Bangkok councilor election candidate dies of septicemia

Bangkok councilor election candidate for Bang Sue district, Pornpimon Kongudom, died yesterday (Sunday) of sepsis while suffering from intestinal cancer. The 59-year-old candidate was four-time Bangkok councilor. Before her death…

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No proven link between 8 food types and cancer as claimed on social media

Thailand’s National Cancer Institute has refuted as untrue a social media report linking eight kinds of food with cancer. The report lists seasoning powder, chewing gum, pig’s liver, picked vegetables,…

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Thai movie idol Sorapong Chatree dies of lung cancer aged 71

Well-known Thai actor Sorapong Chatree, who had starred in more than 500 movies and TV shows in an acting career which lasted about five decades, died this afternoon (Thursday) of…

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Former deputy prime minister Bhichai Rattakul dies of cancer aged 96

Former Deputy Prime Minister and former leader of Thailand’s Democrat party Bhichai Rattakul died of lung cancer today (Monday) at Siriraj Hospital. He was 96. He is survived by his…

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Thais tending to avoid exercise during pandemic are vulnerable to NCDs

More Thai people are tending to be less physically active during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many spending up to 14 hours a day doing nothing, not even walking, according to…

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WHO recommends alcohol tax hike in Europe to fight cancer

Copenhagen (AFP) – The World Health Organization on Monday recommended doubling alcohol taxes in Europe as a means to prevent nearly 5,000 cancer deaths every year. Increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages…

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Treating cancer the natural way, an alternative holistic approach for cancer sufferers

After decades of undergoing chemotherapy and radiation with all the unpleasant side effects they bring, cancer sufferers in Thailand might be pleased to learn that they now have more options…

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Veteran former politician Prachuab Chaiyasan dies of cancer

Former politician and minister in several previous Thai administrations, Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan, aka Isan Idi (Amin), died of lung cancer at Siriraj hospital this morning (Wednesday).  He was 76 years…

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Thailand’s famous culinary guru Thanadsri Svasti passes away

Thailand’s most celebrated  culinary guru and national artist M.R. M.R. Thanadsri Svasti passed away Tuesday at the age of 93 of cancer at Paolo Memorial hospital. A funeral rite is…

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