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    Defeating dengue

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 29/08/2017

    » The vaccine against dengue fever celebrates its first anniversary of licencing in Thailand this month. Although the price is still relatively high, medical experts have faith in the vaccine's competence and believe it will play an important role in controlling the disease on a national scale.

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    The unhealthy season

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 21/02/2017

    » People pushed the panic button when they heard Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha warned two weeks ago that the spread of the influenza virus this year would be greater than the last. The virus forced two Bangkok schools, Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Elementary School and St Joseph Convent School, to close some parts of the premises for inspection and cleaning after students were found to have been infected.

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    The good, the bad and the sad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Only five more days till we start counting down to a new year. Of course, this moment of festive spirit is a time to celebrate. It is the season filled with gifts, cakes, greeting cards, hampers, new year tinsels and banners, twinkle lights, beautiful words and stuff. It is a time to plan for holidays ahead and choose which direction to move forward in the new year.

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    Meat and mosquitos raised health concerns in 2016

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 13/12/2016

    » Thailand’s medical issues this year mostly touch personal health and 2017 is predicted to be even more individualised.

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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 magic of ma mui

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 21/07/2015

    » The Thai tropical plant ma mui, or Mucuna pruriens, has suddenly come under the public spotlight radar after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha earlier this month advised farmers to grow the herb instead of rice, especially during times of drought.

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