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    A failing grade

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 20/08/2019

    » First it was rotten eggs in phalo soup served to schoolchildren in Prachin Buri province. Then it was criticism over a school lunch case in Nakhon Pathom where people took to social media, complaining both the quality and quantity of a lunch meal served to primary pupils.

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    Zombie land

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/02/2019

    » In the Netflix original series Kingdom, the virtuous crown prince Lee Chang gallops off to a faraway land in search of an ancient doctor to help him unravel the mysterious circumstances of his father's death. Meanwhile, a wicked nobleman tries to resurrect the king for his own nefarious purposes. But in so doing, he turns the dead king into a bloodthirsty zombie. And we all know what a zombie bite does to its victim. A zombie plague ensues, spreading throughout the land.

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    Hope on the horizon

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/05/2018

    » Life can be very complicated for patients falling victim to thalassaemia. First, the inherited blood disorder leads to anaemia so patients require very frequent blood transfusions for the rest of their lives -- an expense of around 10 million baht through the age of 30.

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    A peaceful gateway

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 09/11/2017

    » Mention Fukuoka and travellers to Japan are not sure if they should pay the city a visit. Compared to metropolitan Tokyo, enchanting Kyoto and lavender-infused Hokkaido, Fukuoka is lesser known.

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    Puff away pain

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 30/05/2017

    » Marijuana is a two-sided plant. Despite its medicinal benefits especially for severe pain management, marijuana -- or weed -- is known to be one of the most abused drugs in the world, giving a euphoric high, and even delusions and hallucinations if smoked too much.

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    Are dietary supplements safe?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/07/2016

    » The Thai tropical plant ma mui, or Mucuna pruriens, was on the public radar last year after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged farmers to grow them instead of rice to cope with drought. The herb recently made newspaper headline again when a 21-year-old woman in the southern province of Trang was found dead earlier this month after taking four capsules of ma mui supplements -- samples she received after becoming a member of a direct-sale business selling the supplement product.

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    The smaller the sachet the sweeter your health

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 14/10/2015

    » Starting from January next year, if you order a cup of coffee at Cafe Amazon and notice that the sugar sachets they provide are smaller in size, do not get too startled as this is part of a national campaign to reduce sugar consumption among Thais.

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    Beyond the womb

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/09/2015

    » Gordon Lake and Manuel Santos had a strong desire to be parents. With zero odds of a pregnancy, their only hope was a Thai surrogate.

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    Practising seafood safety

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 16/07/2019

    » Microplastics are not just an environmental issue. The tiny pieces of synthetic material are also part of a worrying ongoing discussion about food safety not just in Thailand but the world over.

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    The truth about cats and dogs

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 23/10/2018

    » Aunt Chutima has adopted 70 stray cats and 30 stray dogs in her neighbourhood of Ang Thong province. Yet she never considers them to be a burden, even though she is partially blind. Each month, she spends over 10,000 baht on food for the abandoned animals that now call her place home.

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