• Tue, 06 Nov 2018 02:00
    Prisons to ban sale of tobacco products and cigarettes
    A NEW REGULATION will ban the sale of cigarettes and tobacco at all prisons across the country to reduce the number of inmates falling sick or dying from respiratory diseases, Corrections Department director-general |Pol Colonel Narat Savettanan said.
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:46
    Polluted Delhi air akin to death sentence, say doctors
    Yogesh Kumar wheezes after life-saving surgery to remove a diseased lung, but his surgeons wonder how long he can last outside hospital breathing some of the world's dirtiest air.
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  • Fri, 02 Nov 2018 17:36
    Narathiwat takes action to combat deadly measles outbreak
    Narathiwat is stepping up vaccinations against measles as the disease has already claimed several lives in two nearby southern border provinces.
  • Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:05
    Tourists warned of danger of gas-powered water heaters
    The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has warned tourists visiting high-altitude attractions during cool weather in the North and Northeast to beware of gas-powered water heaters at accommodations as 21 incidents have caused illness or death in the past decade.
  • Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:00
    Measles claims 9th victim in Yala, 3 critically ill
    A CHILD SUCCUMBED to measles in Yala province yesterday morning, bringing the number of deaths from the disease in the southernmost province this year to nine, Yala Provincial Public Health Office head Dr Songkran Maichum said.
  • Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:49
    Ninth death in Yala measles outbreak
    A child succumbed to measles in Yala province on Monday morning, bringing the number of deaths from an outbreak of the disease in the country’s southernmost province to nine.
  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:36
    65-year-old Songkhla man is 17th death from rabies
    A 65-year-old man died of rabies in Songkhla this week, raising the rabies death toll this year to 17, a spokesman of the Disease Control Department said on Thursday.
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  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:33
    Smoking man with Parkinson’s killed in hay fire
    A Lop Buri man with Parkinson’s disease died after he was trapped in a fire that burned a stack of hay he was leaning on while sitting and smoking a cigarette on Monday evening, police said.
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  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:14
    Prison inmates nationwide to be tested for tuberculosis
    Inmates at 143 prisons nationwide are to be tested for tuberculosis in a joint project by the Department of Disease Control (DDC) and the Corrections Department.
  • Sat, 06 Oct 2018 15:27
    Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster
    Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia's quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu.
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  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:33
    For a healthy heart, Pepsi picks oats
    In celebration of World Heart Day on September 29, Pepsi-Cola (Thai) Trading organised a “Happy Healthy Heart” event to raise awareness of cardiovascular health and the benefits of oats in lowering blood cholesterol levels, which in turn can reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Fri, 28 Sep 2018 13:30
    World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong
    A Hong Kong man has developed the world's first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city's leading universities.
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  • Fri, 28 Sep 2018 01:00
    Be kind to elderly people who act strangely, says Alzheimer’s panel
    THOUGH SCIENCE is making progress in understanding dementia diseases, those living with memory and cognition issues, and their caregivers, continue to face social challenges.
  • Thu, 27 Sep 2018 16:30
    Chiang Mai tries to stamp out pigeon feeding
    Tourists in Chiang Mai have been warned not to feed pigeons at Tha Pae Gate or face fines of Bt25,000 as the birds could carry diseases.
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  • Thu, 27 Sep 2018 01:00
    Asean tobacco atlas reveals how Thailand is fighting back against killer 
    Among more than 7 million people killed by tobacco-caused diseases globally each year, more than 500,000 occur in Southeast Asia according to the fourth edition of the Asean Tobacco Control Atlas released yesterday by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) on the occasion of the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases taking place in New York today. 
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