Progress made on medical cannabis, but challenges are ahead, Cannabis Walk Thailand was told

Although Thailand is still lagging behind other countries in developing cannabis-based medication, Thai medical researchers hope frozen knowledge could be renewed and extended to serve patients’ needs, especially in the field of traditional medicine. The latest progress on medical cannabis was shared with participants in a ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Over 10,000 have stroke in Mekong delta annually

Mekong delta has more than 10,000 stroke patients of 200,000 stroke cases, making up 5 percent of the cases reported in the whole country, said founder of the Stroke International Services Dr. Tran Chi Cuong. The founder made the statement at the international seminar “ Updating ...

Mekong Delta region now in peak season for dengue fever

A 10-year-old boy who suffered from multiple organ failure after contracting dengue fever has been discharged from the hospital after a more than month-long recovery period, according to the HCM City Paediatrics Hospital. Keep reading ...

Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of healthcare specialists

Thirteen provinces in the Mekong Delta region are facing a shortage in physicians, prompting delegates to raise concerns over the issue at a conference on August 7 on healthcare specialists and staff training. They called on Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) to ...

Mekong Delta on the alert against swine flu

Provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are taking measures to prevent the spread of swine flu A/H1N1 in the region. The rainy season is an ideal environment for many seasonal diseases and puts the region under high risk of a swine flu outbreak. Keep reading ...

Number of smokers in Thailand down to 10.7 million

A recent tobacco consumption study by the Ministry of Public Health, shows that the number of smokers in Thailand has decreased to 10.7 million, while around 100,000 deaths per year are attributed to coronary heart disease and stroke.  Keep reading ...

Myanmar is on the list of 15 most and least disaster-ready cities

Myanmar is ranked 42nd on the list of 171 world countries most vulnerable to natural hazards and is also on the list of 15 countries with least readiness for natural disasters, said Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. Keep reading ...

Health risks

Many countries in developing Asia are establishing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to offer an attractive investment climate for the private sector and to foster industrial and economic development outside of major cities. Across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) there are over 500 SEZs and industrial ...

SUSANN ROTH

Comparison of the health determinants of the people in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

The health of the population and the health service system are influenced by many factors, known as health determinants. []However, there is a dearth of literature on the influence of health determinants regarding the health service system and the health status of the people in the ...

Dr. Kanjanee Phanphairoj & Dr. Ritzmond Loa

Fake Pharma thrives on the Mekong

Fake pharmaceuticals are continuing to flood into clinics and hospitals across Asia despite crackdowns by global counterfeiting hubs China and India, with suppliers simply crossing the border to less-regulated Mekong countries. The issue comes to light as global leaders descend on Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific ...

Allan Boyd

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