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Health 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The sweet affliction

There are presently 177 million diabetics in the world and this will hit 300 million in 2025. Now that's a lot of sweetness that we can do without, writes Dr P.K. YAP.

Education 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

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.

Lifestyle 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ethics and semantics of managing an epidemic

A WHILE ago, a friend asked me, what makes an epidemic take off? Mendacity, I replied, among other things.

Health 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stand and de-liver

Should we allow organ donation from non-related living donors? Dr ROSNIZA ABD AZIZ examines this prickly issue.

Education 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Art in the art of medicine

When it comes to diagnosing what's wrong in a patient, medical schools are increasingly telling students to look for answers in unexpected places: in novels, paintings, dance and theatre, writes MIKE ANTON.

Education 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Medical schools in doubt

A HANDFUL of medical schools in the United States and abroad graduate troubled doctors at about 10 times the rate of the best schools, an eight-month I>Hartford Courant/Iinvestigation found.

Letters 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Transferring students not the best cure

From B>PSD SCHOLAR of Ipoh./B>

Education 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don’t despise private medical students

From L. TAN, Seremban

Nation 19 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taxpayers must keep receipts under SAS

Taxpayers will have to keep the receipts of all claims when they seek tax deductions under the Self-Assessment System (SAS) which would be implemented next year.

Health 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rational use of antibiotics

The Federation of Private Medical Practitioners' Associations Malaysia (FPMPAM) feels that it is necessary to educate the general public as to the facts and myths of this group of drugs so that they are able to arrive at an informed opinion on the matter.