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Squat Toilets In Thailand Getting Replaced

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Squat toilets in Thailand are getting replaced due to health problems they can cause. People who squat to use the toilets on a regular basis have developed sqatting-related arthritis as a result. The government intends to replace these troublesome toilets with sit-down models. The Public Health Ministry believes that 85 percent of households and public… Read more »

Killer Tiger On The Rampage In Thailand

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Any wild animal that is up to 10 feet in length and reaches a body weight of 650 pounds is capable of inspiring awe in a human being, but one tiger in Thailand is creating panic and terror among the villagers in southern Yala province. The jungle cat has already killed two people including a… Read more »

Monk Shares Meal With Tiger And Lives To Pray Another Day

A Jungle Tiger Eats From A monk's Rice Bowl

Thailand’s Buddhist monks have found a remarkable way to feed the tigers without becoming part of the menu. The devoted monks of Tiger Temple have been living with the wild jungle cats since they adopted an abandoned cub in 1999 after it was brought to the temple by local villagers. Today, the number of tigers… Read more »

Malaria Drug Stops Working In Key Area As Resistance Continues To Grow

Malaria Parasite Developing Resistances To Drugs In Burma

The global fight against malaria has hit a snag in a major area of interest as the disease continues to build a resistance to powerful new drugs meant to eradicate malaria. Experts recently revealed that the medical effects of artemisinin-based compounds have begun to wane around the Burma/Thailand border. Also known as ACT the drug… Read more »