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Trafficking, debt bondage rampant in Thai fishing industry, study finds
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand clearly were victims of trafficking over the past five years and even more workers in the industry were possibly trafficked as well, according to a report published on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Calls President Trump ’s U.N. Speech ‘Ignorant and Hateful’
(UNITED NATIONS) — Iran’s president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will “respond decisively” to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran’s nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” about Iran unfit to be heard at the United Nations. In remarks clearly directed at Trump’s 8-month-old administration, Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. General Assembly: “It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics.” &ld...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Peltz and Edith M. Lederer / AP Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

World Health Organization Leader Says Universal Health Coverage is a ‘Rights Issue’
When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), talks about the importance of universal health coverage, he often brings up the story of his younger brother who died from a common disease—possibly measles—when they were both children. “We were living under the same roof, even sharing a bed,” said Dr. Tedros (as he prefers to be called) during an interview moderated by TIME on Sept. 17. “He died. I survived. It was just luck. Why do we allow this to happen?” Though he’s held his role for less than three months, Tedros has made it...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized dr. tedros Health Care health coverage Social Good Summit Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus UNGA United Nations General Assembly Universal Health Coverage what is universal health care what is universal health coverage World H Source Type: news

Google Doodle Explores Thailand ’s First National Park
It was 55 years ago Monday when Thailand established its first natural protected area, Khao Yai National Park. To mark the birth of this tropical treasure, Google has created an interactive Doodle that lets users explore the Southeast Asian kingdom’s natural beauty. Google’s animated slideshow celebrates the park’s diverse wildlife and lush landscapes; from a mother and baby elephant, the national animal of Thailand, to the cascading natural waterfalls so sought by travelers to the country. Situated about three hours from the capital Bangkok in the central-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, Khao Yai w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Google Doodle onetime Thailand Source Type: news

Global Mesothelioma Deaths Remain High Despite Poor Data
An estimated 38,400 people around the world will die this year from mesothelioma cancer, according to a report recently published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. The estimation by the international peer-reviewed journal included 230 countries. Data used for the study came from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Mortality Database and extrapolated information based on gender- and age-specific death rates. “The global burden of mesothelioma is real,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, director of Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, University of Sydney Gate 3, Australia, told Asbestos.com. “It is v...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Asbestos Diseases Research Institute asbestos-related lung cancer Australia mesothelioma Bangladesh Dr. Christina Fitzmaurice Dr. Ken Takahashi Global Burden of Disease Mesothelioma death rate mesothelioma latency period mesothelioma uni Source Type: news

As Hurricane Irma Lashes Florida, an Expert Explains How Cities Can Boost Their Flood Defenses
After it had raged through the Caribbean, sucked the sea back from the Bahamas coast and devastated the tiny island of Barbuda, Hurricane Irma tore up the Florida panhandle Sunday night cutting power for four million people en route to Tampa. A map produced by the U.S. National Hurricane Center showed that along parts of the State’s southwestern coast storm surge flooding could surpass nine feet; already, parts of downtown Miami were a couple of feet underwater. “Pray for us,” Florida governor Rick Scott said in an interview as the hurricane began its assault on his state. Meanwhile, a thousand miles wes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized Floods Florida onetime weather Source Type: news

Policy-related motorcycle traffic accidents in Thailand (Safety-2016 abstract #540) - Permpoonwiwat CK, Sarawasee R.
Background In Southeast Asia, motor vehicle traffic accidents have claimed more lives than HIV/AIDS. According to the World Health Organisation, the estimated GDP lost due to road traffic crashes in Thailand was around 3 percent in the year 2009-2010. Amon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Cyanide poisoning in Thailand before and after establishment of the National Antidote Project - Srisuma S, Pradoo A, Rittilert P, Wongvisavakorn S, Tongpoo A, Sriapha C, Krairojananan W, Suchonwanich N, Khomvilai S, Wananukul W.
CONTEXT: Antidote shortage is a global problem. In Thailand, the National Antidote Project (NAP) has operated since November 2010 to manage the national antidote stockpile, educate the healthcare providers on appropriate antidote use, and evaluate antidote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Cyanide poisoning in Thailand before and after establishment of the National Antidote Project() - Srisuma S, Pradoo A, Rittilert P, Wongvisavakorn S, Tongpoo A, Sriapha C, Krairojananan W, Suchonwanich N, Khomvilai S, Wananukul W.
CONTEXT: Antidote shortage is a global problem. In Thailand, the National Antidote Project (NAP) has operated since November 2010 to manage the national antidote stockpile, educate the healthcare providers on appropriate antidote use, and evaluate antidote... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Towards a rabies-free Thailand by 2020
Through mass dog vaccination and accessible and affordable measures, Thailand has reduced the number of human rabies cases by more than 90% since the 1980s. WHO welcomed Professor Dr Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand on 28 August – the Princess is a champion of efforts to make Thailand rabies-free by 2020. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: rabies [subject], Feature [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region], Thailand [country] Source Type: news

Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar, is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Erik Solheim, is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)By Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 4 2017 (IPS)Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the re...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar and Erik Solheim Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitatio Source Type: news

Lessons learned from conducting road safety curriculum in Thai schools (Safety-2016 abstract #705) - Jamjuree D, Srathongphun S.
Teaching and learning road safety has been recommended as a core strategy in both nation and international levels. In Thailand, the Ministry of Education has launched a policy to integrate road safety with school's core curriculum since 2003. In 2006, Road... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pilot model for child restraint use in car in Thailand: a case study of Khon Kaen province (Safety-2016 abstract #940) - Chanvirutna S.
Background Road traffic accidents is the second most common cause of death among Thai children after drowning. There is very little use of child restraint in car in Thailand. Therefore, we were established the promotion of child restraint use among Thai fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Myanmar road safety situation 2015: an urgent issue for the nation (Safety-2016 abstract #862) - Santikarn C.
Background The estimated road traffic injury death rate in Myanmar increased rapidly from 15 per per 100,000 pop in 2013 to 20.3 in 2015. This recent death rate is 2nd only to Thailand within the Region. A great change from the 6th rank in 2013. Descri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Higher out-of-pocket costs with pharmaceutical TB care in Thailand
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Evaluation of measures for the management of high-risk water sources in communities for child drowning prevention in Thailand (Safety-2016 abstract #272) - Gerdmongkolgan S, Ekchaloemkiet S.
BACKGROUND In Thailand, drowning is the number one cause of death among children under 15 years of age, whose drowning death rate ranged from 7.6 to 11.5 per 100,000 child population between 2004 and 2013. Objective To evaluate the measures for the manag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Evolution of the Child Drowning Prevention Programme in Thailand (Safety-2016 abstract #269) - Gerdmongkolgan S, Ekchaloemkiet S.
BACKGROUND Drowning is the number one cause of death among children under 15 years of age in Thailand, taking into account all deaths due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Child drowning death rate (per 100,000 child population) ranged from 6.8 to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ambulance crash in Thailand (Safety-2016 abstract #529) - Sethasathien A, Sirisamutr T, Wachiradilok P, Dairoop S, Nimma S.
This study aims to elaborate situation and analyse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Baby with a TWO-INCH cavity in his skull was abandoned
Simon Sama, from Nong Khai, northeastern Thailand, was born with an abnormally large head in January after doctors warned his relatives during the pregnancy to expect complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand Bans Baby Formula Marketing to Boost Breastfeeding Thailand Bans Baby Formula Marketing to Boost Breastfeeding
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between intimate partner violence, depression, and suicidal behavior among women attending antenatal and general outpatients hospital services in Thailand - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
BACKGROUND: Battered women are exposed to multiple types and different severity of intimate partner abuse, however, little is known about the relationship between severity and different types of intimate partner violence (IPV) (physical, sexual, psychologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Road safety awareness and comprehension of road signs from international tourist's perspectives: a case study of Thailand - Choocharukul K, Sriroongvikrai K.
This study attempts to explore tourist's perceptions and awareness regarding road safety and inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Stopping statins after stroke may increase second-stroke risk
(Reuters Health) - - Stopping cholesterol-lowering drugs soon after a stroke may increase the risk of a second stroke, according to a new study from Thailand. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why that holiday cold could be MUCH worse than you think
Kevin Dick, a 54-year-old sales manager from Inverness, caught Legionnaires on holiday in Thailand with his wife Linda in May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The mediating effect of adult attachment on the relation between childhood experiences and intimate partner perpetration and victimization in Thailand - Sriyothin S, Maneesri K.
The current study investigated the effects of exposure to abusive and supportive childhood experiences on intimate partner perpetration and victimization using adult attachment as a mediator. A sample of 1010 heterosexual adults completed measures of the E... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue Among Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States with Participating Observers from Thailand and Philippines
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 07/24/2017 This 32-page document is the report of a meeting held on April 3-5, 2017, as part of an ongoing multilateral dialogue to promote engagement that helps improve national and regional response to natural, accidental, and deliberate biological events. It discussed biosecurity issues in the Southeast Asia region, which are dynamic and challenging due to natural outbreaks of emerging and potential pandemic pathogens, porous borders and highly mobile populations, rising terrorism threats, and a rapidly growing biotechnology industry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

HIV Treatment Protects Uninfected Partner From the Virus
TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 -- HIV treatment prevented transmission of the virus in gay couples when only one partner had the virus, a new study shows. The research included 358 such gay couples in Australia, Brazil and Thailand. The HIV-positive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Factors predictive of alcohol consumption among elderly people in a rural community: a case study in Phayao Province Thailand - Hongthong D, Somrongthong R, Wongchaiya P, Kumar R.
BACKROUND: Alcohol consumption is recognized as a public health issue. Study objectives were to identify factors predictive of alcohol consumption among elderly people in Phayao province Thailand, where there was high prevalence of alcohol consumption. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Why the debate on menstrual health in India needs to go beyond pad tax
India has one of the lowest levels of penetration of sanitary pad usage in the world. At 20%, India lags behind Thailand, Indonesia and China, all of which have over 50% usage. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK university to be ‘model’ for Thailand nurse education
A group of education leaders from Thailand ’s nursing colleges are visiting a university in Greater Manchester to help improve the South East Asian country’s nurse education system. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 11, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Cancer sufferer has deadly tumour growing on her cheek
Jenie Yoo, 28, from Bangkok, Thailand, first suffered from toothache in November 2015 and after started chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer last year but her tumour is still growing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Falls lead to declines in seniors
Researchers in Thailand found that injuries sustained from falls in the elderly are linked to significant adverse events within 6 months of the original fall. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidermolysis Bullosa teenager lives with painful blisters
Khewjira Phanij, from central Thailand,  was born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) - an incurable condition. The disease causes the 16-year-old's skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raw fish dishes in Thailand are full of deadly parasites
One of the major causes of bile duct cancer, which kills 20,000 Thais each year, is a parasitic flatworm native to the Mekong region and found in freshwater fish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid raw fish dishes during your holiday in Thailand!
One of the major causes of bile duct cancer, which kills 20,000 Thais each year, is a parasitic flatworm native to the Mekong region and found in freshwater fish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ocean of trash: An "island" of garbage is moving in on Thailand's tourist resorts
(Natural News) An enormous garbage “island” found floating in the Gulf of Thailand is now threatening to move ashore onto some of Thailand’s most popular beaches. The garbage patch, which is roughly 10 kilometers long and weighs an estimated 100 tons, was recently discovered by a fishing trawler captain off the coast of Chumphon province.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Thailand
On 30 July 2016, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, announced a laboratory confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) in an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man who arrived in Thailand on 25 July with his family. The patient developed symptoms on 25 July during a flight from Kuwait to Bangkok. On 26 July he sought medical treatment at a hospital in Bangkok. Although there was no history of direct contact with camels or with a suspected human case of MERS-CoV infection, he had a history of travel in the Middle East in the previous 14 days. On 28 July, he tested positive for MERS-CoV in three separate laboratorie...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

A survey of flood disaster preparedness among hospitals in the central region of Thailand - Rattanakanlaya K, Sukhornthasan A, Wangsrikhun S, Chanprasit C.
BACKGROUND: In 2011, Thailand was affected by the one of the worst flood disasters in recent times. Hospitals in Thailand were faced with the challenge of managing the health impacts from this natural disaster. The purpose of this study was to assess flood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Africa: Thailand Shows the Way Towards an HIV-Free World
[IPS] New York -Thailand has provided the world with an important milestone towards the global goal of ending pediatric AIDS. This week, the World Health Organization is formally declaring that Thailand has officially eliminated new HIV infections among children. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Thailand Ends Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission: UN
Thailand is officially free of mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, making it the first country in Asia to achieve such a health feat, according to the U.N., and other involved agencies. The rate of HIV transmission dropped to 1.9 percent last year, down from 10.3 percent in 2003, according to the Ministry of Public Health. Transmission is considered “eliminated” once a rate falls below 2 percent, according to the World Health Organization. It’s a pretty remarkable achievement particularly when taking global rates into consideration. Globally, 20 years ago, about one in three children wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over 20 Injured in Tour Boat Collision in Thailand
BANGKOK (AP) — Two speedboats packed with 62 tourists crashed Wednesday off the coast of southern Thailand, leaving at least two dead and more than 20 injured. The fatalities were identified as Chinese. Wednesday's crash was the latest incident to mar the country's image as a tourist paradise, and the third crash in two weeks involving boats that shuttle vacationers to Thailand's resort islands — often at high speed. The collision involved two boats that were "filled to capacity" with mostly Chinese and Korean tourists on a morning trip from the popular island of Phuket to smaller islands nearby, th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 8, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Thailand Shows the Way Towards an HIV-Free World
Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is the Regional Director of the South East Asia Region of WHO.By Dr Poonam Khetrapal SinghNEW YORK, Jun 7 2016 (IPS)Thailand has provided the world with an important milestone towards the global goal of ending pediatric AIDS. This week, the World Health Organization is formally declaring that Thailand has officially eliminated new HIV infections among children.Whereas in 2000 an estimated 1000 children in Thailand were newly infected with HIV, in 2015 just – 85 children were infected with the disease. This very low level of new infection among children is comparable to the results achieved i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Dr Poonam Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Source Type: news

Drunk Drivers In Thailand May Be Forced To Work In A Morgue
If this doesn't make drunk drivers change their ways, not much will. Repeat traffic offenders and drunk drivers in Thailand could be forced to work in hospital morgues. The country's cabinet approved the potential punishment last week, ahead of a celebration known for its heavy drinking and traffic accidents.  Thousands of road deaths occur in the country every year, and officials hope the community service penalty will serve as a harsh deterrent against repeat road offenses. "They [offenders] should see the actual physical and mental damage," said Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn, emergency response director...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Thailand, universal health care eases the impact of diabetes
Thailand adopted universal health coverage in 2002, meaning people with diabetes in Thailand have ready access to the medicines they need not only to survive, but to stave off complications. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: diabetes [subject], diabetes mellitus, hyperglycaemia, glucose intolerance, Feature [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region], Thailand [country] Source Type: news

Video: Train Hits Double-Decker Bus in Thailand
This image taken from close circuit television video provided by TPBS shows the moment a passenger train, left in background, hit a tourist bus at a crossing in Nakhon Pathom province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, April 3, 2016. The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. when the double-decker bus was taking Thai tourists to Samet island in Rayong province, southeast of Bangkok. (TPBS via AP)   BANGKOK (AP) — A train smashed into a double-decker bus carrying Thai tourists at an unguarded railway crossing in central Thailand on Sunday, with local media reporting that three people were killed and more than t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news