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Lifestyle 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

An open window

The physically- and mentally-challenged are hopeful that they will be given time to fine-tune the proposed Persons with Disabilities Act before it is tabled in Parliament to ensure a fair representation of their diverse needs, writes PANG HIN YUE.

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.

Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Go with the flow

To enjoy the benefits of Vasthu Sastra recommendations effectively, one should understand the flow of earth energies because they have subtle interactive influences on a human being.

Lifestyle 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A growing interest

By T. SELVA

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rotarians, youngsters go caving

The trip to the Gua Tempurung was the culmination of three months of hard work. YONG SIEW ONN only regret is that he didn't get to do this, maybe, 20 years ago.

Health 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

For adults only

In the quest to keep them healthy, many adults are mistakenly putting young children on low fat and sugar diets, which are more suited to adults, and could cause problems, writes REKHA NAIDU

Lifestyle 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stiff dose of competition

Giant businesses may be squeezing their smaller counterparts out of the market in many sectors, but trust the pharmaceutical industry to come up with a pill for every ill. While independent pharmacies may not have as much muscle as the big guys, they have innovative ways to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive business world, reports LEONG SHEN-LI.

Health 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Going for insurance

In the second part of the report on Building an Innovative Healthcare System: Options for Malaysia by LOH FOON FONG, who received the World Health Organisation Journalism Fellowship recently and visited Switzerland and Sweden to study their healthcare systems, she writes on the issues involved in a national health insurance scheme.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

A simple act of love

For island dwellers, access to medical care can be knotty at times, let alone healthcare facilities for pets or strays. In Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, LEONG SIOK HUI met a group of animal lovers who are geared to set up a non-profit organisation to care for these unlucky souls.

Lifestyle 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Using yantras and mantras

ONE of the purest forms of rectification in I>Vasthu Sastra/Iis the placement of I>yantras/I(mystical diagrams) in the eight cardinal compass directions of a property.