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    Minding the measles

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Measles is now a serious epidemic. Rubeola, the virus responsible for measles, can sicken nine in 10 people who breathe the air that surrounds an infected person for two hours after one coughs. Despite the availability of the measles vaccine, the disease killed around 136,000 people last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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    Zombie land

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/02/2019

    » In the Netflix original series Kingdom, the virtuous crown prince Lee Chang gallops off to a faraway land in search of an ancient doctor to help him unravel the mysterious circumstances of his father's death. Meanwhile, a wicked nobleman tries to resurrect the king for his own nefarious purposes. But in so doing, he turns the dead king into a bloodthirsty zombie. And we all know what a zombie bite does to its victim. A zombie plague ensues, spreading throughout the land.

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    Fermented fad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Forget low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, gluten-free foods and all things detox. These are diet bygones compared to a slightly-sparkling, gold-coloured fermented drink called kombucha that is now all the rage. They say Madonna drinks it, so does Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even testosterone-fuelled Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom were seen clutching a bottle.

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    Hope on the horizon

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/05/2018

    » Life can be very complicated for patients falling victim to thalassaemia. First, the inherited blood disorder leads to anaemia so patients require very frequent blood transfusions for the rest of their lives -- an expense of around 10 million baht through the age of 30.

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    A visual feast

    Brunch, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A visit to Vatican City can cause a neck sprain due to its 360 degrees of sheer beauty. It is simply a visual feast.

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    Beating bipolar

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 14/05/2018

    » Mariah Carey is probably good at keeping secrets. For almost 20 years, the American superstar was trying to sweep under the carpet her struggle with mental illness. So when she opened up to People magazine last month that she has been treated for bipolar disorder since 2001, millions of her fans were stupefied.

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    A peaceful gateway

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Mention Fukuoka and travellers to Japan are not sure if they should pay the city a visit. Compared to metropolitan Tokyo, enchanting Kyoto and lavender-infused Hokkaido, Fukuoka is lesser known.

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    The great grain war

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/09/2017

    » The initial "GF" which stands for gluten free on a restaurant menu was many years ago an ambiguity for those who saw it. Today gluten-free diets have become one of the latest lifestyle fads, especially in Western nations. In the United States, one in five people was reported to reduce or eliminate gluten -- a protein found in some types of grains -- from their food, according to a 2015 survey.

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    Howling good reads

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/08/2017

    » Big Bad Wolf, the 24-hour English-language book sale, returns at Hall 9 of Impact Muang Thong Thani starting on Friday, until Aug 27.

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    Hold the sugar!

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/11/2016

    » Under the country's blistering heatwave, something cold and sweet is always welcomed with open arms. Think the popular Honey Toast served with ice cream or the Korean fluffy ice-shaving Bingsu. But for a less luxurious rendition, Thais also have iced sweet drinks. Served in plastic cups from many street vendors, only a few sips of these beverages are so refreshing we might totally forget what they actually contain.

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