How and Why Practicing Self-Care Can Help You

Changing our habits and becoming more conscious of our lifestyle and our state of mind is a good start.

How and Why Practicing Self-Care Can Help You

  CHIANG RAI – You may have heard the words “self-care” a lot lately as a lifestyle and wellness topic and wonder what the fuss is about – after all, don’t we take care of ourselves daily, such as brushing our teeth and combing our hair? Well yes, but those daily routines are more about […]

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Warns of Rising Pneumonia Risk Among Children

The Public Health Ministry spokesman is now urging all at-risk people to be vaccinated to prevent the chance of catching influenza or pneumonia as soon as possible.

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Warns of Rising Pneumonia Risk Among Children

  The Public Health Ministry is warning Thais to beware of the rising risk of pneumonia during the rainy season, particularly among both young and elderly family members. Deputy Permanent Secretary and spokesman of the Public Health Ministry Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong said today that unstable weather conditions, which bring both heat and rain, pose a […]

How Many Calories Do You Need to Consume in a Day, Counting Calories The 21st Century Way

BMR stands for "Basal Metabolic Rate" - basically, the number of calories your body burns just to stay alive.

How Many Calories Do You Need to Consume in a Day, Counting Calories The 21st Century Way

How Many Calories Do You Need to Consume a Day? There are many trends and theories about how much and what foods we need to eat in a day but ultimately it all comes down to math. If your input (food and drinks) exceeds your output (activity and BMR), you will gain weight by storing […]

Bangkok City Bracing for an Elderly Population Explosion

The elderly demographic continues to rise because people are tending to live longer thanks to scientific developments, a better diet, and more health-conscious habits.

Bangkok City Bracing for an Elderly Population Explosion

  BANGKOK – If you were to ask the people of Bangkok what problems they most earnestly want the city to solve, most respondents would point to nagging issues like traffic congestion, flash floods and the need to preserve more green space. But what about concerns linked to the capital’s fast-ageing society? Few people pay […]

Tobacco Authority of Thailand Plans to Target Chinese Smokers with New Brand of Cigarettes

The new brand of cigarettes would be available at duty-free outlets around Thailand.

Tobacco Authority of Thailand Plans to Target Chinese Smokers with New Brand of Cigarettes

  BANGKOK – The Tobacco Authority of Thailand plans to introduce (Target) its Chinese cigarettes to the market in October, targeting the increasing number of Chinese visitors. Daonoi Sutthinipapan, governor of the Tobacco Authority of Thailand, said on Wednesday that the state monopoly signed a memorandum of understanding with Shaanxi Jinye Science Education Group and […]

Thailand’s Education Ministry Will Now Include Sex Education on Ordinary National Educational Test (Onet)

“Thailand’s teenage pregnancy rate is the highest in Southeast Asia after neighboring Laos, according to the Bureau of Reproductive Health at the Thai Public Health Ministry.

Thailand’s Education Ministry Will Now Include Sex Education on Ordinary National Educational Test (Onet)

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Education Ministry will now include a test on sex education and life skills in the Ordinary National Educational Test (Onet) from this year forward as a part of efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. “We will soon inform all students about this decision via their schools,” Deputy Prime Minister General Chatchai Sarikulya […]

Your Health: Subtle Problems to Look Out For

Your good health is one of the strongest assets you have, and as a result you should take as many steps as possible to stay on top of it.

Your Health: Subtle Problems to Look Out For

  Everyone experiences some sickness from time to time, and usually we have remedies on hand to help ourselves get better. But while we all know where to start when we feel nauseous or have a headache, we don’t always know how to deal with the more subtle signs of ill health such as psychological […]

National Health Security Office Urges Thai Nationals to Get Influenza (Flu) Vaccination

The provided vaccines will protect against A N1N1, A N3N2, and Type-B influenza viruses.

National Health Security Office Urges Thai Nationals to Get Influenza (Flu) Vaccination

  CHIANG RAI – The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is calling upon Thai nationals covered by any healthcare benefits to get a seasonal influenza vaccination free of charge at public or private hospitals participating in the national healthcare scheme until 31 August 2018. Thai nationals covered by healthcare packages can be vaccinated against influenza […]

Thailand’s Health Ministry Lists Weight Loss Drug “Sibutramine” as Narcotic for Public Safety

An imprisonment of four to 20 years and a fine of 400,000 to two million baht will be given to those selling sibutramine

Thailand’s Health Ministry Lists Weight Loss Drug “Sibutramine” as Narcotic for Public Safety

  BANGKOK – Ministry of Public Health Thursday upgraded sibutramine (formerly sold under the brand name Meridia) to a psychotropic substance in a bid to prevent use of the appetite suppressant as a pharmacological ingredient in weight loss products for public safety. The move came after a March 28 incident in which Pimonwan Mon-ing, 31, […]

Prime Minister Prayut’s Reforms “Could End Universal Healthcare in Thailand”

Thailand’s globally renowned public health system is under a major threat from the Junta Governments reform plans.

Prime Minister Prayut’s Reforms “Could End Universal Healthcare in Thailand”

  BANGKOK –  Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Military installed government the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) hostility towards universal health coverage is planning reforms that could weaken the health security of Thai citizens, health experts warn. Though there has been no drastic change to the health system under four years of National Council […]

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