Archive For The “Health” Category

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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