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Chiang Rai Province Leads the Way in Organic Green Farming in Thailand

. . CHIANG RAI – In most developing countries, including Thailand, farmland for growing certified organic produce accounts for less than 0.5% of all agricultural land. The demand for organically grown food in Thailand has sparked a major resurgence in natural farming methods, especially in the past couple of years, and it has even spilled […]

January 21st, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Electronic Waist in Asia Threatening Health and Environment

. . MANILA – Waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm. China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United Nations University. […]

January 15th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Spiritual Health – How Giving Can Change Your Energy, for the Better

. . CHIANG RAI – Holiday time is giving time, along with eating and drinking and spending time with family and friends.  Did you know that giving is also an aspect of spiritual health?  It’s all about an exchange of energy, and the action of giving can help you when you feel stuck in life. […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Bangkok Hospital Starts Offering Dengue Vaccine

. . BANGKOK – Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital in Bangkok has introduced the vaccine against four strains of the dengue virus, making it the first facility in Thailand to offer immunisation against the mosquito-borne disease. Dr. On-umar Banpamai, an infectious diseases specialist at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, said at a briefing the vaccine against the dengue virus […]

December 20th, 2016 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thailand’s Health Ministry Warns Tourists Against Cold Showers in Northern Thailand

. . CHIANG RAI – As temperatures drop in Northern Thailand, especially Chiang Rai, the Ministry of Public Health has advised people to avoid taking a cold shower due to possible adverse health effects. Permanent Secretary for Public Health Sophon Mekthon pointed out that the cold weather is currently drawing many visitors to natural sites […]

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Visititing Bangkok on a Budget: Luxury for Less

. . BANGKOK – One of the most packed places to dine in Thailand’s capital is not a restaurant with tablecloths and fussy waiters. It’s the food court at the Terminal 21 shopping mall. Stall after stall on the fifth floor of this mall offers an array of cuisines and dishes: Thai, Chinese, Indian, Hainanese, […]

December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Food,Tourism News | Read More »

Thailand Issues Malaria Warning During Peak Tourist Season

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s disease control department Thursday issued a warning for malaria for those planning to take trips or camp out in the country’s forests during the current peak tourist season. “Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are commonly found in forests bordering Myanmar, particularly in Kanchanaburi province”, Dr Vichan Pawan, the department’s spokesman, told dpa. Besides […]

December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Health | Read More »

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