← Back to list
Limit your salt intake!
Mar 15, 2022
Malaysians have been urged to limit their salt intake to lower the risk of non-communicable diseases.
The Health Ministry says Malaysians should not consume more than one teaspoon of salt per day.
It’s because excessive salt intake can lead to hypertension, heart disease, and kidney failure, among others.
This, in conjunction with World Salt Awareness Week.
92 more patients succumb to COVID-19
A further 92 COVID-19 deaths were reported yesterday, including 33 brought in dead cases.
Kedah recorded the most fatalities, followed by Johor, and Selangor.
Meanwhile, patients who recovered the coronavirus outnumbered daily infections.
There were more than 33 thousand recoveries compared to 22,030 cases, which is also some 500 infections less from the previous day.
Health experts concerned of increase diabetes risk in children linked to COVID-19
There are mounting concerns after a recent study in the US found that COVID-19 may raise the risk of diabetes in children.
A health expert from UM says although the incidence of diabetes among kids in
Malaysia is generally lower than other nations, the high number of children being diagnosed with the disease now compared to before the pandemic is worrying.
He says however, authorities are unable to determine whether the rise in diabetes was caused by COVID, as not all of such patients were tested for the coronavirus.
He adds that the rise could also be linked to unhealthy eating habits among those who stayed home amid the pandemic.
As such, he believes because much is still unknown about the virus, people in all age groups should take all the necessary precautions including getting the COVID vaccine.
Find out what's happening in the entertainment world today and don't miss out on the current scores of your favourite sport!
Make sure you tune in to PETRONAS News Update on MIX fm at these times:
7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 5pm, 6pm
8am, 10am, 12pm