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  • Health

    Atrial fibrillation is becoming more common and can lead to heart failure

    Atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition often characterised by an irregular heartbeat, is increasingly becoming a significant public health concern. Currently affecting more than 37 million people globally and rising at exponential rates annually with many not even aware that they have developed the condition, AF could soon become of the leading contributing factors to rising excess death rates. Recent studies…

  • Phuket News

    Welsh tourist dies of heart failure on first day of Phuket holiday

    A 60 year old Welsh holidaymaker tragically passed away from heart failure on the first day of his vacation in Phuket, Thailand, reported by Patong Police. The lamentable event was confirmed to Police Lieutenant Colonel Pacharathorn Chan-iad of Patong Police by Patong Hospital at around 12.30pm yesterday, January 31. The man, accompanied by his family of three, had embarked on…

  • Thailand News

    Navy rescues German man with heart failure from cruise ship in Gulf of Thailand

    Officers from the Royal Thai Navy battled against strong waves to help a German man who suffered from heart failure on a cruise ship in Thailand‘s waters last night. The MEIN SCHIFF 5 cruise ship departed from Chon Buri province and was headed for Singapore when 73 year old passenger Bernd Joachim Max Thiele, of German nationality, fell unwell about…

  • Thailand Protest News

    At least 22 people arrested at Bangkok protest, officer dies of heart failure

    At least 22 people were arrested during the Bangkok protest yesterday, which turned violent as pro-democracy activists marched toward the prime minister’s residence, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. An officer died during the rally, which the human rights group says was due to heart failure. Some protesters threw ping pong bombs and firecrackers in the violent clash with…

  • Thai Life

    Prem Tinsulanonda dies of heart failure at 98

    The President of the Privy Council, Prem Tinsulanonda (General Prem), is reported to have died of heart failure early this morning at the Phramongkutklao Hospital at the age of 98. He has had important roles in many levels of Thai society and politics for most of modern Thailand’s recent history (since 1932). Just three weeks ago he was participating in…

  • Phuket News

    Australian expat dies from heart failure in Phuket bathroom

    PHUKET: Australian expat Ronald Douglas Litherland, 67, from Brisbane, Australia, was found dead at his rented home in Cherng Talay yesterday afternoon. “Doctors have confirmed the cause of death as heart failure,” said Maj Kitthiphum Thinthalang of the Thalang Police. “There were no signs of a struggle on his body, except for a small wound above his right eye.” Mr…

  • Phuket News

    AirAsia flight makes emergency landing in Phuket after Mecca pilgrim suffers heart failure

    PHUKET: An AirAsia plane made an emergency landing at Phuket International Airport after a Malaysian man returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca suffered heart failure while in Thai airspace. The crew of flight D7 171 from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur attempted to resuscitate Ridzwan Bin Jamaludin, 64, while still in the air, explained Thalang Police Deputy Superintendent Amnuay Kriwuttianant. “The…

  • Phuket News

    Heavy drinking Phuket chef, 44, found dead from heart failure

    PHUKET: A 44-year-old chef was found dead from heart failure in his room on Friday, just a week after starting a new job. The body of Chalong Tiwiyang was found on the floor of his staff bedroom at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa at about 6pm on Friday evening. Police estimate Mr Chalong had been dead for about 10 hours.…

  • Phuket NewsFinn dies of suspected heart failure | Thaiger

    Finn dies of suspected heart failure

    KARON: Police are waiting for medical analysis of the body of a Finnish tourist who died Wednesday morning at the Hilton Phuket Acadia Resort and Spa before moving ahead with any further investigation.Capt Theerawuth Thepluan of Chalong Police Station identified the deceased as 46-year-old Onerva Kastehelmi Jaktholm. She was found dead of apparent heart failure in her room on the…

  • Phuket NewsRussian tourist dies of heart failure | Thaiger

    Russian tourist dies of heart failure

    PATONG: A Russian tourist died of an apparent heart attack in his room at the Patong Resort Hotel early yesterday, a local Thai newspaper has reported.Kathu Police Duty Officer Pol Capt Padungpong Duksukaew was quoted in the report as identifying the tourist as Yury Bogdanov, 58.The death was reported by 56-year-old Irina Bogdanov, wife of the deceased, the report said,…

  • Phuket NewsFrenchman, 30, dies from “heart failure’ | Thaiger

    Frenchman, 30, dies from “heart failure’

    CHALONG: French tourist Sylvain Hervieux reportedly died of heart failure on Sunday evening. An ambulance from Phuket International Hospital responded to an emergency call, but arrived to find that Hervieux had been dead for about 20 minutes.Mr Hervieux had been staying with his mother, Claudine Denis, at a Thai friend’s house in Chalong.Lt Col Peeraphan Meemak, Inspector of Chalong Police…

  • Health

    25 percent of the human population has a hole in the heart

    Imagine if you had a hole in your heart and didn’t even know it. Surprisingly, this is the reality for 25% of the population. This condition, known as patent foramen ovale (PFO), usually causes no symptoms and is often harmless. However, in some cases, it can lead to serious health problems. Here, we explore what PFO is, why it matters,…

  • Road deaths

    Tragic accident in Phayao: Police officer critically injured after truck brake failure

    Yesterday, a serious road accident occurred in Phayao province in northern Thailand, leading to a police officer being critically injured. The accident occurred when a 10-wheeled truck lost control due to brake failure, colliding with a checkpoint and hitting the officer. The truck, driven by 62 year old Chum, was travelling from Wang Nuea district in Lampang province towards the…

  • Road deaths

    Lorry driver dies in tragic Kanchanaburi accident due to brake failure

    A devastating accident occurred involving a 33 year old lorry driver who lost his life when his 18-wheel truck, loaded with 20 tonnes of utility poles, lost its brakes and crashed on the longstanding slope in Sankhla Buri, Kanchanaburi today. Police officer Thara Nawanich, from Sankhla Buri Police Station, was alerted to the incident and immediately rushed to the scene…

  • World News

    Blood test for zombie cells may boost heart transplant availability

    A groundbreaking blood test capable of identifying “zombie cells” may significantly increase the number of hearts available for transplant, according to new research. At present, donor hearts from individuals over 65 years old are typically not used due to concerns about potential negative outcomes. However, experts argue that age alone does not necessarily determine heart health, as hearts age at…

  • Health

    Bumrungrad launches its world-class Heart Institute to treat all heart conditions

    Press Release Mrs Artirat Charukitpipat, CEO of Bumrungrad International Hospital, Associate Professor Dr Taveesin Tanprayoon, Chief Medical Officer of Bumrungrad International Hospital, and Professor Dr Koonlawee Nademanee, Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist and Director of the Bumrungrad Heart Institute led the medical team to launch its world-class Heart Institute to research, invent, and develop innovative and clinically effective techniques to treat all heart…

  • Phuket News

    ‘Leaving Thailand’ – From Phuket with love and heartaches

    “In his new memoir “Leaving Thailand,” a former journalist, film tech and Phuket resident looks back on his life and loves in the kingdom that continue to haunt and inspire him.” By Jim Algie I’m wary of memoirs set in Thailand in which a sex-starved Western man descends on the country to get caught up in the carnal circus of…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Roads: Pay now, please, for the failure of planning

    PHUKET: Work on Phuket’s first underpass is slated to start by the middle of next month, and is expected to shed harsh light on just how deplorably ‘planners’ have failed to develop Phuket’s road infrastructure to keep pace with the island’s development. [See front page, current issue of the Phuket Gazette. Digital subscribers click here to download the full newspaper.]…

  • Thai Life

    Phuket’s Tin man with a heart of gold

    PHUKET: THE Hongyok family have one of Phuket’s most prominent and prestigious names. They have made their mark as a successful business family and established a strong presence in local politics. The Hongsyoks are indeed a big part of Phuket’s inspirational history. Luang Anuphasphuketkarn is the member of the Hongyok family whose life story resonates the most. The local nobleman…

  • Phuket News

    Brake failure, overloading cause Phuket hill crash: DDPM

    PHUKET: An official report issued by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office in Phuket (DDPM-Phuket) stated that the cause of yesterday’s crash that killed six people in the Chalong hills was brake failure and overloading. A total of 14 people were injured, seven severely. The names of the dead were listed as the driver, 41-year-old Thongdaeng Piwjun, and…

  • Thailand News

    Bahraini man suspected of murdering Thai wife (video)

    The family of a Thai woman accused her Bahraini husband of murdering her at his home in Bahrain. The woman died last year but the embassy only notified the dead woman’s family in April. The dead woman’s mother, 55 year old Aomjai Sakarin, visited Suvarnabhumi International Airport yesterday, May 16, to collect the dead body of her 31 year old…

  • Thailand News

    Thai activist autopsy underway, lawyer seeks clear cause of death

    The autopsy of political activist Nethiporn, also known as Bung Talu Wang, is currently underway, with the results expected later today. Lawyer Krisadang Nutcharas, a key figure from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights Centre, attended the procedure at the Forensic Medicine Department of Thammasat University Hospital. The presence of Nethiporn’s sister, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was noted,…

  • Thailand News

    Family seeks truth over Thai woman’s mysterious death in Malaysia

    The tragic death of a 26 year old Thai woman in Malaysia has galvanised a family to seek justice amidst mysterious circumstances. The 25 year old deceased’s husband and her 49 year old mother have come forward with concerns over the unclear causes of her untimely demise. On a recent afternoon at the Paweena Hongsakul Foundation for Children and Women…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand police bust fake pet medication ring

    Thailand police swooped to bust a clandestine operation producing counterfeit flea and tick treatments for pets, uncovering over 40,000 illicit products. The raid, which revealed a shocking use of termite poison in the mix, has potentially saved countless pets from life-threatening heart failure. The joint operation by Thailand’s Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

  • World News

    British man dies from vitamin D overdose, spurs health warning

    An 89 year old British man tragically passed away after nine months of consuming excessive amounts of vitamin D supplements, leading to a fatal case of hypervitaminosis D. This is characterised by elevated blood calcium levels, which ultimately caused heart failure. The incident has sparked medical professionals to raise alarms over the potential dangers of overconsumption of dietary supplements. David…

  • Thailand News

    Classical music world mourns death of renowned Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa

    Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, renowned for his vibrant style and cultural fusion, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Tuesday, February 6. The music maestro, whose career spanned decades, left an indelible mark on the world of Western classical music. From Chicago to Boston to Vienna, Ozawa mesmerized audiences with his East Asian sensibility, infusing his performances with…

  • Health

    How to keep your cholesterol low in Thailand

    Keeping your cholesterol under control while navigating the world of Thai cuisine can seem difficult. Though Thailand is renowned for its intriguing fusion of flavours, fragrant spices, and a wide variety of nutritious, fresh ingredients, there are many ways to enjoy Thai food in a heart-healthy, balanced way. The goal of the article is to guide you in choosing meals…

  • Thailand News

    Northeast Thailand: Former police commissioner linked to Saudi jewel theft dies

    Chalor Kerdthes, the former police commissioner implicated in the infamous Saudi royal jewellery theft case, passed away at the age of 85. He succumbed to heart failure at Maharaj Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima on November 24. Chalor was born to Lieutenant Colonel Chaem and Thongkum Kedthes on August 28, 1938, in Bangkok. Chalor, an alumnus of the 15th class of the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai education pioneer Professor Wijit Srisa-arn passes away at 88

    Professor Wijit Srisa-arn, a prominent scholar and the founder of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, died yesterday, aged 88 years old. His death was due to heart failure, which set in around 10am. The funeral rites are scheduled to start at Wat Makut Kasattriyaram in Bangkok from tomorrow till Sunday. Known for his invaluable contributions to education, Professor Wijit hailed from…

  • Pattaya News

    The case unfolds: Legal aide suggests German businessman’s murder wasn’t ‘deliberate’

    A legal aide representing Olaf Brinkmann, accused of murdering German businessman Hans Peter Mack, announced that the incident might not have been a deliberate act of murder. The tragic death of the 62 year old German real estate tycoon has garnered significant global attention over the past week. Now, a fresh perspective is emerging from an inside source linked intimately…