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Nation 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Senior citizens to get more attention

The Government has made serious efforts to ensure the health and welfare of senior citizens because they will make up 7% of the country#8217;s projected population of 25 million by 2007.

Health 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sex and the mind

PHILIP GOLINGAI talks sex to an expert on sexual problems who was in town to give a talk on sexual health and ageing.

Nation 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Chinese ageing fast, says research centre

Malaysian Chinese are fast becoming an ageing society and are the most urbanised, compared to the other communities, according to a research organisation.

AseanPlus News 29 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Koizumi seeks mandate for change

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi vowed yesterday to turn his conservative party into a vehicle for reform as campaigning began in earnest for the first general election since the popular Japanese leader took office.

AseanPlus News 06 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Number of aged Chinese to increase by 3.2% a year

THE elderly population of China is forecast to grow by 3.2% every year, Minister of Civil Affairs Li Xueju said in a report on protecting the rights and interests of China's senior citizens at the fifth session of the 10th National People's Congress Standing Committee recently.

Health 14 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Acute confusion in the elderly

When an elder suddenly becomes confused, don't make the assumption that it's part of old age. Acute confusion is a sign of an underlying problem, and even if the elder appears otherwise well, it's best to seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Health 28 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Revelling in the golden years

The key to healthy ageing lies in preventive measures rather than curative methods. Advancing age doesn't have to mean loss of memory, physical strength or intellectual ability. You can take measures to live life to the fullest, even at 70 or 80, writes HOOI YOU CHING.

Business 04 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Changing for a better future

Change is inevitable if organisations and people are to adapt to rapid advances in technology, increasing competitiveness, globalisation and the effects of an ageing society. TRACEY EVANS writes.

Health 11 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Work those creaky muscles

Strength training is not only for skinny 'muscle-bound wannabes'. That's bodybuilding. Strength training differs from bodybuilding because the latter focuses on building muscle bulk to cultivate a particular image while the objective of strength training is simply to build muscle strength in order to maintain the joints, increase bone strength and prevent problems like fall.

AseanPlus News 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Population ageing fast

CHINA is well anticipated to become the second nation immediately after Japan that will suffer a rapid ageing of its population in the coming decades, according to the I>Green Book of Population and LabourB>/I/B>published in Beijing.