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Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?

 – A new study hints that young blood may harbor clues to a “fountain of youth” for older brains. Researchers say blood from human umbilical cords appears to have helped reverse memory loss in aging mice. The findings suggest that something in young blood is important in maintaining mental acuity. No one, however, is saying […]

April 20th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Parents Warned about Drowning Rick of Children During Songkran Festival

  – CHIANG RAI – Parents have been warned to take extra caution as children are at least twice as likely to drown during the Songkran festival as at other times of year. The Department of Disease Control (DDC) director-general Jessada Chokdamrongsuk said the agency’s figures show that in total 176 children aged under 15 […]

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thai Agencies Launch Campaign Against Alcohol and Sexual Assaults During Songkran

– BANGKOK  – Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for Social Development and Human Security Maitree Intusut held a press conference to unveil a project to stop drinking and sexual harassment during Songkran. Mr. Maitree Intusut and representatives from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation and other partner agencies unveiled a project […]

April 7th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

New Stem Cell Therapy Can Repair Erectile Dysfunction in Men

– COPENHAGEN – A recent clinical trial in Denmark has shown that stem cell therapy can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse. “What we have done establishes that this technique can lead to men recovering a spontaneous erection — in other words, without the use of other medicines, […]

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thailand’s Health Ministry Promotes Fruits and Vegetables to Stave off Dehydration from Heat

– Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is promoting the consumption of fruits and vegetables to help in coping with high temperatures during hot season in Thailand. Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Sophon Mekthon explained that the high heat during this period may cause fatigue, which can be counteracted by the consumption of nutritious food […]

March 20th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Simple Blood Tests Can Help Predict Risk of Chronic Disease

– A score based on common blood tests may someday help people gauge their risk of developing a chronic disease like diabetes or dementia within three years of taking the test. The Intermountain Chronic Disease Risk Score was 77 to 78 percent accurate in predicting whether someone would be diagnosed with diabetes, kidney failure, coronary […]

March 19th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Warns About Heatstroke as Temperatures Rise

– – CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Public Health Ministry on Sunday warned citizens throughout the Nation that the rising temperatures during the hot season is raising the risk of heatstroke throughout the country. Permanent secretary Dr Sopon Mekthon has advised citizens to drink up to 2 litres of water a day during summer to lower […]

March 12th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

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