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  • THAILAND

    The silent assassin

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/06/2019

    » The downpour that began late last month declares that Thailand has officially entered the rainy season. But it also serves as a warning sign to stay vigilant for dengue fever.

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    The return of a sexual scourge

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/05/2019

    » A 15-year-old girl is pregnant with twins. Her partner is also 15. Set aside the concern that the couple are too young to start a family, the teen mum also has syphilis.

  • THAILAND

    A kitchen calamity

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/05/2019

    » Nathinee Jiamprasert approached the MasterChef Thailand judging table with full confidence as she served a menu called Shanghai frog, which basically is a breadcrumb frog dish topped with spring onions.

  • THAILAND

    The Indian influence

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 06/05/2019

    » The entire country has finally witnessed the majestic splendour of King Rama X's coronation, which abounds in exquisite art and crafts that have been passed on for more than a century. Since the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty by King Rama I in 1782, the Kingdom has seen 11 coronations held for eight kings. King Rama X's ceremony is the 12th in the Rattanakosin era.

  • THAILAND

    History preserved

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Before the reign of King Rama VII of the Chakri Dynasty, royal coronation ceremonies had never been filmed. As of now, the footage from the ceremonies of King Rama VII and the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are the only two existing coronation motion pictures available in Thailand.

  • THAILAND

    Minding the measles

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Measles is now a serious epidemic. Rubeola, the virus responsible for measles, can sicken nine in 10 people who breathe the air that surrounds an infected person for two hours after one coughs. Despite the availability of the measles vaccine, the disease killed around 136,000 people last year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • THAILAND

    Watch what you eat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/03/2019

    » The highly toxic weedkiller paraquat is known to be associated with serious diseases and has already been banned in 53 countries over health concerns. Thailand is not among those countries.

  • THAILAND

    Ending Aids

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/02/2019

    » The world sees two million new cases of HIV/Aids infection every year. The annual death rate is only half that. But in Thailand, it's a completely different story. Here, the death rate is triple the number of newly-infected patients.

  • THAILAND

    All I need is the air that I breathe

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 30/01/2019

    » The hazardous fine dust particles known as PM2.5 are hitting Bangkok like a silent killer. People are nervous. The N95 respirator masks to filter the minuscule particles, less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter, have quickly sold out. Online communities are flooded with data on how humans -- and animals -- can keep safe.

  • THAILAND

    Fermented fad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Forget low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, gluten-free foods and all things detox. These are diet bygones compared to a slightly-sparkling, gold-coloured fermented drink called kombucha that is now all the rage. They say Madonna drinks it, so does Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even testosterone-fuelled Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom were seen clutching a bottle.

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