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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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    Forward to the past for a better cure

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/04/2018

    » Though more and more countries have legalised marijuana for medical purposes, cannabis is still illegal in Thailand. But realising the gradually shifting tide, Rangsit University founded the Medical Cannabis Research Team last year in the hope of securing scientific proof on the medical benefits of cannabis -- and, pending a possible law change, to bring it back to Thai medicine for the first time in centuries.

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    Remembering to not forget

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 16/01/2018

    » Still Alice, the 2014 film about a linguistic professor and her family facing challenges as she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, gives the world a glimpse of how it would be like living with a person losing her memory. In reality, not every case is like that.

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    Dek Thai 4.0

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 12/01/2018

    » Thai Children's Day is tomorrow and it's time to change you profile picture to when you were younger and cuter (and weren't liable to pay taxes). We here at Guru would like to celebrate this special day with some outstanding kids who have achieved unique accomplishments before they hit 18.

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    Sugar fixed?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/06/2017

    » Back in 2007, the average Thai consumed 20 teaspoons of sugar per day. But the worst was yet to come. Three years later, the estimated daily sugar intake was 23 teaspoons per person. Now the number is 28 teaspoons.

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