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A small triumph for biochemistry

I USED to be one of two people responsible for the biochemistry lab in the hospital. It served to confirm a doctor’s initial suspicions. We could get back with reasonably accurate measurements of a patient’s blood sugar or electrolyte levels; a chemical or enzymatic profile of a patient’s liver or kidney, etc. Nowadays, it’s automated but we had to do it manually with titrations galore.

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US oks portable antidote for painkiller overdoses

WASHINGTON: U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a portable device to treat painkiller overdoses that people without medical training can use in emergency situations, a move to combat the rise of deaths from the abuse of opioids, including heroin.

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Wife of Tetra Pak heir found dead in London

LONDON: The American wife of an heir to the Tetra Pak drinks carton fortune has been found dead in London, police said on Tuesday, and a man who may be Eva Rausing's husband was arrested in connection with her death and on suspicion of drugs possession.

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Insight - In Greek crisis, HIV gains ground

ATHENS (Reuters) - 'Contagion' is the label financial markets use for the economic spread of the Greek crisis. For hundreds of people in an increasingly chaotic society, the word has a deadlier meaning.

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Insurer seeks to void policy for Jackson shows

LOS ANGELES: The insurer of Michael Jackson's canceled comeback concerts has asked a judge to nullify a policy intended to protect concert promoters if the singer wasn't able to complete the shows.

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SIS founder Zainah Anwar answers your 10 questions

Zainah Anwar fields the 10 questions posed by our readers.

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Oprah Winfrey finds sister she didn't know she had

CHICAGO: Oprah Winfrey has discovered she has a half-sister - a woman who was given up for adoption by Winfrey's mother nearly 50 years ago, when the talk show host was eight years old.

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Your 10 Questions

Mida chairman Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob fields the 10 questions posed by our readers.

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Your 10 Questions

Featuring ex-politician and social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.