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Category: Health EN

You are NOT HEALTHY, unless your SLEEP IS HEALTHY

“At any age, the effects of sleepiness range from annoying to deadly,” says the US National Sleep Foundation Executive Director Richard Gelula. Lack of sleep can reduce attention and vigilance by 50%, decision-making ability by 50%, communication skills by 30%, and memory by 20%, according to scientists. Sleep deprivation, also known as “sleep debt”, is recognised as a serious problem in...
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Dissatisfaction and Unhappiness Guaranteed

­­ The industrialists had planned to create dissatisfaction decades ago to boost consumer demand. With the help of economists, PR agencies, advertisers and governments... they succeeded in creating the consumer society and made us ideal consumers for the factories and industrialization. Consumers are seen as the engines of growth. This organized approach succeeded and made us dissatisfied and...
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The Healthiest People Don’t Go To Gyms

According to a Time magazine article, people in towns or cities who have exercises worked into their daily routines have the healthiest and longest lives (like having good public transport where passengers walk to the station, many bicycle lanes, and cities with pedestrianisation, thus reducing dependence on cars). In the past, there were no gyms and trainers and we have much less...
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Heal the medical profession

A report revealed a shocking 70 percent of doctors surveyed admitted that they are victims of bullying while serving in the public sector and 17 per cent of them had contemplated suicide. This is unacceptable because it shows how widespread the bullying culture is and its severity. The statistics are worrying because about 75 percent of the doctors responding to a survey conducted by the Doctors...
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CAP: Stop the sale of talc-based products

  The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Health to re-consider its stand not to ban talcum powder and talc based products as new studies have shown that talc is hazardous to health. In a new study, commissioned by the Environmental Working Group and published in the journal Environmental Health Insights, researchers criticise the methods used by the...
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How Antibiotics make you FAT

OBESITY and weight gain may be a side effect of excessive antibiotic treatment in humans and persistent use of antibiotics in livestock. Some scientists now believe that antibiotics might be fuelling the obesity epidemic by messing with our intestinal bacteria. Modern research indicates that obesity is tied to the composition of our intestinal bacteria and new theories are linking antibiotics to...
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CAP Submits Memorandum Calling for Regulation on Lead in Paint

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) submitted a memorandum dated 8 December 2020 to the Malaysian government calling for promulgation and enforcement of lead paint law. It is widely known that lead has toxic effects on almost all body systems and is especially harmful to children and pregnant women. There is no safe level of lead exposure and hence it is vital to take steps to...
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Need for more caution and transparency over Pfizer vaccine purchase 

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the federal government to exercise greater caution and transparency in proceeding with its purchase of the Pfizer vaccine in an effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, as there is a need to ensure that Malaysians are given safe and effective vaccines. We refer to the agreement which the government has signed with Pfizer for the supply of...
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Covid-19 pandemic is a psychological time-bomb

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is very concerned about Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on people’s mental health as suicide cases are increasing since the start of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020. According to media reports, Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) statistics showed that 266 people committed suicide between 18 March and 30 October 2020. Within the same period Covid-19...
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