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Author: Lai Cheng

HOME REMEDY FOR COLD & SORE THROAT

Have a cold, flu or sore throat? Try this natural remedy that uses just a few common kitchen ingredients: > Lemon is rich in protective Vitamin C and its juice has antibacterial properties. > Ginger soothes coughs and sore throats, and boosts immunity. > Cinnamon contains antioxidants that help fight infection and inflammation. > Honey has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory...
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Stop the genocide in Palestine!

Sahabat Alam Malaysia is a member of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) and we support the following statement released by Friends of the Asia Pacific in solidarity with our sister organisation Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON)/Friends of the Earth Palestine, who have lost staff, family members and friends as well as their offices in Gaza over the last 10 weeks of assault by...
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SIMPLE ENERGY-SAVING TIPS – (Part 2)

Grow Indoor Plants – They are Nature’s Cooling System Did you know that indoor plants are more than just stylish decor? They're eco-friendly allies in your mission to reduce energy use at home. Indoor plants don't just add a touch of green – they also play a cool role in regulating temperatures. Plants can keep your house cool because they lose water during transpiration, which cools the...
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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD

It can be tempting to brush off our children’s problems, especially if we have had a bad day or if we are busy. But our children need to know that we are going to listen to them. This will make it more likely our children will talk with us about their hopes and problems when they are older. Active listening is a good way to improve your communication with your child, says the Centers for...
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A SHARING COMMUNITY

We need to work together to build a better world for all. Organisations participating in Green Action Week plan campaigns that focus on practical ways to bring about sustainable consumption while delivering benefits for the common good, focusing on relationships, illustrating equality and respect for all, showing care for people and planet and working to bring about economic and social justice....
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Tribute to a Great Teacher and Advocate

Haji Sulaiman Abdullah, an eminent lawyer and a good friend of the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP), passed on three days ago. Council members and staff of CAP extend our deepest condolences to his family. In the early years of CAP, he, as Assistant Secretary, contributed to its growth and development.   He was living in Penang then and interacted with the late President Haji S.M. Mohamed...
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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS FROM GETTING SICK

Your hands open doors, handle money, touch public handrails and tabletops – and pick up plenty of germs along the way. Do you know: Your hands can have anywhere from 100,000 to a few million germs at any given time. And 4 out of 5 germs that cause illness are spread by hands. We frequently touch our eyes, nose, and mouth without even realising it. Germs can get into the body through the eyes,...
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WHAT IS YOUR BODY TRYING TO TELL YOU?

Our body often gives us signals when something is not quite right. Are you listening to it? Discolouration in nails, dark spots or changes in shape can mean vitamin deficiencies. A headache could be due to problems in the neck, muscles, nerves, or vascular system. Just popping a pill to address the symptoms will not solve the root problem. It’s important to treat the cause, not just the...
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Alarm over Malaysia’s microplastic footprint

Government, industry and consumer collaboration on sustainable practices vital for healthier marine environment An environmental study has revealed Malaysia contributes significantly to microplastic pollution in the marine ecosystem. Universiti Putra Malaysia Assoc Prof Dr Sarva Mangala Praveena Appalanaidu said the pollution was caused by the dumping of personal care and cosmetics products,...
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PERSPECTIVE: NOT EASY TO LIVE PLASTIC-FREE

Journalist Nina Muslim and her colleague Amirul Sajadi tried plastic-free living for a day. Her conclusion: “The big winner here is obviously plastic and the plastics industry. It is shocking the amount of plastic we use daily, often incidentally.” Nevertheless, it was a worthwhile challenge. “I started the day aiming for plastic-free. I ended the day with zero-waste goals,” says Nina....
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