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  • BUSINESS

    Changing the image of 'evil'

    Business, Published on 03/02/2018

    » As far as the masses are concerned, tobacco companies are evil. This has not thrown off the tobacco industry's efforts to wage an incarnate fight for consumers' and regulators' hearts at least since 1964, when the surgeon-general of the US declared that cigarettes had a detrimental effect on health.

  • OPINION

    Only the poor end up dying screaming

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/01/2018

    » If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger than 15 years who are in really serious pain in low-income countries would be just $1 million (33.4 million baht) per year. About half of them of those children are going to die, but with morphine at least they wouldn't die screaming.

  • BUSINESS

    AIA diversifies offerings in changing Thailand

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » AIA Group, the world's second-biggest life insurer by market value, continues to see Thailand as a "very important market" where it aims to increase the number of health and life protection products it offers, says CEO and president Ng Keng Hooi.

  • THAILAND

    Resistance is futile in govt's new antibiotics misuse push

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/11/2017

    » State-run hospitals across the country will have to join the Public Health Ministry's fight against drug resistance and its promotion of rational drug use, said a senior public health official.

  • LIFE

    Oscar contenders from around the world

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 10/11/2017

    » A record 92 films have been submitted to the Oscar Foreign Language Film category. We take a look at some

  • OPINION

    Choco-toxins

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Who doesn't love chocolate? It is a favourite snack for everyone, from kids to the elderly and even healthy eaters who opt for dark chocolate. I often buy chocolates as souvenirs for relatives and friends. So it was a shock to me when I learned from the Foundation for Consumers that most of the imported chocolates, even from Europe, contain heavy metals.

  • LIFE

    A shrink seductress

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 20/10/2017

    » It is said that men are potential rapists and women are potential prostitutes. What is not said is there are more than a few exceptions to this rule. Perhaps more accurately, they mentally undress one another when they meet, or in passing. And who says men have the stronger libidos?

  • OPINION

    Pedestrians, once again, get raw deal

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 24/08/2017

    » After watching the documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City last weekend, I finally found something in common between New York City and Bangkok -- the obsession with infrastructure development at the cost of local communities. What happened to New York City planning six decades ago reminds me of what's happening to development in Bangkok nowadays.

  • LIFE

    A larger-than-life Aussie lit up Thailand

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/05/2017

    » The annual Australian TV awards called The Logies were on last week. Having been away from Australia for nearly three decades I can't get too excited about them, primarily because most of the winners were born after I left. Watching excerpts of the shows up for awards does remind me that one cannot confine a discussion about bad TV to Thailand only.

  • WORLD

    Worldwide cyberattack demands ransoms, cripples UK hospitals

    Associated Press, Published on 13/05/2017

    » LONDON - Britain's health service was hit Friday by a huge international cyberattack that froze computers at hospitals across the country - an attack that shut down wards, closed emergency rooms and brought medical treatments to a screeching halt.

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