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    Ancient remedy

    Life, Published on 14/08/2018

    » Turmeric, or khamin chan in Thai, is an old spice that has been used as an ingredient in Thai dishes for ages. Its root is crushed and powdered and has long been regarded as a dietary supplement -- a go-to for stomach and bowel problems.

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    Foot neuropathy isn't a 'major' problem, but it can hurt

    Life, Published on 21/04/2015

    » DEAR DOCTOR K: I have neuropathy pain in my feet. What can I do to relieve it?

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    Free flu shots for risk groups in Bangkok

    Published on 07/06/2019

    » Bangkok people of seven risk groups can get free flu shots now at healthcare units or make reservations online to receive the service starting June 30.

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    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.

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    Living with carcinogens

    Life, Published on 19/02/2019

    » Although the PM2.5 crisis appears to have subsided in Bangkok, many parts of the country, especially the North and Northeast, are still suffering from poor air quality.

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    A moment of grace

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 15/10/2018

    » After attending to a lady at his outpatient clinic in Chulalongkorn Hospital, a few hours later Dr Kris Chatamra saw her sitting under a scorching Sun underneath a flyover nearby.

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    Cancer treatment can get under your skin, literally

    Life, Published on 24/07/2018

    » Like many other medical aids, chemotherapy is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it helps fight cancer. On the other, it has a lot of side effects.

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    Buyer and maker beware

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/06/2018

    » The scandalous headline-making case of Lyn dietary supplements is not just a wake-up call for consumers in buying suspicious products. It is also a trigger for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to actively crack down on manufacturers that break safety regulations.

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    Turned off in Asia

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/06/2018

    » Uruguay became the first country to legalise marijuana entirely in July last year. Residents over age 18 can smoke cannabis in public and purchase it either from a pharmacy or harvest a crop of up to six plants.

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    High time for change

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/06/2018

    » At a time when public alarm is rising about the scourge of opioid abuse, many countries are taking a closer look at marijuana as a safer option for treating pain. Legalisation of medicinal marijuana is on the rise across the western world, and some countries now allow recreational use.

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