Overloaded with patients: Medical Council sets limit for work hours of Thai doctors

The Medical Council of Thailand has set a cap for Thai doctors’ work hours, after finding out they dangerously overwork, with some forced to take shifts totaling more than 100 hours a week. According to Dr. Samphan Komrit, the council’s spokesman, the long hours have weakened doctors and put them at risk for contracting diseases ...

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Sun, sand, and smokeless: Cigarettes soon to be banned from Thai beaches

Sun, sand, and smokeless: Cigarettes soon to be banned from Thai beaches

After finding an alarming number of cigarette butts in the sand, officials plan to begin enforcing a smoking ban on Thai beaches as early as next month. After receiving recent...

Bangkok has had 60 new Zika cases reported this year

Bangkok has had 60 new Zika cases reported this year

Today, health department officials said that they have reports of 60 new cases of Zika virus in Bangkok between Jan. 1 and Sept. 25. They plan to set up screening for high-risk...

BREAKING: Big-leg beggar already in Europe, seen ‘working’ in Amsterdam moments ago

BREAKING: Big-leg beggar already in Europe, seen ‘working’ in Amsterdam moments ago

Oh, man. Just yesterday, Coconuts reported that nefarious big-legged beggar Benjamin Holst was sick of Asia after being booted from South Korea and Taiwan on this trip to the East...

Volunteer treats patients like family, decks out new ambulance with Minions to soothe (PHOTOS)

Volunteer treats patients like family, decks out new ambulance with Minions to soothe (PHOTOS)

As promised, the heart-warming volunteer that spent his own money creating a Doraemon ambulance has released his follow-up effort — a Minions ambulance. Naran Saengsinchai, 38,...

Thailand’s new booze and smoke tax increase not as bad as feared

Thailand’s new booze and smoke tax increase not as bad as feared

New tax laws on alcohol, cigarettes, and sugary drinks came into effect over the weekend. There was much panic in the city since the government made no announcements about how...

Hoarding is Happening: Bangkokians stockpiling booze, smokes ahead of tax rise

Hoarding is Happening: Bangkokians stockpiling booze, smokes ahead of tax rise

The mysterious tax rise takes effect tomorrow, and drinkers and smokers living in Thailand are getting prepared. They are buying up alcohol and smokes as fast as they can in case...

Smokers and drinkers to discover higher cost of vice when new tax levied tomorrow

Smokers and drinkers to discover higher cost of vice when new tax levied tomorrow

The mysterious new tax on alcohol and cigarettes will start to be applied tomorrow — but no one has any idea how much it’s going to be. As Coconuts reported, that’s not...

Blacklisted big-legged beggar booted over Bangkok layover

Blacklisted big-legged beggar booted over Bangkok layover

Yesterday, notorious big-legged beggar Benjamin Holst was denied entry onto a Thai Airways flight heading from Zurich to Laos with a transit in Bangkok. The notorious tourist, who...

Breast is Best? Thai law banning advertising of infant formula goes into effect today

Breast is Best? Thai law banning advertising of infant formula goes into effect today

Today, a law banning advertising and promoting of infant formula went into effect in Thailand. The law is an attempt by the government to encourage women to breastfeed since the...


 

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