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Metro News 17 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘Colon cancer can be prevented’

COLON cancer can be avoided when detected early as a polyp (tissue growth), participants at a StarLIVE talk on colon cancer by Ramsay Sime Darby learnt.

Health 16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Twins tackle cystic fibrosis with exercise

The struggles of twins born with cystic fibrosis, an incurable, inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

Fitness 15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 PM Premium

Twins tackle cystic fibrosis with exercise

The struggles of twins born with cystic fibrosis, an incurable, inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

World 15 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mattel recalls millions more Chinese-made toys

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mattel Inc., the largest U.S. toy company, recalled millions more Chinese-made toys on Tuesday due to hazards from small, powerful magnets and lead paint, and warned it may recall additional products as it steps up testing on thousands of toys.

Lifestyle 02 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

In high spirits

SHE joked and laughed at a press conference at a hotel on Tuesday. And apart from needing help climbing the stairs, Hong Kong comedienne Lydia Sum showed that she has bounced back after being laid up in intensive care in hospital last month.

Other Sport 12 May 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Zagallo doing well after four-hour op

Former World Cup winning player and coach Mario Zagallo was in good condition on Tuesday after surgery to remove an intestinal blockage, doctors said.

Health 23 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Elderly anaesthesia

More than half a million Malaysians receive an anaesthetic for an operation each year. Patients aged over 65 years account for a sixth of this (compared to a quarter in the US) and this proportion will increase over 2005 to 2030 as our population takes on an elderly age distribution.

Health 30 May 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fibre to the rescue

Psyllium is widely used as a fibre source. The psyllium husk is obtained by milling the seed of I>Plantago ovata/Ito remove the hulls. For centuries, traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic physicians have used the seeds and leaves to treat diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, constipation and urinary problems.