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    Ancient remedy

    Life, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Turmeric, or khamin chan in Thai, is an old spice that has been used as an ingredient in Thai dishes for ages. Its root is crushed and powdered and has long been regarded as a dietary supplement -- a go-to for stomach and bowel problems.

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    The smaller the sachet the sweeter your health

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 14/10/2015

    » Starting from January next year, if you order a cup of coffee at Cafe Amazon and notice that the sugar sachets they provide are smaller in size, do not get too startled as this is part of a national campaign to reduce sugar consumption among Thais.

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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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    Breakfast of Champions

    Guru, Published on 18/11/2016

    » We may like to stuff our faces with stacks of fluffy pancakes or slurp down a huge bowl of congee, but have you ever wondered what fitness coaches eat for their first meal of the day? We spoke to the BASE team to gain insights into what goes into their breakfast bowls and their top tips for eating healthy.

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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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    Marrying a Thai citizen is a straightforward affair

    Business, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd, Published on 07/08/2015

    » Thailand is a popular tourist destination attracting millions of foreigners to its vibrant cities and windswept shores each year. While many of these foreigners fall in love with the food, others fall in love with the people. Fortunately for those who are love-struck, getting married in Thailand is an easy process, as the country has a well-established system for foreigners marrying Thai citizens.

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    Illegal meds harm more than heal

    News, Paritta Wangkiat, Published on 22/09/2014

    » Eight years of polypharmacy — the use of multiple medications simultaneously — made Mariam Sriruangtong, 65, unable to walk.

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    Pharmacy Week promotes rational drug use

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 26/06/2018

    » Popping pills without medical supervision is a widespread practice among consumers who feel empowered to take charge of their health themselves. It's less time- and money-consuming than going to the doctor for a minor health condition which may even end up being misdiagnosed.

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    The bad-fat blues

    Life, Published on 26/06/2018

    » Bakers, listen up. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced its latest mission to wipe out all industrially-produced trans fats -- a mainstay in the bakery industry -- by 2023.

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    Good bacteria are first line of defence against skin blemishes

    Life, Published on 19/06/2018

    » Because a good balance of microbes-in-residence on the skin keeps blemishes at bay, prebiotics and postbiotics are the latest buzzword in the beauty industry. As cosmetic ingredients, they power the latest Effaclar formula by La Roche-Posay, whose research and development aims at managing the skin microbiota.

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