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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: Diabetes And COVID-19  Jun 03, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetes And COVID-19: French researchers in a new study show that body mass index (BMI) is associated with tracheal intubation and/or death within seven days among individuals with diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19.   Dr Bertrand Cariou from the University of Nantes in France, and his research team conducted a multicenter study in 1,317 people with diabetes (88.5 percent with type 2 diabe...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 03, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: In the 24hrs for the 2nd of June, America registered 1,134 deaths due to the COVID-19 disease, bringing the total deaths in the United States so far to 108,059.   In the same period, 21,882 new COVID-19 infected cases were reported bringing the total infected so far in the country to 1,881,205.   Off these, 645, 974 individuals have been deemed as “recovered&rsqu...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  Jun 03, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: A team of medical and biotech researchers led by Dr Chaofeng Ma of Xi'an Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China had initially hypothesized that viral inactivation may contribute to false negatives.   The researchers subsequently tested several inactivation methodologies to determine if and to what extent they reduce detectible virus in a clinical s...
Source: UV Light and COVID-19  Jun 03, 2020  1 year ago
UV Light: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Minnesota, University of Tokyo and Tohoku University in a joint research have ascertained that personal, handheld devices emitting high-intensity ultraviolet light are feasible for ‘killing’ the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.     The study findings are published in the journal: Nature’s Communication P...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  Jun 03, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: A collaborative research led by Peking University In Beijing has successfully identified multiple highly potent neutralizing antibodies against the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, the causative virus of the respiratory/thrombotic disease COVID-19, from convalescent plasma by high-throughput single-cell sequencing.   These neutralizing antibodies generated by the h...
Source: Hartmann-Boyce, Jamie & Lindson, Nicola – Converzation   Jun 03, 2020  1 year ago
Nicotine: Most countries in the Europe including France recently put limits on the purchase nicotine-replacement products, stopping online sales and restricting buyers to a one-month supply of gums, patches and inhalers bought at pharmacies. The limits have nothing to do with the products' usefulness or safety as these are well established. They have been put in place to stop people stock...
Source: Antibiotics  Jun 03, 2020  1 year ago
Antibiotics: Researchers from University of Melbourne are exploring ways to eradicate lethal pathogens with 'resistance resistant' antibiotics, and it could also contribute in the fight against SARS-CoV-2coronavirus disease or COVID-19 complications.   Typically as bacteria evolve, they develop strategies that undermine antibiotics and morph into 'superbugs' that c...
Source: COVID-19 Antibody Tests  Jun 02, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Antibody Tests: The Covid-19 serology or antibody tests became available only in April this year. These tests involve a blood sample and detect antibodies produced by the body in response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A positive test indicates that a person was infected at some time in the past.  A research paper published recently in the journal Clinical Chemistry by Dr Neil And...
Source: Anti-Inflammatory Drugs  Jun 02, 2020  1 year ago
Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Researchers from the University of Liverpool and AKL Research and Development Ltd (AKLRD), have developed a new anti-inflammatory drug called APPA that has anti-inflammatory properties but without weakening host defense to infection. The drug could be useful in treating COVID-1 cytokine storms.   The research was published in the journal: Inflammopharmacol...
Source: WHO-World Health Organisation  Jun 02, 2020  1 year ago
WHO: The World Health Organization warned that increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond.   Director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern that a "worrying number" of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicine...
Source: COVID-19 Transmissions  Jun 02, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Transmission:  Considering that the weather is now warmer and lockdown orders are being lifted, individuals are questioning: Can air conditioning tranmit COVID-19, especially the AC in public places, the office, stores or restaurants?   A few past researches raised concerns especially one study, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, found that nine people in Wuh...
Source: Pregnancy And COVID-19  Jun 02, 2020  1 year ago
Pregnancy And COVID-19: According to a recent study by medical researchers from the Department of  Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 02, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19: Researchers from University Of Sydney have found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. It was discovered that a 1 percent decrease in humidity could increase the number of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent.   The new research led by Professor Dr Michael Ward, an epidemiologist in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the Universit...
Source: US Medical News  Jun 01, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: EDITORIAL- In a country that has reported 20,350 new cases of COVID-19 in the last few hours bringing  the total in the country to 1,841,375 cases and a total of about 106,270 deaths as a result of the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus, it is shocking to see on TV channels and online media spanning from the CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News images of black African Americans ...
Source: Face Mask  Jun 01, 2020  1 year ago
Face Mask:  The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) faculty of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a revolutionary self-disinfecting reusable protective face mask.   The self- disinfection process occurs when a layer of carbon fibers in the mask is heated using a low current source, such as an electric mobile phone charger, the developers state.   A legal patent...
Source: Medical Imaging  Jun 01, 2020  1 year ago
Medical Imaging: Researchers from Icahn School Of medicine , Mount Sinai are warning clinical practitioners that a recent study they conducted revealed a high frequency of negative chest CT findings among pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), while also suggesting that bilateral, lower lobe-predominant ground-glass opacities (GGOs) are common in th...
Source: COVID-19  Jun 01, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19: With the rainy season now in Thailand and in many Asian countries and with warnings of Dengue expected to be prevailing, many are also concerned as to whether the mosquito season that typically accompanies the rainy season can also contribute to the spread of the COVID-19 disease.   You cannot blame people for their concerns considering that these bloodsuckers are known to transmi...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  Jun 01, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed "MAP-1," a new disinfectant spray that can kill viruses including the SARS-CoV-2coronavirus and bacteria for up to 90 days. https://www.ust.hk/news/research-and-innovation/hkust-develops-new-smart-anti-microbial-coating-fight-against-covid-19 The new disinfectant coating is unlike ...
Source: Ophthalmology   May 31, 2020  1 year ago
Ophthalmology: Covid-19-related safety is crucial if one wears contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, eye experts say. Though the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends limiting use of contact lenses and switching to eyeglasses during the pandemic, the American Optometric Association says there's no evidence that wearing contacts increases COVID-19 r...
Source: US Medical News  May 31, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: Sadly, the number of COVID-19 infected cases in America does not seem to be going down with 23,290 cases reported in the last 24 hours for the 30th Of May 2020 and 1015 deaths were registered.   To date the total number of individuals that have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the United States stands at 1,816,897 while the total number of deaths are 105,557...
Source: Influenza  May 31, 2020  1 year ago
Influenza: Though it is very vague and not conformative, the second annual influenza season in Thailand starts during the rainy months of June to August while the first season is during the cooler months of December to February. In the US, the flu season typically starts in October to February while in China it is between November to February. In UK it is also around October to February.  In ...
Source: US Medical News  May 30, 2020  1 year ago
US Medical News: 1,225 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the United States on Friday. The death toll in America as of 7.00am New York (30th May) is now 104,552 while a total of 1,793,535 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.   So far about 16,810,778 individuals have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus of out of total population of 330,832,890 individuals. It sho...
Source: Blood Banks  May 30, 2020  1 year ago
Blood Banks: Though medical experts are still have no proof that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, considering the many anomalies of this new virus researchers have decided to still proceed to find ways to make sure that blood stocks are safe.   Medical researchers from Colorado State University used existing technologies to show that exposing the SARS-CoV-2 co...
Source: Respiratory Infections  May 29, 2020  1 year ago
Respiratory Infections: Finnish researchers are warning against the use of glucocorticoids or corticosteroids to treat respiratory infections caused pathogens and more so to treat acute respiratory distress syndrome conditions including in Covid-19. Their research findings are published in the medical journal: Intensive Care Medicine. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00134-020-06086-3 ...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: A new research by University Of Massachusetts Medical School lead by Dr Sean P Ryder, a Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology has demonstrated that there are numerous emerging genomic variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and that some of these with changes on certain of parts of the structure of the genome, he warns could lead to drug resistance.   Dr Ryder ...
Source: Diabetes  May 29, 2020  1 year ago
Diabetes: The world’s first study of COVID-19 to specifically analyze the effect of the diabetes in hospitalized patients has found that one in ten patients dies within 7 days of hospital admission, and one in five is intubated and mechanically ventilated by this point.   The study is published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabete...
Source: Covid-19   May 29, 2020  1 year ago
Covid-19: A new study by Chinese researchers indicate that about 16% of discharged so called ‘recovered’ COVID-19 patients still test positive on an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 that was conducted later. The study has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on the 28th Of May. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2766379 Medica...
Source: COVID-19 Fatalities  May 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Fatalities: A recent study by researchers from Syracuse University-New York and SUNY Upstate Medical University indicates that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without IDD.   The disparity is likely related to a higher prevalence of comorbid diseases among those with IDD, and/or a higher percentage of...
Source: COVID-19 Prevention  May 29, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Prevention: The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased demand for antimicrobial treatments that can keep surfaces clean, particularly in health care settings.   Though some surfaces have been developed such that can combat bacteria, what has been lacking is a surface that can also kill off viruses.   However Australian researchers From the Queensland Universit...
Source: Coronavirus Latest  May 28, 2020  1 year ago
Coronavirus Latest: Pathologists and medical researchers from Louisiana State University have performed the first series of COVID-19 autopsies on African Americans who died from COVID-19 in New Orleans. The significant findings from these autopsies could provide new insights in the cardiopulmonary aspects of the disease while providing new and critical information to guide patient management. &n...
Source: COVID-19  May 28, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19: Medical researchers and respiratory experts from the University of São Paulo's Medical School say that blood clotting disorders may explain some of the worst symptoms of COVID-19, including respiratory failure and pulmonary fibrosis and that the focus should be on treating COVID-19 as a thrombotic disease caused by a virus. Their research findings and reports were published...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 28, 2020  1 year ago
Covid-19 Research: A new research study by medical scientists from the University of Cincinnati and three Italian medical institutions involving the detailed review of neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVID-19 may shed light on the SARS-Coronavirus's impact on the central nervous system.   The research results, published in the medical journal Radiology, reve...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 28, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Drugs: Spanish researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University Department of Cheminformatics and Nutrition have identified that the anti-inflammatory drugs carprofen and celecoxib could have antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the deadly COVID-19 disease, by inhibiting replication of the virus.   The research study has been published by the Int...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  May 27, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Medical researchers from John Hopkins based on new study findings are warning about the accuracy of current RT-PCR Diagnostic platforms being used globally to detect those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and also about false negatives.   The research findings were published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.732...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 27, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a new breakthrough study by Chinese researchers, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus emulates the HIV strategy to remove marker molecules on surface of an infected cell that are used to identify invaders, in a manner to evade attack from the human immune system. This new discovery also has vast potential implications that Sars-CoV-2 may be around for some time according to t...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 27, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from the Francis Crick Institute, King’s College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, have conducted a detailed analysis of the composition of immune cells in COVID-19 patients’ blood to fully understand how the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus affects the immune system in order to help doctors predict at an early stage who might ne...
Source: Covid-19 Research  May 26, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research:  Medical researchers from Boston Children's Hospital have discovered that disulfiram, a US FDA-approved drug commonly used for treating alcoholism, blocks a key gatekeeper protein involved in inflammation, hence effectively inhibiting the inflammation process.   Typically, inflammation is the alarm system by which cells first respond to potential danger. But in e...
Source: Coronavirus Severity  May 26, 2020  1 year ago
Coronavirus Severity: According to medical researchers from Shanghai, human host factors rather than viral genetic differences caused by mutations appear to influence disease outcomes among COVID-19 patients.   The research has been published in the medical journal Nature. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2355-0   The Chinese researchers examined clinical, molecular, and immuno...
Source: Dementia and COVID-19  May 26, 2020  1 year ago
Dementia: Medical Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine have announced that their recent study shows a link between individuals possessing a faulty gene associated with Dementia and the risk of developing severe conditions upon contracting COVID-19 disease.   The researchers meta-analyzed data from the UK Biobank, and f...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccines  May 26, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Vaccines: As there has been to date no effective drugs that can treat COVID-19 so far, the world is putting most of its hope on a possible vaccine. The problem is that by even by expediting protocols and clinical trials, a proper, safe and effective vaccine would still need at least 24 months to develop from the original 4 years.   While there are more than 128 different entities a...
Source: Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine  May 26, 2020  1 year ago
Hydroxychloroquine:  The WHO or World Health Organization announced on Monday(25th May 2020) that  it had suspended all clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure.   The announcement came after a study was published in the medical journal The Lancet which indicated tha...
Source: Cytokine Storms  May 25, 2020  1 year ago
Cytokine Storms: Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute at John Hopkins say that alpha-blockers like prazosin might prevent cytokine storms in COVID-19 patients and are planning a new clinical trial to test these drugs. The clinical trial will be led by medical investigator Dr Bert Vogelstein. He and his team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are currently recruiting ind...
Source: Inflammation  May 25, 2020  1 year ago
Inflammation:  Medical researchers from Pennsylvania State University say that adding a variety of spices to one’s meal is a sure way to make it more tasty while also increasing its health benefits such as reducing inflammatory cytokines in the body.   Scientists used a blend of turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, basil, coriander, cumin, bay leaf, ginger, oregano, parsley, red pep...
Source:Gut Microbiota  May 25, 2020  1 year ago
Gut Microbiota: According to Chinese researchers from Westlake University in Hangzhou, the composition of the gut microbiome could partially explain the difference in susceptibility of COVID-19 patients. As more evidence gathers on the gut microbiota’s role in this disease, it could lead to effective diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options   The study published on the preprint ...
Source: AI And COVID-19  May 24, 2020  1 year ago
AI And COVID-19: Researchers from Princeton University have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)  based diagnostic tool to analyze chest X-rays for patterns in diseased lungs. The AI Based platform could give physicians valuable data about an individual's condition, quickly and cheaply, at the point of care.   Professor Jason Fleischer from the faculty  of electrical engi...
Source: COVID-19  May 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Research: Thailand Medical News is starting a new weekly series of articles on various pre-print research studies that have been published on numerous servers but have yet to have bee peer-reviewed. Most will warrant further research but these are some of the selected studies that we feel need to be explored in detail further.   1. Study shows that ACE2 and TMPRSS2 receptors which ...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Treatment: To date there are still no proven effective drugs or antivirals to treat COVID-19 or some of its accompanying  symptoms such as the cytokine storms, blood clotting issues and the damage to epithelial cells etc. sweet wormwood or Artemisia annua. The public and medical community has been flooded with lots of misinformation that has been orchestrated by governments a...
Source: COVID-19 Editorial  May 24, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Editorial: Its Sunday 24th Of May and the official global death toll is now 343 852 while 5.4 million people are officially infected. (America’s death toll is 98,692 conservatively, in reality the number could be as high as 135,000 as deaths in nursing homes, and many deaths where individuals were not tested were not included to deliberately keep the figures low.) There is very litt...
Source: Immune System  May 23, 2020  1 year ago
Immune System: A protein found in mother’s milk called Lactoferrin has been found to demonstrate antiviral activity in preclinical trials. It impedes viral binding to cell membranes, while activating immune defenses.   Viral infections are a major cause of disease and death globally, from the common cold and flu to newer threats such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavi...
Source: COVID-19   May 23, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19: As the official global death toll from COVID-19 climbs to about 341,000 (this is not even accurate as new reports are emerging that in certain countries like in UK, the figures were higher at almost 42,000 for UK alone while in countries like Russia, Ecuador, Iran and Pakistan, the figures are much higher. It is estimated that perhaps up to a million people globally could have already di...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 23, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants: The Singapore National Environment Agency has issued an advisory after a study conducted by its Environmental Health Institute (EHI) showed that not all disinfectants are effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus despite some claiming to be able to eradicate the virus. https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/public-cleanliness/environmental-cleaning-guidelines/cleaning-and-d...
Source: Boosting Immune System  May 22, 2020  1 year ago
Boosting Immune System: Dr Cristina Palacios, an associate professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University and a team of international experts recently released a nutritional guide for the Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN) that offers recommendations to frontline workers on how to b...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  1 year ago
Asthma: According to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, asthma is associated with longer time on ventilators for hospitalized younger individuals with COVID-19.   The study showed that patients with COVID-19 between the ages of 20 and 59 years old who also had asthma needed a ventilator to assist with breathing for five days more on average than non-asthmatic patients with COVID...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 22, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 News:  Medical researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women's Hospital say that autopsies of deceased covid-19 patients reveal distinctive lung features primarily being damage on the various pulmonary blood vessels.   In a research which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior researcher, Dr Steven J. Mentzer, MD, a tho...
Source: COVID-19 Misinformation  May 22, 2020  1 year ago
COVID-19 Misinformation:  Thailand Medical News would like to warn readers about online misinformation circulating around on a few subject matters.   First is about Ozone. While we featured an article about using Ozone to disinfect areas against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in February 2020, https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ozone-can-be-used-to-destroy-the-new-coronavirus-and-disinf...

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