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Thai survey finds link between crime and low IQ

B>BANGKOK:/BPeople convicted of violent crimes tend to have lower intelligence quotients (IQs), hindering their decision-making ability, a survey by the Mental Health Department has found.


D-G: Patient died of illness

The Health Ministry has refuted the claim by Teh Eng Heng's family that his death at the Alor Star Hospital on Dec 22 was due to lack of oxygen in the ward.


Identify dengue-prone areas, officials told

Health Ministry and Local Government officials should move fast to identify dengue-prone areas to control the spread of the disease, Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk M. Kayveas said.


Tabs on traditional drug ads

The Information Ministry will monitor misleading advertisements on traditional drugs for slimming and specific ailments in the media, particularly those over TV and radio.

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New laws to allow liver and cornea transplant

NEW laws are being proposed to allow Singapore doctors to transplant the liver and corneas - not only the kidneys - of people who die.


Expert: Go for arbitration and mediation

Malaysia has the potential to introduce and utilise non-judicial alternatives to resolve malpractice matters.


Probe into maids with health problems

The Health Ministry has ordered an investigation into complaints of Indonesian maids who have been certified medically fit back home but arrive here with contagious diseases and other health problems, its parliamentary secretary S. Sothinathan said.


AIMST forges ahead

TERTIARY institutions play a pivotal role in training the resources to help place the country on the global map of scientific breakthroughs. One such institution is the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) which commenced its matriculation programmes in 2001 and its degree programmes in mid-March last year.


Ministry starts lab tests on consumer products

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has begun laboratory tests on consumer products to prevent confusion and also allay public fears following independent studies claiming that certain products were hazardous to health.


Immigration: Have second medical check

The Immigration Department has suggested that the Government introduce mandatory medical screening on foreign workers at entry points to ascertain they are free from contagious diseases.