Archive For The “Health” Category

Smoking Ban At Public Beaches Aims To Protect Visitors’ Health

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Smoking Ban At Public Beaches Aims To Protect Visitors’ Health

Thailand’s ban on cigarette smoking at all public beaches is not only meant to reduce waste but also protect visitors’ health, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Director General Jatuporn Burutphat confirmed that the smoking ban at the public beaches will certainly deter the littering of wasteful cigarette…

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FDA Announce That They Have No Registered Drugs Purporting To Be Libido Boosters

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FDA Announce That They Have No Registered Drugs Purporting To Be Libido Boosters

In a bid to kill the myth that an effective “libido booster” drug is out there for purchase, a line that merchants – especially those on the Internet – have used to prey on consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday announced that it had never registered any such drug. Equally importantly, there…

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Ladies, Considering Breast Implants? Read This First !

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Ladies, Considering Breast Implants? Read This First !

A 27-year-old former bank employee on Monday filed a police complaint against a well-known cosmetic clinic in central Bangkok over a breast-enhancement procedure that led to a severe infection, causing her medical bills worth Bt900,000. She claimed that she was forced to give up her job due to the ailment and could not breast-feed her…

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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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