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2008-07-18 00:00:13

KUALA LUMPUR: Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in Malaysia, with hypertension topping the list. Malaysian Society of Hypertension vice-president Dr Azani Mohamed Daud said although hypertension was the most common disease in Malaysia, many were unaware they had it. "Last year, only 35 per cent of people with hypertension were diagnosed, with the rest unaware they had it," he told the "Are you at risk?" campaign at a hotel yesterday. The campaign was organised by the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'