Pint of Science Thailand
Welcome Pint of Science Thailand Chiang Rai !
With Chiang Rai's first ever event at Hungry Wolf's on 25 May 2019, 10:30-Noon.
Does everyone get an antibiotic when ill?
Dr. Rachel Greer (MORU)
Penicillin was first discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. Since then it has been used to save millions of lives from potentially fatal infections.
We will look at how and where antibiotics are used in Chiangrai as well as discussing what is Thailand doing to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance and ‘superbugs’.
Visualising your salt intake
Dr. Supalert Nedsuwan (Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital)
Eating high levels of salt can increase your blood pressure and increase your risk of strokes and heart attacks. Most of us know this but do we know how much salt we really eat?
How much salt is in common Thai foods and condiments?
How can we reduce our salt intake and what effects can this have on our health?
Tropical infections in Chiangrai – the known, the unknown, and the forgotten
Dr. Tri Wangrangsimakul (MORU)
Fever remains an important cause of hospital admissions in the tropics. In Thailand, as the incidence of malaria declines, other tropical infections have come to the fore. Some of these infections are well-known while others are less so. We will explore the causes of fever and focus on the main infections seen.