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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Father of rural healthcare

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 17/06/2011

    » As Dr. Sem Pringpuangkaew turns 100, a review of his life reveals a history of rural medicine in Thailand during the 20th century.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Dangerous malaria drugs

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/12/2011

    » Malaria resistance to drug treatment is on the rise in Southeast Asia. Drugs from China, India & Vietnam that don't follow WHO standards is the reason.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Prince Mahidol Awards 2012

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 23/11/2012

    » Community medicine to fight worm causing blindness in poor countries & guidelines for cost-effective medicine in UK, winners of this year's prize.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Prince Mahidol Awards 2012

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 30/01/2013

    » This year's winners: community medicine strategy to fight "river blindness" roundworm in Africa & improved evidence-based medicine treatment guidelines.

  • BUSINESS

    Safe to eat?

    Asia focus, Published on 15/06/2015

    » The controversy over findings of excessive levels of lead in Maggi instant noodles made by Nestle in India has prompted authorities throughout the region to reassure the public about the soundness of food-safety monitoring, inspection and regulation.

  • LIFE

    Drinking from the source

    Life, Published on 05/04/2016

    » Suda* is a mother of two who moved from New Zealand to Thailand only five months ago. Before relocating here, she breastfed her son until he was two-and-a-half years old. Now also breastfeeding her 15-month-old daughter in her homeland, Suda is shocked by the negativity she's experienced breastfeeding in public.

  • BUSINESS

    A year to remember

    Asia focus, Published on 26/12/2016

    » From the election of "Duterte Harry" in the Philippines to the affair of the "Female Rasputin" that has gripped millions of Koreans, it's been another memorable year in Asia. A few long-running political and security soap operas also continue to play out, most notably the drama in the South China Sea. As well, there is no sign that the tragedy of the Rohingya will end anytime soon. This week, Asia Focus takes a look back at some of the events and personalities that made headlines in 2016.

  • BUSINESS

    Reform on the menu

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Southeast Asia faces challenges of food security and nutrition as population growth and rising affluence increase food demand and competition for resources. Longer-term challenges include changes in consumption patterns, volatile food prices, climate change impact, conversion of agricultural land to industrial uses, and migration of labour from rural to urban areas.

  • LIFE

    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.

  • BUSINESS

    Getting fatter faster

    Asia focus, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Most people tend to associate obesity with "being rich" -- as incomes rise, so too do opportunities to consume more. However, the causes of this growing public health problem are more complex, while finding solutions is a growing challenge.

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