QminC launches two new Herbal-based Drinks

QminC launches two new Herbal-based Drinks

QminC from Tera Food & Beverage Co., Ltd., Thailand's leader in health beverages with revolutionary nano-liposome technology and zero preservatives, has unveiled 2 legendary herbal-based health and functional drink flavours 'QminC Ginger with Honey' and 'QminC Finger Root with Honey' - with the apt concept 'Stop it before it can't' be stopped.'

Mr. Thanthit Yuenyongtechahiran, President of Tera Food & Beverage Co., Ltd., said, "The launch of concentrated ginger extract drink with honey under QminC brand is creating a phenomenon for the health and functional drink industry. It is the first time that a concentrated ginger drink is made available in a ready-to-drink bottle in Thailand. We are responding to the high demand of the health-conscious in the global market and to the trend of natural functional drinks, which is likely to have remarkable and rapid growth every year".

QminC also plans to make a strong overseas presence in CLMV as well as the United States, China, Singapore, South Korea, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates and is ready to go fully online to give consumers extra convenience in response to the current trend of people boosting immunity and reducing inflammation while keeping a social distance.

The first flavour QminC Ginger with Honey contains 1,000 mg. of USDA-approved ginger extract imported from the United States. It also has 100 mg. of beta-glucan which provides immunity for the body and prevents infection from microbes making it widely recognised for being anti-inflammatory as well as vitamins C, D, E, and Zinc with the spicy flavour of ginger and natural sweetness of honey to give a perfectly great taste.

QminC Finger Root with Honey has 1,000 mg. of finger root extract, the famous herb in Thailand with pinostrobin, which has been recognised in studies by many institutions for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It also contains beta-glucan, vitamins C, D, A, and Zinc. With QminC's manufacturing innovation (nano-liposome technology), it tastes great with an aroma and leaves no bitter taste or odour typical of finger-root beverages.

"QminC aims to be the brand of herbal health drinks consumers think of first and we want people to look at herb in a new perspective. Herb is not just a seasoning or raw material in the kitchen. Consuming herbs can help you boost your immunity. It is important to have some prevention and to get your body prepared with good health before it is too late. That's how we came up with the concept 'Stop it before it can't be stopped.'," added Mr. Thanthit.

The two latest QminC's drinks are now available in Thailand in a 150-ml bottle and retail for 25 Baht (0.7 USD). The drinks offer a low energy density of only 15 kilocalories.

First Proton Therapy Treatment Delivered in Southeast Asia

First Proton Therapy Treatment Delivered in Southeast Asia

Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, today announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Proton Center has begun treating patients with its new Varian ProBeam® proton therapy system, the first of its kind in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Clinicians used the new system to target a complicated abdominal cancer using carefully shaped high-definition pencil beam scanning.

The Varian ProBeam uses sophisticated imaging to see, adapt, and deliver treatment to the designated site, using a powerful particle accelerator called the Superconducting Cyclotron. Protons are accelerated to about two-thirds the speed of light, or more than 160,000 km per second, to destroy cancer cells.

The beam transport system shapes and guides the small beam size necessary for intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). This enables clinicians to target very small areas and minimize exposure to nearby healthy tissues, which is advantageous for treating tumors where vital structures are closer together.

This is the first time a patient has been treated on the Varian ProBeam Compact proton therapy system in Southeast Asia. The compact single-room system is equipped with a 360-degree rotating gantry, providing the freedom to image and treat the patient from any angle without repositioning.

The Proton Center resides in the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH), providing curative and palliative treatment to a wide range of different patients with complicated conditions, including pediatric. Proton therapy is effective against lung, colorectal and cervical cancers, which are the top three most prevalent types of cancer in Thailand. By 2030, there will be an estimated 55,000 new cancer cases in Thailand each year.

KCMH serves several million people in the region, reducing the need to travel large distances to receive similar treatment. It has an in-patient capacity of 1,435 patients, one of the largest hospitals in Thailand, and is one of Thailand's leading medical school affiliates.

Professor Chawalit Lertbutsayanukul, Head of Division Radiation Oncology for KCMH said, "We're excited to be able to offer this new advanced cancer care treatment to patients. The ProBeam system allows us to treat complex tumors safely and precisely. We look forward to offering more patients in Thailand access to one of the most advanced radiation treatments currently available anywhere in the world."

Kenneth Tan, President of Asia Pacific, Japan & India at Varian said, "We are delighted to work with King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital on achieving this important milestone. The new Proton Center will have a positive impact on the lives of patients in Thailand and the region, expanding the availability of this advanced cancer treatment technology to achieve a world without the fear of cancer."

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital is a public, general, and tertiary referral hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. It is operated by the Thai Red Cross Society and serves as the teaching hospital for the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and Srisavarindhira Thai Red Cross Institute of Nursing. With an in-patient capacity of 1,435 beds, it is one of the largest hospitals in Thailand, and as one of Thailand's leading medical school affiliates, is widely considered one of the best public hospitals in the country.

At Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, we envision a world without fear of cancer. For more than 70 years, we have developed, built and delivered innovative cancer care technologies and solutions for our clinical partners around the globe to help them treat millions of patients each year. With an Intelligent Cancer Care approach, we are harnessing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics to enhance cancer treatment and expand access to care. Our 11,000 employees across 70 locations keep the patient and our clinical partners at the center of our thinking as we power new victories in cancer care. Because, for cancer patients everywhere, their fight is our fight.

Benefits of Exercising While Pregnant

Benefits of Exercising While Pregnant

Experts advise that having regular exercise during pregnancy comes with many benefits. It can improve a woman's health; it can reduce the risk of excessive weight gain; it can make delivery easier. Hence, regular exercise can have a positive impact on a pregnant woman's physical, mental and emotional health. Indeed, it may help the newborn have a healthy start in life. Interestingly, despite this, only 40% of pregnant women reportedly exercise. Many doctors recommend a minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise for pregnant women. Actually, experts advise that a pregnant woman should have what they call "moderate-intensity aerobic activity" during and after pregnancy.

A pregnant woman does not need to exercise for a long time. For example, they can exercise 5 times each week for 30 minutes. Alternatively, they can exercise 10 times a week for fifteen minutes. Were you already engaged in some form of rigorous activity (like running) before getting pregnant? You're advised to continue with this healthy regimen. Take some caution, though- do check with your doctor to give the green light. Pregnant women can do several forms of exercise to stay fit.

Certainly, those who exercise while pregnant can reduce the risk of having complications during childbirth. Some suitable activities that such women can adopt include swimming, prenatal yoga, brisk walking, and indoor cycling. Others engage in low-impact aerobics; they, however, do this under the capable guidance of a certified instructor. Many also do special exercises in preparation for labour and delivery. Happily, many of these activities carry minimal risk of injury. They also benefit the body. Further, they're safe to do well until a woman delivers.

Brisk walking: Those who had low levels of exercise before becoming pregnant are advised to try and take a quick stroll around the neighbourhood. This is a perfect way to start everything off. And there are several advantages to doing this. First, taking a brisk walk around the home provides a woman with a healthy cardiovascular workout. Such activity has relatively little impact on one's knees and ankles. It's pretty alright to start the exercise at home; after all, it's free. Indeed, it's often possible to walk anywhere at any time during pregnancy. You may even invite willing family members and friends to join you and make everything much more fun. You can always stay safe by wearing supportive footwear during such exercises; this prevents falls. Choose smooth surfaces, avoid rocks, potholes, and similar obstacles that can cause accidents.

Swimming: Many pregnant women have a healthy exercise regimen that involves swimming or walking in water. Some engage in aqua aerobics- this allows for motion without putting undue pressure on your joints. As the pregnancy progresses, many find that buoyancy offers relief from the ravages of extra body weight. It's crucial for those exercising to select a stroke that feels fairly comfortable; it shouldn't hurt your neck, back muscles, or shoulders. One great choice for this is breaststroke. Use a kickboard- it can help bolster the leg and buttock muscles.

Here are some safety tips: When entering the water, use the railing for balance- it helps avoid slipping. Also, avoid diving or jumping- this could affect the abdomen. Keep off warm pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas. This minimizes the risk of overheating.

Stationary cycling: Some cycle on a stationary bike (this is also known as spinning). It's ideal for most women in pregnancy- including those exercising for the first time. Some advantages of this include the following: Experts advise that cycling helps raise the woman's heart rate; it also minimizes undue stress on the woman's joints and pelvis. Further, this type of bike helps support your weight. Since it's stationary, there's little risk of falling. As the pregnancy progresses, however, you might find that a higher handlebar is much more comfortable.

Yoga: Studies show that prenatal yoga classes help many women to maintain flexibility and keep their joints limber. Yoga has also been found to help with stress management and pain. Here are other known benefits of yoga: It strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, enhances relaxation, stimulates blood circulation, and maintains healthy blood pressure. Yoga also teaches women techniques to stay calm during labour and delivery.

Some safety tips: With the pregnancy's progress, skip the following: poses that involve lying on the abdomen, lying flat on the back, or that can cause overbalancing.

Tips to Avoid a Miscarriage

Tips to Avoid a Miscarriage

How can you prevent the pains and aches of suffering a miscarriage? Medics say that in most cases, a miscarriage cannot be prevented. A miscarriage is – basically- a pregnancy that ends unexpectedly in its early stage; it often ends in the early weeks or months. A miscarriage is also known as a spontaneous abortion. As noted, factors that cause most miscarriages cannot be avoided. Some of these include fetus development problems and chromosomal irregularities. Even so, miscarriages aren't uncommon.

Around 10% of early pregnancies often end in a miscarriage; a miscarriage usually occurs before the 20th week. In reality, the occurrence of miscarriages might be higher than the experts suggest. This is because many miscarry before they even know they're pregnant. While it's not possible to completely prevent a miscarriage, a woman can do things to have a healthier pregnancy. Once a woman knows what to do, she can lower the risks and promote the chances of carrying her pregnancy to full term.

Still, many ask: What really causes a miscarriage? It's difficult to pinpoint the precise causes of miscarriages. In many cases, the actual cause is something that the pregnant woman could not possibly have prevented. In a nutshell, this means you couldn't do much to prevent the misfortune. In a few cases, the doctors and pregnancy specialists may be able to point at one or two issues that may help the victim avoid a miscarriage in the future.

A whopping 80% of miscarriages usually occur in the first trimester. This generally refers to the time period between 1 and 13 weeks. Some common causes of a first-trimester miscarriage include the following:

Genetic abnormalities: Over 50% of first trimester miscarriages occur due to problems associated with the foetus' chromosomes. How? The moment a pregnant woman's body senses the foetus is damaged or has some missing chromosomes, it will initiate the process of ending the pregnancy. The next is blood clots: There's a condition that medics refer to as antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The condition promotes the factors that cause blood clots. In turn, the occurrence of blood clots can end a pregnancy. APS can be treated with certain medications to help prevent a miscarriage.

Another cause is ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy is a potentially serious type of pregnancy. It's, however, rare. An ectopic pregnancy occurs whenever the foetus starts developing outside the womb. It's impossible to save ectopic pregnancies. Nevertheless, it's important to note that these are rare emergencies that require immediate medical attention and treatment. Finally, there's the issue of placental problems. The pregnancy may be lost if the fetus and the placenta aren't compatible. Further, some uterine defects ( for example, an abnormally-shaped uterus) may cause a pregnancy to end suddenly.

Second-trimester miscarriage: A miscarriage that occurs in a later stage of pregnancy (13-24 weeks) is generally uncommon. But if it happens, it's likely that the cause has something to do with the mother's external health conditions. It might also occur due to problems with the mother's health. Some second-trimester issues that may cause a miscarriage include infections that occur within the cervix or the uterus. At the same time, some food-borne illnesses may potentially put a woman at risk.

Chronic conditions. We also have chronic diseases like high blood pressure or diabetes; these may increase the risk of having a miscarriage. The risk is often higher if the condition isn't adequately treated or managed. And then there's thyroid disease. This is an untreated thyroid condition that can definitely put a woman at high risk of miscarrying.

Autoimmune conditions. Autoimmune diseases, as well as lupus, can cause a miscarriage. As earlier noted, an abnormally- shaped womb or issues with fibroids may cause a woman to miscarry. Moreover, some lifestyle factors, including smoking, alcohol consumption, second-hand smoke, and drug use- all these can negatively interfere with the development of the foetus. It's also crucial for a pregnant woman to avoid high caffeine products since these may be problematic. It's wise to consider certain environmental factors that may be equally harmful. Experts point out that exposure to specific chemicals or chemical-related hazards can lead to a miscarriage. Some of these toxic substances include solvent, mercury, paint thinners, heavy metals, and pesticides.

A pregnancy that occurs later on in the trimester is commonly referred to as a stillbirth. Like with the others, experts note that it's challenging to pinpoint the exact cause of a third-trimester miscarriage.