Survey reveals nearly half of Bangkok’s working adults ‘abnormally stressed’

The results of a new survey by the Mental Health Department reveal that almost half of working adults in Bangkok are “abornally stressed,” and that the average happiness level has decreased by over 15 percent in the last three years. Yesterday, the department’s director-general, Dr. Boonruang Triruangworawat, announced the results of a survey conducted between ...

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Warning for Dengue fever issued for Bangkok after 5 deaths

Warning for Dengue fever issued for Bangkok after 5 deaths

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has issued a warning for dengue in the wake of more than 5,800 capital residents being infected with the disease this year, with five...

‘You might have to cut it off’: Doctor warns Thai men against penile injection

‘You might have to cut it off’: Doctor warns Thai men against penile injection

A Thai doctor has warned local men about the growing trend of penile self-injection (yes, it’s a thing), warning them that they could end up with a severe infection and even...

Well that was fast: Fast food giants declare ‘no trans fat’ in their menus

Well that was fast: Fast food giants declare ‘no trans fat’ in their menus

Following the Public Health Ministry’s announcement of a yet-to-be-implemented ban on trans fats in Thailand, a number of fast food giants and convenience store chains are...

Public Health Ministry announces ban on trans fat in Thailand

Public Health Ministry announces ban on trans fat in Thailand

In hopes of combating growing rates of cardiovascular disease, the Thai government has issued a ban on the production, importation, and distribution of trans fats — and all...

Police find dangerous illegal substance in Thailand’s ‘best-selling’ diet pills

Police find dangerous illegal substance in Thailand’s ‘best-selling’ diet pills

This morning, police raided two offices belong to the distributor of Kalo diet pills, the self-proclaimed “best-selling” diet supplementary in Thailand, after they found the...

Rampaging Rodent! Fat rat eats all the cakes at Sala Daeng station bakery (VIDEO)

Rampaging Rodent! Fat rat eats all the cakes at Sala Daeng station bakery (VIDEO)

A video showing a rat on the baked goods at a central BTS station bakery went viral over the weekend and had viewers thinking twice about grabbing a snack in the station. Facebook...

Doctor says Thai smartphone addiction can lead to obesity

Doctor says Thai smartphone addiction can lead to obesity

One Bangkok doctor has told a news station that she believes smartphone addiction by Thais can lead to obesity and other health issues. Department of Public Health spokeswoman Dr....

Thailand debates possible legalization of vapes, shisha, e-cigarettes

Thailand debates possible legalization of vapes, shisha, e-cigarettes

The debate on non-cigarette smoking products continues in Thailand, amid a legal ban on their import and possession. Academics and users of e-cigarettes and shisha, along with...

After citizen collects bag of butts in 30 minutes, Phuket’s Surin Beach to post warning signs

After citizen collects bag of butts in 30 minutes, Phuket’s Surin Beach to post warning signs

Officials have assured the public that signs will be posted at Surin Beach to warn tourists and other visitors to not smoke on the beach and to not drop their cigarette butts on...


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