Artikel tagged “northern”

  • Study links Northern and Southern smog with rising cases of respiratory disease

    Study links Northern and Southern smog with rising cases of respiratory disease

    A medical report has pointed to serious health threats from air pollution in Thailand’s smog-prone areas, and the country’s far north north and deep south have been found to be hotspots for asthma and other major respiratory diseases. Higher death rates from three main respiratory diseases – asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – in the northern region highlighted that health threats from air pollution are real. The result of the study relates to reports about air pollution and asthma by the World Health Organisation and UN Environment on the occasion of World Asthma Day yesterday, which emphasised that air pollution was the major factor behind the severe asthma situation around the world.

  • Cold season arrives late in Bangkok this year, if at all

    Cold season arrives late in Bangkok this year, if at all

    The worldwide influence of El Nino is affecting Thai weather as we enter the annual ‘cold season’. The Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute of the Ministry of Science and Technology says Bangkokians will be disappointed if they expect to be running around in think jackets and jumpers because the mercury won’t drop any further in the next one month or so

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    Chiang Mai: European tourist catches Legionnaires’ Disease in hotel

    A European tourist, his nationality has not been named, has succumbed to the Legionnaire bacteria in a Chiang Mai hotel. A public health official in the northern city admits that the tourist went down with Legionnaires’ Disease after staying in Chiang Mai. He says that foreigners tend not to have resistance to the legionella bacteria that causes the condition. But added that Thais have a natural resistance to the bacteria (in researching the topic we couldn’t verify any evidence of the health official’s claims.). Sanook is reporting that Dr Sumeth Onwandee, head of the Urban Institute for Disease Prevention in the northern Thai capital, said that the hotel’s hot water systems including a reservoir for hot water, taps and shower heads were checked. The hotel was not named

  • Two dead, 892 homes damaged by storms in the Northeast

    Two dead, 892 homes damaged by storms in the Northeast

    Two people have died and 892 homes damaged by high winds and storm cells that hit 19 provinces, mostly in Thailand’s Northeast, between April 13-16.