• Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:00
    Special Report : Official air quality standards raise concerns
    Acceptable PM2.5 levels in Thailand still too high and fail to meet world standards, say critics.
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:29
    Bird-feeding tourists put fun over safety
    Continuing to buy bird feed for the pigeons at Chiang Mai’s Tha Phae Gate, Chinese tourists were on Friday unwittingly defying a prime minister’s order prompted by concern over disease being spread.
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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:01
    Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study
    More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.
  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:55
    Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths
    The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday.
  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
    Secrecy fuels the stench of China’s diseased pigs
    An outbreak of African swine fever has China’s meat eaters, investors and bureaucrats in a panic. That should be no surprise: The country is the world’s biggest pork producer and consumer, and has a history of food-safety and health scandals that have fuelled public distrust.
  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:20
    Woman becomes 16th rabies victim this year
    A Tak woman has died of rabies a year after she was bitten by a dog in Surat Thani, raising the rabies death toll to 16 this year, the director general of the Disease Control Department said on Wednesday.
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  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 06:52
    1.4 billion risk disease from disease: WHO
    More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades.
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:30
    Get healthy in 60 days with Pfizer
    Pfizer (Thailand) invites everyone 25 to 55 years or age to participate in “Fit in 60 Days by Pfizer Year 2”, a campaign that aims to encourage Thais to change their behaviour to prevent and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:03
    Conflicts may have killed 5 mn children in Africa: study
    Injury, disease, and hunger caused by armed conflict in Africa may have killed as many as five million children under five from 1995 to 2015, said a study Friday.
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  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:59
    China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO
    An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned Tuesday, as the world's largest pork producer scrambled to contain the disease.
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  • Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
    Sleeping too much or too little can increase health risks
    New South Korean research has found that sleeping less than six hours or more than 10 hours a night are both linked with an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
  • Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:00
    New farm practices credited for fewer infections
  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:36
    Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 55
    The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has claimed 55 lives since the start of the month, the authorities said Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months.
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  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:43
    Eating rabid water buffaloes puts Surin villagers at risk
    The recent deaths in Surin of four water buffaloes – three of which were later confirmed as from rabies but not before villagers had taken the animals’ meat to eat – have caused public fear of an outbreak of this incurable disease, which has killed 17 people so far this year in Thailand.
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  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:00
    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.
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