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Worries Over Drug-Resistant Malaria Strains Spreading From Cambodia

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Worries Over Drug-Resistant Malaria Strains Spreading From Cambodia

Drug-resistant forms of malaria-causing parasites are spreading across south east Asia leading to “alarmingly high” treatment failure rates of frontline medication. Scientists say that a strain of Malaria, known as KEL1/PLA1, has evolved and picked up new genetic mutations which may make it more resistant to drugs. They are warning that strains of malaria, resistant to…

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Rain Relief Coming For 40 Per Cent Of Every Region Of Country: Meteorological Department

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Rain Relief Coming For 40 Per Cent Of Every Region Of Country: Meteorological Department

The Meteorological Department on Monday predicted rain in 40 per cent of areas around the country in the next day amid the on-going drought. In its forecast issued at 6am for the next 24 hours, the department said the rains would be unleashed because of the influence of the moderate southwest monsoon that prevails across…

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Elle From Khon Kaen Set For A Motor Racing Career

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Elle From Khon Kaen Set For A Motor Racing Career

“Elle” at Buriram Chang International Circuit One of the biggest events to be held at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram last month, with several former formula 1 drivers taking part was the Super GT Series from Japan, which is a massively supported series in Japan and across the world.  As with all motor racing…

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Doctor Warns Of Flu Complications

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Doctor Warns Of Flu Complications

Photo Courtesy of Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs (Facebook.com/604030819763686/) Type A Influenza can be fatal if lung infection sets in, Thai pulmonary disease expert Dr Manoon Leechawengwongs warns. The doctor cited as an example a case of 57-year-old Thai man in reasonable health and a habit of smoking half a packet of cigarette daily who caught Type…

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Carnage On The Thai Roads: More Than 8,000 Dead So Far This Year

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Daily News reported that the carnage continues on the Thai Roads. This month alone has claimed 645 lives so far with 40 dying yesterday. Since the start of the year the total is 8,220. Daily News is running a campaign to raise awareness. They caution that the statistics are just for those that die at…

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Northeast Dams Running Dry As Rain Remains Scarce

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Northeast Dams Running Dry As Rain Remains Scarce

The Northeast is suffering from critical water shortage due to the lack of rain, despite it being the middle of the rainy season. The Meteorological Department has also admitted that rainfall this year will be the lowest in a decade. “Some provinces in the Northeast, like Buri Ram and Surin, face the risk of taps…

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Little Rain Expected So Save Water, Pleads Ministry

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Little Rain Expected So Save Water, Pleads Ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is calling on people everywhere to save water as this year’s rainy season is expected to remain drier than normal. “There won’t be much rain between August and September,” the ministry’s permanent secretary Anan Suwannarat said on Monday, citing information from the Meteorological Department. “Rainfall for the whole wet season…

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Alcohol Banned For 48 Hours From Midnight Tonight – It’s All About Suffering!

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Alcohol Banned For 48 Hours From Midnight Tonight – It’s All About Suffering!

A blanket alcohol ban will be in place from 12.01 am tonight until midnight on Wednesday. The 48 hour ban marks two Buddhist holidays – Asahna Bucha and Khao Phansa (the start of Buddhist Lent). The Royal Thai Police said that jail terms of six months and/or fines of 10,000 baht await anyone breaking the…

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Public Cooperation Sought To Contain Worrying Dengue Outbreak

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Public Cooperation Sought To Contain Worrying Dengue Outbreak

With Thailand facing its worst dengue outbreak in half a decade, people of all ages have been advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has assured that the authorities are fully prepared to cope with the dengue outbreak, but the department’s Vector…

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North, Northeast Warned Of Drought

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North, Northeast Warned Of Drought

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) has warned of water shortages in 160 districts in the North and Northeast due to the low level of water in dams and reservoirs and an anticipated lack of rain in July and August. Somkiart Prajamwong, ONWR secretary general, told the Royal Irrigation Department, the Electricity Generating Authority…

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