Enough Sleep

Lack of sleep weakens your immune system, leading to colds, flu or other infection. Studies have shown that even moderate amounts of sleep deprivation reduce the levels of white blood cells and immune system effectiveness. One study showed that if you deprive rats of sleep for only 8 hours and then challenge the body with …

Tie-wearers are compressing their veins and creating an unhealthy build-up of pressure.

Researchers from University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Germany say it might cause problems for groups that are already at risk from blood pressure issues, like smokers or the elderly. Cerebral blood flow, the blood supply to the brain, was found to drop by an average of 7.5 percent in the men wearing a necktie, with no …

Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

In conjunction to the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31st May, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) joins the community of public health advocates to urge the Malaysian government  to protect the youth from the tobacco industry’s manipulation. The industry’s hidden agenda is to entice the youth because, once a person is addicted to nicotine, the …