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    A space for all

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 09/09/2014

    » In a bid to provide help, advice and medical treatment to Thailand's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens, the Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital has recently opened the Gender Variation Clinic at the hospital's Child and Adolescent Health Center.

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    Cure a headache with Botulinum toxin

    Life, Dr Nantapat Supapannachart, Published on 23/09/2014

    » We all know that Botulinum toxin, widely known as Botox, is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the look of moderate to severe crow's feet and the lines between the eyebrows in adults. Some of us might even know that this famous non-surgical cosmetic procedure has also proven to be very effective for other off-label uses like smoothing neckbands, for hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) and for eye spasms. Who knew though that one day this toxin would be used as a migraine remedy. Yes, you read that right, Botox is now used to treat headaches.

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    Evading outbreak

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/08/2014

    » The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa is now five months old. While states of emergency have been put into effect across West African nations in response to the epidemic, fear seems to loom near the shores of many countries around the world, including Thailand.

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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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    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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    For a good cause

    Life, Published on 06/08/2014

    » To celebrate the 82nd birthday anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Paradise Park will hold "The Queen of Thailand",  which invites the public and students to dedicate their time to help produce artificial breasts for those suffering from breast cancer.

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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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    Busting online health hoaxes

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 08/07/2014

    » We live in the age where sharing is not caring. We see something we like on Facebook and we share it without really trying to verify the facts.

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    Give the gift of life

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 10/06/2014

    » There are a number of reasons people avoid donating blood — needle phobia, too tight a work schedule and, more importantly, the lack of awareness regarding the importance of blood donation, which brings about an insufficient blood supply in Thailand, as was the case last month.

  • News & article

    The truth about cancer

    Life, Published on 11/06/2014

    » Verita Life, an integrative oncology centre, is holding a public talk titled “Reclaim Your Health: Stop Making Cancer” to raise awareness and promote understanding regarding the disease and its prevention.

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