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WHO to Call for More Progress on Tobacco Control at Bangkok Moot

Over 140 countries are meeting in Bangkok from Saturday to move forward the global tobacco control agenda during the second session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The meeting will take place from June 30 to July 6 2007 in th...

Smoking to be Prohibited at Public Offices in Bangkok from 2008

A proposed ban on smoking at all Public Offices across Bangkok the capital city of Thailand will come into effect by early 2008// disclosed a senior official from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. The head of BMA's sanitation, Sithisatya Jiemwongpaet, informed the Thai News Agency that ...

Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok

Climate experts and state representatives from 105 countries met Friday to formally adopt a 24-page report on means of mitigating the worse impacts of global warming after five days of heated debate to reaching a consensus on the document. "The discussions ended at 3:30 a.m. Friday," said ...

Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok

Climate experts and state representatives from 105 countries met Friday to formally adopt a 24-page report on means of mitigating// the worse impacts of global warming after five days of heated debate to reaching a consensus on the document. "The discussions ended at 3:30 a.m. Friday," said C...

Experts Congregate for UN Climate Summit in Bangkok

The world's leading climate experts and state representatives from 150 nations gathered in Bangkok Monday for a five-day meet on the UN's recommendations for curbing// carbon emissions to slow global warming. "The time is now," said Chartree Chueytrasit, deputy permanent secretary of Thailand...

International Food Standards Meet Set For Chiang Mai Bangkok

Thailand will host a week-long meeting on the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Food for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) // , becoming the first Asian host for the meeting focusing on international food standards to benefit consumers, a senior Thai official said. Dr. Charal Trinvuthipong, advis...

Medical Tourism is Good Therapy for the Hotel Industry

... Asia. Medical tourism is not only set to boom in bangkok , but also other areas in Thailand with a high concentration of foreign tourists. bangkok General Hospital, where Japanese and Middle Easter...rism to Asia. For instance, our hotel partners in bangkok such as the Ariyasomvilla and FuramaXclusive, wh...

Traveling for Treatment

... for less-expensive medical care WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- David Boucher celebrated his 50th birthday this year by jetting to bangkok for his first colonoscopy. There he was seen by a California-educated physician and no shortage of nurses, who verified his identity 15 times bef...

Bumrungrad Launches 2009 Great Chefs Program - Top local Chefs Design Menus Based on 'Amazing Thailand'

...e Concorde Bangkok, Pan Pacific Bangkok, Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok, Banyan Tree Bangkok, JW Marriott Bangkok, Pathumwan Princess, Amari Boulevard, bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, Conrad Bangkok, Dusit Thani Bangkok, InterContinental Bangkok, and Courtyard By Marriott Bangkok. Under the Great Chef ...

International study supports new standard of treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer

... previously established treatment course. The study, presented at the 12th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) in bangkok in October, has a major impact on many countries where the new standard represents a more practical course of treatment. The prospective study was ...

Why women should eat less, move more and consider wearing transdermal HRT patches during menopause

... Weight and appetite experts from around the world met at a conference in bangkok earlier this year to discuss sex differences in obesity. One line of discussion looked at factors leading to women's weight gain during menopause, an...

Bumrungrad International Hospital Makes Treatment Costs Available to Public - Bumrungrad International Offers Free Online Access to Actual Costs of 45 Procedures

...__ Bumrungrad International Hospital - World-class bangkok Hospital in Thailand for Medical Tourism], Southea...__ Bumrungrad International Hospital - World-class bangkok Hospital in Thailand], REALCOST lists 45 procedure...__ Bumrungrad International Hospital - World-class bangkok Hospital in Thailand for Medical Travelers] is Sou...

UNICEF REPORT: Desperate Conditions for Children in Camps Without Clean Water as Cyclone Aftermath Worsens

...cose, thermometers, masks and gloves are also on the flight, which is a commercial plane to fly from Amsterdam Sunday, 11 May 23:30, expected to bangkok Mon 19:50. Will be transferred to Yangon ASAP. * Another shipment of nutrition supplies will be flown from Paris, via KLM on Sunday, 11 May, in...

AmeriCares Relief Worker Arrives in Myanmar

...contaminated water. AmeriCares is mobilizing additional disaster relief experts to the region. The group's manager of emergency response has been in bangkok all week working to procure additional emergency relief supplies, participating in logistics meetings with the UN and other nonprofit organizations to...

Tougher Tobacco Rules Urged at Global Anti-smoking Talks

... Health advocates called Monday for tougher regulations on tobacco, as officials from 145 countries met in bangkok to discuss ways of boosting global efforts to stop smoking. The week-long meeting organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) aims to fi...

Annual Tobacco-related Deaths to Reach 8.3 Million by 2030

...ound the world. The alliance was created to support the development, ratification, and implementation of the WHO framework treaty. The bangkok meeting will also discuss Thailand's proposal to draft a new international law banning all cross-border advertising of cigarette products. "Cr...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

...co-design" as he enthuses about the charcoal water recycling system at the bangkok home he designed for his family two years ago. His Bio-Solar House ...uildings have been put forward. Nikom Wairachpanit, director of the bangkok Metropolitan Administration's environment department, says they will switch...

Thai Separatists Burn School, Kill Four

...orated" in recent months. The deep south was an independent Islamic sultanate known as Pattani for hundreds of years before being conquered by bangkok in 1786. The border provinces came under direct rule of the Thai bureaucracy in 1902. A separatist struggle took off in the 1950s, fuelled by ...

1 Billion People to Be Killed by Smoking

...uct. It kills half of its customers," Douglas Bettcher, head of the WHO's Tobacco Free Initiative, said at the start of an international conference in bangkok to draw up a master plan for the world to kick the habit. "It kills 5.4 million people per year and half of those deaths are in developing coun...

Stem Cells- a Miraculous Boon

... Stem cell solution was brought to lime light when a hospital in bangkok when stem cell was used by the pediatrician to save the life of a 2-year old baby. The baby was suffering from a potentially fatal disorder of the im...

Bangkok Lures Visitors With Its Growing Gourmet Scene

... In a plush bangkok ballroom one evening in May, hoteliers, ambassador...aly, the assembled crowd discussed ways of putting bangkok on the international culinary map. Although a crea...mistic hoteliers and restaurateurs are hoping that bangkok will soon rival Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo as ...

West Wants Developing Countries to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

...es, saying they must stop blaming richer nations for their own failure to act. Policymakers from around the world are meeting with scientists in bangkok this week to adopt a blueprint for preventing global warming from having catastrophic effects. They are trying to come to terms with the guideli...

Thailand Directs Pharma Companies to Declare Production Cost of Drugs

...re planning to introduce// into the Thai market, Siriwat Thiptaradol, secretary-general of Thailand's Food and Drug Administration, said recently, the bangkok Post reports. According to Siriwat, the requirement to disclose production costs of drugs is included in a new bill being considered by the Off...

Drug Companies Hit Out at Thai Generic Drug Scheme

...ens, drug companies maintain that the plan undermines patent law and discourages foreign investment. "We were disappointed by the announcement," bangkok CEO of US drug firm, Merck Sharp and Dome, Christian Sellars, told Radio Australia's Karon Snowdon. "We have been working with the Thai governme...

Cat Owners at Risk of Bird Flu

...an university follows reports of unusually large numbers of dead cats being found near outbreaks of H5N1, the bird flu virus. All the cats in one bangkok household died of H5N1 in 2004, and tigers and leopards - members of the cat family - died in Thai zoos in the same year. Last year three cats died i...

Safe Sex and Good Sex is the Talk of AIDS Conference

... in Africa, Asia and Europe were asked to draw a vagina. The reactions ranged from shock and amusement to disgust and embarrassment. At the 2004 bangkok AIDS conference, the organisation hosted a discussion on introducing pleasure into sexual health programming. "For the first time at an internat...

Jackie Chan in Anti-bird flu Advertisement

...ng children to be more alert and careful. When it comes to bird flu, we don't want to take any chances with our kids." A Unicef spokeswoman in bangkok said Chan was chosen for the campaign because of his international appeal, particularly among Asians. "He is a role model and he combines a sense of ...

Death of girl Suspected to be due to Bird flu Outbreak

...ing to Lop Buri's chief health official Pranor Khamthieng the girl had initially tested negative for the H5N1 virus. However samples have been sent to bangkok for a more thorough investigation into whether she she had died of bird flu. Meanwhile, in Chachoengsao province east of Bangkok, two patients...

Thailand Tops in Rare Type of Cancer

... 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 h...

Thai King to Undergo Spine Surgery

...s and laymen gathered at temples throughout Thailand Thursday to pray for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 78, //who was admitted earlier in the day to a bangkok hospital to undergo an operation on his spine. Thousands of Buddhist temples nationwide staged hour-long prayers for the revered king, who was sche...

Bangkok's Public Health Ministry Clears The Northern Province Of Bird Flu Epidemic

... The Public Health Ministry of bangkok had as of yesterday cleared the three people who had earlier been suspected of having contracting the deadly H5N1 virus// from the bird flu watch-list...

Myanmar To Lift Ban On Poultry As Bird Flu Under Control

...long its porous border with Myanmar, fearing the disease could come across in smuggled poultry despite a ban on imports. Officials in the Thai capital bangkok said that the city would be hosting a regional bird flu meeting next month where assisting Myanmar will be a top priority. Thailand has earmarked $2.5...

Thailand To Test Efficacy Of Stem Cell Technology

... not have any guidelines on this new technology and was unaware of its usefulness. These new tests would allow them to frame new guidelines, he added. bangkok Post quoted him as saying that the tests would last for two months and researchers would need a year to arrive at definitive conclusions. Pongpan felt...

Another contender for bird flu besides poultry; cats!

... overlooked. The first incidence of domestic cats dying of the H5N1 virus emerged in Thailand in 2004 when 14 out of 15 cats in a household near bangkok fell ill and died. One had eaten a chicken carcass on a farm where there was an outbreak of the virus. A dead cat was also found in German...

TWO India Doctors Listed in TIME for Contribution to Global Health

...r who dispatched hundreds of sidecar-equipped motorcycles across Africa for use as mini-ambulances to a Thai economist who championed condom use among bangkok sex workers and headed off what could have been a devastating outbreak of HIV/AIDS”. Source: ANS ...

Bird Flu Survivor Recounts her ‘hell

...if my body was shriveling.' She was kept in isolation unit where she heard how her sister had died in her province which was a far distance from bangkok and suffered in quite agony and awaited her own death 'By that time I was so weak I could not get up,' she said. 'I felt like my heart was going...

Stem cell cure for peripheral vascular disease: New hope on the horizon

...ts suffering from PVD. The trials are slated for November 2005 and will be held in conjunction with the Vascular Centers at both Chaophya Hospital and bangkok Hospital. TheraVitae will supply its latest generation of Angiogenic Cell Precursors (ACPs) for the trials. TheraVitae CEO Valentin Fulga envi...
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