Navigation Links
Thailand Tops in Rare Type of Cancer

Three villages in Thailand's north-eastern province of Khon Kaen has the world's highest incidence of cholangiocarcinoma - a rare cancer of the bile ducts//, media reports said on Monday.

According to a recent Khon Kaen University study, the rate of cholangiocarcinoma in the three villages of Phai, Mancha Khiri and Channaburi - situated in the Shi River basin of Khon Kaen, 380 km north-east of Bangkok - is 118 people per 100,000, the highest in the world.

Khon Kaen University professor Banjob Sripha said the high incidence of the rare cancer had earned the district the distinction of being "the world's cholangiocarcinoma basin," said The Nation newspaper.

Cholangiocarcinoma is caused by trematodes - parasitical flatworms that live in the liver.

Some six million people in Thailand, or 9.4 percent of the population, suffer from trematodes as a result of eating uncooked meat and fish, a popular dish especially in north-eastern Thailand.

Of the six million Thais with trematodes some 97 percent hail from the North-east, The Nation reported.

"Larp," or uncooked pork, beef or fish that is eaten with a hot sauce and sticky rice, is unique to north-eastern cuisine although it is also popular in parts of northern Thailand.

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Thailand had Fewer AIDS-Related Deaths, New HIV Cases In 2005
2. Botulism Scare in Thailand Shakes US
3. Thailand To Procure Botulism Antitoxin Internationally
4. Thailand To Test Efficacy Of Stem Cell Technology
5. Thailand to Explore Stem Cell Technology for Treatment of Heart Disease
6. People In Thailand Not Bothered About Bird Flu
7. Bird Flu in Thailand Suspected to be H5N1 Strain
8. Forty-Six Suspected Bird Flu Cases In Thailand
9. Screening of bird flu patients by pharmacies in Thailand
10. Thailand May Seek Help Of Pharmacies For Screening Bird Flu
11. Greenpeace takes legal action against Thailand over GM crop
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... Specialty ... newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for Great ... understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... District , the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern ... certificate program focused on providing occupational safety and health training to public sector ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... magazine’s 2017 Training Top 125 for their industry leading training methods that engage ... recognizes USA as among the global elite in employer-sponsored training and development programs. ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... , ... December 05, 2016 , ... "FCPX Overlay Glare ... but natural lighting effect without heavy rendering or complicated compositing," said Christina Austin - ... media to create an organic spectrum of lights that simulates the look of a ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... The Avamere Family of Companies will ... Transitional Care of Puget Sound ; located at 630 S Pearl Street, Tacoma, ... patients recovering from illness or injury with intensive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... Dec. 6, 2016  BioAtla, LLC, a ... of Conditionally Active Biologic (CAB) antibody therapeutics, ... Group Company, Limited (Sinobioway) selected their first ... specific program candidates and the targeted indications ... and Sinobioway entered into a strategic collaboration ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 In this age ... to be hopeful.  A special kind of sunglasses, from ... anxious life. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161205/445444 ... Robert Buck, the psychotherapist who developed and patented the ... to overcoming anxiety and worry.  "Anxiety doesn,t have ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5, 2016  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... pursuant to its previously-announced cash tender offers (the ... table below (collectively, the "Notes"), approximately $2.6 billion in ... and not validly withdrawn on or prior to ... time, today, December 5, 2016 (the "Early Tender ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: