Tags : Illness

Asia

Philippine President Duterte Says Illnesses Taking Toll on Him

President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted to suffering from a host of illnesses that are taking a toll on him, but his spokesman says the 74-year-old Philippine leader remains capable of carrying out his duties as the country’s chief executive. The president made the comments during an interview with a local television station over the weekend, […]Read More

News

Former Pheu Thai MP Suchai dies of lung cancer

Former Pheu Thai MP Suchai Srisurapol died of lung cancer on Tuesday morning, his family said. He was 61. The former Khon Kaen representative was diagnosed with cancer last November and had been receiving treatment at a hospital. Full story: The Nation By The NationRead More

Bangkok

Woman with mental illness killed by train in Bangkok

A woman with mental illness was hit and killed by a passenger train in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district late on Monday night, police said. The Prachachuen police station was alerted to the accident at 11.40pm and sent police officers and Potektueng Foundation rescue workers to the scene, which was about 50 metres from Wat Samian Naree. […]Read More

News

60,000 Thais fall ill in 24 flood-hit provinces

BANGKOK, 5 October 2013 (NNT) – At present, 24 provinces are battered by heavy rainfall-triggered flooding, with more than 60,000 people in those provinces have fallen ill. According to Public Health Minister Dr. Pradit Sintavanarong, 24 provinces in the north and northeast are still in flood crisis, whereas 9 other affected provinces are now recovering […]Read More

Bangkok

Ambulance refused to photographer at Thai Parliament

Medical staff at Parliament House yesterday refused to use an ambulance on standby to ferry a seriously ill news photographer to hospital. Sakol Sandhiratne, who works for Nation Multimedia Group, was covering a parliamentary press conference when he collapsed. Read more: The NationRead More

Technology

Siriraj declares breakthrough in stem cell research

BANGKOK, Oct 18 – A Siriraj Hospital medical team today announced its successful isolation of stem cells from amniotic fluid which they said will contribute to treatments of many chronic diseases. Dr Udom Kachintorn, dean of the Siriraj medical school, said further research will be conducted on the use of stem cells to treat various […]Read More