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WORLD

Farm animals are hauled all over the country; so are their pathogens

Published on 20/05/2024

» The bird flu virus that is spreading through American dairy cows can probably be traced back to a single spillover event. Late last year, scientists believe, the virus jumped from wild birds into cattle in the Texas panhandle. By this spring, the virus, known as H5N1, had travelled hundreds of miles or more, appearing on farms in Idaho, North Carolina and Michigan.

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THAILAND

Myanmar LGBTQ people plea for help

News, Poramet Tangsathaporn, Published on 20/05/2024

» While Pride Month is around the corner in Thailand, Burmese LGBTQ people live under the Tatmadaw's shadow, waiting for help from their Thai counterparts.

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OPINION

Climate change poses health threat

Oped, Published on 17/05/2024

» It is widely believed that climate change is the single biggest threat to human health. A global temperature increase of 2C -- a threshold that will likely be exceeded by the end of the century -- could claim as many as one billion lives, with extreme weather events, heatwaves, droughts, flooding, infectious disease outbreaks, and food shortages among the causes of death. But the situation may, in fact, be far worse because the current forecasts fail to account for the inevitable increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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THAILAND

Self-screening kit to help boost HPV testing numbers

News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 07/05/2024

» The Department of Medical Sciences is urging women aged between 30-60 to take part in routine cervical cancer screening after a report found around 10 million sexually active Thai women have never had a human papillomavirus (HPV) test.

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OPINION

Another win-win

Postbag, Published on 05/05/2024

» Re: "Protect rights of refugees", (Editorial, April 30).

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WORLD

Orangutan uses medicinal plant to treat wound

Reuters, Published on 04/05/2024

» JAKARTA - In June 2022, a male Sumatran orangutan named Rakus sustained a facial wound below the right eye, apparently during a fight with another male orangutan at the Suaq Balimbing research site, a protected rainforest area in Indonesia. What Rakus did three days later really caught the attention of scientists.

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LIFE

Flu shot may help prevent heart attacks

Life, Published on 30/04/2024

» DEAR DOCTORS: I can't stop thinking about what my doctor said when I got my flu shot last fall. I'm a 55-year-old man, and I have a history of high blood pressure. He said the flu shot will give me extra protection against having a heart attack. What is the connection?

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WORLD

Heat wave in Southeast Asia closes schools, triggers health alerts

Published on 29/04/2024

» MANILA: The Philippines has closed schools down and warned of overloading on its power grid, as authorities across Southeast Asia issued a series of health alerts for a crushing and deadly heat wave.

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THAILAND

PM urges vigilance after Covid-19 surge

News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 27/04/2024

» Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has ordered local authorities to monitor Covid-19 cases after infections spiked during Songkran.

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THAILAND

Covid cases surge after Songkran, as expected

Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 21/04/2024

» The number of Covid-19 inpatient cases has increased as expected after Songkran celebrations as the JN.1 strain remains dominant in the country, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Sunday.