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  • World News

    Cat flea fiasco: Innocent bite leads to life-threatening infection and amputation to Texan man

    A Texan man, after suffering what seemed similar to flu symptoms following a cat flea bite, was diagnosed with a severe infection leading to organ failure. Doctors battled arduously to save his life by amputating parts of his legs and arms. This unfortunate incident happened to a 35 year old resident of Houston, Texas, USA, last month. Michael Kohlhaof was…

  • Covid-19 News

    Samut Sakhon governor released from hospital after severe Covid-19 infection

    After a severe Covid-19 infection, governor of Samut Sakhon, the epicentre of the recent outbreak in Thailand, was released from the hospital after nearly 3 months of treatment. The virus negatively affected Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri’s lung function and led to a bacterial infection. During his treatment, he was on a ventilator for 42 days and, at one point, he was…

  • Thailand News

    Samut Sakhon governor remains on ventilator with serious lung infection after Covid-19

    After nearly recovering from Covid-19, the Samut Sakhon governor was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in his lungs and now remains on a ventilator after nearly a month of the breathing treatment. Doctors are now doing hourly checks to monitor governor Verasak Vichitsangsri’s condition. While the 58 year old governor’s Covid-19 infection has subsided, the virus negatively affected his lung…

  • 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

    Revolutionary treatments offer new hope in battle against leprosy

    Leprosy, an ailment of ancient origin that has been subject to substantial misconceptions, has impacted human societies for millennia, frequently shrouded in stigma and apprehension. Although it has persistently figured in public discourse, a notable void exists in the general populace’s comprehension of its treatment modalities. Modern medicine has achieved considerable progress in this domain; nonetheless, the inquiry persists: what…

  • China News

    Chinese butcher deboning lamb with mouth sparks outrage

    A video clip showing a Chinese butcher in Anhui province, Eastern China, using his mouth to debone raw lamb has caused an uproar on Chinese social media, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. The butcher asserts that this technique has been in practice for several decades and can be executed without contaminating the meat with saliva…

  • Thailand News

    Uproar as customer makes ‘frozen egg ice cream’ in Thai halal restaurant (video)

    A viral video of a person making ‘frozen egg ice cream’ at a hotpot/BBQ restaurant, with no objections from the staff, is creating a stir on social media. Following widespread criticism, the venue claims it had no knowledge of the incident and is a Halal Shabu restaurant, not a pork BBQ place. The viral video shows a customer creating “frozen…

  • Health

    Maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal tract with Bumrungrad International Hospital

    A healthy gastrointestinal tract is vital for overall well-being. The gastrointestinal tract, commonly referred to as the GI tract or digestive tract, is a long, muscular tube that extends from the mouth to the… well, the other end. Its crucial job is to break down food into nutrients that the body can absorb. As our lifestyles evolve in an ever-changing,…

  • Crime News

    Teenage lese majeste suspect leaves Thailand detention centre with severe rash

    The second youngest person ever accused of committing lese majeste in Thailand, allegedly violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, was released on bail yesterday after a 51-day stay inside a detention centre in Nakhon Pathom province. The accused, 15 year old Thanalop “Yok” Phalanchai, left Ban Pranee Juvenile Vocational Training Centre for Girls with a severe rash on her…

  • Thailand video news

    Wild Boar football team pays tribute to captain “Dom” after his sudden death | Thailand News Today

      Mosquito bite in Thailand causes Dutchman to lose both legs A Dutchman living in Nakhon Rathasima in Thailand is on a mission to spread awareness about “flesh-eating bacteria” (necrotising fasciitis) after a mosquito bite led to the amputation of his left leg and lower right leg. Long-term expat, 62 year old Ed Olieslagers from the Netherlands, went to the hospital in April last year after a mosquito…

  • Thailand News

    Mosquito bite in Thailand causes Dutchman to lose both legs

    A Dutchman living in Nakhon Rathasima in Thailand is on a mission to spread awareness about “flesh-eating bacteria” (necrotising fasciitis) after a mosquito bite led to the amputation of his left leg and lower right leg. Long-term expat, 62 year old Ed Olieslagers from the Netherlands, went to the hospital in April last year after a mosquito bite became inflamed and…

  • Health

    Skin disorders commonly found in Thailand

    Living in a tropical country can have its downsides as the humidity can affect your body in different ways. For those who have just arrived in the country or have been living here with a skin issue, we detail the top three skin disorders diagnosed in Thailand. Although any humid climate can cause similar skin disturbances, it is important to…

  • World News

    Famous African rat Magawa that tracks down landmines in Cambodia dies

    The famous African mine detection rat named Magawa, who has saved hundreds of lives by finding over 100 landmines in Cambodia, died over the weekend, according to his organisation, APOPO, which trains fellow rats like Magawa to track landmines. A hero is laid to rest. He will leave a lasting legacy in the lives that he saved as a landmine…

  • World NewsDonovanosis: 'Flesh-eating' STI has doctors worried

    Donovanosis: ‘Flesh-eating’ STI has doctors worried

    Donovanosis causes thick ulcers on the genitals. Both men and women can contract it, but men are twice as likely to be affected. It is generally transmitted through unprotected sex. Also called granuloma inguinale, donovanosis is a bacterial infection that has been dubbed “flesh-eating” because it causes extensive inflammation of the genitals. It does not actually eat the flesh. Typical…

  • World NewsCOVID: How is India tackling a surge in fake test reports?

    COVID: How is India tackling a surge in fake test reports?

    Indian officials are reporting a surge in the use of fake negative COVID-19 test reports across the country. Last week, police from the eastern state of Odisha busted a racket in which fake PCR test reports were being provided to devotees who wanted to visit the auspicious Jagannath Puri temple. Police arrested 12 people, including the mastermind of the well-organized…

  • Travel Guides

    Food and drinks to stay away from in Thailand

    Due to its distinct and strong flavours, Thai food is one of the greatest cuisines in the world. Delicious food is everywhere in the country. From street food and night markets to food courts and restaurants, almost every corner of the country presents opportunities to sample delectable cuisine. That being said, there are some food you might want to avoid.…

  • Covid-19 News

    Samut Sakhon governor calls for more vaccine doses after order was cut

    The pandemic has been rough on the governor of Samut Sakhon, a coastal province just southwest of Bangkok. Along with high numbers of Covid-19 cases and cluster outbreaks during the second and third waves of the virus, Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri contracted Covid-19 in December and developed a severe lung infection. He spent 42 days on a ventilator. Now, as the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

    In a nationwide crackdown on gambling, police in the Isaan province Khon Kaen raided a warehouse and seized more than 400 slot machines. Acting on a court warrant, police searched the warehouse. The locks on the door had been changed and police had to break into the warehouse. Inside, canvases covered 418 slot machines. Police say the machines were “plug…

  • Covid-19 News

    Government ramps up production of 5 anti-Covid-19 medicines, procurement of others

    The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation is increasing production of five drugs used treat Covid-19 to ensure adequate stocks for all patients. A GPO spokesmansaid that excluding Favipiravir also known as Avigan, Thailand has five drugs to treat Covid-19, totalling 39.6 million tablets: there are 1.8 million tablets of Chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug; 30.6 million tablets of an antiretroviral drug containing Lopinavir and…

  • Thai Life

    ALERT: Amoxicillin use in Thai orange orchards

    The Thai Public Health Ministry is checking on pharmacies and antibiotics manufacturers that may have distributed amoxicillin (an antibiotic) for farms – reportedly used widely in northern and central orange orchards – as it could lead to drug resistance or even fatal allergies in humans as well as contaminating the environment. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic often used for the treatment…

  • Thailand News

    Pata Zoo fights efforts to move caged gorilla Bua Noi

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Pata Zoo fights efforts to move caged gorilla Bua Noi The Nation / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: The owners of Pata Zoo are fighting back efforts by many people to move the gorilla, Bua Noi, to what they consider “a better home”. “Don’t use mob rule here,”…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket Gazette Thailand News: Supreme Patriach passes away; Furby fury reduced to suspended sentence; Mahouts in jumbo fight

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Supreme Patriach passes away The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja passed away Thursday after enduring ailments and undergoing hospital treatment in recent months.He turned 100 on October 3 and is considered the longest living Supreme Patriarch in…

  • Phuket News

    Round-the-clock treatment fails to save Phuket dolphin

    PHUKET: The ailing striped dolphin that was under treatment at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) died last weekend, two weeks after she washed ashore in Phang Nga. Despite round-the-clock treatment that included the fitting of a harness to help her swim, the female dolphin took her last breath on August 12. Dr Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong, who heads the PMBC’s Endangered…

  • Phuket News

    Ailing dolphin under treatment in Phuket

    PHUKET: Veterinarians at the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC) say that a striped dolphin that washed ashore in Phang Nga last week is in a stable condition at their facility, but fear for its long-term survival prospects due to its inability to feed on its own. Dr Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong told the Gazette this morning that the dolphin, which washed ashore…

  • Phuket News

    British woman survives macaque attack during Phuket holiday

    PHUKET: A British woman with a life-long fear of monkeys was seriously injured by several primates while visiting Monkey Beach on Phi Phi Don Island on May 21. Dee Darwell, 56, arrived in Phuket on May 18 and had a couple of “lovely” days before setting off on a one-day trip to Phi Phi Don and surrounding islands with Siam…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket university student becomes first swine flu fatality

    PHUKET CITY: A university student who died of pneumonia at Vachira Phuket Hospital on Thursday was infected with the A(H1N1) virus that causes swine flu, lab results have confirmed.Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) chief Dr Pongsawas Ratanasang said the student was a 19-year-old in his first year of the engineering program at Prince of Songkla University (PSU) Phuket campus.He was…

  • Phuket News

    Top doc warns of Veg Fest virus threat

    PHUKET CITY: The Vegetarian Festival is ostensibly a period of purity, but the Phuket Provincial Heath Office has nevertheless issued a statement warning people about the risks of HIV/Aids and hepatitis infection during the 10-day event. Phuket Public Health Office chief Dr Paisan Worrasathit told the Gazette, “We are cautioning people who hurt themselves with puncture wounds from items such…

  • Phuket NewsImmigration launches hospital visa service | Thaiger

    Immigration launches hospital visa service

    PHUKET: The Phuket Immigration Office (PIO) has launched a new free visa extension service for foreigners in hospital.Pol Capt Krissarat Nusen of Phuket Immigration Office told the Gazette that the new service, launched a few days ago, covers only genuine inpatients, who must get the hospital to contact the PIO at least one day in advance of the expiry of…

  • Phuket NewsMahouts trained to look after elephants | Thaiger

    Mahouts trained to look after elephants

    PHUKET: The Provincial Livestock Department today held a training seminar for mahouts from Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi, in which they were taught the basics of elephant health. About 50 mahouts attended the seminar at the Royal Paradise Hotel in Patong. A similar seminar last year attracted about 300 mahouts. Suwut Chalayjorn, Director of the Veterinary Service Division, explained, “The…

  • Phuket NewsProvince campaigns against dining on dog meat | Thaiger

    Province campaigns against dining on dog meat

    BANGKOK (AFP): A province in northeastern Thailand is asking local folks to treat dogs more like man’s best friend — and less like their breakfast. “Sakhon Nakhon province is now launching a campaign…to reduce consumption of dog meat,” announced the local provincial government earlier today. Officials are organizing trade fairs to urge people to switch to other sources of protein,…