Archive For The “Health” Category

Major Breakthrough By British Scientists In Treatment Of Snake Bites

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Major Breakthrough By British Scientists In Treatment Of Snake Bites

A universal antidote for deadly snake bites could be on the horizon after a breakthrough by British scientists. It could enable doctors to treat symptoms without having to know the individual species that sank its fangs into a victim. At least 125,000 people worldwide are killed each year by snake bites. But the real figure…

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Let’s Take Pigeon Control Seriously And Do So Immediately

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Let’s Take Pigeon Control Seriously And Do So Immediately

The environmental and health risks posed by avian overpopulation cannot be overlooked The government and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are addressing the long-standing urban problem of pigeon overpopulation. The ban that the city has imposed on feeding wild pigeons is well overdue, but then, better late than never. The birds’ numbers in our cities have skyrocketed,…

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Warning Of Chikungunya Fever Risks

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Warning Of Chikungunya Fever Risks

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has warned the general public, especially those in the southern region, to be cautious of Chikungunya fever risk during the rainy season. The DDC Director-General, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, revealed that there has already been 355 cases of patients with Chikungunya fever in 2018, with southern provinces, namely Satun, Narathiwat, Songkhla,…

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Thailand Aims To Boost Average Height With Better School Meals

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Thailand Aims To Boost Average Height With Better School Meals

Thailand is to launch a campaign to increase the average height of its citizens through better nutrition at school and health awareness for children, officials said Friday. It aims to increase the average height of Thai men to 175 centimetres and women to 165 centimetres from 167 centimetres and 157 centimetres respectively within 10 years,…

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Thai Woman Bitten On Finger By Venomous Snake And Complications Set In

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Thai Woman Bitten On Finger By Venomous Snake And Complications Set In

My wife’s friend’s mother was weeding her garden and was bitten on the finger by a venomous snake. She didn’t see the snake, but it must have been a cobra, krait or maybe a viper.She drove herself to hospital on her motorbike and is lucky to be alive. However, she is not out of the…

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Thai Fish Spas Fight Back Following Toe Amputation Story But A Report Suggests There Are Problems

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Thai Fish Spas Fight Back Following Toe Amputation Story But A Report Suggests There Are Problems

The owner of a nationwide chain of fish spas has hit out at an Australian woman who said she lost five toes from an infection after visiting a facility in Thailand. She has been blamed for spreading non-specific stories that would have a negative impact on the well-regulated business. Victoria Curthoys, 29, from Perth was…

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Visit To Thai Fish Spa Results In Woman Having Five Toes Amputated

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Visit To Thai Fish Spa Results In Woman Having Five Toes Amputated

A woman’s indulgent Thai holiday spa turned into a living nightmare when an infected fish tank led to all five toes being amputated on her right foot. Property manager Victoria Curthoys, 29, initially received an infection in her big toe after treading on glass, resulting in doctors amputating half of her toe to kill the…

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Warning Over Child Addiction To eSports In Thailand

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Warning Over Child Addiction To eSports In Thailand

The following article affects anyone with children, be they Thai or farang. It raises some genuine concerns and should be taken seriously. Mental health department urges govt to rethink decision to recognise online gaming The move to officially recognise eSports could lead to children becoming addicted to online games, health experts warn. Mental Health Department…

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Your Pet Cat Maybe A Ringworm Carrier

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Your Pet Cat Maybe A Ringworm Carrier

The Public Health Ministry has warned pet owners to beware of ringworm from their cats. Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary and spokesman, said on Sunday that people could get ringworm from their cats. “Even if your cats don’t have any symptoms, they might still be carriers,” he said, after word spread on…

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Dengue Fever Cases Over 50,000 In 2018

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Dengue Fever Cases Over 50,000 In 2018

Thailand health officials say the country has topped the 50,000 mark with dengue fever cases so far in 2018. According to the Ministry of Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology, a total of 50,079 cases have been reported from the 77 provinces up to August 27. 65 of those cases died from complications related to the disease. The…

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