Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

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Thailand set to struggle with expected tourist influx of 60 million by 2030

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With this year's Global Summit of the World Travel & Tourism Council being held in Thailand's capital Bangkok on April 26 and 27, the...
Thailand wants investors acquire a taste for food innovation

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In its quest to become a future-oriented, innovative economy, Thailand is putting the focus on one of the things in which the country already...
Cambodia stops shady breast milk export business by US firm

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Cambodian authorities have stopped a Utah, US-based company with the peculiar name of Ambrosia Labs from selling human breast milk harvested from women in...
Malaysia expects one million medical tourists this year

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Malaysia is set to welcome around one million health travelers in 2017, up from 860,000 last year, and generate respective revenue of $292 million, ...
Malaysia enters cultural exchange cooperation with North Korea

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Malaysia, one of the few countries globally that have close diplomatic relations with North Korea and of the even fewer ones for which North...
Thailand considers prison exclusive for sexual minorities

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Thailand, a country known for its tolerance towards transgender, gay and lesbian people, is forced to deal with a publicly quite unregarded problem that...
The land where durian and mangosteen grow

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Thailand's southeast is not just home to the country's most developed industry clusters, it is also an agricultural hot spot where exotic fruits and...
Thailand swelters under longest heat wave in six decades

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While April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty, this year, it is super-hot. The mercury in some of the worst affected northern provinces...
Singapore “happiest country” in ASEAN, followed by Thailand

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Singapore tops the list of happiest countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the World Happiness Report 2016, which was...
Thailand to provide low-cost cigarettes to the poor

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Thailand isn't normally known to be a social welfare paradise, but at least smoking should now become more affordable for the less fortunate. The...
Medical tourism to Asia-Pacific to cross $20bn-mark by 2019

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With medical travelers mainly hailing from the Middle East, Africa and Asian countries, and a smaller portion from the US and Europe, health tourism...
A New Age Of Treatments: How Technology Has Changed A Visit To The Doctor

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One of the more interesting aspects of modern day medicine has been its versatility wherein materials that were originally developed for use in manufacturing...
‘Public health services are still weak’ – ADB

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The Asian Development Bank is supporting countries across Asia-Pacific in reforming and updating their healthcare systems, which requires proper management and funding. ADB health expert Dr Susann Roth goes...
Singapore haze reaching highly unhealthy levels

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Hazy conditions in Singapore, a result of forest and peatland fires caused by slash-and-burn techniques used to clear land for farming and plantations on...
Five tools good doctors use to communicate with patients

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Doctor-patient miscommunication is the most common cause of complaints and failure of communication is an important cause of medical errors. But empathy is another...
Infographic: The rise of plastic surgery in the age of the selfie

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Plastic surgery is one of the most popular procedures people seek when visiting East and Southeast Asian countries as medical tourists. South Korea and...
Malaysia is Asia’s heavyweight champion

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Malaysia has been rated as the highest among Asian countries for obesity, after it held the title to be ASEAN's fattest nation for a...
Study: Malaysia has third-best healthcare system

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A study by the American publication International Living rates Malaysia's healthcare system as the third best out of 24 countries in its 2014 Global...