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Day: June 21, 2023

Smokers Lose Bid to Challenge Ban on Lighting Up at Eateries

The Federal Court here has dismissed a leave application by seven smokers seeking to challenge the Health Ministry's smoking ban at eateries. A three-judge panel, chaired by Federal Court judge Justice Zabariah Mohd Yusof, made the unanimous decision for dismissal on Tuesday (June 20). The panel ruled that the applicants – Mohd Hanizam Yunus, 56; Zulkifli Mohamad, 61; Mohd Laisani Dollah, 50;...
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Leading to the Perfect Storm

Ocean warming is not only depleting fish stocks in the ocean, it is also resulting in smaller fish sizes and even displacement of certain species, a local study has revealed. The current hot spell is not helping and to make matters worse, floods and droughts have directly or indirectly affected fishermen’s catch, experts said. Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr...
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Study: French Fries May be Linked to Depression

French fries — they’re greasy, starchy and a comfort food for many. But reaching for fried foods may have a negative impact on mental health. A research team in Hangzhou, China, found that frequent consumption of fried foods, especially fried potatoes, was linked with a 12% higher risk of anxiety and 7% higher risk of depression than in people who didn’t eat fried foods. The link was more...
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According to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), a daily walk can help lower stress, control blood pressure, improve sleep, strengthen bones and boost cardiovascular health by reducing your risk of stroke, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease (the leading cause of death globally). A new study published on 28 February 2023 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that 1 in 10...
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