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Keep tabs on sale of antibiotics

From CONCERNED DOCTOR of Miri

Don’t panic

Seemingly harmless animal bites can lead to pain or even sudden death. It's best to know what these critters are capable of before you go dismissing some minor symptoms, cautions DEEPAK GILL.

When medicine kills

Review by TEE SHIAO EEK

Why risk a stroke?

Today marks the start of the National Stroke Association of Malaysia's Stroke Awareness Week. The theme this year is 'Let's Get Physical', and it was chosen to encourage both the young and old to adopt a more active lifestyle because regular exercise can help reduce the risks of high blood pressure, high cholesterol level and obesity, the major causes of stroke, writes TEE SHIAO EEK.

Dangers of self-medication

Self-medication can be dangerous. Interpretation of both signs and symptoms of the illness and side-effects is a job for the professional. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure.

Possible dangers of antibiotic abuse

Given that antibiotics have long been over-prescribed for numerous conditions #8211; from pimples to urinary tract infections #8211; it may shock you to learn that scientists first suggested there might be an antibiotic/breast cancer link more than 25 years ago. That's cause for concern as breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer.

Educate public on use of antibiotics

From J.D. Lovrenciear of Semenyih.

Rational use of antibiotics

The Federation of Private Medical Practitioners' Associations Malaysia (FPMPAM) feels that it is necessary to educate the general public as to the facts and myths of this group of drugs so that they are able to arrive at an informed opinion on the matter.

Doing what's best for baby

SIX mothers share their breastfeeding experiences - the joys and challenges - with MAJORIE CHIEW.

Full alert against the deadly bug

Violation of quarantine carries a heavy fine and possible jail in Singapore. It is aimed at combating a mystery deadly bug that has killed two and afflicted 74 Singaporeans, 10 of them seriously. SEAH CHIANG NEE has the details.