Archive For The “Health” Category

Aflatoxin Found In All 27 Milk Samples Tested, But They Are Still Safe For Consumption

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Aflatoxin Found In All 27 Milk Samples Tested, But They Are Still Safe For Consumption

Twenty-seven samples of school milk and fresh milk from retail stores were all found to be contaminated with aflatoxin, a poisonous carcinogen produced by fungi, but its amount is within acceptable level, according to the Foundation for the Consumers’ Smart Buyer Magazine. Of the 27 milk samples tested, 14 of them were school milk obtained from schools…

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Somtam A Major Threat To Thais According To Cancer Centre

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Somtam A Major Threat To Thais According To Cancer Centre

Thais’ love of somtam is leading to higher cancer rates and deaths, the head of the Chonburi Cancer Hospital told medical professionals in Pattaya. Dr. Sutat Duangdeeden was the lead speaker at the centre’s 8th annual cancer seminar at the A-One Royal Cruise Hotel. Sutat said rates of deaths caused by cancer in Thailand have…

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Action Needs To Be Taken As Indiscriminate Use Of Antibiotics Is Producing Too many Superbugs

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Action Needs To Be Taken As Indiscriminate Use Of Antibiotics Is Producing Too many Superbugs

The following article is long, however please take the trouble to read it. On a TripAdvisor Bangkok forum Gary asks “Can I purchase antibiotics [in Thailand] without a prescription if I run out?” RoverEngland replies: “Yes I get my antibiotics no problem without doctors note in Bangkok. Also they are ¼ price of what I…

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Brit In Need Of Major Heart Surgery Highlights Danger Of Not Having Health Insurance

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Brit In Need Of Major Heart Surgery Highlights Danger Of Not Having Health Insurance

The plight of a British man has highlighted the risks for foreigners living in Thailand without health or medical insurance. Graham Briar, who uploads videos about life in rural Thailand to his YouTube channel Graham & Pie, urgently needs a triple heart bypass operation but with no medical insurance and not enough money to pay…

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PTT To Enter Medicine By Building A Cancer Drug Production Plant

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PTT To Enter Medicine By Building A Cancer Drug Production Plant

PTT,Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas giant, is entering into pharmaceuticals with plans to set up the country’s first-ever cancer drug production plant. The company signed an agreement with the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, a state-owned drug producer and supplier under the public health ministry, on Tuesday to jointly build the plant. Thailand is trying to reduce drug imports…

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One Million Thai Teenagers Are Suffering From Depression

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One Million Thai Teenagers Are Suffering From Depression

Thailand may be known as the “Land of Smiles” but an estimated 1 million teenagers suffer clinical depression, many of whom are going untreated, said the nation’s chief mental health official Boonruang Trairuangworawat on Friday. Boonruang, director general of the Mental Health Department, said there’s a need to address problems among Thai teens aged 10…

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Disease Control Department Insist E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous

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Disease Control Department Insist E-Cigarettes Are Dangerous

The Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department has insisted that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are hazardous to health and should not be used as a means to quit smoking, said Dr Assadang Ruay-archin, deputy director-general of the department. Dr Assadang, also the department spokesman, also dismissed as untrue a report that the Public Health Ministry…

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Thailand Battles Drug-Resistant Malaria Strains

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Thailand Battles Drug-Resistant Malaria Strains

Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand’s border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease. Malaria killed about 445,000 people last year, more than 90 percent of them in sub-Saharan Africa,…

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Some Skin Whitening Products Found To Contain Mercury

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Some Skin Whitening Products Found To Contain Mercury

From random checks on 50 samples of cosmetics for face-whitening, the Medical Science Department has found 12 of them to contain mercury, a substance which can be harmful to kidneys, the nervous and respiratory systems and skin. Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the department director-general, said the mercury content found in the 12 samples of cosmetics ranges…

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Thai Women Now Officially The Second Heaviest In Asia

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Thai Women Now Officially The Second Heaviest In Asia

Thai women are now officially the second fattest group of people in Asia. Only Malaysian women tip the scales worse on average. The head of Thailand’s Diabetes’ Association painted a grim picture of a nation getting more and more obese. Poor diet and insufficient exercise are to blame – with diabetes, heart conditions and blocked…

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