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AseanPlus News 12 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Risk of death in heart bypass higher in women

MORE women than men tend to die shortly after a heart bypass surgery because they tend to seek for treatment very late, said Dr Lim Chong Hee, a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the National Heart Centre.

Lifestyle 11 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vital corals under threat

How's this for the ultimate 4-in-1: become an amateur underwater scientist, help in scuba clean-up, learn excellant buoyancy and...take part in an underwater wedding! ANDREW SIA got wet during the marine marriage last week. Now here's the rest of the story.

Health 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heart disease and stroke in women

It's World Heart Day today, and this year's theme is stroke and heart disease in women. It's a timely look at such diseases in women because the fact is, heart disease has been found to be the most serious health threat for women globally.

Nation 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ministry study reveals extent of road fatalities

Thirty out of every 100,000 Malaysians die in road accidents, according to a study conducted by the Health Ministry.

Health 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lessons from Spanish flu

In 1918, the misnamed Spanish influenza swept the globe killing millions and years later just disappeared. This chapter of world health history is a grim reminder of what SARS can do if not contained, reports DAVID BROWN.

Lifestyle 22 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Atypical pneumonias

THE paradox of atypical pneumonia is that its symptoms are typical of pneumonia. The only difference is that an unknown or new agent causes it and its infection does not respond to antibiotics commonly used for community-acquired pneumonia.

AseanPlus News 15 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tackle fear of SARS, Asian nations told

ASIAN countries should fight the fear caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which could bring negative impact to economic development, experts said in Beijing on Tuesday at a forum called 'SARS and Asia's Economy - Impacts and Policy Recommendations.'

Nation 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Estimate ‘not cause for alarm’

The public should not be alarmed by the increase in World Health Organisation's (WHO) estimate of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) mortality rate, a senior consultant virologist said.

AseanPlus News 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Toll up as mystery over SARS deepens

B>BEIJING/B>: The spread of SARS seems to be slowing here and in Hong Kong but accelerating in Taiwan, while separate studies in Singapore suggest the virus may have been in humans longer than first thought and now could be killing more men than women.