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Health 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Checks on private healthcare

In the concluding part of the report on I>Building an Innovative Healthcare System: Options for Malaysia/Iby LOH FOON FONG, who received the World Health Organisation Journalism Fellowship recently and was sent on exposure trips to Switzerland and Sweden, she writes on private healthcare.

Nation 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

New WHO head to work on outbreak responses

Dr Lee Jong-wook of South Korea, who was elected the next Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, announced that he would immediately expand and strengthen the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network to identify and respond to disease outbreaks around the world.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO praises our efforts in promoting healthy lifestyle

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Malaysia#8217;s efforts in promoting a healthy lifestyle among its people.

Health 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nutrients for the heart

Ten dietary commandments you should follow if you want a healthy heart, says cardiologist David M. Colquhoun, who is also University of Queensland associate professor of medicine.

Health 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boys will be boys

WHAT makes a man tick? Many women have been known to ask this question, but let#8217;s steer clear of that one and stick to the biology of it. Blame it on the sex chromosomes, X-chromosome and Y-chromosome. Put two X chromosomes together and a girl develops; put an X and a Y-chromosome together and a boy develops.

Health 10 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Local study on men

The Women and Family Development Ministry is supporting a local study that will look at various aspects of men's health.

Business 31 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Higher allocation for social development

THE revised allocation for social development programmes for the 8th Plan period is RM24.5bil #150; an increase of 62.7% compared to the original allocation.

Letters 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Need for tighter health checks

Although the incidence of communicable diseases brought into the country by foreign workers is still low, the potential of them spreading warrants attention now, especially with threats of emerging and re-emerging diseases. WONG LI ZA examines the issue.

AseanPlus News 04 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wanted: Four million food cops

A RECRUITMENT drive for nutritionists has been launched to persuade Chinese people to eat healthier food.

World 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Asia-Pacific battles rising cancer, heart disease

NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Reuters) - Asian and Pacific nations are struggling to stem the rise in cancer and heart diseases which kill 25,000 people a day in the region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.