Artikel tagged “health”

  • Comprehensive new Danish debunks vaccine myths, again

    Comprehensive new Danish debunks vaccine myths, again

    A high-level and extensive new study from Denmark has found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and developing autism. The issue has become a dangerous conspiracy theory that has spread misinformation since being posted, and then shared, on the internet more than two decades ago. The fraudulent claims originated with a 1997 study published by Andrew Wakefield, a British surgeon

  • Could cannabis cigarettes be available in your local convenience store?

    Could cannabis cigarettes be available in your local convenience store?

    Thailand’s Tobacco Authority is continuing to lobby for a license for the production of cannabis-based cigarettes but has a few legal, and moral, hoops to climb through before anything happens.

  • Smoke haze hits northern Songkran hotel bookings

    Smoke haze hits northern Songkran hotel bookings

    By Sakaorat Sirima, Nattawat Laping The Northern smog crisis is taking its toll on the popular tourist region, with officials admitting a significant drop seen in hotel-room bookings, even in Chiang Mai, which is otherwise hugely popular as a destination for Songkran celebrations. “Thai tourists are worried that the haze will harm their health,” La-iad Boonsrithong, the president of the Upper North Hotels Association, said yesterday.

  • Plastic waste fire smothers village in acrid smoke

    Plastic waste fire smothers village in acrid smoke

    by Prasit Tangprasert Firefighters are struggling to control a major fire at a plastic waste-separating factory in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Noen Sung district which began on Wednesday afternoon and is still not completely completely extinguished.

  • His Majesty pays Phang Nga boy’s medical costs  – more operations Saturday

    His Majesty pays Phang Nga boy’s medical costs – more operations Saturday

    HM the King has helped pay for some of the medical care for the seven year old boy mauled by four stray dogs at a beach in Phang Nga last weekend. He is now recovering in Vachira Phuket Hospital. The boy was attacked in Ban Tha Noon, Takua Thung district on Sunday.

  • Rawai locals protest against high Dengue rates in southern Phuket

    Rawai locals protest against high Dengue rates in southern Phuket

    VIDEO: Nicholas Spaethe Rawai and Nai Harn locals in southern Phuket, along with the Rawai Or Bor Tor Mayor Aaron Solos, protested this morning about the rise in Dengue Fever cases in the area. They say they are concerned about the high rates of contracting the virus in the south of the island and are calling on the provincial government to pay more attention to preventative resources, including spraying and educating locals to maintain the areas around their house to remove the breeding grounds for mosquitos. In 2018 there were two deaths from Dengue in Phuket – one in Rassada and one in Mai Khao

  • World Health Organisation: More people killed by air pollution than by AIDS, malaria

    World Health Organisation: More people killed by air pollution than by AIDS, malaria

    by Pratch Rujivanarom Authorities are launching all-out efforts to battle persistent smog in Bangkok, as dust particles continued to blanket the capital. Meanwhile a WHO (World Health Organisation) report says air pollution kills more people than AIDS and malaria combined. Authorities have been including cleaning roads more often, spraying water into the sky, trying to produce artificial rain and enforcing strict laws against vehicles emitting dirty exhaust fumes

  • Bare your sole. The benefits of barefoot training.

    Bare your sole. The benefits of barefoot training.

    It’s hard to complain about life when you’re sweating it out with sand between your toes, the tropical sun on your back and the stunning blue of the Andaman ahead of you.

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    Health Office warns of mosquitoes viruses in Phuket

    The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) has published an official warning for viruses caused by the Aedes Eegypti mosquito, namely Chikungunya and Dengue Fever. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection

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    Toxic free school lunches

    “Meat balls and sausages used in student lunches were also found to be contaminated with borax and formalin.” A major study has been released researching contaminants in vegetables used in the state-sponsored school lunch program. You’d hope that the lunches were fresh and nutritious, right?