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  • Health

    Snail mucus: The slimy secret to fighting bacterial infections

    In a world where antibiotic resistance is becoming a major health crisis, scientists are constantly on the hunt for new and effective treatments. One promising discovery comes from an unexpected source: snail mucus. Researchers have found that mucus from the garden snail, Cornu aspersum, contains powerful antibacterial properties. This slimy secretion could be a game-changer in the fight against harmful…

  • World News

    Deadly flesh-eating bacteria spreading in Japan

    Japan is grappling with a significant outbreak of a flesh-eating bacteria known as streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS), which has already infected 1,019 people and shows no signs of slowing down. Cases of STSS in Japan have surged to 1,019 as of yesterday, June 20, a number that has already surpassed the total reported cases for last year. At the…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Muddy flood water can carry deadly bacteria

    With rain battering much of Thailand and causing widespread flooding, authorities are warning about an unseen risk in the rainwaters. Muddy water that people are trudging through during flood times can be full of nasty bacteria that can cause illness and infections. Thai News Room reported on the popular medical Facebook page Panda Lab Doctor. The page posted a message…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thai cult’s food products tested – feces, bacteria and mould detected

    An update on the hidden cult commune in the Isaan province of Chaiyaphum… Local health authorities found the cult was operating a food businesses and seized all of the products for further investigation. The test results showed that the food samples from the group contained excessive amounts of mould, Coliform and bacteria, usually found in feces. At the start of…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket medical waste threatens bacterial fallout

    SPECIAL REPORT With Phuket’s primary incinerator out of action while awaiting repairs, an environmental expert is concerned about the facility’s capacity to burn medical waste properly. Chief among the concerns is avoiding the potential bacterial cloud from inundating the surrounding community at Saphan Hin. The Gazette’s Saran Mitrarat reports. PHUKET: The new 960-million-baht incinerator that fired up at Saphan Hin…

  • Thailand News

    Similan Islands national park’s plea for hermit crab homes

    Mu Ko Similan National Park in Phang Nga province is sounding the alarm and calling on the public to donate shells to provide new homes for hermit crabs. This urgent campaign aims to boost the crab population and enhance marine biodiversity. Hermit crabs are vital beach cleaners, eliminating bacteria and disease to maintain the park’s ecosystem. Due to their soft…

  • Health

    Thailand’s DDC issues health alert on rising eye infections due to contaminated tap water

    The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has issued a public health alert following the discovery of a conjunctivitis outbreak affecting 200 residents in a condominium complex in the Lardphrao area in Bangkok. Investigations have revealed the presence of the parasite Acanthamoeba in the tap water supply within the condominium units. Thai Health officials are currently conducting an in-depth disease investigation…

  • Health

    Mayo Clinic issues warning that kratom is unsafe and ineffective

    Kratom, an herbal extract from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in recent years. Marketed as a mood lifter, energy booster, pain reliever, and remedy for opioid withdrawal symptoms, it is commonly sold in health stores and online. Users report that at low doses, kratom acts as a stimulant, increasing alertness and…

  • Health

    When only your left testicle hurts

    Many males might assume that if there’s a problem with the testicles, pain will occur on both the left and right sides. However, various conditions can cause discomfort specifically in the left testicle. Understanding these conditions, their symptoms, and treatment options can help address concerns and guide you to seek appropriate medical attention. The anatomy of the left testicle makes…

  • Cannabis

    How to store your cannabis products safely

    Whether you are an old friend of cannabis or just getting to know the plant, it is pretty important to know how to store it right and safely to keep things fresh and fiery. And nope, it is not just about shoving them in some drawer or closet. There are a few cool scientific rules to play by getting them…

  • Food

    Nutritious snacks to energise your kids in Thailand

    After a long day at school, what your child needs is a nice bundle of snacks for them to return home to. I remember the days when I would come home from school and munch on treats that my parents prepared for me, whether it was Mantou (Chinese steamed buns), dumplings, or some fruit. As a current college student, there…

  • Thailand News

    Influenza claims 14 lives, impacting over 180,000 nationwide

    Influenza has claimed 14 lives and affected over 180,000 individuals across the nation since the start of the year, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC). Director-General Thongchai Keeratihatthayakorn addressed public concerns yesterday regarding severe strains of influenza circulating online. He clarified that influenza is a respiratory viral infection that generally causes mild symptoms and can be treated effectively.…

  • Health

    Everything you need to know about blood cancer treatment in Bangkok

    Blood cancer can affect anyone at any moment, and getting a diagnosis can leave us with a million questions swirling in our heads. What treatments are available? How will life change? But here’s some encouraging news: blood cancer is highly treatable, especially when you catch it early, Dr Udomsak Bunworasate, a haematologist and transplant physician at MedPark Hospital Bangkok, tells…

  • Health

    Natural solutions for better sleep

    Sleep disturbances are a common issue in today’s fast-paced world. Many people struggle with getting a good night’s sleep due to stress, anxiety, and other factors. Traditional sleep medications often come with side effects, leading people to seek natural alternatives. Recent studies have highlighted the potential benefits of natural supplements like Lactium and L-theanine in improving sleep quality. The Study:…

  • Automotive

    Tips to get rid of that bad car smell

    Ever been embarrassed by that lingering bad smell in your car? You’re not alone. Whether it’s the stubborn scent of cigarettes, the musty whiff of mould, or that all-too-familiar wet dog smell, odours can turn your car from a comfortable ride into a mobile olfactory nightmare. But don’t fret! There are effective, simple solutions to reclaim your car’s freshness. From…

  • Automotive

    Why my car AC is not working properly

    During the summer months, the malfunctioning of a vehicle’s air conditioning system presents a noteworthy inconvenience. For those who have endured the discomfort of elevated temperatures in the driver’s seat, rest assured that such an occurrence is not uncommon. There are multiple potential causes for sub-optimal performance or complete failure of a vehicle’s air conditioning system. Mechanical issues, obstructions due…

  • Thailand News

    Hooked: Foreigner makes waves, takes a dip in fish spa (video)

    A foreign man captured the attention of Thai netizens after a viral video on the TikTok application showed him dipping his head into a fish tank foot spa to cool off on a hot day in the northern province of Chiang Mai. A Thai man shared the video on his TikTok account, @dai.yin.see.tatto, yesterday, May 27, with the caption, “When…

  • China News

    Chinese man dies after drinking 1.5 litres of soda

    A 22 year old Chinese man died after consuming 1.5 litres of carbonated soda, sparking a medical debate about the cause of his death. British experts suggest it is unlikely that the soda alone led to his demise. A medical journal, Clinical and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, detailed a rare case where a young Chinese man consumed 1.5 litres…

  • Health

    You are unknowingly dehydrated: Here’s what you need to know

    The silent threat of dehydration Water is the essence of life. Every living organism on Earth, including humans, relies on water for survival. For humans, water is vital for various bodily functions, including cognitive, digestive, cardiovascular, and muscular activities. Despite its importance, many people fail to drink enough water daily. Alarmingly, up to 75% of individuals globally are chronically dehydrated,…

  • Health

    Foods to avoid and must-haves when taking antibiotics

    When you’re handed a prescription for antibiotics to tackle an infection, it’s more than just taking a pill a few times a day. What you eat during this time can significantly influence how effective the medication is and how well your body copes with the treatment. Here’s a comprehensive guide on the foods to avoid and those to embrace during…

  • Health

    Propionate supplements: A new hope for parkinson’s disease

    A revolutionary discovery In a groundbreaking study conducted by Professor Chaogu Zheng and his team from the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), researchers unveiled that propionate, a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA), significantly suppresses neurodegeneration in animal models of Parkinson’s disease (PD). This discovery offers new insights into the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, highlighting the…

  • Thailand News

    Gas alert: Expert warns excessive farting might stink of serious health issues

    A Taiwanese colorectal surgeon recently acknowledged farting is a natural bodily function but added that excessive or irregular flatulence could be a sign of serious health issues. Jong Yunni, a Taiwanese colorectal surgeon, stated that people typically fart between five to 25 times a day, with the average being around 15 times. This indicates a well-functioning digestive system. However, no…

  • Cannabis

    The importance of having a cannabis zipper

    Considering the investment in cannabis with prices for an ounce, or a zip, in legal markets, ensuring your stash remains top-notch is critical. A cannabis zipper comes to the rescue here, expertly sealing in that freshness and shielding your precious greens from any pesky external factors. It means that every single pound spent mirrors directly in the awesomeness of your…

  • China News

    Child in China diagnosed with stomach cancer from raw eggs

    A four year old child in China has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, which doctors attribute to the daily consumption of raw eggs—a traditional health remedy gone awry. Grandmother Wang, adhering to age-old beliefs and folk remedies, had heard that raw eggs could enhance children’s immunity, prompting rapid growth and improved appetite. Taking this advice to heart, she fed her…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese influencer’s food poisoning sparks Thai food hygiene row

    Chinese netizens criticised Thai food as “unclean” after a Chinese influencer suffered food poisoning after eating at a night market in Thailand and issued a warning to his followers on Weibo. The Chinese food blogger, Liu Yu Xin, also known as Jason, posted a video of himself enjoying food at a night market in Thailand on his Weibo account. Most…

  • Thailand News

    Taiwanese man’s extreme nasal sensitivity shocks doctors

    A shocking medical case from Taiwan has revealed the harrowing story of a 50 year old restaurant owner whose nasal complaints led to a gruesome discovery. The director of an ear, nose, and throat clinic in Taiwan, shared the unforgettable case on a medical talk show, Doctor Is So Hot, describing it as one of the most memorable in his…

  • Thailand News

    Mango madness: Online frenzy over black streaks yields revelation

    A social media user’s concern about strange black lines in a mango sparked a significant online dialogue, leading to a flurry of comments and a revelation that these lines are not harmful to humans. The incident occurred today, April 4, when an individual posted a photo of some mango with black streaks to a group called Knowledge Around Us, questioning…

  • Thailand News

    Salt of the laundry: Table salt sparks cleaning revolution

    Table salt has emerged as a surprisingly effective aid in the laundry process, not only enhancing the cleanliness of the washing machine but also delivering dual benefits for the clothes themselves. This inexpensive, common condiment has proven to be a thrifty and straightforward solution for maintaining both machine and garment hygiene, offering much more than meets the eye. The use…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | PM floats legalizing casinos to boost economy, Aussie arrested in Koh Pha Ngan after joyriding in stolen motorbike

    In this video, Alex captures news across the country. From the dismissal of an Air India pilot due to alcohol misconduct during a Phuket-Delhi flight, to the bold proposition by Thai Prime Minister Srettha for the legalization of casinos as a means to bolster the economy and tackle illegal gambling, the region grapples with issues spanning from aviation safety to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand on anthrax alert after Laos outbreak sparks fear

    Thailand is on high alert as anthrax fears surge following a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Laos, warns government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke today. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin directed Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew to intensify preventive measures, especially in border areas, in response to the escalating threat. Srettha asserted that increased monitoring is crucial to safeguard the health of Thai citizens,…