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“Magical” Cures Can Kill You, Warns Health Chief

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“Magical” Cures Can Kill You, Warns Health Chief

  Seemingly effective medicine sets marketed under the “Ya Mor Thahan” (Medicines by Medics) banner can be dangerous and perhaps even lethal.   Authorities are warning people about the dangers of the sets, often dubbed “magical cures for various diseases”, from gout, to paralysis and inflammed joints. “Their benefits are exaggerated and they include steroids,…

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Hospitals Told To Prescribe Antibiotics Less Often

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Hospitals Told To Prescribe Antibiotics Less Often

The Ministry of Public Health has instructed all hospitals under it to prescribe medications appropriately, and lower antibiotics use by 20%, by 2021.   In 2019, the ministry will decrease antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory tract infections, acute diarrhea, open wounds and normal labor, to decrease drug resistant risks. The ministry instructed the hospitals to…

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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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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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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….

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Victims Of Dengue Fever Already Pass 50,000 This Year

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Victims Of Dengue Fever Already Pass 50,000 This Year

Thailand health officials say the number of people requiring treatment for dengue fever has already topped the 50,000 mark in the first eight months of 2018.   According to the Ministry of Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology, a total of 50,079 cases have been reported from the 77 provinces by August 27, of whom 65 died…

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Thai Drivers Must Be Able To See And Hear To Get Behind The Wheel In Future

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Thai Drivers Must Be Able To See And Hear To Get Behind The Wheel In Future

A Thai government spokesman has suggested that in future Thai motorists will actually have to be able to see and hear properly before they are allowed to get a driving license.     Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnert said that the cabinet has agreed with proposals to change the requirements of medical certificates that need to…

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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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Rise In Human Rabies Deaths Blamed On Poor Quality Vaccines

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Rise In Human Rabies Deaths Blamed On Poor Quality Vaccines

The human death toll from rabies in Thailand has soared to 17 so far this year – 54 per cent higher than last year – as poor quality vaccines and a vaccine shortage have hampered efforts to curb the incurable disease. Dr Thiravat Hemachudha, head of the Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre at Chulalong-korn…

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