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A family indeed

By JUNE CHAN

Support sex education

From Lee Yoke Lee, peer educator and youth volunteer, Negeri Sembilan Family Planning Association, via e-mail

Breakthrough

Highlights on: Echo of the Big Bang; Estrogens muddle bird sex; A gender gap for organ donors

Exercise for the ages

The numerical number that states your age should be no barrier when it comes to exercising for good health, writes Dr WILLIAM CHAN.

Flawed HRT study

A renowned expert in breast cancer and menopause and a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist address the frailties of the Women#8217;s Health Initiative (WHI) study that has led to the current controversy over hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and breast cancer. MARTIN VENGADESAN has this report.

Learning on the job

BY NITHYA SIDHHU

Furore over teen sex education

Abstinence-only proponents say teaching the young about birth control is simply inviting them to have sex; advocates for comprehensive sex education say withholding detailed information leads to dire medical consequences.

Home is where the heart is

At times, #8220;home#8221; isn#8217;t simply defined as a birthplace or town steeped in childhood memories. Sometimes, it is the place that makes people brave oceans, traverse mountains and cross deserts to finally put their roots down. Pulau Langkawi boasts a large expatriate community who chose to leave their countries for a strange tropical island halfway around the globe. LEONG SIOK HUI spoke to a few in the first of this two-parter.

Fatty issue

WHAT most of us are not aware of is that 80% of cholesterol is derived from the liver and 20% from our diet.

Indians at higher risk of heart disease

From the Tamil Press: The I>Malaysia Nanban/Iand I>Tamil Nesan/Ihighlighted the Malaysian Medical Association's caution to Indians that they faced a 15% higher risk of contracting heart disease and high blood pressure.