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    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).

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    Death by meat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 17/05/2016

    » It was just less than a year ago that worldwide consumers almost jumped out of their skin when the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) categorised processed meats such as sausage, ham and bacon as not just unhealthy, but linked to cancer.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Ham-fisted health scare

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 03/11/2015

    » After the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) caused shock waves last week when it announced processed meats cause bowel cancer, the general public and medical practitioners alike have started debating as to whether or not they should give up eating meat altogether.

  • OPINION

    Ignorance is not always bliss

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 19/05/2015

    » Food network television star Sandra Lee followed in Angelina Jolie's footsteps by publicly announcing just last week that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will soon undergo a double mastectomy.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Taking the load off, with a pill

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 01/02/2017

    » Although Natcha* had the Body Mass Index (BMI) of an underweight person, she was usually worried sick whenever she would have a bite or two of fatty foods. But for the then-29-year-old office worker, those dishes were always hard to resist.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The two-sided seed

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 23/02/2016

    » Chia seed has increasingly gained momentum in Thailand as part of the superfood health culture, especially during recent years. And this is one of the reasons why a large number of consumers are willing to pay a pretty penny for this whole-grain ingredient, according to anti-ageing specialist Dr Thidakarn Rujipattanakul.

  • NEWS

    The final act of kindness

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 16/06/2015

    » Corpses are the most valuable part of Durongrit Sawangnet's job. Every day he tirelessly walks in and out of cold storage rooms looking after dozens of dead bodies awaiting dissection.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Chronic issues

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/06/2019

    » At midnight, Vasu* was still struggling to keep his eyes closed. In a bid to cure to his chronic insomnia, the 28-year-old decided to try cannabis oil for the first time. After putting two drops under his tongue, he started to feel tranquilised. The self-administration continued until he'd eventually consumed a total of 40 drops. By 3am, Vasu had begun to hallucinate. He saw demons and had a double-vision alongside other symptoms such as a stiff tongue, speech difficulty, limb spasticity, nausea, vomiting and palpitations. In the end, he was rushed to hospital.

  • NEWS

    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.

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