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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 »

Crisis Centre Reports Violence Against Women and Children in Thailand Commited Mainly by Trusted Partners

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) said on Monday that violence against women and children in Thailand was committed by people they trusted most. According to statistics on people seeking assistance at the One-Stop Crisis Centre of the Public Health Ministry, between 2007 and 2015 the total number of violence […]

March 6th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thailand’s Health Ministry to Provide Face Masks to Northern Residents Affected by Haze

– CHIANG RAI – Just 3 days after officials convened in Chiang Rai for the Greater Mekong Sub-region(GMS) meeting on smog prevention, the Ministry of Public Health has instructed its northern Thailand offices to provide free face masks to people affected by the smog. Smog levels in the North were found in excess of safety […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Issues Warning Over Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has issued a public health warning over hand-foot-and-mouth disease in Thailand after more than 6,700 children have been recently infected. Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Public Health Dr. Sophon Mekthanon instructed all provincial public health offices to monitor child care centers in their respective provinces. Children […]

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

Thai Junta Cuts Healthcare Effecting 48 Million People Covered by Universal Health Care System

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSC) has expressed concern that cutbacks in the Junta’s budget for free health care from 3,374.70 baht to 3,100 baht per head per year will affect the health service quality in state hospitals. The NHSO is the public organization responsible for administering accessible healthcare for all Thai […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

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