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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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    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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    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.

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    Clearing the air

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 01/04/2014

    » The fire that cremated the 100 rai garbage dump in tambon Phraeksa in Muang district of Samut Prakan province last month prompted local authorities to declare the surrounding area an air pollution disaster zone because of thick fumes from the burning waste.

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    Negative Happiness

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/02/2014

    » Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment early this month with a syringe in his arm, was reported to have suffered from substance abuse all his life. Last year, Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Canada from a drug overdose. A few years ago, Hollywood’s renowned Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger died of an overdose of prescription drugs in his apartment in Manhattan.

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    A little pain and gain

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/02/2014

    » Small school kids seated in front of the class may not have mattered decades ago. But the situation has changed today. Being short can be a serious problem for children and parents.

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    Liver detox demystified

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 29/10/2013

    » Adie-hard fan of deep-fried nibbles, Sirima Mongkolkulasat was recently diagnosed with a fatty liver _ a condition that often left her with lingering fatigue and could potentially lead to cirrhosis if left unattended. But instead of bidding farewell to the overly greasy snacks for good, Sirima had her own alternative.

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    The water of life

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/06/2013

    » When Nidda Hongwiwat's husband injured himself at a historic site in India years ago, locals immediately wanted to take him to hospital. They were astonished when Nidda asked them, "Where is the toilet?"

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    Gene testing at what cost?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 27/05/2013

    » Since Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced she underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she has a genetic mutation that put her at an extremely high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, women around the world have asked themselves whether they should do the same.

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    It's meal time!

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/06/2013

    » Modern people lead a busy life. Heavy workloads and personal errands keep the daily schedule completely tight, leaving no room to even think about eating properly.

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