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Afghan whooping cough spreads

B>KABUL:/BThe United Nations said yesterday it was airlifting and driving medical supplies to remote mountain villages in north-eastern Afghanistan as a whooping cough epidemic spread and threatened the lives of 40,000 children.

Eat your way to good health

You are what you eat, and no one knows this better than dietitians and nutritionists. Deciding which of these two healthcare professionals to see depends on your state of health.

Group formed to regulate healthcare sector

Four major care organisations want the industry to be regulated to ensure that consumers are well served and to reduce the element of cheating by irresponsible quarters.

Concerns raised over Beyblades toy fad

SINGAPORE: Spinning Beyblades are all the rage among youngsters in Singapore, but the popular toy has raised concerns about its safety.

Health tourism starting to pay dividends

Efforts to promote Malaysia as a health tourism destination are starting to pay off with more foreign tourists coming to the country for treatment and recuperation, Health Ministry parliamentary secretary S. Sothinathan said.

Cut out for medical school

B>D/B>O you really have to cut up dead bodies in your first year of medical school? Thanks to an amazing technology called plastination, medical students these days do not have to dissect a cadaver to learn anatomy.

Boob job in Penang boosts confidence of Dutch lass

Size does matter. Corina van Leeuwen not only feels good but exudes extra self-confidence as well. Her dream of good body posture was realised after she underwent silicone implant breast augmentation surgery at a private hospital here a week ago.

‘MPS not an insurance firm’

The London-based Medical Protection Society is a non-profit organisation and has over 3,500 doctors from Malaysia subscribing to it against medical indemnity.

Council set up to identify medical errors

A National Patient Safety Council has been set up to identify problems in #8220;adverse cases#8221; so that healthcare providers can learn from the mistakes.

Business plans that tick

Songbirds from Team Epsilon found that the best way to sing their hearts out without spending a fortune at karaoke lounges was to have a 24-hour karaoke satellite broadcasting channel #8211; Kara Channel (short for Karaoke Channel).