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Health 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Generic drugs cost more

PRICES of generic drugs are rising almost twice as rapidly as prices of brand-name drugs, even as many insurers and the Bush administration are pressing Americans to switch in the name of saving money.

Nation 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Society suggests formation of medical arbitration board

A medical arbitration board has been proposed to check the rise in indemnity insurance premiums and to promote better medical practices.

Lifestyle 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pointed social comment

WHEN he was a young lad, Jack Sprat, the white sheep in a family of criminals, lived on a council estate in a house numbered 10.

Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Listen to your heart

The stethoscope, more than any other instrument, has been the doctor#8217;s greatest weapon in the fight against disease. It has undergone many changes through the centuries, and today the basic stethoscope is fast turning into a high-tech gadget with many functions, a far cry from the first stethoscope invented in the 19th century.

Letters 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Caught by a cold snap

b>By Wong Sai Wan/b>

Other Sport 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Battle off the pitch for two Germans

When we wish a professional athlete all the best for the New Year, we take good health for granted. We are wrong to make that assumption.

Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feet first

For patients, bunion surgery was one step back, then two forward, writes BENEDICT CAREY.

Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The next breast thing

Want bigger breasts without the fuss of surgery? The makers of the new non-surgical Brava system claim that its suction-bra can boost your bust by as much as a cup size in a little over two months. REENA GURBAKSH finds out how.

Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Living with cancer

The National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) recently initiated the start of its Resource and Wellness Centre. The aim of the centre #8211; to empower individuals by equipping them with the necessary support and information as guiding tools for a person diagnosed with cancer.

Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The art of the nip and tuck

Tired of the old you? There#8217;s always plastic surgery to give you a new outlook on life. HOOI YOU CHING nips in to the plastic surgeon#8217;s practice and discovers the wonderful world of plastic.