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Category: Health EN

FRUITS HAVE PROTEIN TOO

Mention fruit and we think of health-giving antioxidants and fibre. But do you know: fruits have protein too. Although not commonly consumed for their protein content – they provide less protein than vegetables, beans, nuts, and other high protein foods; hence they don't fall under the category of high-protein foods – fruits can add additional protein to your diet, every little bit counts....
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Ministry of Health bans sale of two types of spice products from India

The Health Ministry has issued an order to stop the sale of two spice products from India suspected of containing ethylene oxide, an active ingredient in detergents. "Any traders, including online traders, who have stocks of these products are directed to stop the sale of the related products. "All e-commerce platforms and social media are requested to immediately cease advertisements for these...
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Enact the Generational End Game (GEG) law without delay

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government to enact a Generational End Game (GEG) which was adopted by the previous parliamentary special committee. It provides the roadmap to eliminate the social disease of smoking and vaping. The National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS): Adolescent Health, Malaysia 2022 reveals that “65.7% had initiated cigarette smoking, and 48.5% had...
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Microplastics are in human testicles. It’s still not clear how they got there.

People eat, drink, and breathe in tiny pieces of plastics — but what they do inside the body is still unknown. No human organ is safe from microplastic contamination, it seems — not even the testicles. Researchers at the University of Mexico recently tested 70 samples of testicular tissue — 47 from dogs and 23 from humans — and found microplastics in every single one. The...
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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T KEEP YOUR WALLET IN YOUR BACK POCKET

Do you keep, and sit with your wallet in the back pocket? If so, beware. Doing this compresses the skin, muscles and nerves on one side of the buttocks, reducing circulation around the affected area and your legs. This can lead to a condition called sciatica – symptomised by numbness, tingling and/or shooting, and electric-shock like pain down the sciatic nerve. What happens when you sit on...
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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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