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What goes around comes around

The Internet has become a wonderful medium for passing around heart-warming or thought-provoking stories like this tale. Most claim to be true or based on fact. Even if they are hard to verify, the messages they carry are worth sharing.

Living with cancer

The National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) recently initiated the start of its Resource and Wellness Centre. The aim of the centre #8211; to empower individuals by equipping them with the necessary support and information as guiding tools for a person diagnosed with cancer.

Wrapping children in cotton wool

Some parents say they want their children to grow up to be independent, even courageous. But their behaviour actually tells kids the reverse.

Geriatricians shortage

Poor pay, long working hours and the bother of having to deal with multiple ailments have discouraged doctors from specialising in health care for seniors, writes JANE E. ALLEN.

Helping the children

From growing up in Malaysian rubber estates to living in the arid Arizona desert, speech pathologist Shereen Thomas has found a new home, where she is able to help the community she lives in by working with little children. ANN MARIE CHANDY has the story.

Ban on free plastic bags

TAIWAN authorities slapped a ban on the free distribution of disposable polystyrene tableware and plastic bags last Wednesday despite an outcry from the industry.

Let parents help in class

AS JADED as the subject is to many, kudos to Mind Our English for flogging the same horse!

What The Star can do

UPON reflection of the old days when I was struggling to improve my English right up to secondary school level, I realise that students need lots of encouragement along the way.

Beer belly gene

Scientists have discovered a certain gene variation that predisposes men to a drooping gut. The genes make such men more likely to gain the kilos and develop a spare tyre around the middle.

Seeing things

Eyesight is an integral tool in the development of a child, but how do we assess eyesight, especially in a young child who can#8217;t communicate his or her thoughts in a manner that can be understood by adults? B>COLIN KHOO/Btakes a close look at the issue.