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Turning two

A two-year-old gains a sense of trust when he is protected and is responded to appropriately. This trust is the foundation on which he learns to be independent and self-reliant, RUTH LIEW writes.

My New Year resolution

IT#8217;S really bizarre. Although I can write reasonably well, my oral skills are atrocious.

Tea Tree oil for acne

Today, the oil of the Tea Tree plant is not only used for cuts, burns, abrasions, skin infections, insect bites, boils, candida and tinea, but has been hailed as the perfect remedy for acne and pimples.

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.

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.

Money talks

How often have we heard individuals say they abhor plastic surgery? Very often, I#8217;m sure. But if there#8217;s so much contempt in the air, why does the crowd continue to stream into these clinics?

Geriatricians shortage

Poor pay, long working hours and the bother of having to deal with multiple ailments have discouraged doctors from specialising in health care for seniors, writes JANE E. ALLEN.

Leadership by example

IT'S 2003! A new year which spells new beginnings, and which calls for new resolutions, ideas and changes in our lives.

Caring ways

A BUDDHIST charitable organisation has helped rebuild the lives #8211; and homes #8211; of earthquake victims in Gujarat, India, writes MICHAEL CHEANG.

I have a responsibility

ONE of my New Year resolutions is to improve my English. I intend to do that by taking English courses after working hours.