Lend an ear and stay in tune

According to experts, up to ten per cent of the population in Thailand may have some sort of hearing problem. Adults with a history of ear infections, long-term use of antibiotics, or diabetes are particularly susceptible to hearing problems and should get regular checkups. Anybody who experiences a diminished ability to hear, who has an…

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Plastic surgery for the face

If you’re not happy with the face and body that nature has given you, plastic surgery might make improvements that are more to your taste. As with all surgery, there’s a risk involved, but for some people the outcome can mean greater confidence and a changed outlook on life. According to plastic surgeon Dr Amorn…

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Swim for fitness and fun

In a city as steamy and polluted as Bangkok, what could be more pleasurable than jumping into a cool, fresh pool to do some exercise? Besides burning off the calories, you’ll feel refreshed and re-energised afterwards as well. The benefits "Swimming provides many benefits – it improves your cardiovascular system, your blood pressure, it strengthens…

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Colour yourself beautiful

Like the length and style of your hair but tired of your look? Colouring is an option, and the choices available have never been so wide. The trends According to one international stylist passing through Bangkok recently, from the mid-90s onwards, styling was "extremely boring, especially colouring. But now you can do absolutely anything. Hair…

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Challenge your mind and your body

Based on various beliefs from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and other countries, the martial arts are about more than physical exercise: they involve intellectual and spiritual components to help develop the individual as a complete person as well. Objectives may include connecting the mind with the body, or the individual with the universe, and physical…

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Shop around for that special delivery

With the coming of the economic downturn, more hospitals have developed so-called baby or maternity packages, so that customers have a better idea of what the final price of delivery might be. Usually three packages are offered: for normal delivery, normal delivery with an epidural, and caesarian section delivery. The quoted price usually includes the…

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How to keep that smile in shape

Studies repeatedly find that even though people around the world are aware of the importance of oral health, they avoid going to dentists – and there’s no reason to suspect that Thailand is any different. "In every country there is a section of the population who will put a priority on their health, and will…

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Cervical cancer: The importance of screening

Doctors say that cervical cancer, which begins in the lining of the lower part of a woman’s uterus, is the most common form of cancer in Thai women, and the cancer that causes the most deaths. This form of cancer, however, is easily detected and treated if found early. In Thailand, the National Cancer Institute…

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Aromatherapy massage: Your nose knows

It may have been popular thousands of years ago – Cleopatra, the last of the ancient Egyptian queens was a famous devotee of it – but aromatherapy has only recently enjoyed a resurgence around the globe. In Thailand, aromatherapy massage in particular has become a standard offered by spas to customers seeking a reduction in…

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The oral contraceptive pill

Oral contraceptives, known commonly as "the pill", have been available in Thailand since the 1960s, and have long been the most popular contraceptive due to their availability – unlike in many other countries it can be bought over-the-counter – and low cost. In addition, when taken correctly, the pill is 99 per cent effective. "The…

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