Health

Thailand on August 24 decriminalised kratom, a tropical leaf long used as a herbal remedy but which some health regulators around the world have criticised as potentially unsafe. (Photo by Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board / AFP)

Truths & Myths behind utilizing Kratom for energy

If you’re looking for an energy boost, you’re likely already drinking coffee as it is the most popular source of energy around the world. In Thailand alone, coffee consumption is…

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Safety at a price: Why compulsory car seat use is controversial in Thailand

For decades now, Thai parents have been letting their children ride in cars without a car seat, and sometimes even without a belt. The practice – which also applies to…

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Durian-mangosteen pairing benefits health, research finds

Summertime in Thailand can be torture in the heat, but it is also the best time of year to tuck into the abundance of local fruit, particularly durian, which is…

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Data collected from 352 COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital from September 2021 show that 82 percent had at least one long-COVID symptom. (Photo by Fusion Medical Animation)

Long COVID clinics mushroom in Thailand as survivors tackle after-effects

With more than 4 million COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand since early 2020, it is no surprise that long-COVID support groups are popping up all around the country.   Meanwhile, the…

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Increased Malaria risk if raising monkeys or venturing into forests in Thailand

The Disease Control Department has issued a warning to people raising monkeys or living on the fringes of forests of an increased risk of contracting Plasmodium Knowlesi Malaria, the most…

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Clampdown on excessive vehicle exhaust in and around Bangkok

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD), in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Royal Thai Police and the Land Transport Department launched a clampdown today (Wednesday) on vehicles emitting…

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Thailand prepares armory of anti-COVID weapons for Songkran battle 

With the number of COVID-19 patients surging to more than 20,000 daily, Thai authorities are busy taking steps to ensure an adequate supply of medicines. Even though most COVID-19 patients…

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