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Health 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

NPC facts

Some fasts on nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a disease in which a malignant tumour (cancer) grows in the nasopharynx.

Health 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

We can lick this

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is one cancer that is curable if detected early. SOO EWE JIN talks to patients, caregivers and doctors #8211; including an internationally acknowledged Malaysian doctor #8211; on how the battle against this cancer is progressing

Lifestyle 16 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Let us know

AS IF the news isn't depressing enough already, now we have SARS. We don't know what exactly it is but we know it can kill. We don't know how we can get it so we keep our kids at home and avoid crowded places and planes. Except for the bombs, I feel a bit like an Iraqi under siege.

Letters 16 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Let us know

AS IF the news isn't depressing enough already, now we have SARS. We don't know what exactly it is but we know it can kill. We don't know how we can get it so we keep our kids at home and avoid crowded places and planes. Except for the bombs, I feel a bit like an Iraqi under siege.

Lifestyle 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Using an electronic nose to sniff out cancer

Scientists have developed an #8220;electronic nose#8221; that can detect lung cancer simply by sniffing a person#8217;s breath, researchers say.

Nation 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Easier HIV screening through anonymous testing programme

Voluntary screening for HIV infection has been made easier by the Health Ministry with the launch of a campaign on anonymous testing, which allows the public to be tested without fear or shame.

Nation 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

WHO not issuing travel advisories

There are no plans to issue travel advisories to countries hit by the Fujian flu due to better understanding on control measures to tackle this strain of influenza.

Health 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Want a screen test?

By Assoc Prof Dr KHOO EE MING

Health 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Influenza wars

Influenza is one of several diseases causing fever and respiratory symptoms that might raise suspicions of SARS. Its resemblance to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) has raised concerns as a recurrence of SARS during the influenza season cannot be ruled out.

Lifestyle 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Truly, it takes a village

An emotional response is rarely a constructive one. Despite all the hue and cry over the recent string of rape cases, little has been achieved. TEE SHIAO EEK speaks to a clinical sociologist to find out why social crimes keep recurring and what we can do about them.