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  • Thailand News

    Disease Control warns of mpox surge after Songkran festival

    Thailand’s Department of Disease Control issued a warning about a significant rise in mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, cases following the Songkran festival, with the majority of cases reported in Bangkok. The Thai authorities are urging vigilance and advising the public to monitor for symptoms. Since the first detection in July 2022, Thailand has recorded a total of 787 mpox…

  • Health

    Norwegian study finds that consuming potatoes lowers risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality

    In a groundbreaking study, researchers in Norway have discovered that eating potatoes can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. This study’s finding, challenges the common perception of potatoes as a less desirable vegetable due to their high starch content and glycemic index. The study’s results suggest that potatoes, particularly when boiled, offer notable health benefits that…

  • Health

    Researchers identify 17 novel genetic variants associated with risk of alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder causing memory loss and cognitive decline, affects millions of people worldwide. Scientists have long sought to uncover the genetic factors contributing to this condition to develop better treatments and prevention strategies. Recently, researchers made significant strides by identifying 17 novel genetic variants linked to Alzheimer’s disease, bringing us closer to understanding and potentially combating…

  • 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

    Thailand responds to surge in flesh-eating disease cases in Japan

    A surge in the number of flesh-eating disease cases, officially known as necrotising fasciitis, in Japan, has prompted a response from Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC). The DDC gave reassurances yesterday that no instances of the rare but deadly bacterial infection have been reported in Thailand this year. The DDC is keeping a close eye on the developments in…

  • Thailand News

    Rapid test kit set to combat kidney disease epidemic

    Chulalongkorn Hospital unveils the nation’s first rapid kidney disease test kit, a potential game-changer in battling a growing health crisis. A research team, spearheaded by Dr Nattachai Srisawat, unveils the ALB11 kit, designed to swiftly detect microalbuminuria, a crucial marker for kidney disease, in the comfort of one’s home. “An initial screening for the disease is pivotal for swift medical…

  • Thailand News

    Southeast Asia’s battle against rare diseases

    Healthcare visionaries, policymakers, and patient champions gathered under the theme Amplifying Patients’ Voices for Sustainable Change to unravel the complexities of rare diseases and forge a path towards better diagnosis, treatment access, and equitable healthcare. The Medical Association of Thailand, the Thai Rare Disease Foundation, and the Medical Genetics and Genomics Association united with Takeda (Thailand) Limited, aiming to amplify…

  • Health

    Beat Leprosy: Expert Tips on Avoiding This Ancient Disease

    Leprosy, a disease with a rich history and lots of misunderstandings, still poses quite a challenge in public health today, even though we’re seeing fewer cases in many places. This stubborn infection is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, which mainly targets the skin, nerves, and mucosal surfaces of our bodies. For those dedicated folks looking to prevent this ailment,…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok braces for severe outbreak of three diseases

    Bangkok’s health office predicts a severe outbreak of three diseases, with high infection rates, and plans to increase monitoring for an additional 12 diseases. Preparations are underway to care for patients, protect against infections, and secure treatment drugs and vaccines. The Health Department of Bangkok predicted a significant outbreak of three diseases in 2024. The illnesses include the Omicron variant…

  • Thailand News

    Thai health expert urges caution on mRNA vaccines due to rising disease rates

    With the death toll rising and various diseases increasing from head to toe, the use of mRNA vaccines has been in question. Teerawat Hemajuta, Head of the Health Science Centre for Emerging Diseases at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine, called for the Ministry of Public Health to study this data before recommending the frequency of vaccination. Teerawat asserts that the…

  • World News

    Zombie deer disease alert in Yellowstone sparks potential pandemic fears

    The outbreak of the so-called Zombie Deer Disease has been reported in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, according to The Guardian website. This affliction, found in deer species, alarmed researchers and scientists due to its significant environmental impact and potential to infect humans. Prions, abnormal and infectious agents, cause Zombie Deer Disease. These prions induce changes in the brain and…

  • Thailand News

    Goat carcasses spark disease outbreak concerns in Prachuap Khiri Khan

    Five goat carcasses were found discarded on the roadside in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, raising fears of a disease outbreak. Residents alerted the animal health officials to investigate the situation. Yesterday, a resident, rummaging for old items, discovered several goat carcasses dumped in a roadside ditch along the Pranburi-Cha-Am bypass at kilometre marker 43-600, northbound near a vehicle turnaround and…

  • Environment News

    Thai research probes herbal solutions to PM2.5 dust-related chronic diseases

    In promising scientific research, experts are exploring the potential of three herbal plants in combatting chronic diseases connected to PM2.5 dust. The focal point of this collaborative project is to address the health challenges arising from prolonged exposure to harmful PM2.5 dust particles, a pressing concern in regions affected by air pollution. The collaborative efforts have seen researchers from Chaophraya…

  • Health

    End-stage kidney disease diagnosis shocks 24 year old man

    A 24 year old’s shocking revelation of his terminal kidney disease experience has created a stir on social media. The young man, who identifies himself as bb.boss04 on TikTok, shared his distressing journey of visiting three hospitals before discovering the shocking truth. Despite leading a healthy lifestyle without alcohol, cigarettes, or nightlife, he was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease at…

  • Thailand News

    BMA takes a stand: Puts its foot (and mouth) down on disease spread in Bangkok schools

    In an urgent preventive move, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) mandated all schools across the Thai capital to implement stringent measures to curb the spread of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and dengue fever. This decision comes amid unsettling reports of these viruses evolving into wide-reaching epidemics among school-aged children. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt yesterday highlighted the importance…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s first Monkeypox-related death highlights rising infectious disease threat

    A severe case of Monkeypox in Thailand, infecting a 34 year old man with HIV and syphilis, culminated in the country’s first fatal mishap related to this viral scourge. The unfortunate news dropped yesterday, courtesy of Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC). Explicating the unfolding of events, the DDC’s Director-General Dr Tares Krassanairawiwong took note of the initial discomforts plaguing…

  • Crime News

    Illegally imported pork carcasses spark disease concerns in Thailand

    At Laem Chabang port in Thailand‘s Chon Buri province, the Customs Department confiscated a total of 161 containers filled with frozen pork carcasses that had been illegally imported from various countries. The illegally imported pork shipments were found to lack proper documentation and certification, raising concerns about the potential spread of disease among both consumers and local livestock farmers. As…

  • World News

    Malaysia plans National Disease Control Centre to tackle future health crises

    In response to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia’s Health Ministry has announced plans to establish a National Disease Control Centre (NDCC). The information was released in a Health White Paper published on the Parliament’s website. The NDCC aims to enhance the country’s preparedness and ability to respond rapidly to potential public health crises in the future. The…

  • World News

    Zelenskyy visits flood-hit Ukraine; warns of mines, chemicals, disease risks

    As the aftermath of the Nova Kakhovka dam breach unfolds, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the flooded regions, expressing concern over the dangers posed by floating mines, hazardous chemicals, and the potential spread of disease. Zelenskyy reported witnessing dead bodies floating in the water, a consequence of the Soviet-era dam’s collapse. Oleksandr Prokudin, the regional governor, stated that flooding from…

  • Thailand News

    New kidney disease test kit offers 94% accuracy, eases early diagnosis access

    A new effective and accurate diagnostic kit has been developed to screen for early-stage kidney disease, with a correctness rate of 94%, a sensitivity rate of 96%, and a specificity rate of 97.8%. This screening method has been approved by the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has been proposed for inclusion in the gold card scheme to make…

  • World News

    Kidney disease risks overwhelming NHS without increased funding, warns charity

    A public health emergency may arise due to kidney disease without increased government funding, warns Kidney Research UK. The charity’s recent report reveals that the illness already costs the UK economy £7bn annually, a figure that could increase to £13.9bn over the next ten years if no action is taken. These costs include both the direct treatment expenses for the…

  • Thailand News

    E-cigarette use linked to lung disease, concerns over misdiagnosis in Thailand

    Concerns are rising among medical professionals in Thailand as e-cigarette-related pneumonia and bronchitis cases increase, particularly among those who use cannabis oil. Difficulties in diagnosis and a lack of awareness among doctors have contributed to under-reporting cases. Thai medical professionals have expressed their concerns over the increasing number of pneumonia and bronchitis cases connected to e-cigarette usage. Specifically, those using…

  • Health

    Thailand strengthens disease prevention measures in overcrowded prisons

    The Ministry of Public Health, the Department of Corrections, and the National Health Security Office have forged an alliance to improve and monitor health conditions for the 260,000 prisoners across Thailand, stressing that all prisoners should have equal access to medical treatment. Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, the department’s permanent secretary, has said that a united effort by the three parties will…

  • Health

    Preventing mosquito-borne diseases in Thailand: Tips and guidelines

    Picture this: you’ve finally arrived in Thailand and you’re eager to explore the vibrant street markets, indulge in scrumptious Thai cuisine, and unwind on stunning beaches. But amidst the excitement, one pesky problem lurks: mosquitoes. These tiny creatures may be small, but they can pack a punch in the form of mosquito-borne diseases, which is common in Thailand. Thailand has…

  • Environment News

    Over 1.4 million people in Thailand suffers diseases related to PM2.5

    According to a report released by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), 1,449,716 people in Thailand and 31,695 people in Bangkok are suffering from diseases caused by PM2.5 pollution. Skin irritation, stroke, and eye inflammation were the most commonly reported illnesses. The Inspector-General of the MOPH, Pathomporn Siraprapasiri, disclosed the results of a survey last week that was conducted between…

  • Pattaya News

    Coral reefs off Chon Buri found diseased

    There’s been some unfortunate news for all the ocean lovers out there. Coral reefs off Chon Buri’s Sattahip district and the Samae San island have this month been found to have yellow-band disease. The disease attacks and kills colonies of coral, according to the director-general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Yellow-band disease occurs when coral gets stressed…

  • Travel Guides

    Common Diseases in Thailand

    Boasting stunning natural beauty, warm weather, and beautiful culture, Thailand is a gorgeous tropical country. Because of these reasons, Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. But due to factors like biodiversity, socioeconomic background, tropical climate, and frequent interaction between humans and animals, there are certain diseases visitors need to watch out for. Therefore, it’s always a…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Boy in northeast Thailand dies of respiratory disease

    A boy in Thailand’s northeast province of Nakhon Ratchasima died of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on Monday. This is the first death from RSV reported this year, but a doctor from Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital warns that RSV could be more virulent this year. The doctor, Jiraruj Chomchoey, said that at least one child has been admitted to the…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Thailand no longer considers Covid “dangerous infectious disease”

      Thailand’s Communicable Disease Committee no longer considers Covid a “dangerous infections disease”, the owner of the nightclub that burned down has been released on bail, and will Prayut resign at the end of this month? All this and much more, coming up in today’s programYou’re watching Thailand News Today, bringing you the latest top stories in Thailand beyond. My…

  • Health

    The WHO insist monkeypox is not “a gay disease’

    World Health Organisation officials Monday revealed the outbreak of the monkeypox virus in Europe and the US “is primarily spreading through sex among men with around 200 confirmed and suspected cases across a dozen countries.” But today the WHO insist that the disease isn’t just isolated to one community. Andy Seale, from the WHO’s Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and…