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  • OPINION

    Budget Rethink?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/04/2017

    » Our dear cabinet recently approved a budget to buy 10 made-in-China tanks worth two billion baht while key members also seem keen on a plan proposed by the Royal Thai Navy to buy three submarines worth 36 billion baht. While I'm sure these dear sirs exercised their sound rationale before agreeing to such big purchases for the sake of Thailand's security, IMHO, with utmost respect, I would like to point out that there are other more beneficial ways the money could be used too.

  • BUSINESS

    Innovation on tap

    Asia focus, Published on 27/11/2017

    » Being able to drink water straight from the tap in your kitchen is a brilliant solution that can save you the hassle of buying plastic bottles and lugging them home every week. And of course, using less plastic is good for the environment. But can you trust the quality of the water, will it taste as good as bottled water, and can you afford it?

  • 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.

  • LIFESTYLE

    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

    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.

  • LEARNING

    Geckos slowly disappearing

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 11/04/2013

    » The funny sounding colorful lizards on the walls of every home are a very popular Chinese medicine.

  • LEARNING

    Mental health: Neglected in Thailand

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 25/09/2012

    » 20% of Thais suffer from mental health problems but only 3 million went to hospital & only 1 million get regular treatment.

  • LEARNING

    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.

  • LEARNING

    World Hepatitis Day

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 27/07/2011

    » One-third of the world has been infected with this life-threatening illness at some point in life. In Thailand, one in twenty.

  • LEARNING

    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.

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