health and safety

  • Retire in Thailand

    Life satisfaction and quality enjoyment in retirement

    In the twilight of life, finding joy and satisfaction becomes a global imperative. As you cross the threshold of 65, it’s not just about ageing, but ageing well. Bangkok, a bustling metropolis, is no stranger to this global trend. Here, retirement isn’t about slowing down. With advanced medical techniques and better nutrition, retirees remain energetic, and actively engaging in their…

  • Health

    Salting your food could increase your risk of stomach cancer

    The hidden danger on your dinner table For many of us, reaching for the salt shaker is a reflex at mealtimes, adding a bit of flavour to our food. However, a recent by researchers from Austria and the United Kingdom reveals that this seemingly innocuous habit could significantly increase the risk of developing stomach cancer. The study found that people…

  • Things To Do

    Ultimate guide: Exciting things to do with your kids this summer

    Summer presents a myriad of opportunities for families to explore, learn, and create lasting memories together. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of activities designed to balance relaxation with adventure, ensuring your family enjoys every sun-soaked moment to its fullest. From the serenity of nature walks to the thrill of urban discovery, we present a curated selection of activities aimed…

  • Retire in Thailand

    When to retire in Thailand: A guide to your dream retirement

    Choosing to retire in Thailand is an aspirational objective for numerous individuals, marked by a distinctive combination of cultures, serene landscapes, and a cost of living that guarantees a comfortable life. Nevertheless, deciding on the appropriate time to undertake this major life change requires thoughtful consideration. This arrangement necessitates a notable financial investment in a Thai banking institution and comprehensive…

  • Thailand News

    Foam and scale: Dishwashing liquid divides netizens in fishy transport debate

    A fish vendor’s unconventional method of using dishwashing liquid to keep fish alive during transportation has sparked intense online debate. A video went viral showing the vendor pouring the liquid into a fish transport container, claiming it helps provide oxygen to the fish, preventing them from water shock. However, Dr Jesada Denduangboripant, a biology lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and a…

  • Thailand News

    Dangerous honeycomb wax sweets trend sweeps social media in Thailand

    Social media is on fire with the sale of a potentially dangerous dessert, known as honeycomb wax sweets or simply, wax sweets. These cute, colourful treats conceal a hidden risk. A consumer posted on Facebook today, December 8, about a certain type of sweet that resembles a candle wax stick but contains a sweet filling. The shell, which is made of…

  • Thailand News

    Tofu turmoil: Viral furry recipe from China divides opinions on safety and health

    A unique recipe for furry tofu, a trending dish from China, sparked a global debate over its safety and health benefits. The recipe, which involves fermentation, was shared by a user on the social media platform Twitter and quickly went viral. The video showcases a woman instructing viewers on how to prepare furry tofu. The ingredients required include tofu, tempeh…

  • Thailand News

    Psychic power healing innovator plans registration in Thailand

    Keerati Somkid, also known as Ajarn Aek, clarified that he did not challenge Chonnan Srikaew, the Minister of Public Health, but invited him to validate the existence and benefits of his self-invented psychic power healing method. He expressed his intentions to register this method yesterday, as he believes it should be supported and recognised officially, despite having no formal certification…

  • Thailand News

    Breathalyser tests proposed for Thai nightlife venues

    The Thai Ministry of Public Health is set to propose a policy where nightclubs and bars wishing to extend their operating hours would be required to administer alcohol breathalyser tests to customers who may be too intoxicated to travel home safely. The proposal also includes the responsibility of these establishments to arrange transportation services for such patrons. The breathalyser tests…

  • Thailand News

    Cervical cancer screening campaign for 150,000 women aged 30+ launched by Korat PAO

    The Korat Provincial Administration Organisation (PAO) started a campaign to encourage women aged 30 and above to undergo cervical cancer screening using the HPV DNA Test. The initial target for this initiative is 150,000 women, aiming to reduce the death risk from this disease. The cervical cancer screening campaign was announced today on the first floor of The Mall Korat.…

  • Thailand News

    Inhalant addiction: Chulalongkorn University lecturer warns of serious health risks

    Frequent use of inhalants, especially to the point of addiction, can pose serious health risks, warns a popular Facebook page, Oh, It’s Like This, by Dr Jatuporn Denpruang, a lecturer in the Department of Biology at Chulalongkorn University. She responded to a query from a page fan asking whether frequent inhaling of these products is harmful or has long-term effects…

  • Thailand News

    Mpox outbreak in Thailand: 24 infected, one death reported

    Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) has claimed the life of a man in Thailand and infected an additional 24 people, as disclosed by the acting director-general of the Disease Control Department today. The affected individual was a 24 year old Thai male, who had been battling HIV for three years prior to contracting mpox. His symptoms included high fever, physical…

  • Thailand News

    Gallstones galore: Thai TikTok user warns against bubble tea after 200,000 baht surgery (video)

    A TikTok user identified as @ink.pimbongkoch shared her younger sister’s distressing ordeal after she was diagnosed with gallstones, with a shocking count of 72 stones. The sister had been enduring intense abdominal pain, which led to a hospital visit where doctors revealed the unexpected cause. The TikTok user explained in her video. “This is terrifying, how could this many stones…

  • Thailand News

    Health superstitions: Thai neurosurgeon frustration over brain surgery delay (video)

    A peculiar health superstitions case was shared by a renowned neurosurgeon at Chiang Mai Ram Hospital involving a 55 year old male patient who postponed a scheduled brain surgery due to astrological beliefs. The patient’s health condition involved a brain haemorrhage, caused by a fall two months ago. The neurosurgeon, Pracha Kanyaphrasith, revealed his patient’s brain was still swollen from the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai health officials warn of high sodium consumption risk among youth, offer food advice

    The Thai Health Promotion Foundation (THPF) raised concerns about the high sodium consumption among Thais, especially young people who are at an increased risk of kidney disease. Assistant Manager, Dr Pairoj Saonuam, recommends four healthful food choices to reduce the risk. It has been found that most vegetarian food is sweet, fatty, and high in salt. The World Health Organization…

  • Thailand News

    Health screening results reveal stress and physical injuries among Thai workers returning from Israel conflict

    The Emergency Medical and Public Health Centre of the Ministry of Public Health unveiled the health screening results of 15 Thai workers who returned from Israel yesterday. Among the workers, two individuals showed signs of stress, seven reported sleep disturbances and two needed psychiatric consultation. In addition, a person who was shot in the leg required ongoing treatment. Having fled…

  • World News

    Late-night hair washing a headache in more ways than one for Hanoi banker

    A concerned 40 year old bank employee in Hanoi recently sought medical attention due to blurred vision and headaches. The woman, who often returned home late from work, had a late-night hair washing habit, sometimes as late as 11pm. Late-night hair washing, coupled with her work stress, led to sudden migraines, according to a local health department head. The patient noted…

  • Thailand News

    Warning issued over popular Boppy Lounger Pillows following infant deaths

    A warning has been issued about the danger of baby nursing pillows, following more than 25 reported infant deaths. Veerachai Jaruschaiyaseree, a legal medicine expert at Srinakharinwirot University, highlighted the two main risks associated with these pillows. Today, October 2, he posted a warning alerting parents to the peril of using Boppy Lounger Pillows, products frequently purchased online. The Boppy…

  • World News

    Snot on: Chinese woman’s nose-picking habit blossoms from sinusitis into fungus fiasco

    A woman from Sichuan Province, China, who had been suffering from sinusitis for seven years due to her habit of picking her nose, was shocked to discover she had more than 10 pieces of fungus growing in her sinuses. The situation, which may seem like a typical health risk, took an unexpected turn, highlighting the dangers of a seemingly harmless…

  • Thailand News

    Health experts caution against antibiotics misuse: Patient’s ordeal sends a message

    A renowned medical professional page issued a warning against unnecessary consumption and prescription of antibiotics. The caution comes after a case where a patient diagnosed with influenza took antibiotics and subsequently suffered stomach pain and diarrhoea. The incident, reported today by the Hospital Tales page, revealed an X-ray of the patient’s abdomen full of gas, a side effect of unnecessary…

  • World News

    Liver fluke: Chinese woman discovers severe infection due to family’s raw fish habit

    A Chinese woman’s seemingly minor illness eventually unravelled significant health threats resulting from the family’s unhygienic culinary practices. Despite not consuming raw fish herself, the woman became infected with parasites due to the lack of separation of cutting utensils for raw and cooked foods, resulting in the unfortunate diagnosis of liver fluke. Fifty-eight-year-old Lu, from a city in China’s Guangxi…

  • 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…

  • Thailand News

    85% of restaurants at Suvarnabhumi Airport are ‘Clean Food, Good Taste’ certified

    Thailand‘s Department of Health certified 85% of restaurants in the passenger terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport as having “Clean Food, Good Taste,” according to the department’s director-general Suwanchai Wattana. Suwanchai congratulated the operators of 58 restaurants (85.29% of restaurants in the terminal) who passed the health and safety standard with flying colours at an award ceremony yesterday. Any hungry passengers waiting…

  • Thailand News

    DDC eases concerns about cool weather affecting the spread of Covid-19

    The Department of Disease Control is easing people’s worries about the spread of Covid-19, saying that low temperature won’t make the virus more transmissible. They say disinfectants and sunlight are still effective to kill the virus. With cool weather in Central and Northern Thailand in recent days, some have been concerned that the low temperatures could impact the spread of…

  • Pattaya News

    Car damaged by construction debris falling from high-rise building in Pattaya

    Construction debris has fallen from a 23 storey building in Pattaya, badly damaging the parked car it landed on. Police in the city were notified of the incident, which the Pattaya News reports happened around 7.30pm last night. Khok Kriat, the 51 year old owner of the white Honda Jazz, filed the police report as a result of his hatchback…

  • Northern Thailand News

    12 workers injured as tunnel collapses in north-eastern Thailand

    A tunnel under construction in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima has collapsed, injuring 12 workers. The tunnel is an underpass running below the Map Kabao-Jira Junction dual railway track. The underpass was bring constructed by the Italian-Thai company. According to the Bangkok Post, the scaffolding being used gave way due to concrete being poured unevenly, creating too heavy a…

  • Thailand News

    Fire destroys construction camp in eastern Thailand – VIDEO

    A fire has destroyed a construction camp in the town of Si Racha in the eastern province of Chon Buri, with more than 300 workers escaping injury. According to The Pattaya News, the fire broke out early yesterday morning, around 9am, and most of those living at the site had already left for work. The blaze swiftly tore through the…

  • Pattaya News

    Cambodian man killed, 3 seriously injured in accident at Pattaya construction site

    PHOTO: www.cne.wtf A Cambodian worker has been killed and three others seriously injured after scaffolding collapsed at a luxury condo construction site in Pattaya. The accident happened yesterday in Bang Lamung district and caused the four workers to plunge several stories to the ground. The workers were rushed to hospital, with the most seriously injured, a 20 year old man…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Outrage on social media over child sitting on roof of moving car in northern Thailand

    PHOTO: Sanook Photos of a young child sitting on the roof of a moving car have caused outrage on social media. The pictures, posted on Facebook yesterday, show the child in school uniform, sitting on the roof of a car as it travels along a main road in Lamphun province, northern Thailand. Debate rages over the images, with many pointing…

  • Bangkok News

    Young Bangkok boy has lucky escape after finding glass in food

    A young boy has had a very lucky escape after finding glass in the food he was eating at a restaurant in Central Plaza, in the Ladprao district of Bangkok. The boy had the food in his mouth at the time and cut his tongue on the glass. In a post on Facebook, his father says his son was incredibly…