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Health 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asthma risk for babies

New research shows that children who go to bed with a bottle have a greater risk of wheezing episodes, which may contribute to asthma.

Lifestyle 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asthma risk for babies

New research shows that children who go to bed with a bottle have a greater risk of wheezing episodes, which may contribute to asthma.

Nation 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Some diseases manifest even after screening

The screening of foreign workers on arrival here might reduce the danger of importing diseases but the risk cannot be totally eliminated, said Health Ministry deputy director-general (public health) Datuk Dr Tee Ah Sian.

Nation 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Compulsory tests to weed out sick foreign workers

All foreign workers will have to undergo compulsory medical check-ups the moment they enter the country. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri AbdullahAhmad Badawi said the move was being intro-duced with immediate effect to prevent peoplefrom being infected by foreign workers suffering from communicable diseases.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Supplement questions

With the shift in nutrition pattern towards one of unhealthy excess, the role of supplements in maintaining health is becoming more prominent.

Nation 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bill to clean up labs to be tabled in June

The Pathology Bill, which is expected to #8220;clean up#8221; operations of clinical laboratories, has been forwarded to the Attorney-General Chambers for approval before tabling in Parliament in June.

Nation 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't be driven by profits, medical sector told

People working in the medical sector should not be driven by profits but should broaden their concern to cover the well-being of the society and the world as a whole, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

Health 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Battle for clear noses

Last week, we looked at rhinitis, inflammation of the nasal passages. This week, we take a look at sinusitis, a condition that is much harder to treat but often mistaken as rhinitis.

Health 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lifeblood of medicine

HOOI YOU CHING gets her hand 'bloody' as she wades through a large pool of facts and figures to give you this story about blood and donation.

AseanPlus News 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't visit China, official tells Taiwanese

B>TAIPEI:/BThe head of Taiwan's health department warned yesterday against non-essential visits to China, as authorities tried to determine whether three Taiwanese hospitalised with flu-like symptoms contracted the deadly atypical pneumonia that has spread through Asia.