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Healing through the mandala

CATHERINE SIOW finds out how Buddhist psychotherapy can be used to reduce mental suffering and create family well-being in modern society.


Power of tenderness

Nurse consultant Sharon Soon believes it is the personal touch that makes an effective caregiver. She tells CATHERINE SIOW about this #8216;tender#8217; force that keeps her going and about her quest to empower others to care for themselves and their loved ones.


Importance of breast health

It bears repeating that early detection of breast cancer saves lives. It is therefore important for both women and men to be aware of breast health, and how a few simple steps can considerably reduce the odds of late stage breast cancer, reports HOOI YOU CHING.


New treatment for lung cancer

New advances in the management of lung cancer are now making their appearance in the practice of oncology. Among the innovations are targeted therapies that have various modes of action. Think of them as 'smart bombs', as opposed to the more traditioanal 'sluster bomb'. One such drug is now availbale in Malaysia, reports PAUL YEO.


Empowerment programme

THE Virtues Project was initiated in 1991 to empower individuals and families to live by their highest values. It was inspired by the desire to counter the rising violence in and around families.


Compassion and care

Even those who face an inevitable end have the right to live comfortably and with dignity.


90% of Hospis Malaysia patients suffer from cancer

Many advanced cancer patients have initially avoided going to see the doctor for fear of bad news, said Hospis Malaysia chief executive officer and medical director Dr Ednin Hamzah.


Nilai and De La Salle link up

IN line with its mission to provide quality and holistic education, Nilai International College recently signed a memorandum of understanding with De La Salle Institute, boosting its links with private institutions in the country.


Bringing solace to the very ill

Clinical specialist Dr Richard Lim, who treats and cares for terminally-ill cancer patients daily, is thankful for life and lives it one day at a time.


A simple test for cancer?

Does the ideal blood/serum tumour marker test exist? Dr EVELYN HO has the details.