CAP is not shocked by the contaminated bottled mineral water

When the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) directed the recall of Malaysia’s “Starfresh” bottled drinking water on 12 June 2019 because of bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) was not the slightest surprised. In view of the findings in Singapore, a similar recall should also be done in Malaysia if the product is being …

CAP: Reduce sodium intake to stop high blood pressure

World Hypertension Day is observed annually on May 17 with the aim of raising awareness on hypertension and spreading knowledge on this common cardiovascular condition. Hypertension is a condition associated with increased risk for stroke, kidney failure, premature mortality and disability. About 32.7 percent of Malaysians aged 18 years and above are suffering from hypertension …

Depression: Is Malaysia prepared to handle this mental health crisis?

A recent report  released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on ‘Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders estimates that in 2015 there were over 1.1 million cases of depressive disorders in Malaysia[1].  The report further states that depression is a major contributor to suicide deaths accounting for 800,000 or 1.5% of all deaths globally.  If …