Search Results for: lung cancer

  • China News

    12 year old in China diagnosed with rare terminal lung cancer

    A 12 year old boy in China has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, leaving his parents devastated after a hospital visit revealed their worst fears. The discovery came after the mother of the child, referred to as Xiao Jia, noticed a hard lump the size of a pigeon’s egg on her son’s left clavicle, which, alarmingly, did not cause…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Rising lung cancer deaths in northern Thailand linked to PM2.5 pollution

    A surge in lung cancer mortality rates has been observed in the northern regions of Thailand, specifically in Chiang Mai and Lampang. The Faculty of Medicine at Chiang Mai University has linked this increase to the high levels of PM2.5 particles polluting the air. Chalerm Liewsisakul, an Associate Professor at the university, revealed that PM2.5 pollution has significantly worsened in…

  • Thailand News

    BDMS and AstraZeneca partner for AI-driven lung cancer battle in Thailand

    The Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited (BDMS) recently announced a partnership with AstraZeneca (Thailand) Co Ltd. The partnership aims to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fight against lung cancer, with the potential to significantly reduce mortality rates. The collaboration will initially be piloted at the Bangkok Cancer Hospital Wattanosoth, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding…

  • Thailand News

    Terminal lung cancer patient Kritthai shares poignant life journey

    A 28 year old doctor who has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle, recently updated his status on his personal Facebook page, hinting at his nearing departure. The young doctor, Kritthai, launched the page Fight for It to share his journey and raise awareness about the disease. His recently published book by the same name has…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok woman contracts rare lung infection from feeding pigeons

    A Bangkok woman who regularly fed pigeons unknowingly inhaled fungal spores, leading to a lung infection and requiring surgery to remove a mass. Despite having no symptoms, she was diagnosed with cryptococcal pneumonia, which had formed a cavity in her lung. Manoon Leechawengwong, a respiratory disease specialist, shared the case on Facebook, detailing the woman’s condition. At 52 years old,…

  • Health

    Using talcum powder increases risk for ovarian cancer by 234%

    In recent years, the use of talcum powder, especially in the genital area, has come under intense scrutiny due to its potential link to ovarian cancer. A comprehensive study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on May 15 highlights this alarming connection, shedding light on the risks associated with intimate care products. Talcum powder and cancer: Understanding the link…

  • Health

    New lung CT scan without the need for contrast dyes

    In the realm of medical imaging, a groundbreaking development is offering hope to patients who are allergic to contrast dyes or have restrictions due to health conditions. This innovation promises to significantly enhance the speed and accuracy of lung diagnoses without the need for contrast dyes, which have traditionally been essential but problematic for some patients. This new technology, developed…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand battles highest bile duct cancer rate in Southeast Asia

    Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew revealed that Thailand has the highest rate of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) among the ASEAN nations. The minister announced this worrying statistic at an event commemorating World CCA Day in Maha Sarakham. The primary cause of this cancer is identified as liver fluke. Thailand, being the Southeast Asia nation with the highest prevalence of CCA,…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Update: Brave Thai doctor’s final battle ends, Dr Krittai loses fight against cancer

    The Thai medical sector is mourning the loss of Dr Krittai Tanasombatkul, a 29 year old doctor, known for his Facebook page, Fight for It, and who fought against terminal lung cancer. In a poignant announcement on his Fight For It web page last month, Dr Krittai revealed his grim diagnosis of stage four lung cancer. Despite his regular exercise…

  • World News

    Raw crab leads to life-threatening lung fluke infection in Vietnamese man

    A 31 year old man was hospitalised after coughing up blood and suffering from pulmonary inflammation, caused by a lung fluke infection contracted from consuming raw crab salad at a friend’s house. On August 10, Vietnamese newspaper Tuoi Tre reported that a 31 year old man was admitted to a local hospital after contracting a lung fluke infection (Paragonimiasis) from…

  • Health

    Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment with CyberKnife Technology

    Despite significant advancements in medical science, cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide. Traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and surgery, often come with debilitating side effects and lengthy recovery periods. However, a groundbreaking technology innovative enough to revolutionize cancer treatment is now available in Thailand – CyberKnife treatment. CyberKnife treatment is a non-intrusive alternative suitable for treating both malignant…

  • World News

    Galleri blood test detects over 50 cancer types, potentially saving thousands

    A groundbreaking blood test, known as the Galleri test, has shown potential in detecting over 50 types of cancer, which could lead to faster diagnoses and potentially save thousands of lives. The University of Oxford led a study involving thousands of NHS patients, revealing promising results in the trial. Out of the 6,238 participants from England and Wales who visited…

  • 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

    Number one cause of death among Thais is cancer-related diseases

    The Ministry of Health has identified that cancer is the number one killer of Thai citizens since 1998, adding that out of 122,757 new cases diagnosed in 2019, 73,000 patients have died. The article did not list the specific cancers although other research indicates that lung cancer is a leading disease amongst Thais. In comparison, the number of road deaths…

  • Cannabis

    Cannabis will not kill you

    Cannabis is becoming a universal party favorite and its acceptance as a recreational drug is skyrocketing. Yet, it’s surrounded by whirlwinds of myths and misinformation. The one question that’s always on everyone’s lips is, Can weed kill you? While there isn’t concrete proof linking cannabis to death directly, understanding the possible risks and repercussions of its use is crucial. In…

  • Thailand News

    Nontha Buri local raises health concerns after feeding an army of birds

    In a startling spectacle that has riled residents of Nontha Buri, a local in a townhouse village has been regularly feeding pigeons in front of his home every morning for the past year. This action sparked concern among locals, as the germs and mess generated by the birds have posed health risks to many residents in the area. Today, reporters…

  • Guides

    How staying clean boosts longevity

    In the pursuit of increased longevity, common strategies such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, and abstaining from detrimental habits like smoking are frequently discussed. However, an often neglected aspect is the importance of cleanliness. This concept extends beyond mere personal hygiene to encompass a lifestyle that reduces exposure to harmful substances and fosters a clean environment both internally and…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai declares more districts as disaster zones amid wildfires

    Wildfires continue to blaze through Chiang Mai, leading the local authority yesterday to declare three additional districts as disaster zones. These districts, Chiang Dao, Mae Taeng, and Chai Prakarn, have joined Fang and Phrao districts, which were declared disaster areas on April 4. The provincial governor has cited the fatigue of initial firefighters and soldiers as a significant obstacle in…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | 10 million+ sought medical attention for pollution in 2023, Formula One coming to Thailand?

    Stay informed with Alex and Jay as they cover Thailand’s top stories. From the Prime Minister’s trade-focused international tour to arrests in Chon Buri after a drugs and firearms raid, we’ve got you covered. Plus, learn about the impact of pollution on public health and efforts to protect Thailand’s beaches. Don’t miss the latest on a daring red panda rescue…

  • Thailand News

    Over 10 million Thais suffered illnesses linked to toxic air in 2023

    More than 10 million Thai citizens sought medical treatment for illnesses connected to toxic air in 2023, as disclosed by authorities. The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) disclosed this data amidst a toxic air pollution crisis in Thailand. The root of this crisis lies in widespread farm burning and forest fires, particularly rampant in the country’s northern regions, which…

  • Health

    Beat PM2.5 in Thailand: Your ultimate guide to cleaner air

    Navigating the bustling streets of Thailand, you’re exposed to more than just the vibrant culture and tantalising cuisine. Hidden in the air are PM2.5 pollutants, microscopic adversaries that pose significant health risks. Understanding how to shield yourself from these tiny particles is crucial for both your short-term comfort and long-term health. The effects of PM2.5 can range from minor irritations,…

  • Health

    Invisible invaders: How PM2.5 particles harm your health

    This health hazard is called PM 2.5, a term used to describe particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns. To put it in perspective, it’s 20 times smaller than a strand of your hair. These fine inhalable particles are more than just dust, they’re tiny invaders that can penetrate deep into our bodies, causing a range of health issues. What is…

  • Automotive

    How cars fuel PM2.5 pollution & what we can do about it

    When you think about air pollution, vehicles might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, they play a significant role in the amount of PM2.5, those tiny particulate matters that can wreak havoc on your health. Research reveals that both diesel and gasoline-powered cars contribute to PM2.5 levels, but the impact varies depending on the vehicle’s age…

  • Cannabis

    Myth vs. reality: Understanding medical cannabis

    Diving into the world of medicinal cannabis opens up a Pandora’s box of myths and misconceptions. It’s a topic that’s been shrouded in controversy, despite its centuries-old history of medicinal use. You’re likely familiar with some of the tales spun around its effects and legality, but it’s time to separate fact from fiction. The conversation around medicinal cannabis is evolving,…

  • Health

    Get fit in smoggy cities: Tips to beat pollution

    Getting fit in the bustling streets of a city comes with its own set of challenges, especially when pollution levels hit the roof. You’re keen on staying active and embracing the outdoors, but the urban air quality often makes you think twice. It’s a dilemma many city dwellers face, yet it’s not an insurmountable one. With the right strategies, you…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s NSTDA building AI ecosystem for ethical standardisation

    The artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem is under construction by Thailand‘s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). The move is part of an effort to establish ethical and standardisation measures to prevent AI misuse, as confirmed by the agency’s director, Chukit Limpijamnong. The NSTDA has been working on setting up the ecosystem, recognising AI’s role in bolstering economic and social…

  • Health

    Clearing the smoke: The harsh reality of smoking in Thailand

    In the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand presents a myriad of cultural intricacies, among which is the persistent habit of smoking. Despite global health campaigns and a growing awareness of the dangers of smoking remains a significant public health challenge in Thailand. Thailand’s smoking struggle Thailand faces a smoking dilemma, with 20% of adults partaking. Men lead this trend, at…

  • Thailand News

    Thai driver evades arrest after crashing and killing nursing student

    A Thai driver evaded arrest after crashing his pickup into a motorcycle on a bypass road in the central province of Ratchaburi, killing a nursing student and injuring her mother. Officers from the Mueang Ratchaburi Police Station and Ratchaburi Hospital rushed to the accident scene to rescue two victims. A 55 year old woman named Chuanpit was a motorcycle rider.…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand prepares for onset of cool season as northern front approaches

    Thailand is bracing for a weather shift as a cool front from the north is set to lower temperatures starting tomorrow, signalling the onset of the cool season. This front, according to reports from the Thai Meteorological Department (TMD), was making its way over the region during the weekend, bringing with it strong winds. The shift in weather won’t be…

  • Business News

    Thailand smog sparks outcry, public anticipation for clean air act grows

    The recurring smog season in Thailand’s northern provinces has sparked increasing public dissatisfaction. Notably, a 28 year old doctor in Chiang Mai, Krittai Tanasombatkul, who was diagnosed with lung cancer despite being a non-smoker, used his social media platform to question why the persistent PM2.5 pollution issue has not been resolved by the authorities. The Clean Air Act, seen as…