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    The ALS challenge

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 02/09/2014

    » Everybody has heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Everybody knows the campaign’s viral spread started from luminaries like Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates, both — after pouring a bucket of ice water on themselves — donating to the ALS Association, a US-based non-governmental organisation founded almost 30 years ago to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or, in short, ALS. The challenge eventually reached Thailand a few weeks ago with famous people soaking themselves, either willingly or unwillingly, and making donations to any charitable organisations. But how many of us know what ALS is?

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    Talk on alternative healing therapies for cancer

    Life, Published on 20/08/2014

    » A diagnosis of cancer is one of the worst pieces of news anyone can get. It is now the No. 1 killer in Thailand, with 30% of deaths recorded here in 2011 attributed to this disease.

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    Get on your bikes

    Life, Published on 29/07/2014

    » Welcome to my first monthly cycling column, aimed at helping riders of all abilities, ages and gender get fitter, faster, healthier and lose a few kg. Over the coming months, my column will be giving advice on a variety of topics such as: How to get fit in only 3-4 hours a week, nutrition and hydration for the Thai climate, homemade recipes for training and recovery, general training advice, how to lose weight without dieting, training indoors versus outdoors, stretching, core and strength exercises to do at home or the office and much more.

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    Up and running

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 05/03/2014

    » Once, there were only three kinds of people in Thailand who ran.

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    Under pressure

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 16/12/2013

    » What school a person goes to seems to be somewhat of a trademark that is stamped on a person for life, especially in Thailand. People will always ask about it, and when you apply for a job, your school's name plays a role in depicting how qualified you are. To a certain extent, it also speaks of your financial status and how smart you are.

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    Healing the mind

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/11/2013

    » Veteran psychiatric nurse Supanich Polpairin's calm demeanour and comforting voice seems to have a reassuring impact on her female patients who are diagnosed with mental disorders that have left them in a state of emotional limbo.

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    Liver detox demystified

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 29/10/2013

    » Adie-hard fan of deep-fried nibbles, Sirima Mongkolkulasat was recently diagnosed with a fatty liver _ a condition that often left her with lingering fatigue and could potentially lead to cirrhosis if left unattended. But instead of bidding farewell to the overly greasy snacks for good, Sirima had her own alternative.

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    Another breakthrough anti-ageing treatment?

    Life, Dr Nantapat Supapannachart, Published on 30/07/2013

    » The recent announcement of Hybrid Energy skin technology has caused a stir in anti-ageing circles. This is an emerging advancement in fractional radio frequency (RF) technology, which is claimed to deliver natural volume refilling, along with wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation and clearing acne scars without surgery. Is this new innovation really a wonder treatment?

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    Gene testing at what cost?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 27/05/2013

    » Since Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced she underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she has a genetic mutation that put her at an extremely high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, women around the world have asked themselves whether they should do the same.

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