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Month: March 2023

CAP: Doctors and strike action are morally unjustifiable

CAP is concerned that a group of 8,000 contract doctors currently serving with the Ministry of Health have threatened mass resignations and a nationwide ‘strike’ next month. An account known as “Mogok Doktor Malaysia” (Malaysian Doctors on Strike) has since emerged on social media. According to media reports   the group’s demands include the absorption of all contract Medical...
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Bank Negara Calls for Structural Reforms

  Bank Negara has urged the government to implement key structural reforms to enhance Malaysia’s competitiveness and growth potential. The central bank highlighted 6 key policy priorities for reforms, namely, digitalisation; fiscal resilience; climate resilient economy; growth potential; future-ready workforce; and social protection. Read more:  
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In a recent study, scientists examined the DNA of almost 1,200 samples of E. coli taken from the urine and blood of individuals infected with Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), as well as the DNA of more than 1,900 samples of E. coli from raw meat including chicken, turkey, and pork. When they evaluated all of these samples in the lab, researchers found that about 8% of UTIs may be caused by E....
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Road noise makes blood pressure rise, study finds

A study that analysed data from more than 240,000 people, aged 40 to 69 years who started out without hypertension, found that people living near road traffic noise were more likely to develop hypertension. And that risk increased in tandem with the noise "dose". Academics said the new research was a "game-changer" that could affect future environment policy. Read more:  
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All UK honey tested in EU fraud investigation fails authenticity test

The report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre said honey imported from the UK had a suspicion rate of 100% and “this could be the result of honey produced in other countries and further processed in the UK before its re-export to the EU”. In 2022, the UK imported more than 38,000 tonnes of honey from its biggest supplier, China, where there is a known risk of adulteration...
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