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Thailand Coronavirus News is a section dedicated to the new coronavirus that is causing an epidemic in China and fast spreading globally. The strain of coronavirus called Covid-19 or also commonly called the Wuhan coronavirus is genetically more potent and faster spreading than the SARS coronavirus. Currently teams are working to develop a new vaccine for this new coronavirus while other teams are...
Source: COVID-19 Pandemic-Nikita K. Alexandrov  Jun 14, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Pandemic: The following is extracted from an original article by Nikita K. Alexandrov, BChem, MBA.   Alexandrov is a private researcher based in US who had himself contracted COVID-19 and while initially indirectly aiding a private vaccine development project in Canada, he decided to switch to working with a consortium of international researchers, scientific leaders and also front...
Source: COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Long-Term Health Implications:  Researchers in a collaborative international study are warning that hearing loss could be one of the long-term health side-effects from COVID-19.   Their research review was published in the International Journal of Audiology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2020.1776406   Though the pace of research on the SARS-CoV-2 ...
Source: SARS-CoV-2 Mutations  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2 Mutations: Genomic researchers and virologist from Scripp Research Institute in Florida say they believe the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has mutated in a way that makes it more easily infect human cells.   The researchers say more research is needed to show whether the change has altered the course of the pandemic, but at least one researcher not involved in the study says it likely h...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
China Medical News: Certain Areas In Beijing, China’s capital have been placed under lockdown today as six new confirmed  domestic coronavirus cases were reported, fuelling fears of a resurgence in local transmission. Local hospitals are however saying that there are far more cases than authorities are reporting as hospitals are seeing a surge of patients manifesting symptoms. &n...
Source: Niclosamide & COVID-19  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
Niclosamide & COVID-19: In a few preprint studies involving computational drug repurposing studies, niclosamide, an approved parasiticide drug was identified as a potential candidate. https://aac.asm.org/content/early/2020/04/28/AAC.00819-20   Past studies had also showed that it did have efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in vitro studies and also another study published in Sc...
Source: Diabetes and COVID-19  Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: New emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 may actually trigger the onset of diabetes in otherwise healthy people and also cause severe complications of pre-existing diabetes.   The report was published in the medical journal: New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2018688   The report was initiated by an international group of 1...
Source: Asymptomatic COVID-19   Jun 13, 2020  1 year ago
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases: According to the results of a Scripps Research Institute (California) study involving analysis of public datasets on asymptomatic infections, an extraordinary percentage of individuals infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, never show symptoms of the disease.   The research findings, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that asymptomatic infec...
Source: China Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
China Medical News: Government authorities in Beijing announced today that it would delay primary school students returning to class after three fresh SRAS-Cov-2 coronavirus cases emerged in the capital the first after two months of no infections in the city.   It was not just the three cases that triggered the reactions and fears but reportedly certain medical professionals are saying that...
Source: Thailand Medical Devices  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Medical Devices: It is a well-known fact that cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment inactivates various pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.   Medical researchers are now exploring if cold atmospheric plasma CAP is used in the nasal, oral, and pharyngeal cavities, nosocomial super infections in patients with mechanical ventilators, which are a frequent cause of death, could potentially b...
Source: India Medical News  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
India Medical News: The COVID-19 crisis is fast spiraling out of control in India. As of Friday (12th June), the total number of COVID-19 infected cases has reached 298,291 while the total number dead from the coronavirus have reached 8,501. The total deemed to have recovered according to health authorities are 147,195 while about 11,134 are in critical care. On Thursday alone, a record of almost ...
Source: Brain Damage  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Brain Damage: Researchers in a collaborative study involving the NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center in Virginia, John Hopkins, Washington University and University Of California have published a research paper with a comprehensive review of the COVID-19's effect on the nervous system which classifies brain damage caused by COVID-19 into three stages.   The research is published in The ...
Source: Interferon Lambda  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
Interferon Lambda:  Medical researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in England have found that a protein called Interferon Lamba which has antiviral properties and is initially helpful in the body's immune response to viruses, can later interfere with the repair of damaged lung tissue by inhibiting the repair process.   The researchers led by Dr Andreas Wack from the Institute...
Source: COVID-19 Warning  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 WARNING: A new study by Northwestern University indicates that the SARS-CoV-coronavirus literally threatens the whole nervous system.   The study indicates that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease also involves multiple other organs, not just the respiratory tract, including the central and peripheral nervous system.   Disturbingly, the number of recognized neurologic manifesta...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody Test  Jun 12, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibody Test: Scientists and researchers from University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have developed a new kind of antibody test that could be ramped up to test thousands of blood samples at labs that do not have the resources of commercial labs and large academic medical centers.   The team created a blood test to pinpoint SARS-CoV-2 antibodies that target one u...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
US MEDICAL NEWS: The American Thoracic Society has published a study paper that warns about the impending drug shortage that the United States will face if not already facing.   The research paper is published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and examines the nation’s current shortage of vitally needed medications, and how this dangerous situation is being made...
Source: Acute Pancreatitis  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
Acute Pancreatitis: A disturbing revelation has been made by a new study conducted by researchers from the University Of Liverpool. The study shows that acute pancreatitis is now materializing in certain COVID-19 patients and also provides a guideline to identifying the condition.   The research findings were published in Gastroenterology, identifies the signs of COVID-19 related pancr...
Source: BCG Vaccine  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
BCG Vaccine: Initially several researchers and prominent news outlets have noticed that countries still administering the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine against tuberculosis had fewer coronavirus cases and fewer deaths per capita in the outbreak’s early stages. This led many to assume that the BCG vaccine could to a certain degree protect against the COVID-19. However mor...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  Researchers in a new study from Netherlands in collaboration with scientists from US and Germany  show that the drug hydroxychloroquine suppresses a form of immunity called ‘trained immunity,’ with repercussions for its potential use to treat COVID-19.   Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial and a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), whi...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: As the SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to mutate, and numerous studies and genomic sequencings have already shown that many mutated strains of the SARS-CoV-2 has emerged, it is critically significant to check the efficacy of current diagnostic tests, warns York University researchers, who found seven out of 27 methods had potential sequence mismatch issues that may lead to under...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: The state of Texas on Wednesday (June 10) reported 2,504 new COVID-19 cases, the highest one-day total since the pandemic emerged.   Also, a month into its reopening, Florida this week reported 8,553 new cases - the most of any seven-day period.   Meanwhile California's hospitalizations are at their highest since May 13 and have risen in nine of the past 10 days. &...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
According to new report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the food industry shares the blame not only for the obesity pandemic but also for the severity of COVID-19 disease and its devastating consequences. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m2237   Medical researchers at Queen Mary University of London say coronavirus has made tackling the obesity pandemic even more urgent, an...
Source: Neutrophils And COVID-19  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
Neutrophils or a type of white blood cell may be central to the immune system overreaction that is the most common cause of death for COVID-19 patient. Now researchers from the University of Michigan have that found that rod-shaped particles can take them out of circulation and hence prevent the deadly immune responses.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: Science A...
Source: Singapore and Facebook  Jun 11, 2020  1 year ago
Facebook has labeled on its platform a research by credible Singaporean doctors from the prestigious Singapore Government owned hospital : The Singapore General Hospital  as false. The research which focuses about the usage of the vitamin and mineral combination of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Magnesium  to help prevent elderly patients from progressing into severe stages of the COVID-19 d...
Source: COVID-19 Research   Jun 10, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: A new French research has revealed that the hypothalamus region of the brain is a target area for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as the researchers have also discovered that the region is rich with ACE-2 receptors and also TMPRSS2 receptors and that the SARS-CoV-2 brain invasion is through multiple routes, along the fact that sex hormones and metabolic diseases influence brain susce...
Source: COVID-19 and Mixed Reality  Jun 10, 2020  1 year ago
Mixed Reality (MR): An innovative project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has brought the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products to the forefront of the news. Called the Imperial led project, the initiative has doctors wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients. ht...
Source: COVID-19, Influenza and Next Wave  Jun 10, 2020  1 year ago
Scientists initially attempted to use meteorological factors to explain the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in mainly cold climates, which were experiencing winter. However, factors like temperature, relative humidity, and exposure to natural ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, do not explain the variation in disease incidence fully, plus new studies have emerged contradicting many of the ea...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs and Ivermectin  Jun 10, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Medical Researchers from Broward Health Medical Center-South Florida, Drexel University College of Medicine and Florida International University have demonstrated that Ivermectin reduces mortality rates in hospitalized COVID-19 patients according to a cohort clinical study conducted. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.06.20124461v1.full.pdf+html   The study findin...
Source: COVID-19 And China  Jun 09, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19: Harvard University researchers have released a preprint study that states that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was already in Wuhan as early as August 2019. https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/42669767/Satellite_Images _Baidu_COVID19_manuscript_preprint.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y  or https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/42669767   The study suggests that trends in hospita...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 09, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: There is beginning of some optimism as despite shutdowns being lifted and the ongoing protests in various states all over America with regards to criminal nature of the police force in the US, COVID-19 infections and deaths seem to be dropping.   In the last 24 hours, (8th June), there was only 19,044 new confirmed COVID-19 infected cases while there was only 586 COVID-19 r...
Source: Immune Health   Jun 09, 2020  1 year ago
Immune Health: As we age, our immune functions become dysfunctional or senescent while at the same time Influenza viruses and  the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can wreak havoc on our bodies when we get infected especially with the body’s response of producing pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 (iL-6).   Medical research has since moved forward on several fronts ...
Source: Myocardial Injury  Jun 09, 2020  1 year ago
Myocardial Injury: Medical researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that myocardial injury or heart damage is prevalent among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and is associated with higher risk of mortality. More specifically, a serious myocardial injury can triple the risk of death. Lead researcher Dr Anuradha Lala, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)...
Source: SARS-CoV-2  Jun 09, 2020  1 year ago
SARS-CoV-2-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the more frequently encountered organ involvements in COVID-19, occurring in as many as 80% of all critically ill patients. A new French study shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, also attacks the proximal tubular cells of the kidney and causes the development of acute Fanconi syndrome as one of the...
Source: Kawasaki-Like Syndrome  Jun 08, 2020  1 year ago
Kawasaki-Like Syndrome: Medical researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed a test that has offered evidence confirming COVID-19 to be the cause of a newly emerged multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, who have tested negative for the virus by the PCR test.   The study findings also raise the possibility that children who may have had the virus in their system, ev...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 08, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: A European study involving more than 52 research centers, universities, medical schools and hospitals and more than a hundred researchers from a variety of countries has performed the first genome-wide association study to reveal host genetic factors that may contribute to respiratory failure in cases of COVID-19 disease including blood group types. It was found that those from ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 08, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have found in a recent research study that lowering the hormone testosterone in infected patients could lessen the severity of COVID-19 disease by preventing the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from entering lung cells.   The research findings which are published as a preprint have yet to have been peer reviewe...
Source: COVID-19 Long Term Effects  Jun 07, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Long Term Effects: As of 4am, California, Sunday 7th June 2020, the total official number of infected COVID-19 cases in the world has reached more than 7 million (7,001,2180) and total number of individuals who have died have reached 402,578.   These are only conservative figures as the real figures could actually be much more due to under reporting and concealments by government a...
Source: COVID-19 Research  Jun 07, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: To date, there are more than 1,486 peer-reviewed published research studies related to COVID-19 in more than 185 medical journals not only in English but also in other languages.   However there are almost more than 12,039 pre-print non-peer-reviewed studies published over the last few months in more than 17 pre-print servers online. Thailand Medical News in this second r...
Source: Uric Acid Supplements  Jun 07, 2020  1 year ago
Uric Acid: Medical researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have discovered that uric acid, an antioxidant, protects against declining lung function from age or lung disease, especially in women. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3921/9/5/387   It is commonly known that the oxidant/antioxidant imbalance plays a pivotal role in the lung. Uric acid (UA), an endogenous antioxidant, is highly pres...
Source : COVID-19 Latest  Jun 07, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Latest: It was announce that the U S FDA  has approved the antibiotic combination imipenem-cilastatin and relbactam (Recarbrio) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients aged 18 years and older. Recarbrio was previously FDA-approved to treat patients with complicated urinary tract infections and co...
Source: COVID-19 & KHN  Jun 07, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19: It is shocking to see scenes of US authorities using tear gas and pepper sprays to disperse protesters in various states while the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is still infecting tens of thousands of individuals each day. Studies have shown that the usage of these chemicals can increase the risk to respiratory illnesses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25003867/   Unknown to many des...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 06, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: America has finally started the legal process to sue a Chinese firm over half a million fake N95 masks that the country had ordered during the peak of the COVID-19 crisis when it needed these protective masks for its front line health staff.    A legal complaint was filed in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, in which the FBI said Guangdong-based King Yea...
Source: Blood Clots  Jun 06, 2020  1 year ago
Blood Clots: Medical researchers from Baylor College of Medicine are recommending that all hospitalized COVID-19 patients especially those admitted to the ICU to undergo a thromboelastography (TEG) to test for the risk of forming blood clots.    The researchers advocated this protocol after after they found that more than half of the patients tested under these same conditions develope...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  Jun 06, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Treatments: Significant early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein provided clinical benefit to a group of patients with severe COVID-19. The medical researchers observed that the off-label use of the cancer drug acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor that is approved to treat several blood cancers, was associated with reduced respiratory distr...
Source: Supplements And COVID-19  Jun 06, 2020  1 year ago
Supplements: Medical researchers from Singapore General Hospital lead by Professor Dr Heng Joo Ng from the Department of Hematology, SGH have recently published a preprint study that has been yet to be peer-reviewed that shows a combination of easily available and cheap dietary supplements such as Vitamins D3, B12 and the mineral magnesium can reduce the progression of the disease to severe or fat...
Source: Acute Kidney Injury  Jun 06, 2020  1 year ago
Acute Kidney Injury:  According to a study published in The British Medical Journal or BMJ, most hospitalized COVID-19 patients faced major morbidity and mortality, with 78.0 percent of those admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) developing acute kidney injury or AKI. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1996 Dr Michael G. Argenziano, from Columbia University in New York City, and c...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 05, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: There were a total of 22,268 New Covid-19 infections in the United States over the last 24 hours (4th June) and a total of 1031 deaths reported. To date a total of 1,924,189 individuals have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States of which a total of 712,252 are supposedly to have ‘recovered’ according to US health authorities.   A to...
Source: High Blood Pressure  Jun 05, 2020  1 year ago
High Blood Pressure:  So far from what we have seen, diabetes and obesity are some of the many factors that contribute to the risk of dying from COVID-1 and now yet another study indicate that patients with raised blood pressure have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure.   Furthermore the new research found th...
Source: Strokes And COVID-19  Jun 05, 2020  1 year ago
Strokes: A new research study shows that healthy young patients with no risk factors for stroke may have an increased risk if they have contracted COVID-19, whether or not they are showing symptoms of the disease. The study findings has serious implications as people who otherwise are either symptomatic or are going to only mild to moderate conditions of the disease or have even recovered have to ...
Source: Famotidine And COVID-19  Jun 05, 2020  1 year ago
Famotidine and COVID-19: To date there are still no proven effective and approved drugs for COVID-19 and most drugs are only authorized under experimental use.   However a commonly available and inexpensive drug that is used to ease the symptoms of indigestion may prove a worthy contender for treating COVID-19 infection in those whose disease doesn't require admission to hospital.  ...
Source: Cytokine Storms  Jun 04, 2020  1 year ago
Cytokine Storms: The largest Swiss pharmaceuticals conglomerate Roche announced today that the US FDA had given it emergency clearance for a test identifying patients most at risk of a dangerous immune response to coronavirus infection.   A large proportion of COVID-19 patients display a very severe inflammatory response to COVID-19 as the body tries to combat the infection but ends up also...
Source: Biotechnology And COVID-19  Jun 04, 2020  1 year ago
Biotechnology: University Of Virginia’s biomedical experts in collaboration with international biotech professionals and entities have created a new online open-access platform that will help researchers and scientists working with COVID-19 drug and vaccine development better understand the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus about the structural models they are using in their research. https://covi...
Source: Male Infertility And Orchitis  Jun 04, 2020  1 year ago
Male Infertility: A Peer-reviewed study published in the journal European Urology Focus indicates that the SARS-CoV02 coronavirus is able to cause damage to the testicles without even actually entering the testicular cells. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405456920301449?dgcid=rss_sd_all   A pathological analysis of patient samples from a hospital in Wuhan showed that th...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine  Jun 04, 2020  1 year ago
Hydroxychloroquine :The drug that has used to treat malaria and has been publicly touted by some as drug that can be used as a prophylaxis to prevent getting infected with COVID-19,  has in a rigorous a detailed study been proven to be ineffective. The research by medical experts from the University Of Minnesota is the first large, high-quality study to test the drug effectiveness in health w...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  Jun 04, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin have identified 27 protein biomarkers that could be used to predict whether a patient with COVID-19 is likely to become severely ill with the disease.   The study has been published in the medical journal: Cell Systems. https://www.cell.com/cell-systems/fulltext/...
Source: Pediatrics  Jun 04, 2020  1 year ago
Pediatrics: French researchers have found that an inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents, believed to be linked to COVID-19, seems to be more common among children of African ancestry.   The pediatric syndrome has been compared with Kawasaki disease, a rare condition which mainly affects children under five. Experts have said that it may be an "antibody mediated or...

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