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Nation 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

New sugar content rule soon

The Health Ministry will come up with a new regulation on sugar content in food and drinks soon to encourage Malaysians to reduce their sugar intake, said Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

400,000 on brink of diabetes, says Chua

At least 400,000 Malaysian adults above 30 may become diabetics if they do not change their diet, step up their exercise and reduce their weight, Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng said.

Nation 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penang site for first human insulin plant

Asia#8217;s first human insulin plant will be set up in Penang. The RM129.2mil plant is scheduled to start production by mid 2005.

AseanPlus News 25 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

More kids suffering adult-type diabetes

A LANDMARK study has found an alarming increase in the number of Singapore children with a type of diabetes that traditionally afflicts adults above the age of 40.

AseanPlus News 23 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ex-minister held in Indian sex scandal

A former government minister in India's largest state has been arrested over allegations that he arranged the killing of a local poet after she became pregnant with his child in an extramarital affair, officials said.

Nation 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Medical checks for diabetes

The state Health Department will go all out to encourage people, especially those with a family history of diabetes, to go for medical checks following a survey which showed that many of them are unaware they have the disease.

Nation 23 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Warning signs for diabetics in urine

More than a third of Type 2 diabetics in Malaysia - who have a minute amount of protein in their urine - have early kidney and heart problems.

Nation 12 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boy drowns in Kelantan floods

The state capital and Pasir Mas district in Kelantan were hit by floods after Sungai Kelantan overflowed its banks, forcing more than 500 people to evacuate and causing a two-year-old toddler to be drowned in Kota Baru Thursday.

Education 14 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baking and bread-winning

Baker's blood runs in the family for baking technologist Don Yong whose parents opened a bakery in the 1960s. One of his earliest memories is of icing a birthday cake as a 12-year-old at the bakery.

Nation 20 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Diabetes centres for all govt clinics

The Health Ministry plans to set up diabetes centres at all government health clinics nationwide to treat and counsel patients.