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Month: June 2023

BUILD GOOD HABITS FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE

Cultivating good lifestyle habits goes a long way in protecting health. Some good daily habits to have include regular exercise, eating healthy food, drinking enough water, getting sound sleep, avoiding stress, stopping smoking and limiting alcohol. “Many positive changes take place when you decide to take care of your health. Healthy foods can do wonders for the human brain, from improving...
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Enact the GEG law now and don’t submit to tobacco industry lobby

We call on our parliamentarians to approve the Control of Smoking Product for Public Health (GEG) Bill 2023 without any more delay and enact it into law to check the vaping epidemic involving young school children aged 13 to 17. There is no need for the bill to be sent to a parliamentary special committee, as speculated, because it had gone through that process during the previous 14th...
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Making of Plants Boosters

Making of Plants Boosters. Join this training to learn about simple recipes and techniques on liquid fertilizers, which can help the growth of plants, increase flowers and fruits. Valuable tips will be shared on plant care. Please confirm your participation by banking your registration fees to the Maybank account. Thank You
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AVOID ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS TO PROTECT FROM DEMENTIA

A 2022 study showed switching out 10% of ultra-processed foods with an equivalent proportion of unprocessed or minimally processed foods – such as fruits and vegetables – could lower dementia risk by 19%. What are ultra-processed foods? The study defined these foods as those high in added sugar, fat, and salt, and low in protein and fibre. Examples include soft drinks, salty and sugary...
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FOODS THAT NOURISH YOUR BODY

Fruits and vegetables are a true nutritional powerhouse, offering a range of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients that support our well-being. These nutrients keep us healthy and boost our immune system. They also supply fibre, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that help protect against chronic diseases and improve our overall health. Getting these vitamins, minerals and nutrients...
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‘Waste colonialism’: Govt admits it has no idea what happens to plastic shipped overseas

Lydia Chai today presented a petition to Parliament’s Environment Committee calling on the Government to ban plastic waste exports to developing countries. It has the signatures of more than 11,500 people, she said. Customs data released to the Herald shows Malaysia is the top recipient of New Zealand’s plastic waste, just ahead of Indonesia, receiving tens of thousands of tonnes in the past...
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2023: GLOBAL SOLUTIONS TO BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION

Humanity is facing a plastic pollution crisis. It's said that plastic production has risen exponentially in the last decades, and now amounts to some 400 million tons per year – a figure set to double by 2040. In 2022, UN Member States agreed to start negotiating a historic new global treaty to end #plasticpollution. The framework is now being negotiated throughout a series of meetings across...
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Ireland becomes first nation to require cancer warning labels on alcohol

May 22 (UPI) -- Ireland has approved a new law making the country first in the world to require cancer warning labels on alcoholic beverages. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly signed the Public Health Alcohol Labeling Regulations on Monday, which will require labels that show calorie content, grams of alcohol, risks of cancer and liver disease and the dangers of drinking while pregnant. The...
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GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY (INC-2) (29 May to 2 June 2023)

Ban Toxic Chemicals in Plastics – IPEN As the Plastics Treaty INC-2 negotiations come to a close, IPEN observes that many delegates’ views are evolving, as the talks have advanced from a focus on plastic as a waste and pollution problem, to the current movement toward a Treaty that addresses the threats to health and biodiversity from chemicals throughout the plastics life cycle. Despite...
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GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY (INC-2) (29 May to 2 June 2023)

Meeting Ends: A Quick Summary The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (#INC2) for a global agreement to end plastic pollution concluded at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris with civil society organizations appealing to governments not to allow the use of dilatory tactics and procedural questions to set back progress and lower the ambition of the potential treaty....
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