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    Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

    Reuters, Published on 18/06/2018

    » LONDON: Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.

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    Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

    Life, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has bipolar disorder. And Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has acknowledged dealing with anxiety disorder.

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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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    Old-school skincare

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 08/05/2018

    » Patting crocodile dung mixed with mud or cyprus oil on the face seems gross but the ancient Greeks and Romans pleasured in this skincare ritual. According to Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder, it smelled nice since the "crocodilea" was obtained on land where the crocodile grazed on fragrant flowers.

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    Sweet somethings

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 24/01/2015

    » 'To you and your sweet tooth." There is no better introduction for a book such as Sweet — a Food Network Magazine compilation of all things sugary and chocolatey that can make anyone drool (and possibly end up in a dentist's chair). The book provides a long list of diverse recipes guaranteed to be "triple-tested" and "foolproof". It promises easy-to-follow instructions, seemingly ready to turn its readers into gourmet dessert chefs.

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    Diabetes and the low-carb debate

    Life, Published on 20/09/2016

    » A few years ago, Dr Richard Kahn, the now-retired chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, was tasked with organising a committee to prescribe a diet plan for people with diabetes. He began by looking at the evidence for different diets, asking which, if any, best controlled diabetes.

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    All I want for Christmas is.....

    Life, Published on 23/12/2016

    » Our editors and writers pick the most exclusive and best items on their wishlist or for gifting loved ones this holiday season.

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    Worthy of a name

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 04/12/2016

    » Piya Chalermglin, PhD, intrepid plant explorer and extraordinary researcher at the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, recently retired. He spent 20 years of his career surveying the country's plant genetic resources, particularly Magnoliales, which includes the custard apple family Annonaceae and the magnolia family Magnoliaceae. In the process, he earned the distinction of having discovered 17 species new to science, joining the likes of famous botanist Carl Linnaeus and other plant explorers who immortalised their names by inspiring the names of some plants.

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    Pattaya delights in Bangkok

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 16/09/2016

    » Devarana Spa is offering a new "creative spa retreat" package, Pattaya Delight, consisting of little elements that remind us of the unique seaside town not too far from Bangkok. We know, of all the places one could pick to base a two-hour spa treatment on, we also wondered why the high end hotel spa decided to choose Pattaya as a source for its inspiration. Before entering the room, you are offered a welcome drink to calm and cool yourself from the Bangkok heat -- some hibiscus juice or nam krajiab. We had two cups of the stuff it was so good.

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    Ready for take off

    Guru, Jarupat Buranastidporn, Published on 12/08/2016

    » Ever wondered what that bright blue track by Suvarnabhumi Airport is for? Why, it's the only unobstructed bike track that's (sort of) in Bangkok, of course.

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