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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.

AseanPlus News 11 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Wen: Fight against AIDS must be China’s top priority

Premier Wen Jiabao warned that AIDS has spread to every level of Chinese society and that the world's most populous nation must make fighting the pandemic a top priority, reports said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 15 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Need to tackle six major woes

AFTER achieving stable and low birth rate, China must shift from controlling the population number to optimising population structure in its population and family planning work, said Gu Shengzu, deputy governor of Hubei Province and an expert on population economy.

Nation 17 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Guides to be set for garbagemen

The Health Ministry is formulating a set of guideline for people handling refuse as they are exposed to sharp objects which could be contaminated with hazardous materials.

Nation 17 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Proposal on youths draws flak

A suggestion that police round up those under 18 found to be loitering in the streets after certain hours drew flak from the House.

AseanPlus News 12 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Singapore grapples with rise in AIDS

Urgent measures are needed to tackle an 'alarming AIDS epidemic' facing Singapore, including possible border screening of people in high-risk groups.

Nation 10 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Child survivors pay heavy price, groups try to find kin and counsel them

From Devid Rajah in Sri Lankabr>Baby Farahan Mohd sucks his thumb constantly.

AseanPlus News 17 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

First SARS vaccine trials look promising

A SARS vaccine could be used among high-risk groups in China in the event of a large-scale outbreak again this spring, say experts.

Nation 14 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Most TB cases are imported

MOST of the tuberculosis cases in Malaysia are 'imported,' Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latif Ahmad said, adding that the country was a nation with 'medium-class' incidences of the disease.