation

Asean and partners to discuss killer virus

Asean and its #8220;Plus 3#8221; partners #8211; Japan, South Korea and China #8211; will meet in Putrajaya this weekend to discuss the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome affecting the region and ways to combat the threat of the killer virus.

Letters

Braving it on SARS front lines

Despite news of their couterparts in other countries succumbing to SARS, healthcare workers here continue to battle on at the front lines, writes IVY SOON who spoke to doctors and nurses treating SARS patients at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle

Tissue engineering offers hope for replacement body parts

PEOPLE suffering from liver failure, heart attacks or worn knee joints often need replacement parts, and researchers around the world are working to develop artificial tissue so these patients can be helped.

Letters

Healthcare workers most vulnerable to infections

The deadliest outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has often centred around hospitals, with medical staff, visitors and other patients being the most vulnerable to getting infected.