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  • Tom 8:22 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , air force, armed forces, army, , , Bhumibol Adulyadej, commanders, , , health, , interest, , King Bhumibol, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, , , , public interest,   

    King asks Thais to work for common interest 

    King asks Thais to work for common interest

    Thailand’s revered and beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej has asked his subjects to work with utmost efficiency and for the benefit of the public interest.

    King Bhumibol, who has been hospitalised at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital since September 19, initially with a lung infection and fever, said in his New Year message televised late Thursday that Thais who love their country should dedicate themselves to carrying out the tasks they have before them to the best of their ability. (More …)

  • Tom 9:06 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Babie, , , , , Clinic, , , health, health care, , , HIV treatments, , , , Red Cross Society, , , , , treatments,   

    HIV Support Programs in Thailand under the Royal Patronage 

    AIDS Awareness Ribbon

    AIDS Awareness Ribbon: Flickr.com

    Thailand has been praised for the success in reducing the number of new diagnosed HIV patients since the first cases of AIDS were identified in 1981. The hard work of related sections as well as the essential support from the royal family showed the huge amount of HIV infected reduction within the country.

    HRH Princess Soamsawali, the niece of HRH Queen Sirikit was the one who showed strong commitment in the area of HIV/AIDS. Numbers of the Red Cross Society Programs on HIV infection were under her patronage, with the main project being launched to reduce AIDS infection from mother to baby.

    The project “Reducing AIDS Infection from Mother to New-Born Baby” has been operated with cooperation from the HIV Netherlands and Australia as Thailand Research Collaboration (HIV NAT) to establish an internationally accepted HIV clinic and laboratory guideline as well as to conduct other critical studies on HIV. The program aimed at underprivileged patients to be able to access proper HIV treatments. (More …)

  • Tom 8:13 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Chikungunya, doctor, encephalitis, , health, human, , mosquitoes, Nipah virus, , , , viruses, WHO,   

    Global warming will contribute to more outbreaks 

    Global Warming

    Global Warming: Flickr.com

    Global warming will contribute to outbreaks of diseases transmitted by rodents and insects, experts say.

    Director of the Center for Cooperation of World Health Organization, Professor Theerawat Hemachutha, said in a seminar on global warming and diseases that global warming would cause a massive migration of animals, especially rodents and insects. These animals, some of them are parasites of larger animals, will be carriers and will spread viruses to humans. One of the most dangerous diseases is encephalitis.

    The doctor also warned against a spread of Nipah virus which is one of the viruses that can cause encephalitis. Bats are the main carrier of the virus which can be transmitted via contact. A pandemic of Nipah encephalitis has been reported in the neighboring Malaysia. Another disease which the doctor warned of is Chikungunya with mosquitoes as carriers. (More …)

  • Tom 7:43 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , communities, , , , H1N1 virus, health, military camps, Nakhon Ratchasima, , , , second wave, , , ,   

    2nd wave of H1N1 hits Thailand 

    The Ministry of Public Health has reported some signs indicating the second wave of the H1N1 virus pandemic spread in many big cities of Thailand, while all public health offices across the country are assigned to monitor the situation closely.

    According to Permanent Secretary for Public Health, MD Paijit Warachit, the virus is spreading in many big cities such as Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima. High-risk areas include military camps, schools, and communities in all regions of Thailand. He stated that the second phase of the flu spread had started. (More …)

  • Tom 7:32 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Consumer, DTAC, electro-magnetic, health, Hutch, , , mobile service providers, , providers, , sims, , sms spamming, TOT, tower, True Corporation, TT&T   

    Telecommunication problems on the rise 

    Major mobile service providers including TOT, DTAC and AIS host a meeting along with consumer protection institutes to discuss consumer problems.

    Consumer problems and complaints included topics on the distribution of fake sims, sms spamming, limited time usage on prepaid numbers, and lack of signal strength in some areas were discussed at the meeting.

    Another problem that was of great concern was mobile phone towers that failed to meet the standards issued by the National Telecommunications Commission. Residents living near the towers experienced violent electrical appliance and circuit breaker explosions during rain and storms. Other residents feared health issues involving fatigue and reduction of mental concentration due to electro-magnetic radiation emissions from the towers. (More …)

  • Tom 10:14 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Asian Wild Dogs, , Chamois, Chimpanzees, , Cockatoos, Crocodiles, Dusit Zoo, , health, Khao Khiao, Khao Khiao Open Zoo, Lemurs, Macaws, Masai Mara, , Orangutans, sicknesses, , Squirrels, , Thai monkeys, , Tortoises, White Tigers,   

    Animals at Khao Khiao Open Zoo are protected against cold weather 

    The Khao Khiao Open Zoo in Chon Buri has come up with measures to keep the animals warm in the upcoming cool spell.

    Khao Khiao Open Zoo’s Director Mr Apidet Singhaseni said the zoo had prepared the spotlights as well as hay and dry leaves to cover the ground to prevent the animals from sicknesses from cold weather. Some animal species had the ability to maintain their body temperature, still the zoo would not overlook their healths. (More …)

  • Tom 3:00 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , FAO, , food security, , health, integrated farming, , Nan, Nan Thailand, , organic agriculture, , rice terracing, , , , , Thai herb, , , World Food Day   

    World Food Day event to be held in Nan Province this year 

    Thai Foods: Flickr.com

    Thai Foods

    The Thai government and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are in cooperation to hold the World Food Day event in Nan province to increase awareness on food sufficiency and to alleviate hunger among Nan residents.

    Each year the World Food Day event is scheduled to take place at different provinces throughout the country, to promote the collaboration with the community, said Deputy Permanent Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperatives Dr Sakchai Sriboonsue. The event will be held at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL) under the theme “Achieving food security in time of crisis”. (More …)

  • Tom 1:07 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , health, , , , Teleport   

    Chulalongkorn Student won ‘The People’s Choice award’ in the designs for the next 90 years contest 

    A Chulalongkorn University student grabbed ‘The People’s Choice award’ through the voting from people around the world in the contest of the designs for the next 90 years under the project Electrolux Design Lab 2009.

    The fifth-year Architecture student, Dulyawat Wongnawa from Chulalongkorn University won ‘The People’s Choice award’ and would go through the 8 finalists in the Electrolux design Lab 2009 in London, England. His idea was a Teleport Fridge to facilitate people in the future. (More …)

  • Tom 1:05 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , cancer, , , health, , mother, nurse, nursing, Princess Srinagarindra Award, , , , South East Asian, ,   

    70 year-old Taiwanese nursing scholar received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award 

    Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao, a professional nursing scholar from Taiwan received the 2008 Princess Srinagarindra Award for her significant contribution to nursing and public health.

    Professor Dr.Yu-Mei Yu Chao spoke after the ceremony, that it had been such an honor receiving the award from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Grand Palace. Her research on Multiple Myeloma in adolescents was conducted to find out that the lack of health insurance in the past caused deaths from Multiple Myeloma in children. However, she noted that Thailand had excellent basic medication. (More …)

  • Tom 5:41 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , health, , , , November, Pharmacy, , , , Thailand Pharmacy, tobacco   

    Health Networks oppose International Tobacco Expo 

    International Tobacco Expo

    Health Networks prepare a petition against the upcoming international tobacco expo in November with the view of presenting it to the Prime Minister.

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jiraporn Limpananon, from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Chulalongkorn University said Thailand Pharmacy Student Federation and several health networks have jointly declared their intention to oppose the largest international tobacco industry expo which would be organized during 11 – 13 November 2009 through a petition to the Government. They expected to obtain more than 30,000 – 40,000 signatures through all allied pharmacies and drugstores in the networks. (More …)

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