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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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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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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Siriraj Gives Ailing Young Man A New Life With Triple Organ Transplant

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Siriraj Gives Ailing Young Man A New Life With Triple Organ Transplant

Thailand has become the first country in Asia to successfully perform a combined heart-liver-kidney transplant. The Bangkok-based Siriraj Hospital made the announcement at a press conference . The actual operation, which has changed the life of 26-year-old Rachanon Rungsawang for the better, took place late last year. The results were good and he was discharged…

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Fatal Ignorance: Survey Shows Rabies Is Misunderstood

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Fatal Ignorance: Survey Shows Rabies Is Misunderstood

Amid a major outbreak of rabies nationwide, including three human deaths so far this year, a survey has revealed major misunderstandings among the public about the disease.   Public Health Ministry spokesman Dr Opas Karnkawinpong revealed that up to 60 per cent of the 11,369 people who participated in the recent survey wrongly believed that…

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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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Mothers Too Young:-Inequality Fuels Teenage Pregnancies In Thailand

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Mothers Too Young:-Inequality Fuels Teenage Pregnancies In Thailand

These are the words of Fern* , “I had plans for my life, but since I got pregnant I had to plan for my life in a different way,” said Fern*, 18. “If I knew this was going to happen, I would have just focused on my studies. I would not have bothered with that…

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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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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

he 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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