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World 03 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

What a drag, Israeli firm grows "highless" marijuana

SAFED, Israel (Reuters) - They grow in a secret location in northern Israel. A tall fence, security cameras and an armed guard protect them from criminals. A hint of their sweet-scented blossom carries in the air: rows and rows of cannabis plants, as far as the eye can see.

Nation 31 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Anti-smoking crusader honoured by WHO

KUALA LUMPUR: After seeing her cigarette-smoking father almost die due to a lung condition, tobacco control expert Dr Zarihah Mohd Zain has become even more passionate about getting smokers to quit.

Nation 21 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sabah plans to provide 'baby hatch' service soon

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah plans to provide a service known as a 'baby hatch' in an effort to reduce baby-dumping incidents in the state.

Nation 16 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

MCA gives the thumbs up for new ministerial line-up

PETALING JAYA: The MCA has given the thumbs up to the new Cabinet, saying its many fresh faces would be able to propose better ideas and suggestions.

World 27 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Spanish forced to pay for drugs as cuts take toll

MADRID (Reuters) - Patients in Spain will have to pay the full price for some prescription medicines under a new measure to cut healthcare costs approved on Wednesday, Health Minister Ana Mato confirmed at a press conference.

Nation 29 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Cops want docs to visit more often to ensure detainees receive ample care while in lock-up

KUALA LUMPUR: Instead of the current only-when-needed basis, police want doctors to visit detainees at least twice a week.

World 29 May 2013 | 12:11 AM

Irish government backs ban on cigarette pack branding

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is to become the first country in the European Union to ban branding on cigarette packages by using plain packaging and uniform labelling, the government said on Tuesday.

World 16 Oct 2013 | 4:50 AM

China milk powder crackdown is tough medicine for doctors, sales reps

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A crackdown on corruption in China's infant milk formula sector has made sales representatives and hospital doctors fearful of talking to each other, putting a brake on marketing and possibly hitting revenue growth for foreign firms.

AseanPlus News 20 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Unlicensed dentists bite back after ban

JAKARTA: For more than 30 years, Indonesian dentist Edi Herman has been fixing the teeth of Jakartans in the rusty chair of his tiny shop, advertising his services with a huge poster of sparkling pearly whites on blood-red gums.

Nation 11 Dec 2013 | 2:23 PM

Pinang Tunggal rep referred to the Rights and Privilege Committee

GEORGE TOWN: Barisan Nasional backbencher Datuk Roslan Saidin (BN-Pinang Tunggal) has been referred to the Rights and Privilege Committee over his racist doctor remarks uttered during the July sitting.