Victim of the Caesarean Epidemic?

CAESAREAN birth is a major abdominal surgery that has potentially risky outcomes for both the mother and the baby. What is troubling is that Caesarean section rates are rising throughout the world; many Caesarean sections are done unnecessarily. They are also performed for non-medical reasons and for boosting doctors’ earnings and for their convenience. >> …

Cyclists Less Exposed Than Car Drivers

“Cyclists are the least exposed to air pollution on daily commutes into a congested city centre, research has shown. People in cars and buses spent longer in toxic air, as did walkers unless they made detours to avoid main roads. The work, conducted in Leeds, supports the investment in cycle lanes to both reduce air …

NEXT PANDEMIC? Amazon deforestation may spark new diseases

“Changes in the Amazon are driving displaced species of animals, from bats to monkeys to mosquitoes, into new areas, while opening the region to arrivals of more savanna-adapted species, including rodents. Those shifts, combined with greater human interaction with animals as people move deeper into the forest, is increasing the chances of a virulent virus, …

Participate in extreme sports at own peril

On 27 September 2020, a woman broke her back after the rope snapped during a rope swing activity in Kuala Kubu Bharu. This is not the first case involving extreme sports neither will it be the last as long as the authorities are lackadaisical. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked to learn on …

Don’t log off our source of water

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) would like to commend the CEO of Perbadanan Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP), Dato’ Ir. Jaseni Maidinsa, for the statement he made appealing to the federal government to stop the Kedah state government from allowing logging in the Ulu Muda Forest. He has clearly stated the facts in regards to …