Archive For The “Health” Category

Vegetables And Fruits In Student Lunches Heavily Contaminated With Toxic Chemicals

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Vegetables And Fruits In Student Lunches Heavily Contaminated With Toxic Chemicals

Vegetables and fruits found in lunches for students under the government-sponsored lunch programme are almost 100 per cent contaminated with pesticides and 99 per cent of the urine samples from students and teachers in four provinces were tested with organophosphate, a deadly toxic pesticide that attacks the nervous system. The above alarming findings were the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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