Archive For The “Health” Category

New Warning By British Embassy Regarding Hospital Costs Both In Thailand And The UK

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New Warning By British Embassy Regarding Hospital Costs Both In Thailand And The UK

A fresh warning has been issued to expats and tourists about the importance of having health and travel insurance when staying in Thailand. The warning comes after the British Embassy in Bangkok revealed that many of the people it helped last year did not have insurance. An estimated one million British tourists visit Thailand each…

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Rise In Human Rabies Deaths Attributed To Poor Quality Vaccines

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Rise In Human Rabies Deaths Attributed To Poor Quality Vaccines

The human death toll from rabies in Thailand has soared to 17 so far this year – 54 per cent higher than last year – as poor quality vaccines and a vaccine shortage have hampered efforts to curb the incurable disease. Dr Thiravat Hemachudha, head of the Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre at Chulalong-korn…

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Study Raises Concerns About Young Muay Thai Fighters

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Study Raises Concerns About Young Muay Thai Fighters

With cheers and the promise of money attracting some 200,000 under-15s to go into Muay Thai, human-rights and health advocates have raised concerns about the violation of their rights and the possible impact punches and kicks may have on their brain development. As chair of the National Human Rights Commission’s panel on the elderly, disabled,…

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Dengue Fever Infections Rise During Rainy Season

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Dengue Fever Infections Rise During Rainy Season

A total of 3,301 new cases of dengue fever were reported nationwide during the past week, the Disease Control Department chief said on Friday. Dr Suwannachai Watanayingcharoenchai said during the infection, the number of people infected with dengue was an average of 10,000 patients a month during the rainy season from June to September. From…

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Conclusive Evidence That Regular Use Of Cannabis Can Lead To Violent Behaviour

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Conclusive Evidence That Regular Use Of Cannabis Can Lead To Violent Behaviour

Having just had to have my girlfriend’s youngest son hospitalised for his own and our safety, I felt it would be helpful to make others aware of the dangers of cannabis. Like most people, I believed that cannabis was fairly harmless and even that it should be legalised. However, having witnessed a quiet, unassuming young…

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Deadly Link Between Thai Puppy Factories And Rabies

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Deadly Link Between Thai Puppy Factories And Rabies

Humans rarely contract rabies from some crazed foaming-at-the-mouth beast in the street. The majority are bitten by their own pet. The panic over rabies that erupted at the beginning of this year seems to have died down. Fourteen people are dead; dozens of dogs were poisoned and thousands more died after being incarcerated in government pounds…

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Man’s Hand Is Destroyed By Raging Infection Transmitted Through Raw Seafood

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Man’s Hand Is Destroyed By Raging Infection Transmitted Through Raw Seafood

In a recent article about eating raw sea food, a case of a man in Korea who became seriously ill was mentioned. Readers can now see the full story. Food sourced from both flora and fauna can host a variety of unpleasant pathogens, from parasitic worms to diarrhea-inducing bacteria. And while we don’t want to…

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How To Kick The Booze Habit ?

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How To Kick The Booze Habit ?

The Mental Health Department’s Alcoholism Centre has urged people who intend to stop drinking alcoholic beverages during the upcoming Buddhist Lent period (July 28 until mid-October) to make a start by reducing alcohol consumption gradually instead of an abrupt cessation. Going cold turkey on alcohol can cause symptoms such as shaking, shivering, irregular heart rate,…

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FDA Recalls Blood-Pressure Drugs Due To Cancer-Risk Ingredient

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FDA Recalls Blood-Pressure Drugs Due To Cancer-Risk Ingredient

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled immediately five registered drugs to control blood pressure because of a potentially dangerous key ingredient. “It contains something that poses cancer risk,” FDA secretary-general Dr Wanchai Sattayawuthipong said during the weekend. The recall is now underway and will conclude within the next 14 days. Recalled are: Valatan…

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Psychiatric Issues Plus Too Much Water Can Be Deadly In Summer Heat

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Psychiatric Issues Plus Too Much Water Can Be Deadly In Summer Heat

Health officials have warned people taking medication for psychiatric problems, particularly schizophrenia, to limit their water intake in the summer heat. The thirst resulting as a side effect of commonly prescribed medications could prompt them to drink too much water and leave them at risk of contracting potentially deadly hyponatremia. There are 2.6 million people…

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