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Tan Ee Lyn

Tan Ee Lyn

    How far do your sneeze and cough go?
    How far do your sneeze and cough go?
    Ever wondered how far your sneeze goes? Or if you can stop germs from spreading by cupping your mouth with your hand when you cough?
    Protesters seek cheaper drugs at HIV/Aids meeting
    Protesters seek cheaper drugs at HIV/Aids meeting
    A small band of protesters holding aloft a banner disrupted a large HIV/Aids conference in Indonesia on Wednesday to demand access to drugs to...
    Heat scanners give cold comfort during flu outbreak
    Heat scanners give cold comfort during flu outbreak
    Alarmed by the spread of a new swine flu virus, airports around the world have rushed to install temperature scanners to pick out the sick, but the...
    Plantation workers face weedkiller health threat
    Plantation workers face weedkiller health threat
    Malaysian plantation worker Rajam Murugasu became blind in one eye after she slipped and accidentally sprayed the weedkiller paraquat in her...
    Global slowdown to take heavy toll on mental health
    Global slowdown to take heavy toll on mental health
    Chiu Hei-chun spent 50 years washing dishes at a roadside stall in Hong Kong only to lose his life savings when Lehman Brothers went belly up.
    Parents swamp clinics for children's kidney tests
    Parents swamp clinics for children's kidney tests
    Hundreds of worried parents in Hong Kong streamed into government clinics with their children this week after news broke that the China-imported...
    Fruit compound fights head, neck cancer
    Fruit compound fights head, neck cancer
    Lupeol, a compound in fruits like mangoes, grapes and strawberries, appears to be effective in killing and curbing the spread of cancer cells in...
    Keen demand fuels global trade in body parts
    Keen demand fuels global trade in body parts
    Paul Lee got his liver from an executed Chinese prisoner; Karam in Egypt bought a kidney for his sister for $5 300; in Istanbul, Hakan is...
    Chinese shrub gives best cure for malaria
    Chinese shrub gives best cure for malaria
    If it wasn't for the fresh, sharp scent, you could easily mistake sweet wormwood for any other kind of shrub.
    More help needed to fight malaria in Africa
    More help needed to fight malaria in Africa
    Aid agencies and African states called for more help on Tuesday to fight malaria, a disease that kills more than a million people each year, 90% of...
    China becoming 'like Africa' with Aids scourge
    China becoming 'like Africa' with Aids scourge
    HIV/Aids in China has spread beyond high risk groups such as injecting drug users, prostitutes and homosexuals and the country was becoming "like...