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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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    Regulatory cloud hangs over e-cigarette revolution

    Life, Published on 08/10/2013

    » The electronic cigarette is seducing Europe and America, luring millions away from traditional tar-depositing tobacco with a battery-powered alternative that claims to be satisfying and harmless.

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    Making plasma a priority

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/01/2013

    » After being forced to take speedy action last year to stave off an impending shortage of blood products, the Thai Red Cross Society made a momentous decision, expediting plans to set up a plasma fractionation plant here. It will be the first of its kind in all of Southeast Asia.

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    Up in the air

    Life, Published on 16/08/2012

    » Rising concerns over global warming from soaring use of air-conditioners in developing countries like India and China have driven people in the cooling and ventilation industry to invent greener and more efficient technologies.

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    Vital statistics about bras on the market

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 27/08/2012

    » When it comes to choosing a bra, colour means more than what you see _ and prefer. In fact, it can be a cause for health concern.

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    Health forum woos private sector cash

    Life, Published on 10/07/2012

    » To raise awareness and encourage private sector engagement to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria, the Global Fund is holding a forum entitled "Investing in Asia-Pacific: Public-Private Partnerships in Health" at the Pullman Bangkok Power Hotel tomorrow and Thursday from 9am-5pm.

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    Running out of puff

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 31/07/2012

    » If you're a smoker, read this article carefully. Even you're a non-smoker but one of your family members is a smoker, you should read it too.

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    Watch your drinking habits

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 05/06/2012

    » It is scorching hot outside. You're sweating buckets and your body is signalling that it needs you to replenish lost fluid, and fast. The first thing that comes to mind is, of course, a bottle or a can of ice-cold drink.

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    Water fit to drink

    Life, Published on 12/04/2012

    » How many people in the world's towns and cities can drink the water that comes from their taps without risking their health? The answer is probably impossible to determine. Indeed, the United Nations uses the term "improved sources of water" to describe what is supplied in many urban areas around the world. Unfortunately, "improved" does not always mean clean or safe.

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    Hope on the Horizon

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 31/01/2012

    » Seventy-year-old Don Wright doesn't believe in giving up without a fight. Since being diagnosed with multiple myeloma (MM), also known as myeloma, eight years ago, he has become a beacon of light for patients battling the crippling cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. While no exact cause has been found to lead to this disease, it does primarily affect elderly folks. The median age of diagnosis is roughly 70 years.

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