Wed, 22 May 2019 17:07
Grandma Ca: the 99-year-old standing up to Vietnam's coal rush
Van Phong Bay, Vietnam - Toothless and nearly blind, grandmother Pham Thi Ca refuses to leave her plot of land even after bulldozers demolished her house -- an extraordinary holdout against communist Vietnam's deepening addiction to coal.
Wed, 15 May 2019 01:00
Parents should be vigilant for game-addicted children, warns doctor
COMPUTER GAME addiction is a mental health disorder, a doctor at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital said yesterday, urging parents to monitor their children’s behaviour and ration their time spent in front of their screens so there is enough time for family bonding activities.
Sat, 26 Jan 2019 01:00
Where care counts more than money
Thailand redesigns its healthcare programmes to meet the ever-increasing demands of medical tourists
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:30
Govt wants drug addicts rounded up for treatment
The Public Health Ministry has instructed provincial health offices to screen people caught using illegal drugs for possible addiction and to send the addicts for treatment.
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:00
Gaming-mad Thais ready to play
Thumbs poised as Bangkok to host world RoV championships
next month amid concerns of classification and addiction
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
Gaming addiction looms as major social problem
The boom in e-sports is worsening an already severe situation, but what’s a parent to do?
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 19:30
Health chiefs target gaming addiction
To protect young Thais from computer gaming addictions, the Ministry of Public Health has joined forces with 84 organisations to launch National Mental Health Week 2018.
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:28
China's standard for child internet addiction
China has specified the definition and diagnosis standard for internet addiction in its latest adolescent-health-education guideline.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
Sex addiction? Trade war? Ask China’s online agony aunts
Wondering if you have a sex addiction? Have a question about the US-China trade war’s likely impact? Or about whether to buy a house? China’s online question-and-answer mavens like Gu Zhongyi are there for you.
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:00
Warning over child addiction to eSports
Mental health department urges govt to rethink decision to recognise online gaming
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:10
Skin bleaching in Africa: An 'addiction' with risks
Lagos - Dr. Isima Sobande was in medical school when she first heard of mothers who bleached the skin of their babies.
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 01:00
Japan needs better treatments for its gaming addicts
Gaming disorder – an addiction to video games, in which excessively playing online and other video games has serious effects on a person’s lifestyle and health – has been designated as a mental disorder.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:52
Wearable tech aims to tackle child screen addiction
Fitbit, the global wearable exercise brand, has launched its Fitbit Ace in Thailand for Bt3,490.
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
Internet addiction now a recognised medical condition
Recently media here and abroad have been reporting the dangers of too much online gaming, with concerns ranging from sore thumbs to poor school results but especially the toll on mental health.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:43
We must overcome our addiction to fossil fuels
Numerous studies have concluded that renewable energy is extremely important for the future of humankind because of its positive environmental impact.