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Day: September 4, 2023


Sweden is well ahead of schedule in achieving the World Health Organization’s (WHO) target of reducing the prevalence of tobacco use among adults to less than 5% by 2025. Imagine living somewhere where almost nobody smokes cigarettes. Where you don’t have to worry about used cigarette butts littering the ground, secondhand smoke polluting the air or sick and suffocating people suffering in...
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Save The Endangered Turtles

Researchers, environmentalists, and academicians have consistently warned of the impending loss of our invaluable turtle species. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the authorities to heed the warnings and take serious efforts to address the problem. The leatherback turtles once drew tourists by the thousands to Terengganu’s Rantau Abang. Instead of admiring this living fossil in...
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Need for cautious approach on alternative energy proposals in NETR

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) welcomes the launch by the Prime Minister of the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR) Phase 2 on 29 August 2023. We commend the government for being proactive in charting the roadmap in our energy transition that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels as we move towards a low carbon economy. The setting up of the RM 2 billion seed fund for the National Energy...
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Excessive Screen Time Causing Chronic Sleep Deprivation in Tweens and Teens

Screen time is contributing to chronic sleep deprivation in tweens (the term for pre-adolescent children around the ages of 10 to 12) and teens.  A paediatric sleep expert explains how critical sleep is to kids’ mental health. “I am the lead physician of the sleep centre at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where I study various paediatric sleep disorders. Our team of physicians and providers...
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