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Asia

Flesh-Eating Disease Increasing at Alarming Rate in Australia

A flesh-eating disease known as the Buruli ulcer, which is usually found in West and Central Africa, has been increasing at an alarming rate in Australia over the past two years, especially in the state of Victoria. A report published Tuesday in the Medical Journal of Australia describes the disease as a “worsening epidemic, defined […]Read More

News

Huge leap in drug-resistant bacteria affects kids

Drug resistance for some types of antibiotics among Thai children has jumped by more than 30 times over a period of 10 years, according to a 2011 report by the Public Health Ministry. Asst Professor Niyada Kiatying-Angsulee, who heads the Thai Drug Watch Centre, said Thursday that the main cause of the problem is giving […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket warning issued as man fights to save leg from

PHUKET: Doctors at Vachira Phuket Hospital have warned people to seek urgent medical attention if wounds from an animal, including pets, fail to heal after a man nearly had a leg amputated from a cat scratch. The man, 63-year-old Veera Panthip, contracted the flesh-eating bacteria necrotizing fasciitis, which continued to spread, Hospital Director Dr Chalermpong […]Read More

News

Five deadly summer diseases warned

The Department of Disease Control has warned people of five deadly summer diseases they should be aware of as the country is now entering summer season which is an appropriate climate to accelerate the spread of diseases. Dr Sophon Mekathon, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said hot climate accelerates the spread of diseases […]Read More

Technology

Thai scientists unveiled mangosteens’ anti-cancer properties

Thai scientists, led by Professor Dr Pichaet Wiriyachitra, have unveiled their significant breakthrough on Monday, proving that concentrated extracts from mangosteens contain anti-cancer properties. Mangosteens have been cultivated and used as an effective traditional medicine in Thailand for centuries. In 1978, Thai scientific studies showed that mangosteens’ rinds helped boost the body’s immune system, as […]Read More

Isan

Leptospirosis outbreak reported in Isan

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 12 July 2012 (NNT) – The Office of Disease Prevention and Control in Nakhon Ratchasima has disclosed that more people have contracted leptospirosis at a much faster rate in the northeastern region of Thailand. According to Dr. Theerawat Walaisathien, Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Control Region 5 in Nakhon Ratchasima, […]Read More