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Category: Health EN

CAP: Halt the sale of spices from India

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls upon the Health Ministry to immediately ban the sale of two brands of spices from India (Everest and MDH) which were found to contain ethylene oxide a cancer-causing agent. The two affected brands of spices are widely available in Malaysia, especially on e-commerce platforms. The affected brands of spices are exported to many regions including...
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Cancer victims sue Johnson & Johnson over ‘fraudulent’ bankruptcies

The victims accuse the healthcare company of using a shell company’s bankruptcy to resolve lawsuits. NEW YORK: A group of cancer victims sued Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday, accusing the healthcare company of committing fraud through repeated and continued efforts to use a shell company’s bankruptcy to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging its talc products contained asbestos...
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PROTECT CHILDREN FROM E-CIGARETTES

When e-cigarettes are designed to look like school supplies or taste like candy, it’s obvious that the tobacco industry is directly targeting young people. The industry targets youth for a lifetime of profits, creating a new wave of addiction. Children are using e-cigarettes at rates higher than adults in all regions and globally an estimated 37 million youths aged 13-15 years use tobacco....
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WHAT YOUR ANGER IS TRYING TO TELL YOU

Anger is the most addictive of human emotions. If you don’t control it, it will control you. It can be experienced as a mild irritation or an all-consuming rage. Although it’s considered a normal, healthy emotion, it can become unhealthy when it gets out of control. Most of us act upon our anger, and don’t realise what it’s telling us. Anger is actually a secondary emotion – a reaction...
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HARMFUL SQUEAKY PLASTIC PET TOYS

Squeaky plastic pet toys have been found to be contaminated with toxic chemicals banned in children’s toys, cautions Philippines toxics watchdog group Ecowaste Coalition. The toys could also pose a risk to humans who come into contact with them. Here are the details from the group’s 17 May 2024 press release....
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NATURE IS HEALTH

The air we breathe. The food we eat. The water we drink. The environment we live in. All of these factors impact human health. To ensure health for all, we must first protect nature and safeguard our one and only planet. Source: WHO via @UN  
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CHILDREN’S IMAGINATIVE PLAY?

Healthy outdoor games used to be the norm for children. They mingled with kids in the neighbourhood and kept themselves occupied in simple, joyful games, some of which can be played indoors too. And they would often make up their own games. But many imaginative children’s games are now a thing of the past. If before, kids used to run around and play with just a simple box, today kids spend...
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CAP: Don’t sacrifice health and lives of the people at the altar of company profits

We refer to the recent news report that the Penang authorities have rejected CAP’s proposal to restrict the hours of operation for 24-hour restaurants and eateries. Penang State government executive councillor Jason M.L. H’ng stated CAP’s proposal will “not only disrupt worker livelihoods but also lead to a domino effect on the economy”. He didn’t explain how. It is strange that the...
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Taking ANTIBIOTICS When You Don’t Need Them Puts You and Your Family at RISK

  Antibiotic resistance is the world’s greatest health threat. Some bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics that were once commonly used to treat them. These bacteria can also spread from person-to-person. A global study estimated that in 2019, almost 5 million deaths occurred with an infection involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Some 1.3 million would not have occurred if...
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6 JUICES THAT ARE GOOD FOR HEALTH

Fruits and veggies are rich vitamins, minerals and fibre and it’s best to consume them whole. Eating 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables every day may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, while also helping to manage your weight. But if you struggle to eat enough fruits and vegetables each day – perhaps because you don’t enjoy them or you have certain health...
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