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AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Year of the Horse ends with baby boom

AS THE Chinese prepare to welcome the Year of the Goat in just a few weeks, maternity hospitals throughout the country are packed with women waiting to have their babies born before Jan 31, the last day of the Year of the Horse.

Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tobacco smoke contributes to crib deaths

Babies whose mothers are exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy stand a higher risk of dying suddenly in their sleep, according to the National Clearing House for Tobacco Control (C-Tob), an organisation based at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Letters 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Charity begins in Jeya's heart

Jeyathesan Kulasingam was recently honoured with The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award for humanitarian activities. But he is not resting on his laurels and intends to serve the community further by becoming a doctor, writes B>K.S.Usha Devi/B>

Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

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.

Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nature's choice

Breastfeeding is a choice that more and more professional mothers are taking, especially in the United States and Britain, and now Malaysia.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Foreign news in brief

Foreign news in brief including that Singapore#8217;s opposition party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has urged the republic to review its decision to bar Muslim schoolgirls from wearing the I>tudung/Ito school.

Lifestyle 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium


I HAVE two children who are as different as night and day. One is a spitfire while the other is a sweetheart.

AseanPlus News 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Baby boom for giant pandas

CHINESE scientists succeeded in breeding 10 giant pandas, a rare species on the brink of extinction, in 2002.

Lifestyle 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Taking a load off heavy bags

SCHOOLCHILDREN who lug around heavy backpacks are more likely to get hurt tripping over them than suffer back strains from carrying them, researchers said in a report published in the journal Pediatrics.

Letters 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dengue fever not at epidemic stage

Dengue was again given prominence in the Malay press, with I>Berita Harian/Ifeaturing a front-page picture of a Kuala Lumpur Hospital ward where extra beds were placed to accommodate an increasing number of patients.