Flood disaster preparedness experiences of hospital personnel in Thailand: a qualitative study - Rattanakanlaya K, Sukonthasarn A, Wangsrikhun S, Chanprasit C.
BACKGROUND: Nurses, as well as other health personnel and health systems, worldwide need to be adequately prepared for disasters because it is often difficult to predict where and when disasters strike. The 2011 Thailand flood disaster caused significant d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Young Thai people's exposure to alcohol portrayals in society and the media: a qualitative study for policy implications - Kaewpramkusol R, Senior K, Chenhall R, Nanthamongkolchai S.
BACKGROUND: Although previous quantitative studies have documented the association between exposure to alcohol portrayals and drinking attitudes in Western countries, few qualitative studies have explored this matter in Thailand. A better understanding of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Aussie Doctors Bestowed Thai Royal Honors for Cave Rescue
By JERRY HARMER BANGKOK (AP) — Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save.Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony presided over by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Four Australian officials involved with the rescue effort were also honored.Both highly skilled divers, the doctors played key roles in rescuing members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach from the cave complex in Chiang Rai province last July.They...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Aussie Doctors Bestowed Thai Royal Honors for Cave Rescue
By JERRY HARMER BANGKOK (AP) — Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save.Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony presided over by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Four Australian officials involved with the rescue effort were also honored.Both highly skilled divers, the doctors played key roles in rescuing members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach from the cave complex in Chiang Rai province last July.They...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Measles Cases Are Still Rising in the U.S. But They ’re Even Higher Globally
The number of measles cases reported around the world has roughly tripled since last year, according to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 112,000 measles cases in 170 countries have been reported to the WHO so far this year. By contrast, about 28,000 measles cases in 163 countries were reported at this time last year, the WHO says. There are likely many more cases that have gone unreported, the WHO says, but the data provides a good sense of global disease trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday also released updated figures for domestic cases of measles. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Revealed — A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted
By Ulysses DorotheoBANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 11 2019 (IPS) The image of a smoking toddler from Indonesia horrified the world but did little to motivate local policy makers to enact measures to protect children and youth from the harms of tobacco use. Indonesia has one of the world’s highest smoking rates where two out of three men and about 40 percent of adolescent boys smoke. Cigarette prices in Indonesia are among the cheapest in the region, where a pack of Marlboros is sold for as little as US$ 1.70, while local brands or loose sticks are dirt cheap ($ 0.05 per stick), easily affordable to the nation’s 65 mill...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Tweeting their own horn: Author self-promotion on Twitter increases research dissemination
(American College of Chest Physicians) Researchers from the University of Toronto presented a new study at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok that aimed to determine the effect of authors' self-promotion on the social media site, Twitter, in regards to the dissemination of their research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Number of nonsmokers with COPD on the rise
(American College of Chest Physicians) The global burden of COPD is high, and prevalence of nonsmokers with COPD has been increasing. In a study to be presented at CHEST Congress Thailand 2019, researchers in Nagpur, India, sought to describe the characteristics of nonsmoking patients with COPD and to determine associated comorbidities and exposures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Near-simultaneous admissions may affect mortality and length of stay in the ICU
(American College of Chest Physicians) A strain in ICU capacity has been linked to adverse patient outcomes. New research to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand suggests that near-simultaneous ICU admissions are frequent and may also have an adverse effect on patient outcomes. Researchers conducted an observational study of patients admitted to an academic adult ICU of a tertiary medical center. Over the five-year period of the study, they found a correlation between the elapsed time between two consecutive admissions and mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Later school start times significantly reduce teen driving accidents
(American College of Chest Physicians) A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. Researchers from Farwaniya Hospital in Kuwait and Boston Children's Hospital studied the impact of a 50-minute delay in high school start times in one of the largest school districts in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid Risk Assessment: Zika Virus Transmission Worldwide
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 4/9/2019. This 21-page rapid risk assessment addresses the evolution of the Zika virus disease epidemic since 2016. It was triggered by the recent update of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus, recent identification of three Zika travel-associated cases in travelers from Denmark and Norway returning from Thailand, and case of sexual transmission from one returning traveler. The report assesses the risk for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) travelers, risk...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Magnesium sulfate regulates anthocyanin accumulation in rice
(Natural News) Researchers from Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency noted that treating rice (Oryza sativa L. subsp. indica) with magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) regulate its anthocyanin content. The team published their results in the Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. Studies have reported that pericarp-pigmented rice grains are good sources of antioxidants. The team looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boys rescued from Thai cave were sedated with ketamine
Medics who treated the 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a cave in Thailand last year credit the drug ketamine with playing a key role in the daring and dangerous mission to extract them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A survey of jellyfish sting knowledge among Thai divers in Thailand - Suriyan S, Haruethaikan K, Piyachat RE.
This study therefore sought to determi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Effectiveness of falls prevention intervention programme in community-dwelling older people in Thailand: randomized controlled trial - Suttanon P, Piriyaprasarth P, Krootnark K, Aranyavalai T.
BACKGROUND: Although there is extensive research on falls prevention, most of this knowledge is from western countries, and this may limit its usefulness when implementing in countries with different culture and healthcare systems. OBJECTIVE: This ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Toxic jellyfish in Thailand - Premmaneesakul H, Sithisarankul P.
Jellyfish stings are common in Thailand. Stings can range from mild skin irritation to severe systemic symptoms resulting in death. Jellyfish envenomation is becoming an important public health concern. The lethal box jellyfish and bluebottle jellyfish are... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Travelers to Thailand at Risk of Chikungunya Virus Infection Travelers to Thailand at Risk of Chikungunya Virus Infection
Confirmed cases of chikungunya virus in travelers returning from Thailand's tourist areas mean that visitors to the country are at increased risk, and the virus may spread to other nations, researchers warn.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mung bean is a nutrient-packed, polyphenol-rich food that protects against degenerative disease
(Natural News) Have you heard of mung beans (Vigna radiata)? Mung beans are a type of pulse commonly consumed in Asian countries, including China, Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, and Thailand. They may be small, but these beans actually have many health benefits. Research shows that eating this legume can protect you from chronic degenerative diseases.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin supplementation can help prevent liver damage in obese individuals, says study
(Natural News) Melatonin is widely known as a sleep hormone produced by the pineal gland. As researchers continue to study this naturally occurring compound, they discovered that it offers other health benefits. In a recent study, researchers at Mahidol University in Thailand found that supplementing with melatonin can also protect against obesity and its complications, such as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood alcohol concentration associated with traumatic brain injury among traffic injury patients during New Year festivals in Thailand - Seesen M, Siviroj P, Sapbamrer R, Morarit S.
OBJECTIVE: Road traffic injury (RTI) is one of the most significant public health problems in Thailand, especially during New Year and Songkran (Thai traditional New Year) holidays, which have the highest traffic density during the entire year. Drunk drivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kenya: Thailand to Assist Kenya Achieve Universal Health Coverage
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Government of Thailand has committed to continue working with Kenya's Health Ministry to leverage on achieving the Universal Health Coverage which is one of the key pillars in the country's Big Four Agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effectiveness of robotics fall prevention program among elderly in senior housings, Bangkok, Thailand: a quasi-experimental study - Maneeprom N, Taneepanichskul S, Panza A, Suputtitada A.
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of a robotic fall prevention program on knowledge, exercises, balance, and incidence of falls among elderly in senior housings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a quasi-experimental study.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting women and girls especially in Asia to market its deadly products. While smoking prevalence among females remains relatively ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas and Mary Assunta Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Using street imagery and crowdsourcing internet marketplaces to measure motorcycle helmet use in Bangkok, Thailand - Merali HS, Lin LY, Li Q, Bhalla K.
INTRODUCTION: The majority of Thailand's road traffic deaths occur on motorised two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicles. Accurately measuring helmet use is important for the evaluation of new legislation and enforcement. Current methods for estimating helmet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Violent boyhoods, masculine honor ideology, and political violence: survey findings from Thailand - Bjarneg ård E, Brounéus K, Melander E.
Throughout history, those who have participated in political violence have predominantly been male young adults. At the same time, we know that most young men will not use violence for political protest. So what distinguishes those who do from those who do... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ride-hailing company Gojek collaborates with Doctor Anywhere to offer medical services for its drivers
Gojek an Indonesia-headquartered ride-hailing and logistics company with operations in Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, today announced that it has partnered with Singapore-based startup Doctor Anywhere, to offer offline and online medical consultations to its drivers. This announcement came after Gojek ’s recent tie-up with Gigacover, a Singapore-based insurtech company, which offers prolonged medical insurance coverage for its drivers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A causal model of binge drinking among university students in northern Thailand - Tonkuriman A, Sethabouppha H, Thungjaroenkul P, Kittirattanapaiboon P.
Binge drinking, an extreme drinking pattern and the most common form of hazardous alcohol consumption among university students, has remained a public health concern with physical, psychological, academic, and social problems. Tracking multiple factors is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

One Health conference draws experts to Thailand
Participants in the International Conference on One Medicine One Science explored the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

EMS Medical Directors Chart the Future of EMS at Annual Gathering of Eagles
The Metropolitan Medical Directors Coalition (AKA “Eagles”) 21st Annual Retreat (AKA “Eagle Creek”) was held Wednesday and Thursday, February 27 and 28, at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of Paul Pepe, MD. The closed, invitation-only retreat is attended by 70 medical directors from the most-populated metropolitan EMS systems as well as 18 EMS fellows—33% of the nation’s current EMS fellows. This group oversees EMS for a combined population of over 114 million people in the United States and abroad, with representatives from Canada; Germany; New Zealand; Italy; Amsterdam, T...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 28, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Top Story News Exclusive Articles Patient Care Administration and Leadership Operations Source Type: news

Zika: Silent long-term circulation in Thailand
(Institut Pasteur) In an attempt to shed light on Zika circulation, scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS, in collaboration with US teams and the Thai National Institute of Health, decided to investigate the history of the Zika virus in Thailand. They discovered that it has been circulating in the country for at least 16 years and probably longer. Their findings were published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on February 27, 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bio-Rad whistleblower case heads back to court on appeal
A federal appeals court panel dealt the former general counsel for Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) a blow, slicing his $11 million jury award by $6 million and sending his whistleblower retaliation lawsuit back to U.S. District Court for a possible new trial. The three-judge panel sitting in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. District Court judge in the January 2017 trial had improperly instructed the jury that parts of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act  (FCPA) are rules or regulations of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). That jury had also found that a February 2013 internal report, in which general...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Legal News Bio-Rad Laboratories Source Type: news

From passive victims to partners in their own reintegration: civil society's role in empowering returned Thai fishermen - Rousseau D.
Despite the significant international attention to human trafficking in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia, victims continue to experience poor outcomes after their return to Thailand. The Labour Rights Promotion Network (LPN) has assisted many returne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Human-trafficking prevention is not "sexy": impact of the rescue industry on Thailand NGO programs and the need for a human rights approach - Jones S, King J, Edwards N.
"Raid and rescue" operations are aimed primarily at women and children in the sex industry and have proved popular with donors supporting anti-trafficking activities of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The popularity of this rescue industry leads to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of nutrition factors on mortality and sepsis occurrence in a multicenter university-based surgical intensive care unit in Thailand (THAI-SICU study)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the role of nutrition factors on a 28-d mortality outcome and sepsis occurrence in surgical intensive care unit. Nutrition factors affecting the mortality or sepsis occurrence in this study were BMI, enteral feeding or combination with parenteral nutrition, severe weight loss, preadmission albumin ≤2.5, and at risk according to NRS-2002. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: What Uganda Can Learn From Thailand's Medical Tourism
[Monitor] Medical tourism is the new trend in health care. Thailand, for instance, has made strides in improving its medical tourism scene, positioning herself among the top medical tourism destinations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Family of 29-year-old entrepreneur claim the NHS is 'inhumane' for denying him cannabis oil
George Gannon, 29, was diagnosed while living in Thailand. On return the UK in 2018, he was told his cancer was terminal. His family believes a prescription could 'save his life'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thailand Board of Investment to help promote medical robotics
Under its Thailand 4.0 vision, Thailand plans to leverage on its reputation and excellence in medical services and medical devices and strengthen its position as the regional medical hub. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Truly Global Effort is Needed to Eradicate FGM by 2030
At Narok County, Kenya, during a discussion by anti-FGM campaigner Agnes Pareyio from Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI). The picture was taken at a school run by TNI for girls escaping FGM and child marriage. Credit: Equality Now/ Tara CareyBy Divya SrinivasanNEW DELHI, Feb 6 2019 (IPS)According to official data on the global prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) released by UNICEF there are 200 million women and girls in the world who have been cut. Shocking though this statistic is, it seriously underestimates the nature and scale of the problem. In 2015, when the United Nations was in the process of adopting the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Srinivasan Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Road injuries: tackling the leading killer of young people - Silberner J.
Worldwide progress in cutting avoidable deaths involving road traffic is stalling, and poorer countries such as Thailand must enforce evidence based measures to reduce them, Joanne Silberner reports At the start of every year, local and international... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Toxic air forces Thai officials to close Bangkok schools for rest of week
Thailand's Ministry of Education have ordered all schools in Bangkok and some surrounding provinces to close for the remainder of the week amid concerns over dangerous levels of air pollution. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns
More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut as several weeks of dangerously unhealthy air pollution causes increasing concern (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Major study could benefit 11 million Thai people living in vulnerable coastal zones
(Edge Hill University) Research which aims to improve understanding of the vulnerability of Thailand's shoreline and coastal communities to storms, floods and coastal erosion under future climate change scenarios is now underway.The study aims to enhance the resilience and adaptation potential of coastal communities, applying scientific research to inform more robust and cost-effective solutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thailand to Revoke Foreign Patent Requests on Marijuana Thailand to Revoke Foreign Patent Requests on Marijuana
Thailand on Monday effectively revoked all foreign patent requests for the use of marijuana, after fears foreign firms would dominate a market thrown open last month when the government approved the drug for medical use and research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Thailand suspends patent applications for medical marijuana
Thailand's military government has suspended the licensing of commercial marijuana-based products for medical use amid concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thailand to revoke foreign patent requests on marijuana
Thailand on Monday effectively revoked all foreign patent requests for the use of marijuana, after fears foreign firms would dominate a market thrown open last month when the government approved the drug for medical use and research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./5
Preparation for the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on universal health coverage Draft resolution proposed by Japan and Thailand (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news